Cracker Machine Operator
 Michigan City, IN
Req Number: 7643


Cracker Machine Operator



Michigan City




The Cracker Machine Operator is responsible for operating mixing laminator to machine/sheet raw dough to a specified thickness. Cut/form dough sheet to a specified shape and weight. Keep work area clean and organized. 


  • Communicate instructions/problems to other shift operators.
  • Set up and starts machine in proper sequence.
  • Pulls full dough trough to machine.
  • Fill flour duster, salter, and caustic bath.
  • Deposit dough in pre-sheeter.
  • Adjust flow of dough into laminator rolls and onto laminator belt and take-away belt.
  • Maintain correct number of dough layers.
  • Adjust flow of layered dough into gauge and finish rollers and gauge and finish belt.
  • Adjust flow of finished sheet onto relaxation and cutter belt.
  • Adjust pressure of cutter roll to produce specified shape of dough piece.
  • Start and adjust flow of dough scrap up the scrap pick up belt and back into pre-sheeter.
  • Check the size and weight of a specified number of dough pieces for specified weight; adjusts as necessary.
  • Start salter and adjusts the flow of dough pieces onto salt panner and onto oven band.
  • Maintain a smooth flow of dough through machine and the specified size and weight of dough pieces onto oven band.
  • Communicate with baker regarding instructions and problems.
  • Record data per instructions.
  • Reads weight scales.
  • Clean equipment as instructed; sweep, mop, scrape floors in work area.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) at all times.
  • Verbally communicate instructions, problems, etc. to co-workers, supervisors and employees from all departments.
  • Meet company attendance standards of start and end time for work as scheduled.
  • Comply with all safety, health and environmental regulations as prescribed by law and company policies.
  • Comply with company rules, regulations, and policies.
  • May perform other functions as assigned.


  • Reaching with hands/arms throughout shift.
  • Ability to use hands and fingers.
  • Ability to see, hear and talk.
  • Lift/carry up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to work in light to moderate noise levels; hearing protection may be required.
  • Able to walk up to 400 yards to work areas.
  • Communicate in English to give and acknowledge instructions and problems.
  • Physical and mental ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Able to stand eight hours per shift.
  • Repetitive reaching over head, under and across throughout shift.
  • Push/pull items up to 2600 lbs. with assistance.
  • May crawl under equipment to reach work area.
  • Perform general housekeeping, including sweeping, mopping, etc.
  • May climb steps to and from work and break areas.
  • Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity for repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment in close proximity to others.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in various units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to work in variable temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Repetitive bending, stooping and twisting throughout shift.
  • Ability to work in wet, humid areas.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.
  • Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.
  • May work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles and vibration.
  • May be required to work in high precarious places and/or in outside weather conditions.
  • Receptive to new ideas, concepts and procedures.
  • Receptive and responsive to constructive criticism. 


  • Maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all departments.
  • Maintain harmonious working relations with management from all levels.
  • Communicate effectively with all employees and management. 


  • Prefer high school graduate or G.E.D.
  • Good eye/hand coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Basic math and reading skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and at times independently.
  • Ability to measure and read scales; understands units of measurement.
  • Ability to recognize problems and take immediate action.