Machine Operator

Machine Operator 2

Ivanhoe Plant

Department:  Production
Reports to:  Packaging Manager
Status: Full-time

Job Scope:  

Reporting to the Packaging Manager, this position operates Filling / Packaging equipment, as well as provides relief coverage in other areas of the plant. 

Key Responsibilities:

·         Operate Packaging Machines in the Packaging department

·         Monitor and perform routine checks of systems to ensure lines are running smoothly.

·         Interact with maintenance and supervisory staff regarding any production issues

·         Complete documentation of GMPs, H&S and HACCP related items

·         Daily input of production details into DAX

·         Maintain accurate and detailed packaging records and perform line checks as required

·         Cross-train to learn how to use equipment and machinery in various areas of the plant

·         Provide relief coverage for other machine operators/plant helpers

·         Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and                     accurate record keeping

·         Responsible for respective Critical Control Points as outlined in the facilities HACCP manual

·         Monitor and maintain the Quality, Food Safety and SQF systems

·         Attend prescribed courses/training

·         Other duties as assigned by Management




·         Working knowledge of GMPs and HACCP, including excellent sanitary habits is required

·         Minimum 2 years of machine operating experience, preferably in a food or beverage environment

·         Mechanical aptitude and trouble shooting ability

·         Good communication/interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team

·         Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task

·         Physically capable of performing the demands of the job

·         Must be punctual and diligent

·         Computer skills and experience working with automated machinery

·         Flexible to cover various shifts, vacation or illness relief as required

Working Environment:

Extended exposure to noise, cold temperatures and dust.  Exposure to sharp objects is frequent (knives).  Continuous exposure to hazardous machines, moving objects (forklifts) and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to a congested workspace, odour, interruptions and chemical substances.

Physical Demands:

Standing for extended lengths of time, frequent walking and moderate climbing and crouching.  Frequent lifting up to 12 kg for the Line Operator and 25 kg for the Cutter/Trim.  Also frequent pushing, pulling, and reaching.