Machine Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Hanford
Posted Date 3 days ago(9/22/2022 2:24 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
General Labor


This is an entry-level position responsible for loading out flaked finished product, operating rolls (flaker system), maintenance of associated parts/equipment, and providing back-up support to other roles.  


  • Operate various pieces of equipment including but not limited to forklifts and cyclone clean outs.
  • Perform functions associated with the rolling systems.
  • Functionally cross-trained in other support roles.
  • Organize the bulk order loads with the appropriate truck driver for loading.
  • Clear documentation of load out records to maintain traceability
  • Visual quality inspection of finished product being shipped, and elevate to appropriate manager/supervisor when results are inconsistent.
  • Follow the correct sequencing and loading protocols.
  • Control regulation of steam onto the product.
    • Understand the effect of steam on the rolling procedure.
  • Set rolls pursuant to written policy/procedure.
  • Monitor electrical equipment for amp-load to maintain a consistent flake on the rolls.
  • Monitor assigned plant operations (e.g. controls for flakers,).
  • Perform routine maintenance of all equipment associated with the rolling processes.
  • Perform general clean-up inside/outside load out, rolls, and finished product areas including sweeping, shoveling, trash removal etc.
  • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
  • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a similar production environment preferred.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Basic operating knowledge of augers, belt-driven machinery, elevators, and other equipment used in the production process.


  • Multi-task and handle continuous interruptions without losing focus.
  • Concentrate and remain focused despite repeated interruptions.
  • Strong follow-through skills.
  • Self-motivated and accountable for results.
  • Safely operate all forklifts.
  • Able to work on a time deadline and follow instructions.
  • Perform critical thinking and troubleshoot.
  • Write clearly and legibly to keep detailed and accurate records.

Physical Requirments

  • Frequently lift/carry objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds.
  • Frequently twist, stoop, bend, climb, push, and/or pull.
  • Frequently reach for objects in performance of the specific essential job tasks.
  • Occasionally lift/move/push/pull objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally perform overhead lifting of objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds, with or without assistance.
  • Vision sufficient to safely perform the specific essential jobs tasks outlined.
  • Perform repetitive tasks (e.g. grasping objects, fine manipulation, push/pull, assemble objects, etc.) with both hands.


  • Continuously exposed to outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions.
  • Regularly exposed to work near moving parts/equipment.
  • Regularly exposed to major amounts of dust.
  • Regularly exposed to moderate to severe noise levels.
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.


Note:  Valid Driver’s License required for insurance purposes. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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