Extrusion Production Operator - $17 - $21 per hour

  • Consistent hours, and a quick start date!
  • Retention bonus of $1,000 (with 1 year extrusion operator experience; paid after 6 months of employment)

Are you an experienced operator looking for a place to make a difference in a friendly environment?

If yes, this position may be for you! As part of our day shift team in our small but growing manufacturing facility in Kankakee, you will ensure the shift runs smoothly and meets key production, quality & safety goals while creating a great environment!

In this role, you will:

  1. Operates, monitors, and documents the supporting equipment in order to run production
  2. Oversees, verifies, and is responsible for all Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) monitoring activities associated with each production line (i.e. Metal Detector, In-Process Magnets, etc.)
  3. Responsible for ensuring process quality checks
  4. Ensures and oversees shift compliance with safety procedures and programs
  5. Responsible for the overall cleaning and sanitation of the production areas and supporting equipment, food safety, and following Good Manufacturing Practices protocols
  6. Responsible for all shift activity and serves as the primary point of contact for the employees on their shift when management is not present

We're Looking for Someone With:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Two to four years of related manufacturing experience and training required
  • Food manufacturing experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge & experience with extrusion process preferred
  • Proven success learning specific manufacturing processes required
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks, detail-oriented, understanding of the food industry and safety standards.
  • Teamwork and communication skills required

Our Company

At Heartland Harvest, we make great-tasting plant-based foods and snacks accessible to all always delicious, always nutritious, and always free from allergens. We are a small but mighty & committed team dedicated to bringing good-for-you ingredient products into the world. Located in the quaint town of Kankakee, IL, our location gives us a peaceful, rural community while still having access to big city benefits the best of both worlds!

Heartland Harvest, Inc. is owned by Basic American, Inc., so it has the stability of larger ownership, but is run as a wholly-owned subsidiary, so it feels more like a small, growing start-up environment. This opportunity comes with the excitement and challenges of a growing start-up, so perseverance and flexibility are critical competencies you will bring.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and strive to create a supportive and inclusive community of individuals committed to helping each other and our company thrive.

Kankakee, IL 60901, US