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Job Title:

Machine Operator - 1st Shift

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1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Position at Carl Buddig & Company
The Machine Operator is responsible for effectively performing all the required duties of the position in an accurate, thorough, and safe manner. Employees are responsible for producing a safe and quality food product per USDA guidelines and are required to report all food safety related problems to their Supervisor/Manager and/or to the Quality Assurance department to initiate immediate action.

Must be able to work in temperatures between 36 - 38 degrees.
Must be able to work in a high-speed environment.
Coordinates production operations of a line consisting of 4 - 10 people.
Responsible for product quality, workmanship, and methods applications resulting in above standard economical manufacturing costs and general line administration.
Coordinates the training of line personnel to maintain a workforce that is above standard in skill requirements, output, and daily schedules.
Reviews daily production completed compared to standards and implement procedures for continuous improvement.
Assures quality of packaged product by completing daily recordkeeping including, but not limited to: Oxygen testing; Seal testing; label compliance; assigning proper code dating for product being packaged; case counts, pallet times, box identification, etc.
Maintains machine by completing adjustments, maintenance, and calibration during set up, operation, and after changeover.
Performs general light maintenance and trouble-shooting of machines and related equipment (equipment used for product breakdown [clipper tables, link cutters, Magnuson, etc.], label machines, vacuum pumps, case sealing equipment, computer printers, etc.)
Takes responsibility of work area to produce a safe and quality food product. Reports all food safety related problems to your manager and to the QA dept in order to initiate immediate action.
Requires a basic understanding of GMP’s, HACCP and SQF guidelines.
Requires mathematical skills that require the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

18 years and older


Safety is a main focus at our company and serious attention is placed on the safety and security of our employees.

Medical Insurance – Blue Cross/Blue Shield Illinois – PPO, HMO, HDHP (With Vision)
Telehealth – MDLIVE
Dental Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Livongo – Diabetes & Hypertension Management Program
Hearing Aid program
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance (Short Term & Long Term)
Accident Insurance
Wellness Events

401K Plan – with Company Match and Profit Sharing
Discretionary Performance Bonus
Financial Planning Assistance

Employee discounts on Buddig, OW & CBQ Products
Holiday Celebrations & Employee Appreciation Events
Celebrations for Employee Milestones & Retirements
Discount Programs Offered
Company Philanthropic Events (example: breast cancer walk, employer matched monthly donations to various charities)

Vacation & Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
Bereavement Leave
Jury Duty Leave

Tuition Assistance
On-the-Job Training & Stretch Opportunities

Maternity & Parenting Leave
Military Leave
Family Medical Leave
Unpaid Extended Personal Leave

Company Information

Carl Buddig & Company is the parent company of great-tasting Buddig lunchmeat, Old Wisconsin hardwood-smoked sausage brand snack products and pre-cooked ribs and barbecue entrees under the Kingsford brand. Family owned and operated since 1943, we have been feeding family traditions for over 75 years with the very best in taste, variety, and convenience. For Carl Buddig & Company, family is at the heart of everything we do, and our idea of family also extends to the two thousand-plus people we employ.

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