Kent Corporation

Bolingbrook, IL

Ready to join a US Best Managed Company?! Kent Precision Foods Group, a member of the Kent Corporation family of companies has an excellent opportunity to join their team as a Machine Operator! This is a full-time opportunity that offers exceptional benefits. If you have experience working on food packaging equipment, we want to hear from you!

The Machine Operator performs repetitive work station operations in the Packaging Department. This position is responsible for all activities in the packaging room.


  • Train associates and production workers to perform their required duties. This includes running the equipment and following KPFG Core Procedures
  • Maintain GMP`s
  • Package the quantity of cases and/or bags as required by the schedule
  • See that all personnel assigned keep the lines running smooth and when necessary run through breaks and/or lunch
  • Maintain all documents such as pre-op checklist, pack sheets, metal detectors, lot numbers, etc
  • Review daily production requirements with the Production Lead and/or Supervisor
  • Package products in a clean environment, at the specified weights, and with the correct and legible lot number as per Core Procedures
  • Refer to set-up sheets for production requirements
  • Make sure that all packaging materials used film, boxes, pallets etc are in acceptable condition and quality. Report any problems or discrepancies immediately to the Production Lead or Supervisor
  • Review with the Production Lead the daily needs for boxes, film, pallets, etc. Coordinate documentation of finished goods sent to the warehouse
  • Make sure all equipment are in good working order
  • Replace any parts as needed and review with the Production Manager and/or Production Supervisor for any parts or maintenance supplies needed
  • Operates all equipment associated with operating at least three production lines (vertical form and fill machines, pouching machines, tapers, conveyors, case sealers, check weighers, etc.)
  • Makes package and product change-overs on all appropriate equipment
  • Preventative maintenance and minor repairs on his assigned line equipment at the direction of the Supervisor
  • Assures the quality of the finished product by utilizing the QA staff and personal observations of the production and packaging processes
  • Performs cleaning and sanitizing assignments on his/her area and equipment (sweeping, mopping, dusting, scrubbing, washing, etc) Loads trash in the dumpster
  • Maintains accurate daily production records
  • Places product to be reworked into drums or other containers
  • Reads and checks that product is properly labeled
  • Is in charge of his/her packers
  • Other duties as  manager sees fit

Job Requirements

  • Ability to work in varying temperature conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds including above head and below the waist for 50% or more of shift.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to work at line speed with the ability to make coordinated hand and finger movements.