The staffing experts at Automation Personnel Services are ready to help you land a great-paying job today. Search for open positions on our job board or click the Apply Online button below to complete our general application and one of our talent coordinators will be in touch to learn more about your goals.


Since 1990, Automation Personnel Services has helped thousands of people just like you find great-paying jobs with unbeatable benefits. Search our job board for open positions in your area. 

JD Machine Operator

Calera, AL 35040

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Machinery Operator - Production Job Number: JC478974627 Pay Rate: $16.00 / hour

Job Description

JD Machine Operator
Automation Personnel Services is looking for a JD Machine Operator for a company based in Calera, AL. In this position you will be responsible for the operation of a form fill machine in the packaging of filled products as part of the food industry. 

Pay Rate 
$16.00 - $18.00 per hour depending on experience

Schedule and Hours 
Start time varies between 6:00AM and 7:00AM depending on machine, normal hours would be 8 hour day but, some mandatory overtime is required including some Saturdays.

JD Machine Operator- Duties and Responsibilities
May start out working in other production roles
Setting up machine for production by calibrating, cleaning, and configuring it to start a production cycle, may also include loading the machine.
Monitor, adjust, and document machine settings (such as speed) during operation to ensure smooth performance. Understand each setting on the machine, and how each setting effects other controls. Needs to realize what a 360 cycle is.
Inspect product bags to ensure quality.
Regularly testing machine operations and promptly addressing any issues that arise during shifts. Know when to adjust while running and when it needs to be stopped for adjustments. 
Immediately log any equipment failures, malfunctions, or maintenance needs in redzone. 
Able to perform PM’s on machines; Teflon tape, change belts, basic lubrication
Disassembly of machine for sanitation procedures.

JD Machine Operator- Qualifications and Requirements 
Medium to heavy strength range-50lbs
Climbing ladders is required for set up. Some machines include platforms that must be climbed.
Strong math and reading skills.
Understanding of production procedures.
Must be willing to train on diverse machines and tools for the tasks.
High school Diploma/GED required, technical background a plus
Job Type 
Full-time, temp to hire

• Weekly Pay
• 401(k) retirement plan
• Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance
• 5 paid Vacation Days after 1 year of continuous service (paid as a service bonus)
• 6 paid Holidays after 1500 continuous hours of service within a calendar year

Interested in this job?
Click Apply Now, email your resume to apsPelham@apstemps.com, or call us at 205.444.9774 to learn more. You can also apply in person at our office located at 

Automation Personnel Services Pelham Branch
2145 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL  35214

Bonus Opportunity!
We are also offering a $50.00 referral bonus. Both employee and referral must stay on assignment for 30 days to receive the payout.

About Automation Personnel Services
Automation Personnel Services is an award-winning staffing agency with more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and light-industrial staffing. Automation Personnel Services is the winner of the ClearlyRated® Best of Staffing Talent Award from 2019-2024, and the ClearlyRated® Best of Staffing Client Award from 2016-2024. Automation Personnel Services is also the recipient of the Safety Standard of Excellence Award by the American Staffing Association and was named one of the Best Staffing Companies to Work For 2022 by CIO Views Magazine. 

Our goal is finding you the right job!

Equal Opportunity Employer


Additional Information

Apply Online

15 people have applied to this job

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.

About Calera, AL

Ready to take the next step in your career? Explore our job opportunities in the vibrant area surrounding Calera, Alabama! Nestled in the heart of the beautiful state, Calera offers a unique blend of southern charm, rich history, and endless growth opportunities. With close proximity to popular landmarks like Oak Mountain State Park, renowned art galleries like the Birmingham Museum of Art, and exciting cultural events at the Alabama Theatre, this area provides a perfect balance between work and play. Consider joining our team and discovering all that Calera has to offer professionally and personally.


What To Do When Business Volume Drives a Need For Additional Resources

As an employer, particularly in the manufacturing industry, it’s not uncommon to experience a sudden and substantial upswing in business volume. Whether this occurs due to seasonal trends, evolving partner needs or even a recent employee departure, you may find yourself clamoring to hire some additional resources. This is much easier said than done, however,

Read More

Why Use On-Site Management For Temp Employees

When it comes to your temporary workforce, there are a number of ways in which you can facilitate their day-to-day management and productivity. Although some employers rely on their chosen temporary agency to provide management over temp employees, some prefer to use on-site managerial personnel to ensure effective supervision, team-based cohesion and overall success. In

Read More

2020 Automation Personnel Services | Privacy Policy | Staffing Websites by Haley Marketing