Machine Operator I Job at Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) – Aurora, IL

Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN)

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Machine Operator 1

General Summary: Responsible for the operations of different types of manufacturing equipment including maintaining and adjusting machines during operations and downtime cleaning activities.

Essential Functions

 Support and abide by the company’s safety program and all safety initiatives, policies and procedures.

 Report all injuries to the Supervisor immediately

 Ensure that work procedures are being followed in a consistent manner (Safety, Quality, GMP, MAV, HACCP)

 Know and Understand lock out/tag procedures in the department

 Perform safety inspections and be aware of all the safety points on the machines

 Be able to successfully perform setups on manufacturing machines assigned to

 Trouble-shoot defects and own the quality of the products

 Understand the differences in powders and be able to successfully perform the procedures associated with allergen and flavor cleans

 Communicate with the appropriate Leadership if issues arise in regards to safety and/or quality issues

 Responsible for filling out paper reports correctly and clearly (parts, allergen clean and flavor change sheets, safety audits, etc.)

 Complete monthly training courses

 Collaborate with other departments for process improvements

 Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): N95 Respirator, lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses, bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, and nitrile gloves

 Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Basic information of the position

 Ability to read, write, and communicate in English fluently

 Knowledge of or familiar with GMP’s/HACCP

 Ability to operate a machine with the knowledge of changing over parts

 Ability to follow written and oral instructions

 Proficiently operate all line equipment assigned to with Quality ownership of the process

 Knowledge of batch recording and material handling procedures

 Basic math skills

 Basic computer skills (using SAP System and RF scan guns)

Decision Making/ Problem Solving: Give at least 3 examples of the types of decisions this job will typically make without higher level approval.

 Identify defects on the line or work area and immediately communicate to the appropriate leadership member.

 Working with the maintenance department on improvements

 Changing parts of the machines to operate with different types of products


 High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

 Experience in Food environment or Consumer product

 Experience using WMS or ERP system with RF scanning a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The work is classified as Light – Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles.)

Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)

Lifting Demands

 Lift up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis 6 inches off Ground to Waist.

 Lift up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis Waist to Shoulder.

 Carry up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 5 ft.

 Be able to pull a 55lb bag from a height of 60 inches on an occasional basis.

Postural Demands

 Standing – Continuous

 Walking – Continuous

 Bending/stooping – Frequent

 Stair climbing – Occasional

Work Environment

 Work with known allergens – Frequent

  • Most common allergens found in the plant/warehouse environment include, but are not limited to, milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanut and tree nut

Work with powders – Continuous

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