Production Equipment Operator APPLY NOW

Hilo, Hawaii

Position Overview 

The Production Equipment Operator is responsible for inspecting, processing, packing, and palletizing products. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Works in a safe, clean and responsible manner
  • Operate and monitor high speed continuous production line
  • Visually inspect product for quality deviations
  • Performs housekeeping and maintenance tasks to keep workstations cleaned, organized and safe. These include but are not limited to: wiping and washing equipment and tools, scraping, mopping of floors, trash removal
  • Assist co-workers when necessary
  • Set up/ change over line
  • Responds positively with sense of urgency while meeting quality standards
  • Strictly adhere to sanitation, hygiene, safety regulations & procedures, GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) & HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors, co-workers and department staff from all areas of operation
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Overtime hours may be required based on work demand. Employee must be flexible with the work hours as needed and work occasional weekends


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Oral Communication- Speaks clearly, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions
  • Teamwork- Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, perform work tasks in harmony with peers
  • Written Communication- Writes numbers legibly
  • Cost Consciousness- Conserves organizational resources
  • Ethics- Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, works with integrity and ethically
  • Organizational Support- Follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization's goals and values. 
  • Attendance/Punctuality- Consistently at work and on time 
  • Flexibility- Able to move from one task to another task with ease
  • Dependability- Follows written and oral instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, completes tasks on time. 
  • Initiative- Asks for and offers help when needed, execute job tasks with minimal supervision
  • Quality- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality. 
  • Quantity- Meets productivity standards, completes work in timely manner
  • Safety and Security- Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, uses equipment and materials properly


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand or walk, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is continuously required to use hands to finger, handle or feel product, machinery controls or materials. The employee is frequently required to twist, bend and stoop, climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 10-20 pounds, lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with the aid of a co-worker or reasonable accommodations. The employee must occasionally push/pull manual or automated pallet jacks and other equipment

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to use a computer or tablet to enter production metrics
  • Ability to comprehend basic verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to distinguish and identify different products by reading labels 


No travel is expected for this position

Education and Experience

High School diploma / GED required or equivalent years of experience in an automated or semi-automated packing environment preferred 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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