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Machine Operator I

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition – GPN’s brand portfolio consists of Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


HOURLY PAY· $16.00/hr + $1.00/hr 3rd Shift differential= $17.00/hr! (From now until December 31st you will receive an additional $2.00/hr for working on 3rd shift to equal $19.00/hr)  After December 31st, the pay will go back to $16.00/hr + $1.00/hr 3rd Shift differential = $17.00/hr


3rd Shift SIGN-ON BONUS: $3K sign-on if hired by December 31st (ask us about details) 




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


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
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Basic information of the position

  • 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: Give at least 3 examples of the types of decisions this job will typically make without higher level approval.

  • 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



  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Experience in Food environment or Consumer product
  • Experience using WMS or ERP system with RF scanning a plus



  • Tuition Reimbursement... Great opportunity to work and get that degree!
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical
  • Dental, Vision, FSA, and paid STD & LTD
  • 401k plan with generous matching opportunity – 100% match up to 6%
  • 19 days of paid time off plus 1 floating holiday
  • Clean and safe environment Gorgeous Facility with Air Conditioning and heat throughout the plant.
  • Employee discount on products
  • Terrific Management and Opportunities to move up within a growing organization


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 an occasional 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 5 ft.
  • Be able to pull a 55lb bag from a height of 60 inches on an occasional basis.


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

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago