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Machine Operator

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

This highly visible position is in the Production Facility at our Harrisonville, MO location.  The Machine Operator is involved in machine start up/shutdown and operation of all the equipment involved in production on the liquid packaging line including: unscrambler, filler, SWF trayformer, SWF case sealer, Hartness case packer, and palletizer/stretch wrapper.


  • $13.59/hr starting
  • $0.75/hr increase at 3 months
  • $0.75/hr increase at 6 months
  • $1.00/hr increase at 1 year
  • advancement opportunities up to $20.03/hr
  • $1.00 shift differential for overnight shifts

What you’ll do:

  • Perform operational set up/shut down and maintain operation of packing line equipment.
  • Establish familiarity with raw material part numbers, sizes of bottles, and box quantities.
  • Clear jams and restart equipment such as sealer, caseformer, and Hartness/Standard Knapp.
  • Hand stack cases of finished goods onto pallets in the event palletizer is non-functional.
  • Identify alarms on various equipment and appropriately and safely clear jam to restart packaging line.
  • Apply and understand proper lock out/tag out procedures for each piece of equipment assigned to operate.
  • Load bottles into unscrambler and/or load 200 oz. bottles directly onto conveyor.
  • Load bundles of corrugate into caseformer executing safe lifting techniques.
  • Inspect finished product for defects at various points on the packing line.
  • Regularly perform housekeeping duties to keep work area clean and neat.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required

What you’ll need:

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Previous manufacturing experience helpful

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational/time management skills would be a plus.
  • Ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work for long periods of time, under pressure, to produce results.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.

What we’ll offer:

  • Competitive salary including annual bonus & Stock Incentive Program
  • Comprehensive benefits package along with generous 401K
  • Career ownership & development
  • Diversity & Sustainability

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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