Machine Operator (Production) – $1,500 New Hire Incentive

Saputo Cheese

Green Bay, WI

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.

How you will make contributions that matter...

  • Have a working knowledge of Safety Methods and Procedures. (i.e. Proper Lifting Techniques, Proper Knife Handling Techniques, Safety Data Sheet (SDS), etc.)
  • Assure the machines are run with all safety requirements and precautions, running optimally & meets established efficiency goals.
  • Support the activities of the Line Leadhand and Line Lead Assistant in their daily activities and decisions.
  • Ensure the machine is set up correctly and efficiently to provided specifications.
  • Neatly, accurately and legibly maintain all records and documentation.
  • Operate metal detectors as needed, including completing required paperwork.
  • Perform minor maintenance and/or Preventative Maintenance (PM) to equipment.
  • Promote and maintain accurate communications between Supervisors, Line Leads, Shipping, and Maintenance.
  • Minimize waste of supplies and cheese. Minimizes downtime.
  • Maintain positive attitude toward work and coworkers.
  • Adhere to all policies in the Employee Handbook, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), etc.
  • Other duties as required by management.

You are best suited for the role if you…

  • Able to perform and understand basic math; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions.
  • Minimum of a High School degree or equivalent required; advanced technical training a plus.
  • Recent manufacturing experience as an operator demonstrating mechanical aptitude, 1-2 years preferred.
  • Experience in food production environment preferred, but not required.
  • Mechanical/Electrical skills preferred.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with team members and all necessary departments.
  • Able to understand production schedules and Product Specifications.
  • Able to use hand and power tools. Working knowledge of harps and cutters required.
  • Good decision making and problem-solving abilities. Computer literate in MS Office; good computer skills needed to learn company systems.
  • Good decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to follow instructions.
  • Able to stand/walk ten hours each shift or as needed.

We support and care for our employees by providing them with…

  • Development opportunities that enhance their career fulfillment.
  • Meaningful compensation & benefits that help them care for their families.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the community and enhance the lives of others through Saputo products.

Hourly Rate: $23.84 with increases up to $24.34

Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. (

Join the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day!

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