SNM Machine Operator - Booneville, MS

Location: Booneville, MS
Job Status: Full Time

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Under the direction of the Production management Team, this individual will be responsible for the flow of natural cheese through the cutting, packaging and casing process.  The primary functions are to deliver maximum line throughput, achieve required package integrity while fully utilizing every ounce of raw material.


  • Maintaining equipment and making necessary machine adjustments to meet product quality standards.
  • Use cutting, cubing and shredding equipment setup for correct sizing.
  • Assemble and align guides, chutes and shrouding on the wrapper and scaling system.
  • Ensure the scaling operation is fully functional.
  • Conduct the pre-operational inspection.
  • Adjust heat settings and enter operating parameters.
  • Enter correct code dates and required identity data.
  • Secure packaging materials, verify against the production schedule and position on the machine.
  • Conduct repairs, replacements, lubrication and preventative measures as required.
  • Compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices, SQF and established safety rules and regulations.
  • Maintain downtime tracking document including corrective actions, root and repetitive causes.
  • Conduct all the required Quality Checks in a timely manner and document.
  • Understand and utilize box erecting, case sealing, and labeling equipment.
  • Inspect powder application equipment setup and perform calibration/documentation.
  • Change over the line to the required size package along with all associated equipment.
  • Perform sanitation of the work area and equipment as needed.
  • Willing to assist in training for the position when needed.
  • Must be dependable and have a certain degree of flexibility to work overtime, different shifts and Saturdays and Sundays when needed.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Supervision. 

Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Must be mechanically inclined and able to satisfactorily complete pre-employment assessments to meet minimum requirements for the position.
  • Must be able to give and accept constructive criticism.
  • Responsible for maintaining a professional image with customers, peers, supervisors and the public.
  • Must be able to work with and understand computers an HMIs.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in math and problem solving abilities.
  • Must be people-oriented, able to work with others to complete work assignments in a team environment and willing to direct others to complete work assignments.
  • Must be able to give direction and leadership to all Line Employees in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to lead and support a team for problem solving line issues.
  • Must be a self-starter, easily motivated, and require limited supervision.
  • Must be able to write descriptive and legible work orders, and follow up on completion.
  • Willing to assist in training for the position when needed

Education & Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred . Education beyond High School would be a plus. Forklift experience is desirable. Prior manufacturing and/or packaging experience would also be a plus.

Working Conditions

Work inside a clean climate controlled manufacturing environment. Required to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, and lift 50 pounds frequently and 75 pounds occasionally.

Core Hours

1st Shift:  Monday thru Friday, 5:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Saturday hours are generally 5:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Availability of Saturday hours are dependent on production and staffing needs

2nd Shift:  Monday thru Friday, 1:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. *Saturday hours are generally 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Availability of Saturday hours are dependent on production and staffing needs.

3rd Shift:  Monday thru Friday, 9:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. *Saturday hours are generally 5:45 p.m. to 12 a.m. or until Sanitation is complete.  Please note we have a Monday night start for 3rd Shift.  Availability of Saturday hours are dependent on production and staffing needs.

This job posting is meant to give an overview of the available position. This does not cover every detail of expectations of the position. Duties and responsibilities may be added or modified at any time.