Pinnacle Foods

  • Production Utility

    Location US-IL-St. Elmo
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.






    The Production Utility may be assigned to and be responsible for several job functions within the Syrup/Sauce/Dressing Processing and Packaging Departments. The Production Utility must have the understanding of all of these job functions in order to perform them efficiently.


    The position will be responsible for relieving employees in the following assignments for breaks, vacations, and employee absentee: Line Supply, Process Helper - lines 1,2, 3, Product Mixer - all lines, Unscrambler – all lines, Filler – all lines, Labeler - all lines, Case packer - all lines, Case formers lines 1, 2, 3, Palletizer - all lines, Tank Farm - all products.


    The Production Utility must be familiar and able to monitor and operate the equipment required for each position listed above, as well as complete any required checks and paperwork. Lifting requirements may include lifting of up to 50 pounds. The Production Utility must be able to operate a forklift and capable of maintaining a forklift operator’s license.





    The employee will be responsible for the following duties within the Production Department.


    1. Supply all lines with raw materials, cartons, bottles, ingredients and any miscellaneous operating supplies.
    2. Ensure proper FIFO (first in first out) rotation of materials.
    3. Assist with changeovers.
    4. Operate and maintain forklift equipment, including changing batteries and completing appropriate documentation.
    5. Maintain general housekeeping in all Syrup/Sauce/Dressing processing/packaging areas, ensuring a neat and clean work area at all times.
    6. Relieve, and cover all positions stated above assigned by supervisor and or team leader. Must be able to monitor, operate, and complete the required checks and paperwork for all positions stated above.
    7. Be able to complete all job duties of each position stated above, including taking out trash, and or any sanitation requested by the Supervisor and or team leader.
    8. Comply with all company policies concerning safety, quality, and productivity.
    9. Work well with others and contribute to a Team Environment.
    10. Perform other duties incidental to the job as assigned by the Production Team leader and or Supervisor.




    Forklift, scale, power washer




    Lifting up to 50 lbs




    The employee must be able to read, write, keep accurate and legible paperwork, and enter data into computer relative to the job requirements. Employee must be able to be licensed to operate a forklift.  They must have the ability to work in a team environment, have excellent communication skills, detail oriented, basic problem solving/trouble shooting ability, strong mechanical aptitude.   Must understand position is critical to the success of achieving production demands, high quality standards and the overall success of the company.


    High school diploma or equivalent required.






    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.



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