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Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Chilton, WI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


We are growing and currently looking for a 2nd shift Machine Operator to join our team in the Specialty Department at Kaytee in Chilton. Your primary role is to accurately produce finished product on the Production and Packaging lines.

At Kaytee, you have the opportunity to work with products for birds, hamsters, rabbits and other small animals.  We offer a clean work environment with free uniforms, onsite fitness center and an onsite Health & Wellness clinic for employees and their families. Other benefits include full medical, dental and vision coverage, free life and disability insurance and a full 3% match on your 401k contributions, along with a yearly profit-sharing bonus. If you find your skills match the qualifications we are seeking below, we invite you to apply for this position!

  • Maintain a high quality product.
  • Start machine; make necessary adjustments; perform required troubleshooting.
  • Accurately complete production paperwork.
  • Follow production line schedule in a timely manner.
  • Maintain open line of communication with shift supervision.
  • Monitor ingredient levels.
  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Understand and support the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Comply with all safety rules and company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsible for reporting any Food Safety issues to authorized personnel for correction.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds with frequent bending, lifting and twisting.
  • Ability to work independently in a safe, efficient, and accurate manner.
  • Possess solid organizational skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Effectively communicate with others in a manner which promotes a “team” environment.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations (add, subtract, multiple and divide).
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


  • Work is performed in a manufacturing/warehouse environment. 
  • Work environment will vary due to outside temperatures. 
  • Must be able to work in hot conditions. 
  • Must be able to work in wet conditions during clean up. 
  • Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours (on each respective shift) and average at least 40 hours a week. 
  • There may be some variation in work hours due to overtime, special projects, deadlines, and other concerns.


  •   Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  •   Free Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  •   Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  •   401k with 3% company match and annual profit-sharing bonus!
  •   Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  •   Employee Assistance Program
  •    Discounts on cell phones, movie tickets, gym memberships, and more!
  •    Education Assistance (both college degrees and professional certifications)
  •    Referral Program with cash bonus

  At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at www.central.com to learn more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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