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Sr Machine Operator

Palmdale, FL

Industry: Consumer Products/Apparel Job Number: 48514 Pay Rate: $50 - $70k
Our is looking for a Senior Machine Operator who will join their mulch and soil manufacturing plant. This role will be paid very competitively, eligible for shift differential, overtime, and potentially a sign on bonus.

Packaging Machine Operators for the client are responsible for the operation and maintenance of mulch and soil processing and packaging equipment.

What you'll do in this role:

- Ensuring safety every day is your number one priority and partner with the team to identify/eliminate risks by following all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment (for example, lock out tag out, confined space, seatbelts, PPE.)
- Support production lines by following daily production schedules, working with loader operators, and supplying materials as needed (e.G. Raw materials, pallets, bags).
- Follow standard operating procedures to operate various pieces of high speed and/or high-tech processing and packaging equipment (for example, infeed systems, grinder, bagger, palletizer, stretch wrapper.)
- Perform housekeeping duties to ensure raw material does not accumulate under the conveyors, aisle ways and catwalks by following safety practices to avoid injuries.
- Troubleshoot problems with machinery and partner with maintenance staff to resolve issues (for example, line down time, product quality.)
- Calibrate processing and packaging systems daily to meet required specification through entering commands in control panels / HMI or manual adjustments (for example, centerlines).
- Participate in start-up, change over and shut down of operating equipment.
- Perform clean, inspect, and lubricate tasks on equipment, as necessary per our site requirements
- Perform change overs including disassembly and reassembly of necessary equipment, adjustments, and calibrations.
- Perform centerline checks once a shift to ensure equipment is running per manufacturer recommendations.
- Responsible for executing all required production and quality process and documentation checks (for example, volume fill, seal quality, and particle size checks).
- Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to increase process efficiency.
- Support training of current and future team members on qualified jobs.

This position is a day shift position, working Monday through Thursday for about 8 months of the year, from 6am to 430pm.

The other four months of the year, you may work as many as 6 days. However, that will also mean you will make about $18, 000 in overtime.

And for 8 months of the year, you have Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. This position is also targeted to lead to supervisory level roles

$23 - $24 per hour, plus at least 520 hours of overtime per year, which is about $18k.

Mechanical experience required
Entry level position with a growing company, path to supervisory level positions. Southwest Florida location, no state income tax.
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