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Machine Operator 3rd Shift

Department: Manufacturing

Location: St. Paul, VA

Basic Purpose

The Machine Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining machinery in the department. In this position, you will have gained working knowledge of all equipment and machinery within the department and have the ability to train others on all operations in the department.



  • Learns and has working knowledge of all equipment and machinery within the department.

  • Possesses ability to efficiently set-up, change over, and operate all equipment within the department.

  • Troubleshoots or performs minor adjustments to machinery and equipment within the department.

  • Operates, adjusts, and performs minor preventative maintenance of the machinery.

  • Completes production reporting and quality paperwork accurately as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed by Team Leader/Supervisor.

  • Maintains good housekeeping and follows established safety procedures.

  • Trains employees within the department on all aspects of the Containment department.

  • Follows all policies, procedures, and work instructions including Employee Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Manufacturing Operating Procedures (MOPs),
    Job Safety Analysis (JSAs), and Safety Manual.

  • Maintains awareness of individual contribution to and impact of the quality, safety, environmental, and product compliance policies and activities; reports all quality issues, unsafe acts, and unsafe conditions to the proper personnel.



  • High School Diploma or GED; or equivalent experience.

  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Able to work in a team environment and interface with a diverse workforce.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repetitively unassisted for an 8-hour shift.

  • Ability to use various tools and measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, tape measure, dial indicator, and feeler gauges.

  • Able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, and crouch for an 8-hour shift.

  • Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle or feel machinery, equipment or parts and work near moving mechanical parts.

  • Ability to stand and/or walk, bend, stoop or crouch for at least an 8-hour shift.

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