• Machine Operator

    The Kroger Company
    Job Description

    Machine Operator

    Department: MFG Production
    Position Type: Employee
    Position Reports To: Plant Supervisor
    Position Supervises: N/A
    Pay Level:
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

     Position Summary:

    Responsible for all aspects of machine operation and changeover activities to achieve and maintain world class quality. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. 

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Follow all safety procedures including wearing all required personal protective equipment
    • Effectively and safely operate and maintain the assigned machine and all related equipment to ensure all daily orders are met
    • Complete safety observations when assigned
    • Read and follow standard work for assigned machine
    • Follow all standard work processes
    • Verify proper components at the work station before beginning a job
    • Monitor product to ensure quality standards are met or exceeded
    • Complete “If down, do” list for this position when conditions dictate
    • Complete all required paperwork and documentation accurately and legibly
    • Maintain reliable attendance, including overtime as needed
    • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly fashion
    • Actively participate in Total Process Control activities
    • Must be able to work around ingredients and/or finished products known to contain food allergens
    • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
    • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
    • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

    Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • Basic math skills
    • Effective written communication skills, including legibility
    • Strong attention to detail

    Desired Previous Job Experience:

    • Previous food manufacturing experience

     Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time 
    Shift(s): Day; Evening; Overnight
    Regions: General Office- Cincinnati; Midwest



    Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.

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