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Assistant Operator in El Paso, TX at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


TX El Paso

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Assistant Operator

Job Description:

Department: Production

Reports to: Production Operator

FLSA Status: Hourly

Shift: 3rd Shift

Position Summary

Associate must be able to assist production operations by maintaining, controlling and operating production equipment used to manufacture raw and finished goods. Duties include assistance in a variety of functions and directions given by production operator


  • Observe equipment operations and inspect product goods so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify operators of any malfunctions.
  • Associate must also be able to fill in for operator when they are not present. Therefore, they must be able to lead others and be responsible for the operations of the line they are assigned to.
  • Troubleshoot machine problems to determine and solve most common faults.
  • Perform minor repairs such as replacing damaged or worn parts.
  • Use and move finished goods and materials with a pallet jack for further production packing or processing.
  • Pack and store materials and products
  • Mark or tag identification of product
  • Place products and materials in equipment or on work surfaces for further processing, inspecting, or wrapping
  • Help production operators by performing duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials, tools, or cleaning work areas and equipment
  • Set and check all machine operation information such as speed, packaging films, parameters, enter code date and metal detector before and during the shift.
  • Ensure machine operations such as calibration of scales, ink, nitrogen level, and sealers before shift starts.
  • Check product weights every 30 minutes and modify when needed to ensure accuracy.
  • Report uncommon or difficult troubleshoots to the maintenance personnel.
  • Must sanitize and clean machinery for product change overs and general sanitation.
  • Strictly adhere to client specification and ensure good quality work.
  • Will be accountable to TreeHouse Foods safety and quality principles.
  • Will support the development, implementation, maintenance and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 systems.
  • Must maintain work area clean and organized at all times.
  • Report to production lead regularly, keeping them updated on production activities and progress.
  • Other duties as assigned.


*Must know and understand all types of nuts and allergens processed through the machine.

*Must know how to evaluate the product for roast and/or damage.

*Must be able to lift, push pull and carry objects of moderate weight up to 50 pounds.

*Must be able to have a flexible schedule and be willing to work OT/Holidays/Weekends with the ability to go to any shift depending on the production demands.

*Must have basic math skills: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and percentages.

*Must be able to make conversions from Metric to English standards for weights.

*Must have a High school diploma or GED certificate

Additional Requirements

*Must have good communication skills

*Must be able to understand, write and speak Basic English. 

*Must be able to read and write clear, legibly and effectively

*Must be able to be standing for extended periods of time.

*Must be able to work in a wide range of temperatures

*Must be able to effectively move around a manufacturing plant which includes but it’s not   limited to stairs, ladders, platforms and equipment.

*Must be able to follow all safety policies and procedures including the use of safety equipment

*Must be able to read, understand and follow written instructions and materials

*Must be able to recognize visual signals, shapes, warning labels or signs

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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