WaukeganRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Waukegan jobs

Production Batch Mixer / Machine Operator

Company: Woodland Foods
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Batch Mixer / Machine Operator has the primary function of processing or blending Woodland Foods products in accordance with our quality and food safety standards.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Report all production activities for each production run into the database
  • Weigh ingredients according to batch sheets and add to mixers
  • Mix batches according to mixing instructions
  • Set up and operate cutting or grinding equipment to reduce the particle size of ingredients
  • Complete all required HACCP and quality paperwork on a daily basis
  • Order products and packaging from material handlers to work area prior to each production run
  • Ensure work area starts on time on a daily basis
  • Perform routine adjustments and troubleshoot equipment as needed during production runs
  • Ensure all products made are of acceptable quality
  • Maintain an organized and clean work area at all times
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Experience with blending or processing equipment preferred
  • Must have working knowledge of general warehouse operations, food industry experience a plus
  • Must be flexible with hours, a possibility for OT
  • Ability to lift 55lbs. and team lift anything over 55lbs.
  • Must follow all WF GMP's and work consistently with all food safety, quality and sanitation requirements


  • Must have computer skills
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide, in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural documents
  • Understand the basics of scale operations, weights, and measurements
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Flexibility to adapt to different production lines
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and frequently bend and move about the facility. Must be able to climb ladders and maneuver in small spaces

Personal Protective Equipment

The performance of this position requires exposure to the manufacturing and warehouse areas that under certain conditions may require the use of personal protective equipment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position does not allow for remote work.

  • Works in an office and manufacturing environment
  • Exposure to dust, odors, and noise

This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Keywords: Woodland Foods, Waukegan , Production Batch Mixer / Machine Operator, Other , Waukegan, Illinois

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Illinois jobs by following @recnetIL on Twitter!

Waukegan RSS job feeds