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Machine Operator I

Fulfillment Operations
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Machine Operator I


Chefs around the world wear blue aprons when learning to cook, and for us it has become a symbol of lifelong learning.  Our highly motivated group of food enthusiasts are inspired to work on complex business problems with creativity and passion always looking to learn something new. We take preparation seriously, embrace a spirit of excellence, and put in the extra effort in everything we do.  We are thrilled to be part of our customers’ lives, cooking and creating experiences in their home kitchens.


The Machine Operator, under the direction of the Kitchen Team Lead and Area Manager, sets up and operates all production machinery in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Additionally, with the support of the Automation Manager and Maintenance Department, helps develop and train standard operating procedures. This position will be located in our Linden fulfillment center.



  • Responsible for setting up and programming machines for the proper size, weight, codes and dates for each bag/container produced

  • Verify set up of machine; verify that the machine has been properly put back together from sanitation crew along with scales and their proper function

  • Ensure that the products are safe and meet the customer specifications

  • Communicate quality issues of raw product or finished goods to the appropriate personnel

  • Responsible for machine set-up, general machine operation and changeovers

  • Responsible for the completion of all paperwork including, but not limited to, PCP as well as system productivity and downtime recording

  • Follow and complete the daily production schedule, including changes that may occur during the course of the day

  • Responsible to perform the following product quality checks: specification check, packaging check, produce quality check, seal integrity check, code date check

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Basic mechanical and math skills

  • Possess the ability to write routine reports

  • Be capable of meeting all required testing frequencies (detailed, fast-paced work)

  • Be capable of operating measuring instruments, such as the weight scale and thermometer

  • Be capable of performing basic math calculations and use a calculator

  • Bagger / Automation operation experience

  • Some PLC / Electronics knowledge

  • Food industry experience

  • Self-motivated individual who requires minimal supervision and direction

  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be eligible to work in the US

  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check and drug screen upon offer

  • Must be able to work weekends, overtime and holidays as required

Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be able to bend and lift up to 49 pounds repetitively, with or without accommodation.

  • Must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time, with or without accommodation.

  • Exposure to temperatures that range from freezing to sub-freezing (coolers, freezers, etc.) with or without accommodation

  • Must be able to push, pull, squat, bend, and reach above and below shoulders; repetitive use of hands, with or without accommodation.


Blue Apron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Blue Apron complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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