Processing Operator

Vermont Smoke & Cure

Vermont Smoke & Cure

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2023

Competitive Pay and Great Benefits, Including Paid Time Off, Healthcare & 401k - Friday-Sunday Needed

Our team members are the heart of our organization, and we are proud to work with quality-minded, neighborly, respectful people who do things The Vermont Way. 

Job Description

Works as part of a team to execute the assigned department’s processes to either prepare, cook, or package goods. Operates department-specific machinery and protocols in a safe and accurate manner to produce high quality product with minimal waste. Takes direction from the Department Lead/Production Supervisor, follows safety protocols, and contributes process improvement ideas.

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hinesburg, VT
Shifts: Day, Night & Overnight
Schedule: 12-hour Shift
Friday-Sunday 6AM-6:30PM
Weekend Availability
Status: Non-Exempt/Hourly
Reports To: Production Supervisor
Manages: n/a
Department: Manufacturing


401k *with company match Dental insurance
Disability insurance Flexible spending account
Health insurance Paid time off
Vision insurance Bonuses

Why This is a Great Job...

You Get to...

  • Develop and hone your skill set
  • Manufacture great tasting products enjoyed by millions around the world
  • Be accountable for creating ideas, owning projects, and leading others. 

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Learn and follow Safe Quality Food (SQF) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), personnel safety and business guidelines.

  • General and specific responsibilities for Vermont Smoke and Cure Food Safety and Food Quality Systems and Programs.
  • Put on “Hold” non-conforming product and equipment.
  • Learn/follow QMS standards, policies and procedures.
  • Completes department-specific paperwork for operations and quality.
  • Follow QMS standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Summer Sausage
    • Operates machine to form, fill, and seal the Summer Sausage.
    • Operates machine to cut product to prescribed size.
    • Operates De-clipper equipment to remove Summer Sausage clips from the chub.
    • Load summer sausage into packaging machine
    • Perform film changes and machine adjustments.
  • Meat Sticks
    • Operates machine to cut product to prescribed size.
    • Loads cut product into the machine to form, fill, and seal the product.
    • Operates Rework machine to salvage unusable product for reuse in formulation.
    • Perform film changes and machine adjustments.

    Interested in joining our team? Email your resumé. Don’t have a resumé? Call (802) 482-4888 or submit our form. Someone from our hiring department will be in contact shortly!

    Vermont Smoke & Cure is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/Vet/Disability. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Additionally, Vermont Smoke & Cure values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

    VSC offers reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you need assistance during the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, please contact VSC at 802-482-4666.

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