Machine Operator - Bellwood, IL

Adecco is currently looking for qualified, experienced machine operators for a client in Bellwood, IL.

This is a direct hire role for a local Candy Manufacturing company.

Position Summary

The Mogul Operator is responsible for molding, depositing, de-molding and drying/curing in the manufacture of starch gelatin products utilizing a computer operated manufacturing machine.

Essential Accountabilities

  • Check production schedule to determine variety and quantity of products to manufacture
  • Use control panel to set up and adjust mogul operating parameters, initiate start up and ongoing adjustment of machines during production runs
  • Lead machine set up and changeover for production runs
    • Follow work instructions, standards and SOP’s for equipment set up and changeover
    • Identify and resolve issues during set up and changeover
  • Observe gauges, dials, and product characteristics, and adjust controls to maintain appropriate temperature, pressure, and flow of ingredients
  • Inspect and verifies moldboard printing impression quality and mogul candy depositing while making adjustments as necessary
  • Record daily production and test data including but not limited to mogul performance, equipment down time, product quality and product specifications
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area, and insure adherence to sanitation procedures
  • Understand causes of equipment malfunctions and alarms; shut down equipment and notify supervisors when necessary
  • Conduct hourly quality checks on colors, flavors, weight, appearance and other product specifications and record data
  • Diagnose and resolve mechanical issues with equipment at the entry maintenance mechanic level
  • Work closely with maintenance when escalation to maintenance support is needed for a mechanical issue
  • Understand and demonstrate the Company’s core values and operating principles
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures, GMP and safety standards; ensure adherence with AIB, SQF and other relevant standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support company business objectives

Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the operation of related manufacturing and material handling equipment in food manufacturing strongly preferred
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Basic understanding of equipment capabilities, standards and proper set points
  • Ability to pass certification test on pallet jack and fork lift
  • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods; ability to bend, stoop, reach and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to understand detailed written and/or oral instructions
  • Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Promote teamwork; possess a good attitude, and exhibit flexibility and willingness to perform tasks as needed
  • Ability to problem solve by adjusting variables in standardized situations

Working Conditions

  • This position requires knowledge and awareness of manufacturing and industrial sites.
  • Protective gear such as ear plugs, steel toe shoes and safety glasses will be required where appropriate.

Position requires ability to work overtime, varying start times and weekends dependent on business needs

How to apply:

If you are interested in being considered, please click the "Apply Now" button and submit your resume for consideration.

  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number US_EN_99_024591_384777