Machine Operator II 1st Shift - $1000 Bonus

Date: May 19, 2023

LOCATION: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

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Peli 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.  Peli 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 Machine Operator II based at our site in Maple Grove, MN.


The Machine Operator II is responsible for the operation and performance of automated machinery and equipment to ensure all equipment and machinery perform per intended use.


What You’ll Do:

  • Uses work instruction to run assorted machine and manage use of materials to develop the product.
  • Performs work that involves, using material moving/handling equipment to store materials in designated areas, and/or supply production operations.
  • Provides visibility to Production Operators, Technician, Quality inspector, Lead and Supervisor(s) on issues related to manufacturing, equipment functionality and quality issues.  
  • Maintains knowledge of layout and the safe operation per established safety policies of all area equipment and material moving and handling equipment including 2-wheeler, lift truck, pallet jack, or motorized forklift.
  • Adheres to the Quality Policy, including all items assigned to this position in accordance with organizations ISO policies, procedures, and work instructions.
  • Proven ability in understanding and carrying out company policies as well as following Manufacturing process(s) to determining appropriate action for process the product.
  • Assures that interactions with co-workers, client and vendors are in compliance with Peli Biothermal policies which include 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 such as SAP for material and excel spread sheets for production and quality metrics are updated and maintained.
  • Maintains and documents good housekeeping and clean work areas in assigned work sites per 6s work instructions.
  • Demonstrates continued performance to meet all safety quality and production standards on all assignments. Will work with others to further develop or update production standards as needed.
  • Under supervision or work instructions operates the production equipment related to manufacturing goods, including such duties as set up, recipe selection, tear down, and basic troubleshooting / 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 with the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years or more of relevant experience. May require training and certification in safe and efficient operation of equipment and tools. 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most documents relating to the job, function or assignment. 
  • Requires the knowledge of basic hand tools and an intermediate skill in computers systems that run semi -complex production equipment on a semi/automated production line.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and be able to manage multiple job tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the proven ability to complete assignments within the time frame specified by the supervisor.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to make decisions when identifying in-process problems.  Ability to deal with a variety of job assignments. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and with other employees to maintain production output goals.


Why Join Peli 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 regularly 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 regularly required to execute 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.
  • Must be able to work in a powdery environment with use of appropriate PPE.




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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