The Estee Lauder Companies Machine Operator - 1st Shift ($13-$17/hr) in Blaine, Minnesota

Machine Operator - 1st Shift ($13-$17/hr)

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Position Purpose:

Oversee filling line equipment operation. Coordinate filling line activities and personnel in a manner consistent with manufacturing department’s goals and objectives.

Each Aveda employee will practice an individual commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the workplace. We aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.

Each Aveda employee will actively participate in the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program and is required to follow all safety practices and procedures.

Description of responsibilities:

1.Effectively operate the filling and assembly lines

Key goal: Operate the filling and assembly lines efficiently, assuring that all quality and safety processes are being maintained

  • Learn and effectively execute any needed procedures for the packaging equipment operation

  • Perform operation changeovers, cleaning, sanitation and set-ups of packaging equipment

  • Communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback to the packagers and temporary workers on the line

  • Trouble shoots and performs basic packaging equipment adjustments

2.Effectively utilize line equipment and materials

Key goal: Verify routings and consistently produce to the standard

  • Perform startup, operation, changeover and troubleshooting of multiple lines within the standard time

  • Communicate efficiency and standard expectations to the packagers and temporary workers

  • Minimize material loss by monitoring fill accuracy and transfer losses

  • Verify all line efficiency goals are being maintained and documented

3.Maintain a safe work environment

Key goal: Eliminate accidents and continuously improve ergonomics

  • Ensure team members adhere to established safe work practices

  • Ensure team members utilize proper ergonomic related equipment

  • Report any necessary safety related issues

  • Implement programs to reduce workplace injuries

4.Maintain a quality / caring work environment

Key goal: Produce products that meet all quality expectations and eliminate rejections.

  • Give clear direction to team members about manufacturing, quality and safety processes

  • Communicate any quality challenges with the appropriate team members and Supervisor

  • Perform and document all quality checks required throughout the run

  • Report any necessary quality related issues


  • Complete all production paper work with proficiency

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or equivalent. Previous experience of 2 years in filling and packaging environment.

Essential Skills / Competencies:

  • Leadership and self-motivation

  • Effective communication skills

  • Innovation and creativity

  • Attention to detail

  • Management of multiple activities

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Problem solving / troubleshooting

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

Important Skills / Competencies:

  • Effective written communication

  • Knowledge of packaging equipment

  • Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

Job: Manufacturing / Operations / Packaging

Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 182845