Production Operator - Military veterans preferred

Perfetti Van Melle (


  full-time   part-time   employee   contract

Erlanger, Ky
United States

You know us from our great product brands: Airheads and Mentos. Come join a 2021 NKY Best Workplace!� 

**Starting pay $16.00 plus opportunity for $1.50 shift differential on night shift.� 

Hours are 6:00am-6:30pm or 6:00pm-6:30am

At Perfetti Van Melle we have a core value of Care for Our People and we are proud to offer benefit programs that support our team members goals and well-being. We offer competitive pay and great benefit options not limited to those listed below. Join the Sweet Life by applying today!

Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
401k with company match ranking in the top 1% of the country with a company match up to 8%.
Paid time off
Opportunity for quarterly annual bonus
Wellbeing subsidy and incentives
Service awards
Monthly candy allotment
13� paid holidays
No cost 2x Life & AD&D� insurance
No cost Short-term and Long-term Disability
Health Savings Account with company matching contribution
No cost long-term care plan at 10 years of service
Sam's Club or Costco annual membership reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement Program

As a key member of our manufacturing team, the production operator performs all functions associated with the start-up, shutdown, lockout, sanitation, and operation of the packaging process equipment. Troubleshoots equipment and makes necessary adjustments to ensure the efficient flow of product. Ensures product quality within controlled parameters to minimize waste.

Efficiently and safely operate and monitor all packaging equipment to maintain product flow from discharge of the extruder to palletize.
Responsible for package integrity and quality checks, including metal, seals, code date, and product weight and case counts/weights.
Monitors and maintains correct product/case weights.
Handles scrap and waste from machine as necessary.
Troubleshoots equipment to ensure continuous operation.
Works in a safe and responsible manner, exercising caution to avoid accidents, prevent injury to people or damage to the equipment.
Maintains a clean, orderly work area. Ensures area cleaned and organized as part of the shift hand-off and weekly shutdown/sanitation process. Operates floor scrubber and other cleaning devices as required.
Adheres to all safety and GMP policies and promotes safe work practices.
Responsible for notifying maintenance or supervisor when line or piece of line is down and needs attention
Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.� 
On the job training is given.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.�  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to work extended hours as needed.
Strong troubleshooting and problem analysis skills.
Previous manufacturing experience is preferred.
Ability to wear hearing protection as required in designated areas.
Occasional exposed to dusty conditions due to the handling of bulk products.�  The employee must be able to wear and use breathing protection devices as required while working in these conditions.
Ability to stand, use hands to walk, talk, hear finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.� 
Ability to occasionally sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste and smell.� 
Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally push/pull 350 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.
Employee must be flexible in learning and working in other job functions to ensure a competent, trained workforce

Training in lockout/tagout procedures and hazard communication.
Ability to operate manual and electric pallet jacks.
Knowledge of GMP's, FDA, and OSHA regulations.

Perfetti Van Melle, USA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.