Press Operator 1 in Columbia SC

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Press Operator 1
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Columbia SC
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Job Types:
Production Worker
This position will report to the Meal Preparation business that is now known as Winland Foods, Inc owned by Investindustrial. Investindustrial is a leading investment and advisory group with over $11 billion of raised fund capital, which provides commercial solutions and capital to high-quality mid-market companies internationally. Investindustrial has a strong track record of investing in the food and beverage sector, including private label, and has developed longstanding relationships in the food and beverage community.

Employee Type:

Full time


SC Columbia

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Press Operator 1

Job Description:

  • Routinely initiate die changes, die washing and die repair.
  • Perform all necessary changeovers and related activities on a timely basis to execute the required production schedule.
  • Monitor lines hourly to check transfer points to ensure product quality.
  • Load powder ingredients and perform cleaning and repairs of this equipment.
  • Perform cleaning, preventive maintenance and spring replacements on bow tie machines.
  • Operate system to adjust presses, dryers and bulk-handling systems to specifications.
  • Perform daily QA checks testing to check moisture readings and properly document results.
  • Ensure work areas are clean and that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) are fully complied with.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety programs and maintain hazard free work areas.


  • Team Lead


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to 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.

  • Must possess basic math, especially using a tape measure to measure length.
  • Must possess a basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic troubleshooting and problem-solving skills would be helpful.
  • Solid understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret equipment drawings.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to move about the facility .
  • The employee is required to stand and walk 50 percent of the shift.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, climb and work at high elevations for extended periods of time.
  • Must possess color vision acuity and depth perception.
  • Must be able to vocally communicate in a frequently noisy environment.
  • Must be able to work in an environment that is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time.

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in manufacturing (preferably food manufacturing ) is required

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Job Location Information
City: Columbia
County: Richland
Populaton: 131,674
Public Transit: The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) serves the heart of the Midlands, including Columbia, Cayce, West Columbia, Forest Acres, Arcadia Lakes, Springdale and the St. Andrews area. Its services include the trolleys in Downtown Columbia and the DART service (Dial-a-Ride Transit). Five taxi companies provide a fleet of more than 175 cabs.
Cost of Living: Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $274,832; detached houses: $281,946; townhouses or other attached units: $181,960; in 2-unit structures: $201,377; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,733; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $183,653; mobile homes: $115,020 Median gross rent in 2019: $909. March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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