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Production Operator

Job Category:  Operations and Production
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Dolton, IL, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3675

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Production Operators are responsible for operating manufacturing equipment, ingredients batching, packaging, receiving of raw materials and shipping finished goods.  In addition, they could perform any of the following packaging tasks:  labeling, coding, filling, check weighing, sealing and palletizing.  They are also responsible for the general cleaning, including washdown of the plant and other duties as specified by their supervisor.



Following prescribed procedures and under general supervision, the Production Operator performs the following duties: 

  1. Operate all equipment required for material movement; this includes fork trucks, drum handler and hand trucks.
  2. Receiving, ship and transfer material and supplies.  Prepare material for shipment by labeling, marking, palletizing and other methods.  They move and stack material in their department.  Weighs of those containers range from 50# cartons to 50# bags and 700# drums.
  3. Operate equipment to manufacture, package and weigh products.
  4. Adjust and operate weighing systems to give proper amount of product in a container.  The product is then hand-stacked on pallets at varying rates up to 160 200# drums, 640 50# cartons or 640 50# bags during an 8 hours shift.
  5. Gather packaging and other materials needed for their operation.  Operate package forming and conveying equipment.  Package, palletize, stretch wrap and label finished product.
  6. Repair damage contains promptly to insure product is not contaminated.
  7. Clean production areas and process equipment as required to meet plant sanitation standards.
  8. Take direction through written and verbal communication; both reading and writing skills are required.
  9. Take action consistent with established procedures during any emergency conditions.  Notify appropriate personnel when they observe that emergency conditions exist.  Work in accordance with established safety procedures and use prescribed safety equipment.  Follow all safety rules
  10. Carry out minor troubleshooting and maintenance on equipment and instruments.  Promptly see further technical and/or maintenance help when such repairs fail to yield corrective action.
  11. Perform job in other classifications and departments, as required by supervisors.
  12. Required to work any shift or shift schedule as required by supervisors
  13. Assist in training personnel
  14. Prepare records of activities in logbooks, batch log sheets or other forms.



Duties will be performed both inside and outside of the manufacturing plant.  Most inside processing location, which are not heated or cooled, will have a temperature range of 45F to 110F depending on weather conditions.  Because there will be some exposure to nuisance dust, protective masks are required at designated locations.   Outside work, when required, is exposed to the elements and temperature of -20F to 100F



About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Industrial, Medical Device, Equipment Operator, Nutrition, Manufacturing, Healthcare

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