Production Operator

Location: Fort Lawn, SC, US, 29714

Date: Jul 18, 2024

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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Why Gallo
Gallo is proud to be expanding into Chester County, South Carolina! Our Chester County Operations facility will be situated on 630 acres and include bottling and canning capabilities, warehousing, a regional distribution center, and will serve as the eastern hub for our import and export business.

We're approaching 100 years of bold ideas and hard work that unite us in our goal to serve joy in the moments that matter. As a company that has thrived on the simple belief of taking care of our people first, we appreciate and value what matters most to you. We're all about providing some of the best benefits, rewards, and development programs available in your area. We focus on caring and respecting each other, because together, we make growth possible.

At Gallo, we're passionate about bringing our culture to life in Chester County and to building something truly amazing, together.

Chester County Operations | We Serve Joy!

Job Overview:

  • Work Schedule: 12 Hour Night Shift, 6:00p - 6:00a, 2-2-3 Schedule
  • As an Operations Tech level 1 you will perform basic operations on packaging equipment including loading correct packaging materials into the machinery, machine changeover, set up, designated machine inspection and monitoring tasks, sanitation, and assigned Preventative Maintenance Tasks

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operates all assigned pieces of production line equipment safely and efficiently to meet or exceed established production goals in a cost-effective manner. 
  • Executes machine change over. 
  • Engages and actively participates in continuous improvement activities and initiatives. 
  • Keeps work area clean, organized and Food Safety compliant. Responsible for general housekeeping duties and maintaining a sanitary work area. 
  • Executes routine production reporting and quality checks. 
  • Performs consistent all in-process and final production quality control and verification checks. 
  • Demonstrates situational awareness and a sense of urgency on the production floor to include Safety, Quality and Productivity. 
  • Communicates effectively with team members, leadership and other departments. 
  • Follows and supports improvements to work policies and procedures. 
  • Participates in the creation, improvement and sustainment of key operational policies and procedures to include (but not limited to) standard work, job aids, check lists, and other operational support documents. 
  • Interacts with HMI control technology. 
  • Under general supervision, supports the cellar operation by completing tank sanitation, sampling, and blending. 
  • Operates a designated machine center. 


What You Will Need:

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate, plus one 1 year of beverage production or manufacturing experience.

  • Required to be physically capable of executing any job tasks within the facility.

  • Must be able to repetitively lift and uncase glass cases onto a conveyer belt.

  • Required to work overtime as needed.

  • Required to work assigned shift.

  • Required to wear a respirator when necessary.

  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting and executing simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.

  • Required to work at heights and in confined spaces.

  • Required to comply with company GMP policies.

  • Skilled in writing simple correspondence.

  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using whole numbers.

  • Basic knowledge and data entry into production/quality systems.

  • Required to travel to company offices, sites, and/or meeting locations for onboarding, training, meetings, and events for development, department needs, and business delivery up to 5% of the time, with or without reasonable accommodation. This may be in addition to travel requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.

  • Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.


Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.



  • Hiring Salary Range Posted: Set rate listed as $19.50 - $19.50 / Per Hour + Shift Differential as Applicable 
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.


Perks & Benefits:

  • This position includes a competitive benefits package.
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This position will be based in the location(s) specified in the job posting and requires working on-site with no telecommuting option. You will be expected to live within a commutable distance.


Application Window is Expected to Close On: August 1, 2024


Requisition ID: 103994





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