Machine Operator III

Blue Apron

Linden, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 05/03/2021
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  • Company Address: 5 Crosby St 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10013

About Blue Apron

Blue Apron was founded in 2012 premised on a simple desire—our founders wanted to cook at home with their families, but they found grocery shopping and menu planning burdensome, time-consuming, and expensive. Our founders hand-packed the first Blue Apron boxes themselves, delivered them to family and friends, and received immediate positive feedback. Since those initial deliveries, we have scaled rapidly, developing our expertise and an ever-more ambitious vision.

Job Description


At Blue Apron, our mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone—from the novice cook just getting started to the experienced chef.  Each week we send hundreds of thousands of customers all the pre-measured and perfectly proportioned ingredients they need to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home.  We introduce our members to new ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques with seasonally inspired recipes that are always delicious, fun and easy to prepare.   We make fresher, healthier food available at better prices by rethinking the grocery supply chain from the table all the way back to the farm. 



The Machine Operator III, under the direction of the Shift Manager and Maintenance Supervisor, sets up and operates all production machinery in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Additionally, with the support of the Shift Manager and Maintenance Department, helps develop and train standard operating procedures.


  • Fully versed on Set up, calibrate, load and operate multiple assigned industrial packaging machinery (Auto-Baggers, Cup Filler, Bottling Line,Tray Sealer, Scale Line & Auger)

  • Familiar with wide variety of ingredients and packaging materials

  • Knowledge of the Automation and Machine Operator I & II positions

  • Complete production reports, indicating quality assurance and gold standard

  • Maintain KPI standards of production for output and quality

  • When required, provide assistance installing and commissioning new equipment

  • Troubleshoot machines when needed

  • Escalate maintenance needs to Shift Manager and Maintenance Supervisor

  • Collaborate with Automation and Maintenance Department to develop, refine, and train standard operating procedures

  • Perform duties effectively in a highly diverse teamwork environment


  • 3-6 years’ experience operating industrial packaging machinery; food manufacturing experience preferred

  • Must have mechanical aptitude and intermediate troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to uphold safety, food safety, and production quality and freshness standards

  • Possess the ability to write routine reports

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

  • Be capable of operating inline equipment  such as the metal detector, labeling equipment, weight scale and conveyors.

  • Capable of performing basic math calculations and use a calculator

  • Automation operation experience

  • 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 willing and able to work weekends, overtime and holidays as required
  • Must be willing and able to maintain production pace of equipment
  • Must be willing and able to bend and lift up to 49 pounds repetitively, with or without accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time, with or without accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to handle exposure to temperatures that range from 28-42 degrees 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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