Production Associate

  • Location
    Franklin Park, Illinois
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing - Assembly / Production

Adecco is assisting a Famous Candy Company in Franklin Park, IL with a New Direct Hire Role — Starting ASAP!


Position: General Labor 


Hourly pay rate: $15.11


Schedule: Must be flexible to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd swing/rotational shifts


Position Summary


The principle functions of this position includes the safe and efficient operation of a variety of tasks in the manufacturing of food products. It is responsible for learning and working multiple jobs at the facility. This position can be placed in any General Labor opening, including Line Operator, Bar Packer, Overwrap Operator, Plant Cleaner, Palletizer, among others, which means the position and shift will likely change week-to-week.




  • High School Degree or equivalent required

  • Technical / vocational / associate degree preferred

  • Food manufacturing experience preferred

What's in this for you?


• Direct hire – you are a permanent employee right away

• Pay rates starting at $15.11 per hour, plus overtime!

• Scheduled on a holiday? You will get paid 2 times your pay, plus a small holiday bonus.

• Comprehensive benefits after 30 days – medical, dental, vision, and 401 (k) options available

• Paid vacation

• Company paid steel toed shoes

• Need prescription safety glasses? You will get a $100 credit towards them.

• Company paid uniforms


What would your schedule look like?


• Must be flexible to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd swing shifts.

• Must be able to work Monday - Sunday

• Must be able to work mandatory OT

• If you’re looking for OT, you can work up to 72 hours a week!


Other Requirements

  • Able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when required.

  • Willing to work various shifts starting as early as ~ 4:00am or as late as ~ 9:30pm.

  • Must be available on an “as needed” basis.  Willing to train in areas where needed, and be available to work as scheduled.

  • Must be willing and able to read factory documents as necessary to understand and follow equipment operation, quality standards and safety procedures.

  • Must be able to complete paperwork as needed for the job, including documentation of product codes, rejection of materials, material usage and quality records.

  • Must be willing to communicate with Supervisor, Maintenance, and co-workers about issues and concerns as related to the line operations.

  • Willing to work in a position that requires you to stand or walk almost continuously throughout the shift.

  • Willing to work in a facility where milk, eggs, peanuts, soy and/or wheat allergens are processed, with or without accommodation.


Primary Responsibilities

General Duties:

  • Know and practice all safety and GMP requirements in assigned work area.

  • Always wear all required safety equipment and devices.

  • Help with the line set up and shut down procedures.

  • Adherence to all plant policies.

  • Adapt to changes as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Line Operator

  • Inspect, straighten, align, separate or remove product on a conveyor.

  • Examine rejected candy. Sort rejected product into appropriate container for repacking, reworking or disposal.

  • Shake-out rejected candy.


Bar Packer

  • Start and stop the automatic wrapping machines.

  • Collect and feed unwrapped candy bars into wrapping machines.

  •  Clear jams from the wrapping machine.

  • Place wrapped bars of candy into cartons or cases in the proper arrangement and quantity.

Overwrap Operator

  • Replace rolls of overwrap.

  • Inspected cartons for proper seal and code date.

  • Remove overwrap from improperly wrapped cartons. Replace cartons onto line for rewrap.

  • Stack-off wrapped cartons when case-packer stops momentarily or breaks down.

  • Replace wrapped cartons onto line when space allows.


  • Lift and place cases onto pallets in a predetermined pattern.

  • Inspect cases for proper code dates, seals or damage and immediately report occurrences to supervisor.

  • Monitor the palletizing system for any jam-ups.

  • Verify that the pallet load consists of all the same cases and product.

  • Repack any damaged product that arrives.

Utility Person

  • Supply the production line with pallets of packaging material; Remove tie-downs and place packaging material in appropriate positions.

  • Remove empty boxes and place in cardboard cages.

  • Remove debris and waste from floors.

  • Retrieve production materials from the steam room and place in designated locations.

  • Remove, cover and record totes of rework from the line and place in staging area.

  • Empty catch pans and replace.

  • Strip packing material from lines, stack and wrap on pallets. Move pallets to the back of the production line.

  • Empty vacuum bags and trash containers as needed.


Plant Cleaner (Sanitation)

  • Sweep and wash floors, walls, overhead frames/fixtures, wall fans, exhaust vents, vents, sinks, drains, drinking fountains, refrigerators, microwave oven, Ice machine, displays, tables, chairs, windows, doors, trash containers and other plumbing fixtures.

  • Operate and maintain sanitation equipment including dry and wet vacuums, mops, brooms, brushes, scrapers, floor scrubber, Kaivac unit, pressure washer, Greco pumps, ladders, and material handling equipment.

  • Operate and maintain the tote washer, and rack washer equipment and areas.

  • Sweep, remove trash and maintain washrooms, main lobby area, lunchrooms, and break room areas. Replace supplies in dispensers as needed.

  • Distribute housekeeping and sanitation supplies as needed.

  • Clean and sanitize conveyor belts, beds and production areas as designated by a supervisor.

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