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Machine Operator

Company: Freshpet, Inc.
Location: Ennis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Form

Department: Operations

Location: Ennis, Texas

Job Title: Chub Machine Operator

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Level: Hourly

Type of Position:

  • Full- Time
  • Part-Time
  • Contractor


  • Exempt
  • Nonexempt

General Description

  • Able to perform physical, mechanical, and program adjustments as necessary on chub area machinery.
  • Performs startup, assembly/disassembly, changeovers, and shutdown of chub area equipment.
  • Is responsible for complete chub machine operation.
  • Accurately completes paperwork related to production schedule, inventory, HACCP plan, and/or quality standards.
  • Follows all relevant SOPs and corrective action procedures.
  • Cleans and sanitizes chub machine parts, equipment, and other areas.
  • Assures food safety standards with regards to GMPs and HACCP plan are being followed by self and fellow employees.
  • Ability to identify and assess issues/problems that arise with machinery and finished product.
  • Advanced machine skills and knowledge required. This position is the first line of defense for quality products.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are critical in this role.
  • Follows established company policies and those outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Required to work in a cold environment (approximately 40 F).
  • Required to work 12-hour shifts on a rotating 7-day schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years machine operation experience
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred
  • Chub machine experience a plus

Education Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED required
  • Technical degree a plus
  • The ability to clearly communicate in English (both verbal and written) is required

Essential Functions:

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to travel for training?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

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Keywords: Freshpet, Inc., Dallas , Machine Operator, Other , Ennis, Texas

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