Packaging Machine Operator I

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Taylorville, IL, US, 62568

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary

Responsible for a team assigned to the cell for the preparation, production and/or packaging of blend material.  In addition to the base responsibilities of a Manufacturing Operator I, employee must specialize in ast least one or more of five specialty roles: 1) Blending, 2) Packaging, 3) Extrusion, and/or 4) Scaling 5) Tableting.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)


  • Effectively read, understand and extract vital information from detailed batch records in written and electronic forms.  Utilize this information to execute proper work instructions.
  • Screen, blend and package a variety of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, including those which are allergenic.
  • Responsible for operating and monitoring all processing equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operation of equipment to include; prep, clean, operate, as well as performing minor repairs.
  • Ensures proper cleaning, blending, packaging and material inspection per Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Report any equipment issues or damage to you immediate supervisor.
  • Perform retention sampling on products in sterile conditions.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.


Additional Functions


  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Must specialize in one or more of five specialty roles: 1) Blend Specialist, 2) Packaging Specialist, 3) Weight Room Specialist, 4) Extruder Specialist, and/or 5) Tableting Specialist.


  • Blend Specialist
    • Operation of equipment (blenders, screeners, mills, forklifts, magnets, packaging equipment, metal detectors, etc…) to include;  prep, clean, operate, as well as performing minor repairs such as replacing seals and butterfly valves.
    • Working knowledge of 2 or more blenders
  • Packaging
    • Operates assigned packaging machine(s) in compliance with established Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and Safety requirements.
    • Disassembles and assembles packaging machine(s)
    • Fills, seals and labels boxes according to the batch sheets.
  • Extrusion
    • Operates assigned extruder machine(s) in compliance with established Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and Safety requirements.
    • Properly label, fill and tape closed boxes
    • Assist operator with assigned tasks during production.
  • Scaling
    • Able to distinguish material and lot numbers.
    • Able to identify allergenic material and labeling of this material.
    • Properly weigh minor ingredients according to the batch sheet.
  • Tableting
    • Operates assigned extruder machine(s) in compliance with established Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and Safety requirements.
    • Properly label, fill and tape closed finished material boxes
    • Assist room operator with assigned tasks during production.




Supervisory Responsibilities (If relevant)




Performance Indicators






Regular attendance

Follow company safety procedures.

Ensuring the proper Personal Protective Equipment is worn in all required areas.

Consistently maintain a sanitary work environment.

Proper and safe use of pallet jacks and forklifts when moving material in and out of blending rooms and loading and unloading the mezzanines.

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Fork lift training and certification.


Experience Required:



  • Previous Manufacturing experience working as a Machine Technician at least of one year.



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Successful completion of the Manufacturing Operator I Assessment
  • Ability to work with amino acids, vitamins and fine chemicals in powder and liquid form as well as allergen products.
  • Ability to follow direction and work with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends on short notice
  • Possess the ability to read and understand the information on the batch sheet.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of production including documentation, weigh room and batch sheet system.


Language, Computer &   Numeracy:


  • Clear command of the English language both verbal and in writing
  • Basic computer skills to include MS Excel, Word and SAP


Travel Requirements


Typical Physical Activity


  • Regularly involves standing, talking or listening, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Frequently involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass respiratory exam and fit test.
  •     Ability to work while wearing Personal Protective Equipment including respirator (which requires minimal to no facial hair).
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves strenuous physical activity primarily labor intensive in nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


Typical Environmental Conditions


  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.
  • May be exposed to ingredients that may cause allergic reactions and may be exposed to various allergen ingredients





This is an accurate description of the essential functions of my position.








This Job Description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job and may change as business needs change. 


 As team work and working with others is absolutely critical to our success as an individual and a business, it is inferred in each and every role.



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: Springfield