Machine Operator

Carrington, North Dakota
Nov 18, 2020

Position Summary:

The Machine Operator is an important role for our Pasta-making organization. As a Machine Operator at Dakota Growers Pasta Co., you would run high speed automated packaging equipment and manage all aspects of the packaging line from scale to Palletizer. This role verifies usage of correct packaging materials & date codes, monitors the function of case sealers, and is responsible for ensuring that our products are packaged according to quality and safety standards.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates packaging equipment according to product specifications and ensuring accuracy in weights and codes. Adjusts machines as required
  • Maintains proper documentation of downtime and repairs. Performs minor repairs and routine maintenance work on equipment
  • Continually checks the quality of the product, packaging, and case printing according to standard operating procedures and policies. Responsible for reporting any issues or concerns to Packaging Supervisor, as needed
  • Inspects and conducts regular deep cleaning of equipment after each product change.
  • Maintains cleanliness of equipment at all times
  • Operates in accordance with health, safety and fire prevention regulations and practices, and standard operating procedures
  • Other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience Required:

  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Previous experience operating machines
  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing facility

Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to balance, stand, walk, and work in high heat/humidity for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift up-to 34 pounds for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to bend, crouch, stoop, and work in a dusty environment for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to push, pull, perform fine manipulation, and feel for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to kneel, sit, reach above shoulders, and climb/work off ladder for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to operate foot pedals for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to make fine distinctions in sound, distinguish objects and equipment visually, and express or exchange ideas by spoken or written word

Qualifications Education Required


High School or better in General or related field.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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