Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine Operator

SUMMARY: TR Toppers is a privately held food processing and distribution company founded in 1991 by the Rode brothers. We process, package, and distribute branded and non-branded candies, baked goods, and other toppings and inclusions. We are passionate about delivering superior customer service and high-quality toppings at an affordable price. We are looking for a Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine Operator with a range of experience as outlined below. This role is responsible for the set-up and operation of Viking MS400 VFFS baggers in our production area.


Responsible for efficiently setting-up and operating the Viking MS400 and associated radial scale/weigher. Must have knowledge of correct procedures to set-up and operate this equipment at top efficiency. Ability to train and assist other employees with the set-up and operation of the equipment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

• High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Three to Five years previous experience with VFFS equipment and radial weighing scales in producing pillow and DOY style zipper bags is required.
• Experience with the Viking MS400 machine specifically is preferred.
• An understanding of food safety, GMP’s related to food safety, and procedures related to food quality.
• Must be 18 years of age, eligible to work in the US, and successfully pass a drug test and background screening.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as add, subtract, multiply and divide.

REASONING ABILITY: Must demonstrate good problem-solving skills.


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Attention to safety and proper lock out tag out procedures is required. Must be able to multi-task.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to freezer conditions and a moderate to a loud noise level. Employee will be exposed to various food allergens and at times may be required to work long shifts and weekends.

TR Toppers offers a very competitive compensation package with the rate of pay dependent on experience. Compensation includes year-end bonus and company funded pension plan. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and a great work environment. Relocation assistance may be available.

TR Toppers is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

We are committed to taking affirmative action to ensure the equal treatment of all qualified employees and applicants with respect to the terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

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