Illume Candles
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Starting at $22/hour
  • Full Time

$22/hr starting pay + $1,000 Signing Bonus!

1st shift - Monday - Thursday, 4:45am - 3:30pm

Great Opportunity in a high-growth culture!

ILLUME is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-quality branded and private-label home fragrance and personal care products. Located in Maple Grove, MN in a brand new, state-of-the-art Corporate Office, Distribution and Manufacturing facility.

We are a fast growing company experiencing year-over-year growth and we're adding to our high-talent workforce to keep pace with our current growth and proactively scouting talent in anticipation of future needs.

Position Summary

This position leads a small group of 7-12 people to produce ILLUME products. This includes elements of verifying componentry and line set up and awareness of quality and productivity drivers.


Five Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure accurate line set up
  • Follow quality and filling specifications
  • Achieve productivity standards by partnering with Supervisors
  • Coordinate line change over and line clearance
  • Work on production line alongside line employees

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure accurate line set up

  • Verify all components are accurate and ready for each production order.
  • Work with Change-Over Technicians to calibrate the production line for each production order.

Follow quality and filling specifications

  • Perform in-process checks or audits to confirm the production line is set up within filling specifications and meet ILLUME quality standards. If relevant, record findings.
  • Share line set up, quality and/or filling specifications with line employees to ensure consistent adherence to specifications and standards.
  • Assist in training new leads and line employees.

Achieve productivity standards by partnering with Supervisors

  • Assist line employees to make sure they are logged into the right shop order.
  • Share productivity goals and post/document hourly progress.
  • Assist supervisors in set up of line for best workflow and reducing waste.
  • Report quantity of units produced for each production order.
  • Create and maintain other documentation as needed.
  • Motivate the team to achieve solid performance.

Coordinate line change over and line clearance

  • Notify team members to clear the line of any materials from the previous production run.
  • Work with Mixing department, Change-Over Technicians and Material Handlers to set up line for next production run.
  • Ensure cleanliness of all designated work areas.

Work on production line alongside employees

  • Able to perform any job on the production line.
  • Identify where help is needed and work in any production line job to assist team in achieving quality and productivity goals.
  • Assist new team members in working with more efficiency by modeling the correct processes and policies.

Skills & Knowledge Required

  • Model safe working behaviors and wear required personal protective equipment
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Comfortable working on computers and with new technology
  • Able to accurately report and enter data
  • Preferred work experience in manufacturing setting
  • Able to communicate effectively with coworkers

What Makes Us Great:

  • Each Other - Talented and Committed colleagues
  • Values-based company
  • Growing company = Opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • Challenging and casual work environment
  • Medical, dental, life, disability, 401k plan, great PTO plan + holiday pay
  • Anniversary program, department and company-wide celebrations

ILLUME is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are not accepting candidate profiles from agencies at this time and this role is not open for relocation assistance. Candidates must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. without sponsorship.

ILLUME participates in E-Verify. Through participation in the E-Verify program, ILLUME electronically verifies the employment eligibility and Social Security Number of all new hires.


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