Ajinomoto Foods North America

Machine Operator (Swing Shift)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/21/2020 9:49 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Field
Direct Laborer / Operator
Targeted Job Start Date
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Second Shift


Ajinomoto Foods North America is a leading frozen foods company, committed to providing nutritious and delicious meals globally. With a rich history of diverse ethnic brands, our brands have become household favorites all across America.  We are dedicated to contributing to a healthier lifestyle through nutritious and balanced Umami foods. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, all our products are cooked with our customers in mind, providing healthy and delicious meals for all.


We are looking for a Swing Shift Machine Operator to join our rapidly expanding team in the Portland area.    The Swing Shift Machine Operator is responsible for ensuring machines are working at full capacity while producing quality product. Machine operators make sure machines are well-maintained and perform periodic checks on output. Visually inspect production run and document results. Determine and report malfunctions to appropriate parties while maintaining cleanliness of equipment and assigned area.


  • Effectively and efficiently perform the safe operation of various machinery in the areas of set-up, troubleshooting and break down during operation.
  • In a timely manner, set up, start-up and break down during the beginning and end of all production shifts.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot effectively in order to minimize Production down time.
  • Regularly make adjustments necessary to maximize production machine efficiency. Must be able and willing to communicate all improvements to all team members and key departments.
  • Reduce downtime by actively identifying mechanical issues which have the potential for machine breakdown or downtime and reports to Leads and/or Supervisors.
  • May be required to operate other equipment necessary in the production process.
  • Practice and follow all GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices) at all times during production.


  • Must be able to read and write and understand English
  • Must be able to solve simple mathematical equations involving percentages
  • Highly Motivated and Energetic
  • Mechanically Inclined
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Have the drive to learn and grow with the company
  • Must be able to comprehend and take directions
  • Flexibility in schedule and can work different hours.


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