Position Description

Packaging Line Operator
Location IL - Dupo
Job Code 2020-176
# of Openings 1
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Hawkins, Inc. is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals sold to municipalities and businesses throughout the Central United States. Thousands of organizations across a variety of industries have depended on Hawkins for the chemical products they need since 1938.


Learn more about us and apply online at   www.hawkinsinc.com/careers .





Hawkins is looking for a Packaging Line Operator to join our team at our Dupo, IL facility.  The position is responsible for safely and efficiently producing a quality product that meets the customers’ needs, by working on a packaging line, ensuring that products are properly packaged, labeled and shipped.



  • Operate and monitor packaging line in accordance with SOPs, including daily set-up and operation of machinery, changing necessary parts required for each product.
  • Understand processes to properly handle, store, and transport chemical material.
  • Perform daily preventive maintenance on machinery, and keep area and machinery clean and safe.
  • Accurately and completely fill out required paperwork.
  • Perform or maintain housekeeping in assigned areas of the plant.
  • Perform backup duties for forklift driver.
  • Uphold Hawkins, Inc.’s standards for quality and safety through continuous improvement activities and adherence to applicable environmental, safety and health regulations and policies.





  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous filling or assembly line work preferred.
  • Previous experience and demonstrated proficiency safely operating an industrial fork truck preferred.
  • Effective ability to communicate and read safety and procedure document required.
  • Ability to comply with all mandatory Environmental, Health, & Safety and process specific training and participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team in Level A PPE required.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office required.  Prior MRP or ERP experience preferred (JD Edwards a plus)


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds occasionally, and up to 50 pounds frequently.
  • Must be able to pull/push equipment and/or piping weighing up to 100 pounds into position for 1 to 2 minutes up to 40 times a day.
  • Ability to sit, stand, and climb stairs for up to 12 hours per day, climb ladders and work at heights, and work in warehouses or outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Able to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
  • Occasional turning, twisting, stooping, bending, and reaching.
  • Ability to wear a respirator for up to 4 hours a day (following SOPs for facial hair).
  • Able to follow production requirements including no exposed jewelry/piercings in a non-smoking, tobacco-free site.





Hawkins offers a competitive compensation and benefit package and is an award-winning employer and organization!    Learn more about us at  www.hawkinsinc.com (NASDAQ: HWKN).



All resumes/applications must be submitted online.


Hawkins, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.


Hawkins, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace Employer



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