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Filler Operator

KIK Custom Products Alsip, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 29 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

KIK Consumer Brands – Automotive Division

Our Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. We develop, manufacture and market antifreeze/coolant and other automotive functional fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Prestone® is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant in North America. Other brands in our Automotive Care business include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America).

The Filler operator position is within our Automotive Division at our Prestone Alsip IL plant from 7:45am - 3:45pm.

This Position involves working in a team environment with primary focus on safety, continuous improvement, zero defects and 100% on time customer delivery. The Filling line operator is responsible for the continuous support of machine efficiency through various hands-on tasks associated with bottle filling, quality checks, product packaging, and compliance with all safety requirements (including but not limited to appropriate PPE, lifting, housekeeping.).


  • Monitor bottle indexing on conveyor systems through the filling process

  • Weight checks on filled bottles

  • Hourly updates on production boards

  • Fill cap hopper

  • Component verification to ensure correct product is produced

  • Bottle and label visual inspection for accurate packaging of product

  • Verifying date code labeling correctness

  • Product verification

  • Monitoring and minor corrections of case packer system

  • Excellent computer skill set in regard to product check responsibilities

  • Strong communication skills regarding machine problems and quality requirements

  • Maintain clean, safe, and efficient work stations – dispose of trash in correct disposal methods (cardboard recycling, plastic cap disposal, area cleanliness including used rag recycling). Area must be maintained throughout shift and final cleanup at end of scheduled shift

  • Fill case sealer and glue pots with correct product

  • Ability to start equipment and identify basic mechanical issues

  • Follow all safety requirements including using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment – PPE (safety glasses, required footwear, hearing protection, hand protection, correct lifting methods, product disposal, etc.)

  • Support all changeover requirements of commodity product (changing caps, ensure bottles are pulled from line if not to be filled,

  • Recoup process for reintroducing product from damaged bottles as identified by quality representative and shift supervisor.

  • All additional work tasks as assigned


  • Minimum of high school degree or equivalent

  • Minimum of 1 year manufacturing experience

  • Able to work scheduled overtime or shift changes when required

  • Basic math skill set

  • Excellent communication skill set (verbal, written, etc.)

  • Team building skill set and positive interaction with all levels within the organization and outside vendors/customers

  • Ability to complete all job assigned computer software requirements associated with product requirements

  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds periodically throughout the manufacturing shift and meet physical requirements of position including lifting, bending, standing for extended periods, reaching with both hands/arms, ability to visually inspect product

  • Mechanically inclined to perform minor machine corrections within job responsibilities

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow instructions to perform any other job-related duties requested by authorized personnels

A Career with KIK Offers:

KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

KIK Custom Products

Why Work Here?

We offer a motivated team atmosphere where you will be encouraged to grow, learn, and develop.

Since 1993, KIK has grown to become a leading independent manufacturer in the HPC & OTC categories, a global leader in pool & spa additives & a leading provider of auto antifreeze/coolant, performance chemicals & appearance products. KIK's Household business supplies private label cleaning and laundry products and is the leading supplier of private label bleach. It also markets branded household cleaning, bleach and laundry products, such as Comet®, Spic and Span®, Top Job®, Greased Lightning®, The Works®, Arctic Power®, ABC®, Old Dutch®, Springtime®, La Parisienne® and Hertel® KIK's Pool business is a leading supplier of pool and spa treatment products in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio encompassing both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&SpaTM (under license), Pool Time® and Pool Essentials® products in North American retailers, our BioGuard® brand in North American and Australian professional channels and our Bayrol® brand across Europe KIK's Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. Other brands include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America). KIK's Personal Care business is a leading branded label contract manufacturer for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry and the largest contract manufacturer for some of the world's top CPG companies. From popular shampoos, soaps, body lotions, sunscreens and fragrances, to OTC & specialty brand products, we manufacture products found in households across North America. KPC's Prestige Beauty unit, is a manufacturer for leading prestige brands. We have developed award-winning innovations for prestige salon and skin care customers. KPC's SolSkyn Personal Care LLC, markets the Bullfrog®, Ocean Potion® and No-Ad® Sun & Skin Care brands, & others. Our Hospitality business, operating as Marietta Hospitality, provides national hotel chains and resorts with personal care guest amenities.

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