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Machine Operator 2nd shift

Department:  Warehouse

Manitowoc, WI, US, 54220


At Lakeside, we're committed to growing our company – and our people. When you join the Lakeside team, you’ll become part of our family. Since 1887 we’ve produced a diverse line of canned and frozen foods. We sell our products through major retailers, food service distributors and national restaurant chains. We’re driven to find new, innovative ways to serve our customers and our community. And there’s a seat at the table for you. 




Responsible for operating packaging machine, metal detector, check weighers, case sealer and all associated line equipment.  Responsible for set up of equipment and make any adjustments necessary to keep line operating efficiently.  Entry level position for all line operations.





  • Ability to efficiently operate filling equipment and all other equipment associated with line operations: 

          metal detector, check weighers, pack off equipment, incline conveyors, sealing and coding equipment.

  • Direct crews up to eight people.
  • Make minor mechanical repairs on all packaging equipment.  This would include all equipment listed


  • Maintain weights, codes and seals within customer specifications.
  • Observe carton filling, carton sealing and pallet condition to insure they are within customer

          specifications.  This includes case codes.

  • Insure that boxes, poly film, wrap or bags, and associated supplies are ready for proceeding production


  • Responsible for housekeeping and safe working conditions of production line area.
  • Be familiar with all customer product specifications relating to their respective line.
  • Responsible for all line reporting by computer or paper.




  • Perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • May perform other duties required by the Warehouse Manager/Supervisor.
  • Adhere to all Lakeside Foods established polices and procedures.
  • Notify supervisor immediately if any unsafe conditions are discovered.





  • One to three months related experience operating machines.
  • Basic machine maintenance and repair.


   Language Skills:

  • Ability to read a limited number of two and tree syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between series and numbers.
  • Ability to interface with computers and software applications.



  • Ability to effectively communicate major mechanical failures to supervisor or maintenance.
  • Ability to effectively communicate problem areas to supervisor or managert.


   Mathematical Ability:

  • Ability to accurately add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.


   Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out one or two step instructions.



  • Through individual and team efforts, enthusiastically work toward the continuous improvement of his/her job, work area, department and Lakeside as a whole.  Fully participate in TAL by "living" Lakeside's Standards of Conduct and being an active member of operational and project teams.  By action and work, clearly and visibly demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, cooperation and respect for others in all business transactions and exchanges.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
  • The employee may be required to lift up to 75 lbs.; on average, lifting will be between 25-50 lbs.



  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
  • Temperature in the work location on average is 55 degrees.


Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status. 


Nearest Major Market: Green Bay
Nearest Secondary Market: Appleton