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Machine Operator 1 - T-16 Extrusions 3rd shift

Date:  Jul 20, 2024

Taylorville, IL, US

Brand:  Grain & Protein
Workplace Type:  Onsite

Do you want to help solve the world's most pressing challenges? Feeding the world's growing population and slowing climate change are two of the world's greatest challenges. AGCO is a part of the solution! Join us to make your contribution.


The Machine Operator is responsible for operating extrusion equipment to produce plastic parts along with downline packaging. The Operator must follow detailed instructions to ensure the accuracy of each product. They must inspect parts for any defects or inconsistencies and make adjustments as needed. The Operator must also monitor the machines to ensure they are running smoothly and efficiently. They must have a good understanding of the equipment and be able to troubleshoot any issues that arise. The Operator must be able to read and understand technical documents, follow safety guidelines, and maintain accurate records of production.


Your Impact

  • The ability to embrace our Core Principles of Farmer First, Speak Up & Team Up and Core Values of Accountability, Integrity, Transparency, Team Spirit, and Respect.
  • Set-up, adjust, program, calibrate and perform preventative maintenance on extrusion equipment.
  • Produce material to specification, from job order and document production data at a level of output that minimizes production delays.
  • Utilize quality checks to ensure all systems are set for correct operational sequencing and to meet product standards.
  • Implement all aspects of Grain & Protein Lean and Quality Management systems.
  • Comply with all safety rules, policies, and procedures.


Your Experience and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Previous machine operator experience preferred, plastic extrusion equipment highly preferred.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments (calipers, pipe diameter tape, tape measure, go/no-go gauges), bander, Sawzall and other hand tools.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to read, write and use basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Ability to operate overhead crane and sit-down forklift.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to follow precise instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, managers and across departments and shifts.

Your Benefits

  • Balance of work, family, and free time due to flexible working time.
  • Non-exempt/Hourly starting at starting at $21.01 up to $25.99, plus $3 shift differential.
  • Health, life, and disability insurance, gainshare, 401k.
  • Paid vacation.


Your Workplace

You will work onsite at our Taylorville site to team up with your wonderful AGCO colleagues.


We value inclusion and recognize the innovation a diverse workforce delivers to our farmers. Through our recruitment efforts, we are committed to building a team that includes a variety of experiences, backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.


Join us as we bring agriculture into the future and apply now!


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Smart Solutions

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