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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 Machine Operator, you will work alongside a small group of 7-12 people to produce ILLUME products. This includes elements of verifying componentry and operating the wicking machine on the production line.

2nd shift: Monday - Thursday, 3:15pm - 2:00am

Day to Day Responsibilities

Ensure accurate line set up

  • Verify all components are accurate and ready for each production order
  • Work with Line Techs and Line Specialists to calibrate the production line for each production order
  • Assist in line changeover

Follow quality and filling specifications

  • Adjust machine to meet specifications of each job on production line
  • Share line set up, quality, and/or filling specifications with line employees to ensure consistent adherence to specifications and standards
  • Assist in training new Machine Operators and Line Specialists

Achieve productivity standards by operating wicking machine

  • Make adjustments to machine for each product
  • Respond to downtime with a sense of urgency and follow escalation protocols
  • Use hand tools to perform adjustments
  • Notify Line Lead when machine is down
  • Work with Line Technicians to solve mechanical issues
  • Coordinate with Mixing team to ensure accurate fill and communicate issues with Machine

Assist with line change over

  • Notify team members to clear the line of any materials from the previous production run
  • Work with Mixing department, Line Specialists and Material Handlers to set up line for next production run
  • Ensure cleanliness of all designated work areas

Troubleshoot wicking machine & problem solve

  • Perform all troubleshooting before calling others
  • Urgently respond to mechanical issues, and promptly notify team
  • Read manuals on machines to help with troubleshooting and identifying mechanical issues
  • Assist new team members in working with more efficiency by modeling the correct processes and policies
  • Participate and perform preventative maintenance on machine

Minimum Years of Experience

High School Diploma or GED required. 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. Prior machine operating experience highly preferred. Ability to properly use basic hand tools. 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 30 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. 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

$22 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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