Fill Machine Operator - 3rd Shift

Date: Jul 2, 2022

LOCATION: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

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Pelican BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Pelican BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for a full-time Fill Machine Operator based at our site in Maple Grove, MN.


The responsibility of the Fill Machine Operator is to perform the filling and sealing functions that constitutes the production, inspection, inventory, and distribution of Thermal Isolation Chambers (TICs).  This role will require reading production orders, completing paperwork, using basic math calculations, and setting up machines to the correct product size.  Other duties include observing machine processing for proper functioning and production of products and stops or resets machines when malfunctions occur.  The Fill Machine Operator will also conduct routine machine maintenance and troubleshoots minor equipment failures.


What You’ll Do:

  • Operates and tends machinery that performs the filling and sealing function for Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIPs) and performs set up, routine maintenance and trouble-shooting functions as needed.
  • Uses manual or electronic inventory systems to locate and record orders and inventory information.
  • Performs general warehouse work that involves, using material moving/handling equipment to store materials in designated areas, and/or retrieving materials/products from warehouse locations to supply production operations or support customer shipment of company products.
  • Has knowledge of warehouse layout and the safe operation of material moving and handling equipment including 2-wheeler, lift truck, pallet jack, or motorized forklift.
  • Performs assignments in accordance with established safety policies and procedure standards set forth in the AWAIR program.
  • Adheres to the Quality Policy, including all items assigned to this position in accordance with ISO policies, procedures, and work instructions.
  • Refers to work order or procedural instructions appropriate for each job, function or assignment before commencing work.
  • Performs any specified quality assurance checks designated for each job, function or assignment.
  • Assures that interactions with co-workers, client and vendors are in compliance with consumer rights policies and all other policies governing the provision of services and programs for individuals with disabilities.  Displays appropriate work ethics in the workplace and group settings which provides a positive influence on co-workers, clients and vendors.
  • Ensures appropriate electronic systems and data bases are updated.
  • Maintains good housekeeping and clean work areas in assigned work sites.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet production standards on specific assignments within a reasonable time, depending on the degree of difficulty of their job functions.
  • Under general supervision operates all fill and seal equipment. Including such duties as set up, tear down and preventive maintenance for each machine.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in Handbook and follow guidelines regarding safety as outline in the AWAIR, and other safety procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:

  • Requires high school diploma or equivalent plus one year or more of relevant experience. May require training and certification in safe operation or material handling equipment.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most documents relating to the job, function or assignment. 
  • Ability to make decisions when identifying in-process problems.  Ability to deal with a variety of job assignments.
  • Requires the knowledge of basic hand tools.


Additional Information:

  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to work in a team setting and interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels within the company.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.


Why Join Pelican BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

  • Generous paid time off plans.
  • 401k plan – with a competitive match.
  • Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products.
  • Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.
  • Wellness Discount Program.
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to executive non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.

Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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