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  • Anderson


Machine Operator

Department: MFG Production
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Plant Supervisor
Position Supervises: N/A
Pay Level: HOURLY
Position Summary:

Responsible for all aspects of machine operation and changeover activities to achieve and maintain world class quality. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. 
Essential Job Functions:

Follow all safety procedures including wearing all required personal protective equipment
Effectively and safely operate and maintain the assigned machine and all related equipment to ensure all daily orders are met
Complete safety observations when assigned
Read and follow standard work for assigned machine
Follow all standard work processes
Verify proper components at the work station before beginning a job
Monitor product to ensure quality standards are met or exceeded
Complete “If down, do” list for this position when conditions dictate
Complete all required paperwork and documentation accurately and legibly
Maintain reliable attendance, including overtime as needed
Maintain work area in a clean and orderly fashion
Actively participate in Total Process Control activities
Must be able to work around ingredients and/or finished products known to contain food allergens
Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

Must be at least 18 years of age
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Basic math skills
Effective written communication skills, including legibility
Strong attention to detail
Desired Previous Job Experience:

Previous food manufacturing experience
Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.
Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Shift(s): Evening; Overnight
Regions: South


Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

About the company

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger also operates over 80 “The Little Clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select Kroger, King Sooper and Fry’s stores.

Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit

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