Country:  United States
City:  Brookings
Job Family:  Industrial Operations
Contract Type:  Unlimited-term
Job ID:  49691

Sr. Machine Operator Night Shift $65,000/Yr 1

The Bel Group is a major player in the food industry through portions of dairy, fruit and plant-based products, and one of the world leaders in branded cheeses. Its portfolio of differentiated and internationally recognized brands includes The Laughing Cow®, Kiri®, Babybel®, Boursin®, Nurishh®, Pom’Potes®, and GoGo squeeZ®, as well as some 30 local brands. Together, these brands helped the Group generate sales of €3.6 billion in 2022.


Some 11,800 employees in some 60 subsidiaries around the world contribute to the deployment of the Group's mission to champion healthier and responsible food for all. Bel products are prepared at 29 production sites and distributed in more than 120 countries.


Bel is seeking enthusiastic, accountable people to join our hourly manufacturing team in Brookings, SD. 

At Bel, Safety is our number one priority, and all our team members act as safety leaders in all responsibilities. 

Our Team members support each other with teamwork while continuously improving our business goals.

Bel has an in-depth training program and provides opportunity for advancement!

New team members are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and wellness reimbursements immediately, as well as generous paid time off program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Set up the molding machine to form cheese.  Adjust machine during production to maximize productivity and product quality (Proper cheese weight, shape, and texture, etc...). 


  • Start conveyors and other equipment associated with the molding machine.


  • Run machine during production, and make adjustments when needed.


  • Pull cheese samples for quality testing.


  • Record weight of cheese and average throughout the day.


  • Maintain a clean working area during production.


  • Work closely with vat operator to ensure a constant product flow to the molding machine.


  • Good fine motor skills needed.


  • Must be able to bend, twist, reach, kneel, and crouch.


  • Must be able to lift and move up to 30 lb.


  • Comply with all quality, safety, and work-rule requirements.


  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.





  • Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy
  • Follows all Safety rules & procedures by working safely and ensuring safety of others
  • Follows all food safety procedures
  • Follows all environmental protocols as applicable
  • Follows all sanitation procedures and work instructions
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.