Production Line Operator
Adams Extract & Spice
Gonzales, TX US
Posted ago
Adams Extract & Spice

The job requires the daily operation of the line equipment. This can be single-operator equipment and lines and dedicated segments of equipment within our high-speed lines.

This job requires daily management of equipment, lines, and/or machines. This work requires intimate knowledge of how equipment is set up, daily operation for maximum output, and daily dismantling and cleaning procedures.

First-level troubleshooting and basic maintenance are required.

Participate in coordinating the activities of production line workers


  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as line workers and/or operators
  • Confer with other operators and/or supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between lines
  • Demonstrate equipment operations and work and safety procedures to new employees
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs
  • Confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems
  • Review production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, and duty assignments, considering equipment limitations and time constraints
  • Record product, packaging, and other information on specified forms and records
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards
  • Start the machine by engaging controls
  • Regulate machine flow, speed, or temperature
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards and remove defective products and packaging material
  • Uses internal ERP system (computer kiosk and/or handheld) daily for the job and/or material tracking
  • Abide by safety and sanitation regulations and follow all work procedures
  • Have strong attention to detail skills
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be dependable
  • Ability to learn equipment functions, processes, procedures, and operation instructions
  • Be able to work and lead in a team environment
  • Have a basic mechanical aptitude
  • Working with all levels of equipment
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for operating equipment used in manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications


  • High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
  • 6 months of food manufacturing experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work daily in a team setting with company management, area supervisors, and maintenance teams
  • Accountable for daily output of equipment and/or line
  • Basic Math and Computer Skills
  • Strong knowledge of GMPs
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. / pull 110 pounds
  • Be on your feet for 8-10 hours a day
  • Ability to climb 2-10 ft ladders

$15 - $18 hourly
About Adams Extract & Spice

Since John A. Adams made his first product in 1888 and mixed his first vanilla extract on top of an old icebox in 1905, successive generations of Adams employees have built, extended, and sustained a respected and thriving company producing premium quality extracts and spices used with confidence daily in thousands of homes, restaurants, and food manufacturing facilities. YOU are reading this message because we want YOU to be a part of that proud tradition!

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