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Packaging Machine Operator - All Shifts

Requisition Id:  79603
Business Unit:  Supply Chain

Palmyra, PA, US, 17078


1st Shift, Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm

2nd Shift, Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 11:00pm

3rd Shift, Sunday - Thursday, 11:00pm - 7:00am


Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, a company named among the most admired in the world by Fortune and one of America’s best employers by Forbes, our employees take pride in their work and show dedication to their job. As the Machine Operator, Packaging, you will be responsible for the operation of the Bagger, Scale, Case Erector and Cartoner machine. You’ll oversee the performance of the Bagger line and perform all jobs throughout the packaging line to provide direction and support to team members. If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity with a dynamic global company, join us at XPO.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Set up and operate a packaging machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines; operate the Production Management System with lead times of 5-12 people
  • Supply the scale with intermediate components and bagging materials (film) to keep the machine running properly
  • Operate the bagging machine with minimal waste to finished products and packaging materials
  • Perform quality assurance checks throughout the day, inspecting for packaging defects, material defects and quality
  • Troubleshoot machinery breakdowns, clean machine jams and align rolls of bagging materials to minimize downtime and promote productivity; assist mechanic with more complex machinery breakdowns and repairs
  • Conduct periodic adjustments on the bagging machine and scale to ensure peak performance efficiency
  • Document inventory numbers and weights on products, and organize packages; provide hourly count reports of production and downtime 
  • Complete general housekeeping duties around the machine, such as sweeping floors and cleaning machine parts, supply tables, rework tables, etc.
  • Fill, secure and label containers according to company and/or customer specifications
  • Adjust machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications and in a timely fashion; make minor repairs to packaging equipment as needed

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year of machine operator experience
  • Proven ability to measure for proper alignment requirements using a ruler
  • Ability to speak, read (fine print) and write in English, follow verbal and written directions, write simple correspondence, and effectively communicate with others

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Knowledge of and ability to independently operate a bagging machine and produce a quality product in a team-based environment
  • Knowledge of warehouse packing automation
  • Food grade operation a plus
  • Ability to be cross-trained to operate different styles of bagging machines

This job requires the ability to:

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Work in a warehouse environment that is not climate-controlled 
  • Safely walk, reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel  
  • Successfully meet all background check requirements

Be part of something big.


XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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