Machine Operator / Apply in Person

    • Job Tracking ID: 512425-470837
    • Job Location: Austin, TX
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 05, 2014
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Responsible for operating equipment used in producing food products in a safe, timely, and efficient manner. Understand and demonstrates the handling of machinery components and proper lubrication of machinery. Required to understand and demonstrate the adjustments on the machine and the components used. Understand the quality output from the machine and does it conform to the quality standards. Must ensure that GMPs and Safety regulations are followed at all times. Report any deviations to product quality, machinery, or standards to appropriate level of supervision. Understands and demonstrates changeover and sanitation requirements.

Experience and Skills


  • Understands operating equipment that has moving parts and must ensure safety and quality always comes first. Does not stick/place any parts of one body into any moving part of the equipment. Must adhere to proper operating procedures for the equipment.


  • Must be able to communicate

  • Must have basic math skills ( add, subtract, multiply and divide); use calculator

  • Stand, reach and (climb steps/stairs occasionally): lift up to 50 lbs. and frequently 20-40 lbs.

  • Works well with others: ability to meet required demands on work/quality to support production line

  • Work with minimum supervision conducts light PMs on equipment

  • Evaluation of performance is to take place within first 120 hours of beginning job

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the team member works around moving machinery. The team member is exposed to hot/cold/refrigerated product, loud noise, and wet floors, which may become slippery. Team member must be aware of their surroundings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following

Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Produce desired product from equipment as Production Line demands

  • Ensure that product conforms to recipe specification. Where applicable, ensure components for mixing areas are properly weighed and recipes followed

  • Where applicable, ensure when dicing, slicing, peeling of components are done in safe and efficient manner. Ensure product conforms to product recipe specifications

  • Understands requirements on set-up and change-over to ensure on time start-up

  • Where applicable, ensure USDA seal is properly applied and legible for each product

  • Ensure that equipment is properly lubricated

  • Monitoring equipment to ensure product is being applied according to specifications

  • Able to follow and perform lock out tag out procedures

  • Able to follow GMPs. and adhere to USDA guidelines for food/sanitary guidelines

  • Operate controls from equipment and report any malfunctions or potential hazards to supervisor. Reports to work station with proper PPE requirements and on time

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Team Leader or Production Team Leader

  • Must maintain a clean work environment around machinery at all times. Does not place anything on top of electrical boxes or panels

Documentation and Procedures

The following procedures will be performed:

  1. Safety Rules and GMPs in area.

  2. Product Quality Standards

  3. All product standards run on the equipment; SOPs of equipment: Downtime Log

  4. Production Personal Protective Equipment

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understands their role in manufacturing of quality food products