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Schwan's Company Machine Operator III in Salina, Kansas

Starting Pay: $23.50 / hour

Additional $2.00/hour shift differential from 3pm -- 6am

Shift: 2nd - B Crew (Sunday through every other Wednesday)

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.

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 5-7 years related experience

  • Ability to operate multiple machines safely with minimal supervision and obtain necessary production specifications

  • Proficient communication and reasoning skills to pass on information to co-workers and relay information to and from all employee levels, including management

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

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

  • Stand and walk on concrete for long periods of time

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

  • Operate machines safely with minimal supervision


  • Responsible for safe operation of multiple manufacturing machines of moderate to difficult complexity

  • Responsible for the set up and pre-running of the equipment to ensure proper production start-up

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

  • Responsible for various quality checks

  • Completes all required paperwork (for example: downtime, HACCP, etc.

  • Utilize SAP and SOP's as appropriate

  • 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, globes and safety shoes or rubber boots

    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 class.