Machine Operator Food Manufacturing

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Bakkavor


The machine specialist will be responsible for performing various tasks to set up, operate, monitor, perform PM’s on assigned machines. The machine operator will also be responsible for inspecting parts to spec and making adjustments or tool changes as necessary to maintain quality specs. Sets up, operates, and maintains production machines in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Reads and interprets machine operator manuals for proper operation. Can work under immediate supervision or by oneself. Reports directly to the Operation Supervisor / line lead. Will have formal maintenance/operator training in the specific areas assigned.


1. Flawless Execution – Accountability

2. Food Safety and Quality

3. Communication

4. Teamwork

5. Safety

6. Dependability

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but are not limited to:

· Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-speed environment, follow standardized work and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement environment.

· Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.

· Perform necessary pre-operation activities to ensure proper equipment startup and operation on multiple pieces of equipment.

· Operate/monitor /PM multiple pieces of equipment during operation to ensure quality production and minimal unplanned stops.

· Is capable of performing basic mechanical functions using provided tools to ensure continued operations.

· Communicates with team members and supervisors to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials.

· Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the maintenance field.

· Housekeeping and sanitation.

· Contributes to the team effort by accomplishing related tasks as directed.

· Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position is responsible for following company policies, procedures and work instructions to ensure the production, storage and distribution of safe, quality food. Responsible for informing management of any observation or finding that could impact the safety and quality of company products.


Follows all the company policies set in our Employee Handbook

Follows all safety instructions and performs job function in adherence to safety instructions and rules

Does not perform any job, duty, or function employee has not been trained for

Has the ability to function in fast pace environment and interact cordially with co-workers to accomplish common tasks.


Minimum of High School education; or up to one-year related experience or training in a manufacturing assembly environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions and communicate orally.

Functional literacy and oral communication skills in English for safety and following job specific instructions

Ability to perform unit measures, conversion calculations and other mathematical calculations reasonably necessary to satisfactorily perform job duties.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds throughout the required shift hours. The employee must frequently bend low and/or reach high, push and/or pull up to 1,000 pounds using manual pallet jacks. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work independently and with others, having verbal face-to-face contact. The employee may be required to be available for shift work, extended days and be available for call-backs. The employee is regularly exposed to wet, humid, cold and/or hot conditions. The noise level in the work environment may require all employees to wear mandatory hearing protection devices. Employee will be required to work in an environment in which temperature ranges from sub-0° to 95°.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to read simple materials, communicate with others, and work under time constraints.


This job description is a general description of the minimum essential job functions and is provided only to be in compliance with State and Federal regulations. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. Additional job duties will be described by the supervisor and the person performing this job function will be expected to perform those job duties as well. All employees of Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc.’s are expected to perform tasks as assigned by

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc.’s supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte