Machine Operator will report directly to Production Supervisor and Crew Leader and is primarily responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of assigned production equipment and processes.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Set up machinery and ensure all production materials are available.
  • Operate auxiliary machines and equipment, such as grinders to prepare or further process products and replenish materials as needed.
  • Observe gauges, dials, product characteristics.
  • Place products on conveyors or carts, and monitor product flow.
    Visually inspect production run and document results.
  • Determine and report malfunctions/downtime to appropriate parties.
    Maintain cleanliness of equipment and assigned area, perform set-up and changeovers of equipment.
  • Ensure Food Safety and Food Quality by following our HACCP Plan and all FSIS Directives.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by adhering to Birchwood Foods policy and procedures.


  • Previous experience operating auxiliary machines and equipment
  • Prior production/manufacturing machine operation experience in food industry.
  • Ability to operate manufacturing equipment safely with minimal supervision.
  • Dependable and self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Comfortable working in a refrigerated environment.

About Birchwood Foods

Since 1936, Birchwood Foods has provided fresh and frozen ground beef patties and fully cooked proteins to both food services and retail industries, developing a strong reputation of excellence established by our passion for partnership.