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Machine Operator

Job in Lakeland - Polk County - FL Florida - USA
Company: Refresco NA
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-08-06
Job specializations:
  • Manufacturing
    Machine Operator, Entry Level Manufacturing, Manufacturing Production, Manufacturing Technology
  • Production
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description

Primary responsibilities include achieving financial and operational goals which include:

  • Implementing safe working practices and insuring that safety procedures are followed and all required safety training is completed.

  • Meet or exceed annual Yield targets

  • Meet or exceed Annual Efficiency Percentage.

  • Meet or exceed Attainment of Production schedule.

  • Meet or exceed Annual Actual Cases.

  • Meet or exceed Variable Cost Per Equivalent Cases.

  • Meet or exceed Contribution Margin %/Equivalent Case target.

  • Meet or exceed Net Income Before Taxes target.

  • Meet or exceed Audit Scores (AIB, QSA, SQF) target.


Set up and operate assigned machine. Ensure safe and efficient operation of machine. Complete all quality paperwork requirements and ensure product meets specifications. Conduct cleaning as specified.


  • Adhere to all safety and OSHA plant regulations.

  • Clean and make minor adjustments and/or repairs to machinery and equipment, such as opening valves or setting guides.

  • Count/record packaging material utilized on line.

  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material.

  • Be attentive to line, looking for problems such as down bottles/cans, jams, under filled bottles or misapplied caps.

  • Observe line to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.

  • Regulate machine flow, speed, or temperature.

  • Start machine by engaging controls.

  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.

  • Supply materials to machine and ensure material availability.

  • Record downtime with cause details.

  • Ensure machine operates efficiently.

  • Partner with maintenance and quality assurance team members.

  • Possess strong technical skills and troubleshooting abilities.

  • Ability to make decisions independently.

  • Ensure labels/cans are correct, accurate and placed appropriately on product.

  • Perform basic maintenance as trained.

  • Check and record item codes, and other pertinent information.

  • Obtain samples for Quality Assurance as needed for analytical testing to ensure conformance to specifications.

  • Maintain the production area in a Safe Quality Food (SQF) sanitary manner at all times.

  • Disassemble equipment for cleaning and inspection.

  • Demonstrate excellent job performance and attendance on a consistent and continuous basis.

  • Communicate quality and maintenance issues to management

  • All other duties assigned by supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Manufacturing software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


This Job Description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by their manager or supervisor.

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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