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Champion Pet Foods Production Operator - 3rd Shift in Auburn, Kentucky


Manufacturing, innovation, and happy pets too.

We are excited to announce that we are looking for a Packaging Production Operator – 3rd Shift to join our rapidly growing company. With thirty years of growth in the global pet food sector, our ORIJEN and ACANA brands define our vision of being The Global Leader in Advancing Premium Food for Pets. If you are passionate about personal and professional growth and see yourself as a key player contributing to our continued success by working in our award-winning company – we would love to hear from you.


The Packaging Production Operator has primary responsibility to operate the equipment safely and efficiently within the Packaging department at the state-of-the-art pet food production facility located in Auburn, Kentucky. This role will report to the Production Supervisor.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure compliance to Company’s policies, practices and procedures related to Health and Safety, Food Safety, and the Environment.

  • Maintain a neat and organized work area according to established corporate policies, procedures, and safety regulations.

  • Ensure empty packaging specifications and construction are suitable for applicable product and production runs.

  • Conduct visual inspection to control any damaged or incorrect packaging and remove same from production.

  • Identify food-safety concerns and perform actions appropriate for resolving them.

  • Operate lift trucks (sit and stand), as required.

  • Assist in conducting a daily inventory of all bulk and liquid ingredients, recording bin check, regular bulk inventory, and part bag count inventory.

  • Operate heavy machinery including tote massagers, grinding equipment for fresh meats and ingredients, and/or automated and manual packaging equipment in a safe and efficient manner, according to established Company policies and practices.

  • Develop and maintain successful professional working relationships, including good communication practices with relevant production department staff.

  • Participate in annual physical inventory as determined by the Company.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This role is for you if you have:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a manufacturing environment and/or equivalent military experience, or college degree is preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Working inside a clean, modern, state-of-the-art pet food manufacturing facility, with brand new equipment.

Benefits – The Perks:

  • Earn $20.44 an hour with opportunities to grow and develop

  • Available Overtime

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance available on Day 1

  • Company 401(K) Match Contributions

  • Free Bag of Premium Pet Food each month

  • Shift Premiums

Come as you are.

We value diversity in all forms and know the power it can bring. Workplace equality allows for creative ideas to bloom, diverse points of views to be heard, and increases overall happiness. That sounds pretty good to us.

Champion is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law