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Machine Operator Automated

Company: Natural Grocers
Location: Golden
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Job Description:

USD $19.50/Hr. -

Job Summary


The Bulk Machine Operator is responsible for the daily setup and operation of food packaging equipment at the Distribution Center. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, bulk foods baggers and labelers.

Key responsibilities include the following essential functions, but are not limited to:

  • Sets up and adjust processing and packaging machines prior to daily operation
  • Converts raw material into finished goods according to production schedule
  • Completes necessary documentation for changeovers, cleaning, and product specifications
  • Maintains standard efficiency and accuracy with machine operation and labeling and verifies all labels
  • Maintains shift log of production and other data
  • Records production metrics such as quantity, weight, size, date and type of products packaged
  • Checks products for defects and to ensure conformance to company standards
  • Maintains production machinery and performs routine cleaning, corrective adjustments as necessary.
  • Responsible for the completeness and correctness of all orders filled
  • Reports all problems with machinery to Production Supervisor/Lead Operator
  • Performs all tasks in a manner promoting safety of employees and complying with Food Safety standards
  • Follow all SSOP's, Allergen and HACCP standards.
  • Cleans machines daily to maintain an organic and allergen/sanitary environment

Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be ''hands on'' and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.

Education, Skills & Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required
  • Minimum 2 years recent experience in operating food production machinery
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices in food production preferred
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and concisely
  • Must meet daily deadlines and have good attention to detail, including accuracy and thoroughness
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be team-oriented and flexible to changing demands
  • Ability to work with others in a fast-paced team environment
  • Must be reliable and on time every day
  • Able to work in seasonally warm or cool environment


This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Store Manager and/or other corporate managers that may not be listed in this job description.

Here’s an overview of the benefits we offer our good4u Crew to help ensure the health and wellbeing of you and your family, now and well into the future:


All Crew Members

  • Birthday Bonus Pay 
  • Vitamin Bucks (up to $2,080 earned as store credit annually) 
  • Holiday Pay for 5 Holidays – Stores Closed
  • Paid Time Off (sick days and vacation) that Increases with Tenure 
  • Paid Nutrition Education 
  • good4u Crew Member Discount  
  • {N}power Program (customer appreciation and rewards program) 
  • Regular, Scheduled Pay Increases  
  • Advancement Opportunities and Career Development 
  • Health and Wellness Program  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)   
  • Employee Referral Program


Full-Time Crew Members (30+ hours/week)

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Paid Parental Leave  
  • Paid Medical Leave (through company paid short-term disability insurance) 
  • Company Paid Short-Term Disability Insurance  
  • Company Paid Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Benefits Including Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Term Life Insurance   
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401k) with discretionary Company Match  
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)  
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Match 

Diversity Statement

At the heart of Natural Grocers' commitment to our community and crew is this belief: All people should be empowered to experience health and wellbeing! We cannot be true to this conviction without honoring diversity and cultivating inclusion throughout every aspect of our organization.

At Natural Grocers, we honor our differences, embrace diversity, and cultivate inclusion because both individual and societal health are rooted in these principles. Our Crew is diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, and age but also in cultural backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas. Celebrating our diversity refreshes, expands, and shapes our perspective, energizing our mission of equitable access to health and wellness for all. We welcome everyone who would like to join us in this mission, with gratitude for the unique life experience each person brings to the table. We’re committed to nurturing an ecosystem of diversity and inclusion in which our Crew can continue to thrive.

Keywords: Natural Grocers, Colorado Springs , Machine Operator Automated, Other , Golden, Colorado

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