Packaging Machine Operator

St. Charles, Illinois, United States   |   30+ days ago

Job Description


Operate up to two machines and coordinate all activities on the packaging line to achieve maximum efficiencies through teamwork.



Reading and understanding Compact's Finish Products specifications to manufacture and package a quality product which meets all customer and specifications.


Start machine and observe operation to detect malfunctions with the machine.

Responsible to shut down line if product does not meet specifications.

Run equipment at designed rates, maximize efficiency, troubleshoot problems and reduce equipment downtime.

Stop machine and report malfunctions to supervisor if mechanical problems arise.

Makes minor adjustments and repairs.

Responsible to maximize product and packaging yields and eliminate waste.

Set up and monitor checkweigher.

Monitor metal detectors to ensure they are working properly.

Responsible to complete production forms.

Advise supervisor on any order or raw material shortages.

Understand and be able to apply each of the following programs during production: Allergen (especially during changeovers), HACCP, GMP.

Understand the importance of immediately notifying the Quality Control department when a product is out of specification.

When product does not meet specification, work with other departments to correct the deviation as soon as possible.

Keep work area clean.

Active participation in training.

Follow all safety procedures.

Perform others duties as assigned such as open rework, packer, stacker, relieving other operators etc.

Occasional, Infrequent:

Attending department meeting as required.



Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

Must be able to push/pull up to 100 lbs

Stands 95% of time

Walks 50% of time

Bending, twisting, stooping motions 50% of time


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to calculate simple mathematical figures

Ability to apply common sense, understand and carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems.

Ability to troubleshooting issues.


High School diploma or general education degree (GED)


One to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.