SpartanNash Machine Operator - Vegetable in Indianapolis, Indiana

For the team at Caito Foods, the produce business is straightforward. It’s about buying the best products available and being devoted to freshness. Working together, our goal is to make our customers’ jobs easier by ensuring that the freshest and most on-trend products make it to kitchens nationwide. Our outstanding team fulfills that promise every day.

Position Summary

Responsible to operate machinery and process products according to specifications to meet production demands, while operating mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Minimum Requirements


High School Diploma (Preferred)

or GED preferred.

Job Experience

Prior experience with machine or equipment operations preferred. Experience with food equipment or experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Operate machinery and process products according to specifications using food production equipment; ensure safety, quality and quantity requirements are met in a consistent manner.

Ensure proper machine setup, operations/job tasks (i.e., start up, change over, shut down), cleanliness and sanitation requirements, safety procedures (i.e., GMPs, Lock-Out, Tag-Out, etc.) are followed to ensure food safety and quality. Demonstrate accuracy and only operates equipment following proper training and certification.

Maintain product knowledge to include sizes, varieties, sensitivity, location, and background of products; identify defective and damaged product and apply correct actions to improve product quality.

Maintain and ensure the cleanliness of the work environment, effective use of equipment and compliance with facility procedures.

Ensure products and processes meet the SQF (Safe Quality Food) code and practices to provide the safest and highest quality product available.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Must be able to follow verbal (oral) and written instructions. Ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced food production/manufacturing operation to meet scheduled deadlines. Able to safely operate equipment/machinery; must follow safe working practices in accordance with Company safety policies and practices. Basic mathematical and literacy skills and ability to understand effects between yield and productivity.

Must report for work regularly and on time as scheduled. Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and works well with others. Must perform assigned tasks accurately and completely. Must be flexible and able to handle changes in work requirements productively.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a typical food production environment and/or distribution setting and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions; temperatures may vary within the work environment. The employee will be exposed to various work environments (i.e., refrigerated/freezer coolers, wet, dry and/or humid) on a frequent basis. The noise level in the work environment varies; food production setting may be low to moderate; distribution center setting may be moderate to high.


Food Production machines and equipment