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ILLUME is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-quality branded and private-label home fragrance and personal care products. ILLUME has recently relocated to a state-of-the-art Corporate Office, Distribution, and Manufacturing facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota. ILLUME is a fast-growing company experiencing year-over-year growth, and they are adding to their high-talent workforce to keep pace with their current growth and proactively scouting talent in anticipation of future needs.

Job Description

As a Compound/Batch Mixer, you will weigh and blend ingredients as specified on the batch sheets and mixing procedures, for processing on the production lines, under general supervision of the mixing lead.

1st: 4:45am - 3:30am, Monday - Thursday

Day to Day Responsibilities

Ensure accurate line set up

  • Verify all components are accurate and ready for each production order
  • Work with Change Over Technicians to calibrate the production line for each production order

Follow quality and filling specifications

  • Perform in-process checks or audits to confirm the ingredients are prepared and weighed to filling specifications and meet ILLUME quality standards. If relevant, record findings
  • Share line set up, quality and/or filling specifications with team members to ensure consistent adherence to specifications and standards
  • Assist in training new leads and line employees

Achieve productivity standards by partnering with Supervisors

  • Ensure employees are logged into the right shop order
  • Share productivity goals and post/document hourly progress
  • Assist supervisors in set up of line for best workflow and reducing waste
  • Report quantity of units produced for each production order. Issue materials to orders
  • Create and maintain other documentation as needed

Coordinate line change over and line clearance

  • Notify team members to clear the work area of any materials from the previous production run
  • Work with Production and Wicking departments, Change Over Technicians and Material Handlers to set up line for next production run
  • Ensure cleanliness of all designated work areas

Work on production line alongside employees

  • Perform any job in the mixing area
  • Identify where help is needed and work in any job to assist team in achieving quality and productivity goals
  • Assist new team members in working with more efficiency by modeling the correct processes and policies

Minimum Years of Experience

Model safe working behaviors and wear required personal protective equipment. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Comfortable working on computers and with new technology. Able to accurately report and enter data. Work experience in manufacturing setting preferred. Able to communicate effectively with coworkers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to hear, speak, and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 70 pounds, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, and/or walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and/or color vision for inspection and/or assembly. Must be either willing and/or able to operate a forklift. Must be willing to learn how to unload wax tank trucks into bulk wax tanks. The employee must be able to work in a highly fragranced environment. This role operates in a manufacturing environment where the noise level is loud or moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$24 per hour hour + $1,000 signing bonus


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Great Medical Plan Options (including Family Coverage)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life, Short + Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan (Up to 4% Match)
  • 16 Days of PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays (2 are Floating)
  • Anniversary Program, Department and Company-Wide Celebrations

Application Information

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About Company
ILLUME is a Minnesota-based company of 200 employees and a leader in the world of home fragrance and personal care.

10501 Elm Creek Boulevard, Maple Grove, Minnesota

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