Illume Candles
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • $22.00/hour starting
  • Full Time

$22/hr starting pay + $1,000 Sign-On Bonus!

This position is a flexible, multi-skilled role on our production line. This position must be able to step into any role on the manufacturing line to keep up with steady productivity to reach team goals. Positions on the line include general labor positions, machine operator, mixing and line lead.

Shifts: Monday - Thursday, 4:45am - 3:30pm (1st) or 3:15pm - 2:00am (2nd)

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Motivate the team to achieve performance targets.
  • Lead teams with authority and self-assurance, inspiring others to follow your example.
  • Hold self personally accountable for line performance.
  • Recognize achievements / accomplishments of the line team.
  • Create an environment where employees feel valued, respected, and trusted.
  • Build strong working relationships within and across departments.
  • Maintain documentation as needed.

Troubleshoot downtime issues and partner with appropriate personnel to resolve

  • Address or escalate downtime issues observed and reported by line team.
  • Conduct adjustments and minor repairs to equipment to ensure equipment is achieving safety, quality, and efficiency standards.
  • Recommend short and long term corrective actions for issues impacting safety, quality, efficiency, or morale.

Follow work instructions and quality specifications to achieve productivity standards

  • Perform daily operational tasks per standard work instructions; Provide input to continuously improve the processes
  • Perform in-process checks or audits to confirm the production line is set up per specifications and meet ILLUME quality standards.
  • Share/train line set up, quality and/or filling specifications with line team to ensure consistent adherence to specifications and standards.
  • Partner with Supervisors and support teams to optimize line set up line for reducing waste
  • Share performance targets with line team and post/document hourly progress

Execute line change over and line clearance

  • Work with Mixing department, Change-Over Technicians and Material Handlers to conduct line changeover next production run.
  • Coordinate team member activities to complete line clearance and changeover activities within target time.
  • Ensure cleanliness of all designated work areas.

Ability and knowledge to perform any position on the production line

  • Willing and able to step into any position on production line to meet the staffing and performance needs
  • Leverage knowledge to identify immediate needs and improvement opportunities that will assist team in achieving quality and productivity goals. Actively assist team members as immediate needs arise.
  • Train and continuously coach team members in following standard processes to achieve appropriate quality and efficiency standards.
  • Approach each job opportunity with a positive work attitude.

Skills & Knowledge Required

  • High School Diploma or GED, Associates or Technical Training Preferred.
  • 2+ years of Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Model and enforce ILLUME Safety Standards.
  • Experience with machine set up and mechanical troubleshooting.
  • Must be able to respond to requests quickly and prioritize tasks.
  • Able to engage with and lead a team, infusing fun into the workday.
  • Self-motivated and flexible.
  • Able to create a learning environment.
  • Comfortable working on computers and with evolving technology.
  • Able to accurately enter and report data.
  • Able to communicate and work effectively with a diverse workforce.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to hear, speak, and use hands for fine manipulation.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, and/or walk.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and/or color vision for inspection and/or assembly.

Work Environment

  • The employee must be able to work in a highly fragranced environment.
  • This role operates in a manufacturing environment where the noise level is loud or moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

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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