Machine Operator ($20.45)
Beaver Dam, WI 
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Job Description
Machine Operator ($20.45)

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.

No matter the brand, we're united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we're transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion - and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen - there's only one thing to do: join our table and let's make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level - from entry-level intern to senior leader - to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners - to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz - which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You're expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level - and you'll be rewarded. You're given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won't do it alone. You're supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Job DescriptionJob Overview:

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.? This is a place for you to create your career and make a career!

The Line 8 Class C Machine Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of the packaging equipment and must be familiar with set-up and start-up procedures. This position must support all business systems (such as QCDSM, ISO, GMP's) while working in a team environment. If the employee in this position is not assigned to operating, they are assigned to the B Pool based on plant seniority.

Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Must learn the safe and proper operation of the packaging filling equipment.
  • Perform set-up, start-up and changeover procedures for the equipment as needed.
  • Assist in troubleshooting issues with line performance as it relates to equipment operation.
  • Maintain downtime records during line operation.
  • Responsible for conducting and documenting quality checks.
  • Responsible for clean-up of the equipment after smash-ups or mis-feeds.
  • Responsible for monitoring and communicating any process or product abnormalities to your Supervisor, Team Leader, or Line Technician.
  • Perform sanitation duties for the filler equipment and other production equipment as needed.
  • Perform period sanitation work as assigned.
  • Demonstrate proper handling and usage of chemicals.
  • Perform analysis of cleaner strengths on soaps and sanitizers used in the sanitation process.
  • Maintain weight control system to meet Kraft Heinz Beaver Dam Policies and Procedures.
  • Required to change foil, lids, and cups.
  • Performing Good Sanitation Practices (GSP's) when handling equipment.
  • Must adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's).
  • Perform all required observations and training timely and as scheduled.
  • Support plant quality systems.
  • Operators could be used on other lines and CMF operations for business needs.
  • Learn all 3 operator positions on the line and rotate through the positions.
  • Employee will cover the lines call-ins/vacations themselves if no one is available.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader.


  • High School Diploma/GED Required.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English.
  • Must perform job duties efficiently and safely.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds per NIOSH Lifting Equation and utilize plant approved safe lifting practices for over 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work extended hours on all shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must adhere to all Kraft Policies as stated in the Employee Handbook and follow internal Kraft Heinz Procedures.

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • 401K
  • Additional perks: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, etc.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Starting Pay $20.45/Hour
  • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.
Work Schedule:
  • Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends/holidays.
  • Shifts:
    • First Shift: 5am - 1pm
    • Second Shift: 1pm - 9pm
    • Third Shift: 9pm - 5am
  • Scheduled with rotating days off.

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • 206 employees
  • Non Union Plant
  • Shifts:
    • First Shift: 5am - 1pm
    • Second Shift: 1pm - 9pm
    • Third Shift: 9pm - 5am
  • Plant History:
    • J.L. Kraft purchased the Phenix Cheese Company in 1928, only 25 years after selling cheese to grocers in Chicago from his horse drawn wagon.
    • In 1929, approximately 90 employees in the Kraft-Phenix Cheese Plant in Beaver Dam produced 10 million pounds of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Neufchatel, Camambert Cheeses, along with butter and sweet cream.
    • Separation technology, which allowed cream cheese to stay fresher much longer - going from 18 days to 120 days, was developed in Beaver Dam by Oscar J. Link in the 1940's.
    • In the 1960's the plant underwent a major remodeling to add additional cooler storage and dry storage. Kraft Heinz continues to invest in the Beaver Dam facility with state-of-the-art technologies in the cream cheese industry.

Community Overview:

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Location(s)Beaver Dam Plant

Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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