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Packaging Machine Operator, 3rd Shift

Ferrara Candy Company Bolingbrook Full-Time
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Job Posting Title

Packaging Machine Operator, 3rd Shift

Position Summary

Position Summary: Operates machine that performs one or more packaging functions such as filling, labeling, packing, or wrapping containers and/or responsible for operating and maintaining the mogul equipment by performing the following duties.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to all Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Conducts assigned work in a safe manner and adheres to all company safety methods.
  • Checks production schedule to determine variety and quantity of products to produce or cook.
  • Conducts visual quality checks on colors, flavors, weight, and appearance.
  • Conducts changeovers.
  • Ensures packaging material (i.e., film, cartons, boxes, etc.,) meets specifications and meets company quality standards.
  • Feeds product to conveyors, hoppers, scales, or other feeding devices.
  • Inspects filled container to ensure that product is packaged according to specifications.
  • Performs minor adjustments or repairs and/or clears away damaged product containers.
  • Mounts supplies on spindles or places supplies in hopper or other feeding devices. Knows and understands capabilities of equipment as well as standards and proper set points (i.e., metal detectors, check weights, Ishida scales, etc.).
  • Operates touch screen to program code date, product weight, etc.
  • Positions product in cups, scales, etc., to ensure the product is packaged accordingly.
  • Replenishes packaging supplies such as plastic wrap, boxes, cartons, labels, etc.
  • Starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine. Record reasons for down time and effectively communicates them.
  • Stops machine and reports malfunction to supervisor if applicable as well as records information pertaining to equipment down time, machine performance, product, on daily equipment report.
  • Back-up to Machine Operator in his/her absence: Machine Operator

Skills and Personal Characteristics Required:

  • Minimum of 6 months of Machine Operator experience, preferably in the food industry or with a pharmaceutical, plastics, or packaging manufacturer.  
  • Ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined and experienced in: GMP's, changeovers, Vertical Form Filling, Yamato & Ishida Muti-Pond Scales, Twist & Flow Wrappers, Bottle Filling, Bundling & Sleeving, Capper & Labeling.
  • Able to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
  • Ability to work scheduled shift and overtime as needed.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or 1-3 months of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess solid, basic math skills.
  • Promote teamwork, possess a positive attitude, and exhibit flexibility and willingness to perform tasks as needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch.  



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We are Ferrara. If we had a middle name, it would be “Candy.”

We take candy seriously around here, and focus all of our efforts on producing sweet treats for people to enjoy every day. We keep our finger on the pulse of what our consumers want: the legendary favorites they love and new flavors and products they desire.

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