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Machine Operator

Department: Plant 1 Packaging
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Job Title: Machine Operator I

Reports To: Supervisor

Department: Packaging

Location: Chattanooga TN

Job Summary

The Machine Operator I is responsible for the productive and efficient operation of various packaging machinery including Slat Filler, Thermoformers, cappers, and other production related equipment. This role is also responsible for set-up, disassembling, cleaning and basic maintenance on packaging equipment.

Role Specific Responsibilities

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities. Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.



Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of high speed packaging or assembly equipment experience required.

Professional Skills: Must work in a professional and collaborative style. Must maintain a satisfactory attendance record and be able to work with limited to no supervision at times.

Role Specific Competencies: Must be able to use packaging machinery, electric and manual lift truck, tape machines and various mechanic tools, filler, capper, bottle cleaner, labeler, cartoner, and bundler. Must be able to lift 25-60 pounds and stand or walk approximately 100% of the time. Nearly constant visual attention and alertness are required as well as exceptional coordination, manual dexterity, and mechanical aptitude.

Special Requirements: Position is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dress requirements include uniforms, hair covers and/or head covering, safety shoes, gloves, dust masks, and safety glasses as required by job conditions, provided by Chattem Consumer Products. Training will be required as needed and determined by department supervisor to ensure Chattem Consumer Products procedures compliance as required by FDA-cGMP’s. Job conditions include some exposure to product, dust, and grease in work area and exposure to recognized hazards of packing machinery. Must successfully complete required pre-employment testing. 

Regulatory Compliance

American with Disabilities Act

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin.

Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004)

This role has been classified as non exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements.


Relocation assistance is not provided.

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