Machine Operator Weekends in Underwood, IA at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

F-Su 6a-630p


The machine operator is responsible for all equipment running North and South to include Dumper, incline feed system, pick and place robots, conveyor systems and carton machine. The operator is responsible for all equipment running East and West to include Auto packer, labeling, auto palletizer and auto wrapper.



The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  Checks All Safeguards

    • Do not carry out any modification or conversion work, or make any additions to the machine without the manufacturer’s permission! This applies particularly to any installation or adjustment of protective installations, switches or valves.
    • Do not make any modification to the software of the programmable control system.
    • Only operate the machine when all the safety devices are present and functioning.
    • Follows all Lock out tag requirement
  • Operating Personnel Requirements:
    • Follows Proper Shift Startup Process for All Assigned Equipment
      • Check the machine for any evident signs of damage and safety deficiencies at least once every shift!
      • Immediately report any changes that may have occurred, including any changes to the machines performance to the supervisor!
      • If any malfunction occurs, immediately switch off the machine and ensure it cannot be switched back on! Correct any faults as soon as they occur!
      • Before switching on the machine, ensure that no-one is in the machine and put at risk by the machine as it starts up!
      • Before switching on the machine, ensure that there are no foreign object in the machine.
      • Follows Shift Startup checklist for all assigned equipment...
      • Preparing Production
    • Changeovers
      • Follows changeover checklist instructions
    • Follows Proper End of Shift Process for All Assigned Equipment
      • Preparing to Shut down: At the end of a shift or for periodic maintenance, the machine needs to be run back to a defined position (cycle end or base position) before the main switch (switch disconnector) is switched off.
      • Completes proper daily cleaning and up keep of the machine.
      • Set up for next shift
    • Metrics and Goals
    • Ensure quality is being followed to customer standards
    • Daily and Periodic Preventive Maintenance
    • Continuous improvement
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.


Job Requirements



Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED

 Required Experience:

  • 1-3 months related experience/training on automated equipment.
  • Understanding machine operation, mechanical devices and navigating PLC controlled equipment.
  • Experience with basic hand tools


  • Some college courses


Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machines in a manufacturing setting.

  • Understands why machines are not at peak performance, how to increase output and how to fix errors.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Knowledge of Production Procedures
  • Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or more up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. However; the vast amount of work is conducted in a climate controlled office. Travel may be required.