Machine Operator
Melaleuca - Knoxville, TN

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Job Title: KP - Machine Operator (50502) Date: 1/15/10

Department: Quality Production Reports To: Maintenance Coordinator

Job Summary

Sets-up and operates machine(s) used for putting product into tubes and bottles.

Reasonable Accommodation

Essential duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to him/herself or others.

Duties and Responsibilities


· Hooks up vats or tanks

· Prepares the tuber or filling lines for operation by adjusting table height, fill levels, heat setting, scissor – nozzle height, bottles, or tubes, and getting totes, preparing paperwork, adjusts capper and sealer and rails, ect.

· Cleans Video Jet head, checking placement of labels, stamp and rails.

· Operates the tuber or filling lines within quality standards by manually placing tubes and bottles or using an automatic machine, checking fill levels, batch code; boxing product, placing on a pallet, scraping vat as needed, filling hopper as needed with a bucket of product, cleaning buckets, filling tube loader with tubes, ect. Filling hopper as needed with caps and placing labels on labeler.

· Completes reports, labels, ect. with information (i.e., name of product, quantity, names of people, date, shift, ect.)

· Assists in training other associates as needed by showing proper procedures, answering questions, ect.

· Performs daily equipment maintenance and upkeep duties (i.e., mopping, cleaning, ect.)

· Inspects and maintains quality of product being produced based on requirements set.

· Enters data in Computer as needed.


· Performs various clean-up duties by disassembling the machine (i.e. taking down the valve body assembly, hopper or hose, injector assembly, valve piston, ect.), spraying and washing equipment, sweeping and mopping floors, ect., washing of nozzles, kalish pumps, weldon pump, overhead pipes.

· Ensures efficiency in change over/ work with maintenance.

· Overall cleanliness of machine and floor.

· Responsible for filling out daily shift check off list.

· Complete cleaning logs between jobs.

· Ensure components are used in lot sequence.

Supervision of Others

Minimum Qualifications


· Ability to work independently.

· Basic computer knowledge for data entry

· Ability to work in a team environment on the production line.

· Written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to work under stress.

· Ability to lift a minimum of 65 lbs. Consistently for eight (8) hours.

· Pulling, stretching, bending, and lifting for duration of shift.

· Ability to operate mechanical equipment.

· Ability to read, write, perform basic math (i.e., add, subtract, multiply, divide) for completing of reports, sheets, labels, ect.

· Manual dexterity (speed and accuracy) for such duties as spraying, sweeping, mopping, and toting.

· Standing, sitting, or walking for duration of shift.

· Pulling, stretching, bending, and lifting for duration of shift.

· Visually read bottles, product, invoices and perform inspections, etc.

· Ability to organize and coordinate projects and people.

· Good math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) etc.

· Ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with efficiency and accuracy.

· Basic Computer and typing skills preferred.


· Ability to operate a high pressure hose.

· Work overtime as needed.

· Ability to climb stairs.

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