Machine Operator ALL shifts available - Starting at $17.50 + Sign on bonus!

  • 189 Spence Ln, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA.  Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN.  We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees.  We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.


Job Description

Qualified candidates must be able to perform a variety of jobs, tasks, or duties as required; and must be able to work their bid shift, overtime, and weekends as required.

The tasks required, but not limited to, are general housekeeping, clean up, sweeping, vacuuming, painting, lubrication (oiling, greasing, etc.), sample retrieval, power washing, lifting and hauling items up and down stairs, dump rework, operate a motorized fork lift, prepare packaging, package product and other duties as assigned by supervision.


  1. Keep lines stocked with packaging materials.

  2. Fill out appropriate paper related to the lines CCP’s, production, packaging materials.

  3. Basic troubleshooting and repair of packaging equipment.

  4. Knowledge of basic operation of equipment on the line.

  5. Operation of CIP skids in addition to breakdown and cleaning of line components. 

  6. Communicate with supervisor when line is down due to equipment or product supply.

  7. Communicate with supervisor when equipment needs attention.

  8. Report/resolve any observed quality issues while operating line.

  9. Proper start up, running and shut down of line.

  10. Proper tear down, cleaning, and reassembling pumps, sanitary lines, and line equipment. 

  11. Knowledge of chemical handling procedures including PPE required.

  12. Knowledge of process flow and ability to trace flow from source tank to filling process.

  13. Basic understanding of pumps, valves, and how to change filters.

  14. Successfully pass qualification test of that Operator 2 is responsible for.




  • 1st shift: 7:00am-5:30pm
  • 2nd shift: 3:00pm - 1:30am
  • 3rd shift: 11:00pm - 7:30am

Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Related Experience: Previous relevant experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

Equipment/Software Skills:  Basic computer knowledge - data


  1. Employees are encouraged to participate in efficiency and safety improvement teams
  2. Learn and follow written rules and procedures
  3. Produce accurate documentation
  4. Maintain acceptable attendance
  5. Will have the opportunity to learn various positions
  6. Must fill in when needed in temporary/permanent vacancies
  7. Must adhere to and comply with all safety, food safety, environmental, GMP rules, regulations and policies

Additional Information

Physical:  Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds, climb stairs, lift, bend, kneel, stand for long periods of time, work in confined spaces, and work with heights



Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.