Operator – Production & Packaging

HARIBO of America

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, the Machine Operator will be responsible for running and maintaining department production and/or packaging equipment safely and efficiently. Located on-site at HARIBO’s brand new manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, in the Kenosha metro area on I-94, the Machine Operator will set up and operate machinery and processes in their assigned area, assuring compliance to all quality, environmental and cost standards.

The Machine Operator will partner with support functions to identify and resolve unplanned downtime events, quality, safety, cost and other losses attributed to the area, using problem solving techniques and a continuous improvement mindset. The ideal Machine Operator will have three years experience in machine operation in a food manufacturing environment. The original and iconic HARIBO Goldbears, created in 1922, have delighted kids and grown-ups for 100 years! 


May operate a wide array of machinery, including tanks, vats, boilers, and kettles, to prepare product for the downstream operations.

Resolve any changes in product flow, equipment malfunctions, shortages or deviations. 

May check and inspect packages for correct dates, codes, weights and cut lines.

Ensure machine is supplied with correct material needed to run and complete documentation.

Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot.

Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.


Requires education equivalent to a high school diploma.

Requires three (3) years of progressive manufacturing and/or packaging experience.

Must be flexible with off-shift work schedule and overtime as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Machine operations preferably in the fast-moving consumer goods/food/beverage/pharma industries.

Understands production and packaging machine operations including box erecting, case packing, and palletizing.

Requires computer skills with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Knowledgeable of food safety and food quality standards and regulations such as SQF and environmental and people-based safety practices and regulations.

Requires mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply, divide, work with percentages.  Preferred basic knowledge of algebra as well as make adjustments to equipment settings.

What can you expect?

You will be part of a successful family-run company with core values that is growing internationally faster than ever before. We nurture long-term associate relationships, work-life blend, rich learning environment, and a tangible impact in the companys success.


Are you looking to make a meaningful impact with your work? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people-person with a passion for consumer-packaged goods? Does working in a growing organization excite you? If the answer is yes, then this is the job for you! Working at HARIBO inspires childlike happiness through the impactful work, dedication, and passion for our brand. Come join our team, where our associates are our greatest asset!

The Happy World of HARIBO is more than a business; we’re family. We always have been, since our founding in 1920. For the last 100 years, while we’ve expanded internationally and created over 1,000 confectionery treats, we’ve known our talented Associates are behind our greatest successes. That’s why we’re committed to investing in their growth, development and career opportunities.

At HARIBO, you’re empowered to charter your own path with mentoring and support from colleagues throughout the business. We encourage you to try new things, think of possibilities and aim higher – all while having fun delivering moments of childlike happiness to our gummi fans in the U.S.

Our core values and focus on long-term success continue to guide the way we do business every day. Our success story is rooted in our teams, and giving them the autonomy, support and freedom to make the best decisions for our consumers, customers and each other.

We give back to the places where we live and work. We listen to our consumers and get excited about innovation. We encourage diverse schools of thought and nurture inclusivity. We work to inspire joy through sweet treats that are fun to share. Want to know more about us? Please visit Haribo.com.

HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email careers-us@Haribo.com.

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