Extruder Operator in Hazelwood MO

Nature's Bakery
Extruder Operator
Job ID: 
Hazelwood MO
Not Specified
Job Types:
Production Worker, Warehouse Worker
Employment Type:
Full Time

Position: Extruder Operator

Pay: $18.00 per hour to start + $500 sign-on bonus opportunity + incentives + shift differentials

Shifts: Second (2p-1030p) and Third (10p-630a) -- Full Time Work 

Immediate openings for Full Time positions across all shifts with potential for Sign-On Bonus of $500 and performance incentives.


Extruder Operators are responsible for correctly adding pre-made product into the extruder. Extruder Operators use equipment and machinery in a safe and efficient manner. They work on a strict timeline to ensure the freshest product possible while adhering to all Food Safety, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for adding approved ingredients in the proper order into the extruder.

  • Inspects materials and products for defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.

  • Operates all scales, meters, mixers, and related mixing equipment.

  • Weighs or measures materials or products to ensure conformance to specific recipes.

  • Identifies and marks materials, products, and samples, following instructions.

  • Modifies materials and products during manufacturing process to meet requirements.

  • Feeds materials into machines and equipment to process and manufacture products.

  • Loads materials and products into machines and equipment, using hand tools and moving devices.

  • Removes materials and products from machines and equipment, using hand tools and moving devices.

  • Understands and follows production schedules.

  • Communicates effectively with peers, and supervision.

  • Handle startup and shut down duties pertaining to the extruder equipment at the beginning, end and during each shift.

  • Make-certain that each component of the extruder equipment is in good repair and works in accordance to regulations set by the company.

  • Perform regular and preventative maintenance on extruder equipment to ensure optimum work cycles.

  • Handle / discard waste in a safe manner.

  • Educate workers on exercising caution to avoid accidents and prevent injuries.

  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area by ensuring that floors and food handling equipment is clean and organized appropriately.

  • Assist in developing SOPs and handle reviews of manufacturing batch records.

  • Reset machines following malfunctions or need for repeated cycles.

  • Create daily reports regarding product made and used.

  • Creates a positive work environment for teammates.

  • Assumes responsibility for own personal development and continuous learning.

  • Keeps abreast on new technology, methods and regulations related to responsibilities.

  • Lives by the Nature’s Bakery, LLC values.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following list that follows is representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

  • Ability to work in cold and warm environments.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Forklift certified.

  • Lift products and boxes weighing up to 40lbs.

  • Have own or ability to acquire steel toe boots.

  • Individual must be willing to work as a team member.



Ability to read and interpret quality documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully preform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations 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 talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



This is a Full Time Non-Exempt position 40 hour per week, and it may require working additional hours depending on business need requirements.

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