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Machine Operator - 2nd shift

Company: Prairie Farms
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Retention bonus @ 90-days = $250
Up to $2,000 attendance bonus annual ($500 per quarter)
Up to 4% quarterly bonus (based on gross wages)

What is a Machine Operator (aka Line Owner)?

A Line Owner, previously known as a Machine Operator, runs machines to produce ice cream novelties for shipping and retail sale for external customers. These machines run products such as: ice cream cones, popsicles, fudge bars, ice cream bars, doggie sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches! 

This is a 2nd shift role: the hours are 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM.

What are the responsibilities of a Line Owner?

  • Start-up and/or shutdown of novelty operations
  • Control adjustments
  • Change wrap, lids, sticks, fills and other packaging material
  • Adjust various coding and tape machines
  • Operate carton packing machine
  • Monitor temperature, various gauges and quality of final product
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

What are the Essential Skills and experience needed to be a Line Owner?

  • Ability to monitor several operations at a time
  • Hand and wrist movement to grasp, hold and pack consistently
  • Time management
  • Strong team player: ability to demonstrate various production packer operations
  • Communication skills: ability to communicate with production packers and other plant personnel              
  • The ability to work weekends is necessary!

Nonessential Skills:

  • Line Owner/Machine Operator experience is not required but preferred

What is the work environment for a Line Owner at Ice Cream Specialties?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work at various speeds. The noise level in the work environment can be extremely loud. While the decibel is not high enough to require hearing protection, it is offered. The production floor is room temperature (you won't be working in the freezer itself). 

What are the physical demands of the job?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to work standing over 9+ hour shift. Must be able to stoop, kneel, reach, lift and must be able to work under these conditions every day. This job requires frequent lifting of supplies and raw materials up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires good corrected hearing.

Monday - Friday and some MANDATORY Saturdays 3:00 PM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Keywords: Prairie Farms, Lafayette , Machine Operator - 2nd shift, Other , Lafayette, Indiana

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