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Downline Operator - Night Shift - $17.65 + .50 Shift Differential

  • Posted: 4 Oct 2021
  • Operations
  • Bridgeton
  • United States

About the job

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives.  Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet. 
With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.

Danone North America is looking for a Downline Operator - Night Shift - $17.65 + .50 Shift Differential in Bridgeton, New Jersey.


This position is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the filler machines and downline equipment used to package beverages. The successful Operator will be competent in monitoring, maintaining and cleaning the filler equipment and packaging equipment in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. Demonstrating their ability to communicate and work as a team with other key personnel within the operation is also a requirement.

About you


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS                      

  • Monitor case packing equipment to ensure it is functioning correctly
  • Stock equipment with cardboard wraps and 2pk & 3 pack sleeves
  • Troubleshoot and correct minor issues with the case packing equipment, including size change-overs / 2pk-6pk
  • Document and report Operator Quality Inspections and take line samples per guidelines
  • CIP and ensure the work area is clean and straightened at all times
  • Provide break relief to operations personnel, which may include Filler Operators and line take-away drivers as needed
  • Record downtime data, participate in root cause analysis and engage in corrective actions as directed by Supervisors/Lead.
  • Provide expert user advice and/or data as required to process observers, improvement teams and /or management for continuous improvement and process excellence initiatives
  • Flex Matrix training to accommodate Autonomous Maintenance, CIPs, and Allergen Turns events
  • Forklift Qualified, perform duties as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



A High School Diploma or GED is required. Manufacturing experience and/or packaging experience is preferred



  •   Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  •   Knowledge of safety programs and procedures
  •   Experience operating packaging equipment
  •   Available and willing to be contacted by phone in the event of an emergency and be able to work flexible schedules including weekends, late shifts and overtime



Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals. Ability to read, comprehend and follow simple instructions. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, and small group situations, to customers, clients and other employees of the organization. Ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoke word levels.



Must have the ability to apply commonsense and understanding when carrying out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Must have the ability to prioritize and organize.


Must have the ability to demonstrate superb decision-making skills to determine the best course of action when performing the responsibilities of the job




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.


Occasionally required to lift and / or move up to 50 pounds.


Must be able to distinguish colors accurately



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


About us


At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.