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Machine Operator I

Date: Apr 13, 2018

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) is a leader in sports nutrition, is a full line manufacturer of protein supplements, ready-to-drink beverages, nutrition bars and performance enhancement products. Glanbia has evolved to become a leading global performance nutrition and ingredients group employing more than 5,800 people across 34 countries worldwide. Our brands include Optimum Nutrition, Isopure, BSN, trusource, Nutramino, ABB and thinkThin.

Glanbia Performance Nutrition  is the fastest growing business segment within Glanbia plc (www.Glanbia.com). With a state-of-the-art innovation platform and market-leading technical know-how as well as a deep understanding of protein and its customers, GPN’s brands are amongst the most recognized   and   trusted names in the rapidly-growing, global sports nutrition market.

 

General Summary: Responsible for the operations of different types of manufacturing equipment including maintaining and adjusting machines during operations and downtime cleaning activities.

Shift: 5:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Thursday

Essential Functions:

  • Support and abide by the company’s safety program and all safety initiatives, policies and procedures.
  • Report all injuries to the Supervisor immediately
  • Ensure that work procedures are being followed in a consistent manner (Safety, Quality, GMP, MAV, HACCP)
  • Know and Understand lock out/tag procedures in the department
  • Perform safety inspections and be aware of all the safety points on the machines
  • Be able to successfully perform setups on manufacturing machines assigned to
  • Trouble-shoot defects and own the quality of the products
  • Understand the differences in powders and be able to successfully perform the procedures associated with allergen and flavor cleans
  • Communicate with the appropriate Leadership if issues arise in regards to safety and/or quality issues
  • Responsible for filling out paper reports correctly and clearly (parts, allergen clean and flavor change sheets, safety audits, etc.)
  • Complete monthly training courses
  • Collaborate with other departments for process improvements
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): N95 Respirator, lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses, bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, and nitrile gloves


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English fluently
  • Knowledge of or familiar with GMP’s/HACCP
  • Ability to operate a machine with the knowledge of changing over parts
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Proficiently operate all line equipment assigned to with Quality ownership of the process
  • Knowledge of batch recording and material handling procedures
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic computer skills (using SAP System and RF scan guns)

     

    Decision Making/ Problem Solving: 

  • Identify defects on the line or work area and immediately communicate to the appropriate leadership member.
  • Working with the maintenance department on improvements
  • Changing parts of the machines to operate with different types of products

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The work is classified as Light - Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles.)

    Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)

     

    Lifting Demands:

  • Lift up to 55 lbs. on a frequent basis 6 inches off Ground to Waist.
  • Lift up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis Waist to Shoulder.
  • Carry up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 10 ft.
  • Carry up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis up 2 stairs.

     

    Postural Demands:

  • Standing - Continuous
  • Walking - Continuous
  • Bending/stooping – Frequent
  • Stair climbing – Occasional

     

    Work Environment:

  • Work with known allergens – Frequent
    • Most common allergens found in the plant/warehouse environment include, but are not limited to, milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanut and tree nut
  • Work with powders – Continuous


Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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