Machine Operator
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Machine Operator

LENEXA, KS, US, 66215

Requisition ID: 2556
Company: Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC

Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC ("Heartland Coca-Cola") produces, sells, and distributes the highest quality and best tasting Coca-Cola beverages across Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. Our success is rooted in the guiding principles of putting PEOPLE first, serving our local COMMUNITY, and providing great brands to our CUSTOMERS and consumers. We work and win together as a team by promoting a culture that values how our people think, feel, and act.

Job Summary

The Machine Operator is responsible for operating various manual and automated equipment in the production process.

Job Responsibilities
  • Hours: 5pm to 5am, rotating day's.
  • Operate high-speed filling and packaging equipment in a safe and efficient manner; understand and perform the minor servicing and lockout tagout procedures when necessary.
  • Set-up machinery and ensure all materials are correct and readily available to use in the production process.
  • Confirms the delivery and accuracy of raw materials for production and the corresponding documentation.
  • Troubleshoot equipment faults; comprehend and communicate correct root cause of malfunctions to the appropriate parties.
  • Analyze the issues or malfunctions that occur with the machine and communicate to the necessary parties utilizing productions two-way radio system and/or speaking in person.
  • Perform the process of filling branded containers, either cans or bottles, with liquid product.
  • Monitor and maintain blow-mold technology for production of various PET sizes.
  • Input product and line performance data into both the Line Information System (LIS) and Infinity Quality System (IQS).
  • Applies brand identification labels to product bottles.
  • Feeds bottles or cardboard carton materials into an automated machine to produce and form a variety of different package types for aluminum cans or PET bottles.
  • Palletize finished product and shrink wrap for inventory, storage and distribution with the use of RF scanning Intelligent pallet labeling and warehouse management system.
  • Conducts visual quality inspections of product and enters quality information into the Infinity QS database system; communicates any out-of-specification findings and takes appropriate action.
  • Safely operates forklift to secure replenishment of raw materials for production and execute proper placement of finished product in the warehouse.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of equipment in assigned area.
Working Conditions
  • Speaking: Often (communicate with other operators and leads)
  • Acute Vision: Constantly (observing both near and far, reading documents, monitors)
  • Mobility: Frequent travel around the equipment they operate.
  • Bending/Squatting: Occasional bending and squatting to clean and operate machinery.
  • Dexterity: Frequent use of hands to operate machinery.
  • Lifting: Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Climbing: Occasional use of ladders or stairs.
Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience required.
  • Prior experience in machine operation in a production or manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Previous experience working in high-speed industrial environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of industrial technology, a plus.
  • Basic math skills, mechanical aptitude, and reading comprehension strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of LEAN methodologies and TPM (Total Preventative Maintenance) processes, including 5S, Root-Cause Analysis, and continuous improvement practices preferred.

At Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC ("Heartland Coca-Cola"), we offer a competitive benefits package to our full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, 401(k), new parent leave, tuition reimbursement and vacation.
We require all applicants to undergo a background verification process prior to employment. This process will also include a drug screen, a review of Motor Vehicle Records for those who drive for the company as part of their job, and a fit for duty testing as required for some positions. Employment with Heartland Coca-Cola is contingent on the satisfactory completion of its background verification process.
Heartland Coca-Cola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and any other class protected by law.

Disability Accommodation for Applicants

Heartland Coca-Cola is committed to providing individuals with disabilities with reasonable accommodations in its job application and hiring process. If you have difficulty using our on-line application system because of a disability, you may contact us at the following email address and phone number: or (316) 858-8726.

This email address is reserved for individuals who require an accommodation due to a disability only. The Heartland Coca-Cola representative who monitors this email account will not have access to existing profiles in the system and will be unable to provide any application status updates.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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