Machine Operator I- Packaging

Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. 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.

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.

As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at:

The Machine Operator 1 (MO1) is responsible for the operations of different manufacturing equipment including maintaining and adjusting machines during operations and downtime cleaning activities.

Essential Functions

Duties and Responsibilities


% of Time Spent

• Responsible for the operations of different manufacturing equipment including maintaining, adjusting and performing setups on machines during operations and downtime cleaning activities


• Perform safety inspections and be aware of all the safety points on the machines


• 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 all documentation correctly and clearly


• Assist in maintaining/promoting our Safety Culture


• Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses, bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, and nitrile gloves


• Perform other duties as assigned




Education Requirements


Education Level



High School Diploma or GED






Years Of Experience

Minimum Years of Experience

Maximum Years of Experience


Preferred 1+ years of manufacturing / distribution experience


  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoots processes preferred




Other Experience

·       Ability to read, write, and communicate in English is required

·       Basic skills using RF scan guns preferred

·       Experience in food environment or consumer product preferred

·       Ability to operate a machine with the knowledge of changing over parts preferred





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%); Constant (67-100%)

Postural Demands











Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago