Machine Operator 3rd Shift


Sheboygan Falls, WI, US

Shift:  Third Shift
Requisition ID:  50757

At Johnsonville, we use our business to build our people. If you're passionate about making a difference, we want you to help make our products, our processes, our communities and each other better. Wisconsin-based Johnsonville is the No. 1 national sausage brand enjoyed in 45 countries. Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, our company is 3,000 members strong and remains privately owned today. Come join our family-owned company!

Johnsonville Sausage Job Posting

Machine Operator

3rd Shift


Pay Range: $25.71/hr - $26.96/hr + $2.00 Shift Premium

Hours: 9:00pm – 5:30am, Sunday-Thursday (Overtime as production demands)



  • Consistently manufacture "great tasting" sausage products according to specifications
  • Work together with other Formulation Members to obtain World Class blending results in safety, yields, usages, and efficiencies.
  • Participate in daily Grill meetings and project teams
  • Have the opportunity to think pro-actively and understand how formulation effects plant flow
  • Set goals and objectives; both personal and as a team member to acquire "superlative"    performance in order to support the Johnsonville Way
  • Grow, develop, and stretch yourself by continuing to find new and better ways to meet your commitments to yourself, your team and to JVL.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Set up production equipment for running by locking out machinery. 
  • Use of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals
  • Must be able to obtain forklift license and keep safe driving record.
  • Operate the duel grinders and run all other equipment within the department.
  • Use SAP software function for the department.
  • Complete Formulation documentation paperwork accurately



  • Prefer 1-2 years manufacturing experience


Skills and Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong math background is required
  • Must be able to complete production documentation paperwork accurately
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to obtain a fork-lift license
  • Must be able to set up the Working grinder independently after proper training
  • Maintain all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and operate the combo washer on a rotating basis
  • Must have basic computer skills      
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be able to push/pull containers filled with meat


External Candidates Only: 

Ability to pass a pre-employment, post offer drug screen, physical and background check.



Meadowside – Sheboygan Falls, WI

Positions Available:


Member Status:

Full Time, Hourly


How to Apply: 
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Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.


Johnsonville, LLC performs pre-employment, post offer drug screens, physicals and background checks for all external manufacturing candidates.

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment.. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country.  We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.