Machine Operator – 3rd Shift


At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.

Job Description/Job Posting

The Machine Operator in Franklin WI will be a key stakeholder for a new 340,000 square foot conversion facility and will play an integral part of Saputo’s strategy to optimize its cheese network in North America. Saputo has a strong history in Wisconsin and are proud to be expanding our footprint in this area.

As a Machine Operator your role is to set-up, operate, and maintain the machines within multiple departments, ensuring that the machines produce high quality products, run smoothly and at capacity, and is properly maintained. Candidates for this position should be detail-oriented and willing to learn. Machine Operators should be able to follow instructions, work well with others, and ensure that all safety regulations are followed.

How You Will Make Contributions That Matter

Ensure quality and productivity of the line while maintaining an efficient operation of equipment.
Responsible for all adjustments, minor repairs and change overs of equipment to insure proper operation.
Neatly, accurately, and legibly maintain all records and documentation.
Operate metal detectors as needed, including completing required paperwork.
Perform quality control, follow reporting and recordkeeping procedures, and report problems to a supervisor.
Monitor and oversee the overall quality of the finished product by maintaining the equipment and facility in a sanitary condition.
Perform Quality checks to assure product is packaged according to customer specifications on production sheet (price/date/label/packaging).
Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to, GMP, SOP, HACCP, SSOP, and H&S.
Keep work area neat, clean, and organized at all times.
Minimize waste and make productive use of down time.
Attends various mandatory safety and departmental meetings.
Sanitize lines when needed.
Enter data on production reports.
All Saputo employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
All Saputo employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
Other responsibilities as assigned.

You Are Best Suited For The Role If You Have The Following Experiences, Skills, and


Have the ability to consistently push, pull, and lift between 20 and 100 pounds.
Have a working knowledge of the production and plant processes.
Have the ability to work scheduled hours and required overtime as needed.
Display traits of reliability, honesty, respect, attention to detail, and punctuality.
Have basic analytical and numerical skills and the ability to perform simple mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) in different units of measurement.
Can communicate effectively and efficiently.
Have a working knowledge of Safety Methods and Procedures.
Are self-motivated, able to multi-task, can work independently, and as part of a team.
Are committed to food safety, quality, and customer satisfaction.
Have the ability to read and comprehend production worksheets.
Demonstrate professionalism and positively represents and promotes Saputo at all times.
Ability to work in manufacturing environment which includes but not limited to: noise, changing temperatures (hot, wet, cold, humid), standing/walking/bending/stooping/climbing stairs, maneuvering around manufacturing equipment consistently throughout the shift.
Physical lifting up to 40-lbs unassisted frequently throughout the shift.
Working with chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment, and following approved chemical handling procedures.

We Support and Care For Our Employees By Providing Them With…

Comprehensive benefit programs that include medical, dental and vision insurance, EAP, 401k, employee stock options, paid time off.
Employee recognition and incentive programs.
Opportunities to contribute to your community via a VTO program and plant engagement activities.
Work in a smoke free environment that allows for a health and wellness focused lifestyle.

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