Machine Technician Operator (Log Form Machine Operator – Log Form) 1st Shift Full Time – Newbern, TN 38059

Tyson, Inc.

Newbern, TN

Job Details:

This position starts at $23.80/hr. with a shift increase for second and third shift and potential for overtime. We have open positions for first shift.

If you are looking to make an impact in a meaningful way, join us at Tyson Foods where we are raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do! We create quality products in a safe environment for our team members. We offer great benefits and steady work. This facility operates five days a week and produces Sausage Patties, Sausage Links and Roll Sausage.


Set up equipment in preparation for startup, and responsible for operating case packer, while also being able to adhere to good safety practices, food safety policies, and company policies.


  • Set up equipment in preparation for startup, and responsible for the running the KP machines, while also adhering to good safety practices, food safety policies, and company policies.
  • Set up V-Mag stuffer/grinder and KP machines.
  • Move empty racks into position for loading and loading logs onto racks.
  • Send out correct diameters of slicing logs to freezer.
  • Chang film as needed.
  • Identify and stripping out defective logs.
  • Drain water from bottom of KP and inspecting equipment.
  • Set up and breaking down grinders.
  • Record condition of grinder plates on grinder inspection sheets and turning in to lead/supervisor.
  • Inform QA and Production Supervisor in the event of issues with equipment/grinder or raw materials.
  • Informs and assists Maintenance persons in identifying and correcting problems with machines.
  • Performs PM’s on equipment in assigned Department.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate(s) must be willing and able to perform the physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Basic Math Skills and ability to become certified in Lock Out tag Out Program.
  • Must be willing and able to work on and around machinery and chemicals.
  • Must be willing and able to work in temperatures less than or equal to 35 degrees Fahrenheit temperature for minimum of 8 hours.
  • Must be willing and able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be willing and able to perform the following task for periods of 8 hours on concrete floor, some of which may include but is not limited to bending, twisting, reaching, standing, stooping, walking, climbing, and lifting.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 months cumulative industrial maintenance experience or equivalent training.
  • Must be willing and able to pinch/grip product and place into specified location.

Must have 3 months previous work experience with a single employer within the past 18 months. Must have a minimum of 6 months manufacturing, maintenance or mechanical experience or equivalent training.

This facility does not accept rehires.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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