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Waxdale Production Operator (Level 2)

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 14239 Apply

Able to monitor equipment, identify problems to escalate to senior operators and maintenance, perform minor troubleshooting with various types of low-tech equipment, with exposure opportunities to high-tech equipment; this may include filling, labeling, packaging and palletizing equipment across single or multiple lines. The primary goal is to work safely with a focus on teamwork towards the reduction of downtime, as well as improving efficiency and quality. Partnering with cross-functional teams is crucial to the success of an Aerosols and Liquids Operator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Autonomous tasks:

  • Runs/sets up industrial equipment, such as:
    • Assembling or sorting equipment
    • General automated manufacturing or production equipment
  • Follows equipment safety standards:
    • Performs safety checks
    • Uses safety devices – interlocks, e-stops, guarding
  • Ensures product quality, such as:
    • Conducting quality audits
    • Identifying and addressing defective product
    • Recovering from bad audits
  • Performs tasks such as:
    • Removing and replacing equipment parts for changing over to other products
    • Completing preventative maintenance, such as cleaning, inspecting, and lubricating equipment
    • Repairing equipment by removing and replacing parts
    • Assisting with rebuilding parts, as necessary
  • Uses inventory controls systems, such as SAP
  • Work to maximize uptime and reduce scrap
  • Identify wastes and eliminate losses
  • Complete technical training grid requirements within the allotted timeframe
  • Participates in fishbone 5 Why analysis to identify root cause
  • Proficient in the use and application of MS Office Suite Products
  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace in accordance with SCJ policies and procedures
  • Interact professionally and make positive contributions within the team and business environment using SCJ principles
  • Comply with standard work and standard operating procedures
  • Show adaptability by performing various assignments during the shift
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Demonstrated Math and Measurement skills.
  • Working knowledge of Safety, Health and Environment principles and practices
  • Proven ability to undertake tasks of substantial variety or complexity
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams, and independently with minimal supervision to meet operational goals
  • Multitasking and running/setting up multiple machines at the same time
  • Mechanical abilities, such as troubleshooting and using job-related tools
  • Effectively communicate and work in a team environment

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • 2 years of experience in manufacturing and or production environment
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience
  • Manufacturing experience at S.C. Johnson Waxdale facility through temporary assignment
  • SMED (Quick Changeover) experience
  • Proficient in the use and application of MS Office Suite Products (Outlook – Calendar and Email; Word, Excel)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Basic hand tool skills
  • Basic pneumatic and lubrication skills
  • Robotics awareness
  • Demonstrated strength in problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Packaging equipment - wraparound, drop & layer product packers
  • Palletizing equipment - robotic palletizing and de-palletizing 
  • 2 years performing the Required tasks
  • Running filling equipment
  • Running labeling, sleeving, or thermoforming equipment

Job Requirements:

  • Full-time
  • These positions will be on the back shift with openings on 2nd, 3rd or 12 hour teams.
  • Ability to complete the essential functions of the job and tolerate the ergonomic stressors of the job.  This includes lifting up to forty (40) pounds, standing, sitting, walking, bending, climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling, reaching overhead, pushing, and pulling for up to eight (8) to twelve (12) hours daily
  • All of ones’ time is spent in manufacturing working environment

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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