Downline/Machine Operator
 Allentown, PA

Looking for material handlers. Pay starting at $19.50/hr

(Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, 401K, plus more)


This position is responsible for all functions related to operating the packaging equipment to include cleaning (CIP) and sanitizing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be a certified forklift driver
  • Utilizing the Oracle production tools and wireless handheld RF scanners to generate labels and account for inventory
  • Ability to setup and efficiently operate all downstream packaging equipment.
  • Ability to perform Level one (1) Preventative Maintenance as required.
  • Manage all functions related to cleaning and sanitizing the equipment and the work area.
  • Perform and document all quality inspections and checks as required.
  • Trouble shoot and resolve basic to moderate operating issues involving packaging equipment.
  • Communicate to your supervisor regarding any problems with the packaging equipment that would hinder production.
  • Must follow all safety procedures within the plant
  • Responsible for proper shift handoff with oncoming/ outgoing operators.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to scan bar codes to make sure codes are accurate and readable
  • Assist lines in getting material needed to run production, including cartons, shippers, pallets, etc.
  • Will be required to stand for long periods of time.
  • Responsible for proper shift handoff with oncoming/ outgoing operators.
  • Complete all necessary sanitation and cleaning as required
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Must be able to work independently as well as professionally with other team members
  • Complete all required production paperwork in a neat & professional manner
  • Performs a variety of quality and food safety checks to ensure standards and specifications are met
  • Must be able to perform basic math calculations as required
  • Must follow all employee safety, food safety and quality procedures and Good Manufact5uring Practices (GMPs)
  • Must wear all required PPE as required such as protective gloves, aprons, face shields and safety glasses.
  • Leadership and ownership of the department, job responsibilities and job functions
  • Must be able to work independently as well as professionally with other team members.
  • All other duties as assigned


Shifts - 2nd, 3rd, or 12hr PM shifts


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.

Forklift certification

Passing of background and drug screens.

A desire to succeed and good work ethics are required.

Excellent oral and written skills.

High-energy, flexible, self-starter, hands on, comfortable with little or no administrative support.

Attention to detail.

Team player with a sense of urgency and a self-accountability mentality.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Associated degree or higher preferred; or two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


At least two years of packaging experience preferably in manufacturing.

Knowledge and Skills

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Must possess the knowledge and understanding of basic math skills including weight calculations, averages and percentages. Must be able to read and write in English.

Travel Requirements

None as part of normal job requirements; but travel may occur per management due to training needs

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Approximately; 100% of work is performed in an manufacturing facility which is not climate controlled and may contain allergens

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

EOE M/W/Vet/Disabled