Position Description

Machine Operator
Work Location TX - Dallas
Job Code 5997
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Our Pet Segment is searching for a Machine Operator in our Dallas, TX location.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA) is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets.  Please see our website at www.central.com for additional company information.


  • Set up machine for proper and efficient operation resulting in a high quality product

  • Perform daily start-up procedure; verify line preparation and staging of materials.

  • Complete and document first article product quality inspection.

  • Perform critical safety items inspection and notify appropriate person(s) as necessary.

  • Operate machinery per guidelines and instructions.  Take action as necessary to insure product quality standards and line efficiency standards are achieved.

  • Document downtime, adjustments, product quality inspections, and operating parameters per guidelines on PCR’s.

  • Make basic mechanical adjustments as needed.

  • Responsible for changeover of various machines to accommodate each product.  Usually changeover involves replacement of materials, changeover documentation and minor mechanical adjustments.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is desired. Proven performance can be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and converse in English.

  • Must have a practical working knowledge of basic arithmetic functions (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction).

  • Occasional lifting of materials up to 50 lbs.

  • Stoop, squat, bending, overhead lifting, standing, and walking.

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


  • Works in manufacturing plant with adequate temperature and lighting levels, but may be subject to noise from machinery.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law

All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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