Machine Operator II

Date: 3 Jul 2024

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia





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Machine Operator II



Job Summary

Company Description

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:



Job Summary

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



Essential Functions

Duties and Responsibilities

• Be able to successfully perform setups on multiple manufacturing machines

• Understand the differences in powders and be able to successfully perform the procedures associated with allergen and flavor cleans

• Responsible for filling out paper reports correctly and clearly (parts, allergen clean and flavor change sheets, safety audits, etc.)

• Ability to load, unload, move, count/pick, stack and stage product and materials using a sit down forklift, stand-up forklift, or other MHE as required.

• Perform Root Cause Analysis on the machines

• Trains new hires to ensure new talent share our values

• Support and abide by the company’s safety program and all safety initiatives, policies and procedures.

• Report all injuries to the Supervisor immediately

• Ensure plant personnel practice safe work habits and follow safety rules.

• 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 and/or MHE

• Communicate with the appropriate Leadership if issues arise in regards to safety and/or quality issues

• 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.


Decision Making/Problem Solving
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·  Trouble-shoot issues before making adjustments on the machines after training is completed

·  Working with the maintenance department on improvements

·  Changing parts of the machines to operate with different types of products




Education Requirements


Education Level



High School or GED




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Years Of Experience

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Required 1 year of food environment or consumer product experience


Preferred 6 months of experience operating PIT


Required 2 years of manufacturing/distribution experience


Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot processes preferred.


Experience and/or previous certification with operating PIT equipment (stand up/sit down or reach forklift) preferred


 Experience using WMS or ERP system with RF scanning a plus




Other Experience

·  Ability to read, write, and communicate in English fluently

·  Knowledge of or familiar with GMP’s/HACCP

·  Ability to follow written and oral instructions

·  Proficiently operate all line equipment and be Subject Matter Experts for multiple pieces of equipment

·  Knowledge of batch recording and material handling procedures

·  Ability to recommend corrective actions

·  Basic math skills

·  Basic computer skills (using High Jump and RF scan guns)

·  Advanced SAP and other Software knowledge and responsibilities

·  Certification on PIT to perform multiple tasks within a department (if required)

·  Demonstrate the ability to begin the Root Cause Analysis process



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%)

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Lifting Demands



Lifting Demands (Manufacturing)

  1. Lift up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis 6 inches off Ground to Waist.
  2. Lift up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis Waist to Shoulder.
  3. Carry up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 5 ft.
  4. Be able to pull a 55lb bag from a height of 60 inches on an occasional basis.




This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions associated with the particular job. It is intended only to be a general description of the essential functions common to positions of this type.




Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago