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Machine Operator

Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Compact Industries, Inc. is a family owned and operated company in St. Charles, Illinois - specialized in contract manufacturing, blending and packaging of powdered food products since 1963.

Apply with us today to become a part of our growing team!

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, 401K, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Onsite Gym, Wellness Programs, Non-Exempt Sign-On Bonus.

Packaging Machine Operator

First Shift: 4:00 am - 2:00 pm

Second Shift: 2:00 pm - 12:00 am

Packaging Machine Operator


Operate up to two machines and coordinate all activities on the packaging line to achieve maximum efficiencies through teamwork.

Packaging Machine Operator



  • Reading and understanding Compact's Finished Product's Specifications to manufacture and package a quality product which meets all customer specifications.
  • Start machine and observe operation to detect malfunctions with the machine
  • Set up and install new tooling for changeovers
  • Responsible for shutting down the line if product does not meet specifications
  • Run equipment at designed rates, maximize efficiency, troubleshoot problems and reduce equipment downtime
  • Stop machine and report malfunctions to Supervisor if mechanical problems arise
  • Make minor adjustments and repairs
  • Responsible to maximize product and packaging yields and eliminate waste
  • Set up and monitor check-weigher
  • Monitor metal detectors to ensure they are working properly
  • Responsible for completing production forms
  • Advise Supervisor on any order or raw material shortages
  • Understand and be able to apply each of the following programs during production: Allergen (especially during changeovers), HACCP and GMP
  • Understand the importance of immediately notifying the Quality Control department when a product is out of specification
  • When product does not meet specification, work with other departments to correct the deviation as soon as possible
  • Keep work area clean
  • Active participation in training
  • Follow all/every Safety and GMP regulations and procedures
  • Perform others duties as assigned such as open rework, packer, stacker, relieving other operators etc.


  • Attending department meeting as required
. Requirements:

Packaging Machine Operator


  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 100 lbs
  • Standing 95% of time
  • Walking 50% of time
  • Bending, twisting, stooping motions 50% of time

Packaging Machine Operator


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to calculate simple mathematical figures
  • Ability to apply common sense, understand and carry out detailed written and oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues

Packaging Machine Operator


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)

Packaging Machine Operator


  • One to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Keywords: COMPACT INDUSTRIES, INC., Elgin , Machine Operator, Other , Saint Charles, Illinois

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