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Manufacturing Packaging Machine Operator

New Orleans, LA 70123

Employment Type: Contract To Perm Industry: Machinery Operator - Production Job Number: ML38152619 Pay Rate: $18.00 / hour

Job Description

Automation Personnel Services is looking for a Machine Operator for a manufacturing facility based in Elmwood, LA. Our customer is a producer of food and beverage products, specializing in flexible pouch manufacturing with state-of-the-art equipment. The Machine Operator will be responsible for performing various tasks to set up, operate, monitor, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance on assigned machines. The Machine Operator will also be responsible for inspecting product specifications and making adjustments as necessary to maintain quality specifications.
Pay Rate 
$18 per hour
Schedule and Hours 
2nd Shift Monday – Friday / Hours: 1:30pm – 9:30pm
3rd  Shift Monday – Friday / Hours: 2:30pm – 1:00am
Some Saturday’s
Machine Operator Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Perform necessary pre-operation activities to ensure proper equipment startup and operation on multiple pieces of equipment
  • Operate/monitor multiple pieces of equipment during operation to ensure quality production and minimal unplanned stops
  • Communicate with team members and support teams to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials
  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product.
  • Regulate machine flow, speed, or temperature.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, fix, document, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Sort, weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.
  • Clean, oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment, such as opening valves or setting guides.
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams.
  • Start machine by engaging controls.
  • Count and record finished and rejected packaged items.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.  
Line Operator Qualifications and Requirements 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-speed environment, follow standardized procedures and adhere to safe work practices in a continuously improving environment.
  • Mechanical and troubleshooting aptitude.
  • Attention to safety, quality, and efficiency. 
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Willing to perform repetitive tasks for extended periods.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D 
  • Experience in making mechanical adjustment to equipment.
  • Experience at running machines that package product.
  • Experience with filler machines preferred.
  • Ability to maintain focus and situational awareness.
  • Must be able to move and lift up to 40-pounds.
  • Able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, climb, kneel and twist.
Job Type 
Full time, Temporary to Hire
Interested in this job?
Click Apply Now, email your resume to apsneworleans@apstemps.com, or call us at 504.888.4705 to learn more. You can also apply in person at our office located at:
Automation Personnel Services New Orleans Branch
4027 Veterans Memorial Blvd 
Metairie, LA 70002
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 in 2019-2022, and the ClearlyRated® Best of Staffing Client Award for seven straight years, 2016-2022. Automation Personnel Services is also the recipient of the Safety Standard of Excellence Award by the American Staffing Association.
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