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Machine Operator 1

Latitude 36 Foods
Salinas, CA
  • Expired: March 06, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Shift: 1stShiftSchedule: 5AM - 3PM (Overtime and weekends as required)

*May vary, depending on business needs

Position Summary

We're looking for a enthusiastic and energetic individual that will join our team and work under the direction of the Production Supervisor. To set up, adjust, and maintain assigned equipment with responsibility for production and quality on this equipment

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6 months of machine operator experience required
  • Relevant Food Manufacturing or packaging experience a plus
  • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish a plus)
  • Packaging experience a plus

Desired Qualifications

  • Positive and go-getter attitude.


  • Ensure "Safety First" is always practiced and observes and adheres to all job safety rules.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures including: Machine Guarding, LOTO, IIPP, etc.
  • Under the direction of the 1st or 2nd Shift Supervisor, the associate is responsible for operating production machinery relevant Manufacturing experience and leading fellow team members in a safe and efficient manner that will result in a quality product for the customer. Preoperational inspection and set-up:
  • Assist supervisor and QC in pre-operational inspection and cleaning if necessary.
  • Follow proper lock-out procedures.
  • Assemble machines and energize preoperational warm up.
  • Prepare the room for production and ensure the proper equipment is available for the associates. Prepare paperwork and check product versus work order bill of materials.
  • Coordinate with the quality control department and perform 1st Article of Inspection.
  • Verify all components, set up code dater or verify code dater set up and set up labeler (if applicable) or verify set-up.
  • Instruct workers of their daily duties and ensure that sanitary and dress code procedures are followed.
  • Machine Set up Validation
  • Complete pre operational check and proper paper work.
  • Ensure machine is set to the proper settings and all appropriate functions are on.
  • Assist QC in performing First article testing. (Pressure check, Oxygen testing and weights)
  • Assist QC in checking package to ensure product meets proper specifications. (Code Date, Work Order Number, Etc.)
  • Monitor production to ensure specifications are maintained.
  • Monitor, train, motivate and assist associates.
  • Ensure safety is always practiced.
  • Notify supervisor if product is not delivered on time.
  • Report any mechanical or associate problems to the USDA supervisor.
  • Ensure labels from product are attached to production paperwork.
  • Ensure machine runs at max speed with a minimum amount of waste and rework.
  • Record all changeovers, lunch breaks and document all downtime on the "Downtime Report".
  • Assist QC with operational sanitation (Condensation, Trash, Floor, Associate Hygiene, etc.)
  • Ensure that finished product has the Palletizer Log and appropriate placards attached before placing it into the vestibule. Follow procedures written on the Palletizer Log.
  • Ensure associates report back from break to the machine in a timely manner.
  • Ensure changeover return to stock product is processed and documented properly according to written procedure.
  • Complete any changeovers and clean-up in a timely manner.
  • Complete return to stock and ensures all product is removed from the room and delivered to the warehouse in a timely manner according to written procedure.
  • Ensure Palletizer forms match production counts
  • Abide by ALL Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and SOPs
  • Responsible for reporting Food Defense observations to Quality Teams

Physical Requirements/Environment

  • Repetitive lifting, push, pulling up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent standing walking, bending, twisting, lifting, climbing stairs
  • Normal vision, hearing sensitivity and manual dexterity is necessary in position
  • Fast pace manufacturing/packaging work environment

To view more opportunities, please visit: Latitude 36 Foods Job Opportunities

Latitude 36 Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we take great pride in our diverse and talented workforce. We are looking for diversity in candidates for employment. We recognize that our continued success depends largely on the collective strengths of our associates.

Latitude 36 Foods


Salinas, CA
93901 USA



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