1st Shift - Machine Operator

Job Locations US-MA-Wareham
Posted Date 4 months ago(3/23/2021 6:48 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Plant Production

About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.


Programs, sets-up, troubleshoots and maintains all packaging equipment.  Directs quick and efficient changeovers both on machines and new product changes.  Direct packers on how to pack the product in the most efficient manner.  


  • Sets up machine prior to shift start up if needed.
  • Changes packaging materials as needed; ensures packaging materials are correct, in specification and properly positioned in the machine.
  • Prepares the seasoner and oil bombs when necessary per the production schedule.
  • Communicates all necessary information to the oncoming shift machine operators in conjunction with the lead machine operator.
  • Monitors and adjusts weight control of packaged units.
  • Records all lot information as required.
  • Maintains standard production quantities/rates for each product.
  • Ensures codes are accurate and in correct format.
  • Maintains company standards for cleanliness, food safety and productivity in the packaging area.
  • Replenishes packaging supplies such as film, boxes, cartons, glue, ink or labels.
  • Observes machine operation to detect malfunctions; makes minor adjustments/repairs; communicates mechanical problems to maintenance personnel.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety, 5S, OSHA and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.

Participates in activities related to Marzetti Operational Excellence.


  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must be able to successfully pass an oral and written test to demonstrate required knowledge and skills required of the position.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude and math skills are required.
  • Prior machine operating experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred.

Working Conditions/Environment

Works in a manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, climb, crouch, lift, reach, grasp and bend while moving about the facility.   Must be able to move  40 - 50 pounds a distance of 25 feet or more at various frequencies and or intervals.  Must be able to stand for an 8 – 10 hour shift (sometimes longer) with regular breaks while performing repetitive tasks.  May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed.  The employee may be exposed to non-ambient temperatures, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment.  The noise level is loud in the plant.  Ear protection, eye/face protection, hair/beard nets, steel-toed/slip-resistant shoes, and gloves are required as necessary in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.

Cultivate Your Career

At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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