Natural Grocers Machine Operator 2 in Golden, Colorado


Would you like to be part of an exciting career in the natural foods industry? Do you want great benefits and be able to enjoy long family weekends? Do you want to grow with us and experience real career growth opportunity? Do you have experience operating food packaging equipment? If so, apply to join the Natural Grocers family at our Distribution Center in Golden, CO as a Machine Operator.

What it is you'll be doing:

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


  • 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 the key 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.


  • Minimum 3 years recent experience in operating food production machinery

  • High School degree or equivalent is required

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices in food production preferred

  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and concisely

  • Must be able to meet daily deadlines

  • Must have good attention to detail, including accuracy and thoroughness

  • Basic computer skills required

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must 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

  • Current Colorado Driver’s License is required

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs, repetitive lifting up to 30 lbs.

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion.

  • Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on occasional basis

  • Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed

  • Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body

  • Must be able to stand for at least 90% of the time

  • Must be able to walk for at least 90% of the time

  • Must be able to see colors and view computer monitors for extended periods.

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.

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Job ID 2018-8584

Address 4403 Table Mt Dr

Location US-CO-Golden

Category Distribution Center