Production Machine Operator

at Schlotterbeck-foss in Chester, Vermont, United States

Job Description


Set-up, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot automated machinery in the preparation and production of multiple food products. Perform assigned responsibilities to support the safe and productive manufacture of quality product and to meet the goals of the Company.


Reporting Relationships: Reports to Line Operator/ Production Supervisor.  No supervisory responsibilities. 


Principal Duties &Responsibilities:

Prepare and verify equipment, tools and production materials are ready for use during each shift according to established procedures and batch schedule.  Set up equipment according to scheduled products for the shift.

Operate automated production equipment in the preparation of products. Collaborate and communicate regularly with other production staff to ensure efficiency, quality and safety are always paramount.  

Perform ongoing quality checks for bad seals, misaligned labels, under-filled product, cracked glass and any other variation from standard. 

Adhere to, use, and encourage Good Manufacturing Practices following all sanitation SOPs and production procedures and guidelines and SQF programs.

Follow lot control procedures and FIFO. 

Maintain high cleanliness and quality standards. Report any concerns immediately upon discovery and take and/or recommend steps to remediate.

Clean and sanitize equipment, tools and production room as needed.  Follow established procedures in the disassembly, cleaning, sanitation, and reassembly of all equipment and tools. 

Adhere to, use and encourage safe work practices, following safety rules and regulations including but not limited to Lock Out/Tag Out and personal protective equipment.  Report any potential safety hazards, near misses or injuries to the Production Supervisor/Director of Operations.  

Complete and submit required documentation for department. 

Ensure a neat/clean/safe work area to prevent injury or product contamination. Participate in maintaining a clean work environment through the remainder of the facility as needed.  

Collaborate, communicate, and meet with managers and other appropriate personnel to accomplish Company goals.  Attend meetings as required.

Responsible to ensure compliance with standards and requirements for food safety, GMP, SQF, and other regulatory or internal quality programs.

Adhere to and follow all Company policies and procedures.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required.

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Job Posting: 988453

Posted On: Feb 02, 2023

Updated On: Sep 18, 2023

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