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Schwan's Company Machine Operator I in Salina, Kansas

Blast 2

Starting Pay: $18.75/ hour

Additional 2.00 shift differential from 3pm -- 6am


Hours: 3:45pm-2:00am

This is a full-time position within our manufacturing facility with opportunities for advancement!

Who we are! Schwan's Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony's®, Big Daddy's™, Villa Prima®, and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts; Bibigo®, and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan's, visit www.schwanscompany.com.

What we want to do for you:

We offer eligible employees competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package designed to assist employees and their families with their financial security, health, and well-being.

  • Health, Life, Dental, and Vision Plans

  • Earn up to 2 weeks paid time off during first year

  • 401k with Company Match

    What we are looking for: Here at Schwan's Company, we put a high priority on having safe, clean, and healthy workspaces. And we want individuals that take that seriously.

  • Candidates with a high school diploma or equivalent, 0-1 years of experience preferred, must be 18 years of age

  • This job is in a fast-paced environment and will require you to be physically active

  • Operate machines safely with minimal supervision

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. - bending, carrying, pushing, pulling and other activities as needed

  • Communicate and problem solve with coworkers

  • Stand and walk on concrete for long periods of time

  • Work in cold and/or hot temperatures throughout the day

  • Perform basic math and obtain necessary production specifications

  • Pass on information to co-workers/relay information to and from all employee levels including management

  • Work different ranges of hours such as overtime or weekend shifts (The hours for this position may change based on production schedule)

  • Candidates receiving offers of employment will be required to complete a post-offer, pre-placement background check and drug screen


  • Responsible for the operation of manufacturing equipment with simple functions

  • Setting up and pre-running equipment to ensure proper production startup

  • Controlling of line speeds, batch formula, production rates, starting and stopping equipment, and overall product elegance and safety

  • Completing various quality checks

  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required; including but not limited to bump cap, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs, hair and beard nets, gloves and safety shoes or rubber boots

  • Completing all required paperwork (for example: downtime, HACCP, etc., utilizing SAP, SOPs, Safety operation, training, as appropriate)

  • Conduct yourself in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct

    The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin, or other protected classes.