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Diageo Operations Team Member in Plainfield, Illinois

Job Description :

Operations Team Member (OTM): 12 hour Shift, 3-4 days per week

Essential Functions Overview

  • Perform all job functions safely.

  • Must regularly lift, push or pull up to +50 lbs

  • Regularly exposed to a noisy, wet environment.

  • Work in and around moving machinery, moving vehicles.

  • Must wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including hearing protection, safety glasses, safety toed shoes, cut resistant gloves, bump cap or hard hat, hair net, and beard net (if applicable).

  • Part of a line team and contributing equally to the common goal

Duties include :

  • Operating Machine Centers, which may include: labeler, case erector, depalletizer, filler, capper, air cleaner, unscrambler, case packer, case sealer, and / or unitizer.

  • Changeover machine centres to standardized operating procedures

  • Support the MMS program, manufacturing excellence standards such as A3 (project leadership), short interval control, and 5Y analysis, adherence to centerlining standards and changeover procedures

  • Participation and contribution to Tier 1 shift based meetings

  • Train other Operation Team Members on equipment as required

  • Perform all responsibilities in compliance with safety, sanitation, quality and housekeeping rules. Specifically completion of quality control plan as required

  • Clean machinery to maintain optimum machine performance. This may include using tools to: scrape, wipe, sweep, squeegee.

  • Troubleshoot machinery to main optimum machine performance. This may include: clearing jams, adjusting / resetting equipment, removing glue / labels.

  • Repair substandard packages. This may include: Relabeling bottles, restacking boxes on pallet.

  • Loading equipment with packaging supplies. This may include: lifting overhead, regularly lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Moving and dumping garbage and recycling containers. This may include lifting up to 100 lbs*.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP), perform tasks per the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) and follow general housekeeping guidelines and rules for Food Safety Regulations. Keep area updated with 5S.

Physical Aspects :

Lifting – Minimum: 20 lbs constantly Maximum: 100 lbs* occasionally

Repetitive Motion – Constant handing of bottles, packaging supplies, or equipment.

Dexterity – Frequent manipulating of controls, minimal to frequent repairing of substandard packages, frequent completion of paperwork, frequent computer work.

Climbing – Minimal to frequent on crossover stairs, staircases / ladders, stepstools

Standing / Sitting – Frequent standing, minimal to frequent sitting based on equipment

Walking – Frequent to Constant

Pushing – Minimal to frequent based on equipment.

Pulling – Minimal to frequent based on equipment.

Vibration – Minimal

Environment: Indoors: subject to the following:

  • Noise

  • Wet, slippery

  • Lifting is performed with assistance of other workers / equipment.

Worker Type :


Primary Location:

Plainfield Plant

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As a global leader in beverage alcohol, our 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Our ambition? We want to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we became a business that is defined by the character of the people who work here. It took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world. Today, nothing’s changed.

We’re proud to be more than 30,000 talented people. While they make our iconic brands ever stronger around the world, we help them go further than they thought possible. In fact, we’re helping to define their career growth through stretching roles and exciting development opportunities.

Diageo is where you’ll find a wide variety of personalities, experiences and perspectives, wherever you’re based in the world. It makes for a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where everyone can flourish.