ESL Filling Operator, Overnight, Dairy – Atlanta

Location: Dacula, near Atlanta, GA
Job ID: 25628BR
Department: ATL Dairy
Date Posted: Aug 14, 2023

$43 - 60k


Responsibilities include:

  • Setting up, operating, maintaining and cleaning the sterile Extended Shelf Life (ESL) filling equipment
  • Monitoring caps, codes, weights and carton integrity
  • Tasting products for quality
  • Maintaining sterility of equipment related to ESL filling and conveying
  • Maintaining sterility in the ESL filling area at all times
  • Maintaining a hygienic, tightly controlled environment for the packaging of ESL products
  • Disassembling and reassembling fillers and associated equipment for cleaning and ensuring they are safe and sterile
  • Manual and hand cleaning of the equipment in the ESL packaging area
  • Cleaning the environment of the filling room
  • Operating and documenting daily CIP and sterilization activities of the equipment
  • Operating the floor cleaner and scrubbing equipment
  • Accurately recording daily production data and regulatory information and verifying they are within the established control limits for proper operation
  • Performing laboratory tests and monitoring weight control of product
  • Producing a quality product in a manner that meets Publix and regulatory standards
  • Performing minor repairs, preventative maintenance and mechanical adjustments as needed and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

The required qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must have excellent safety work habits
  • Have good understanding of sanitation practices and principles including manual and automated cleaning
  • Must have mechanical aptitude and demonstrate mechanical abilities
  • Must be able to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Able to lift up to 50+ pounds repetitively
  • Must be able to learn and perform all positions
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Must be able to obtain a license and operate a forklift
  • Must be able to perform basic math
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Must have excellent safety work habits
  • Able to maintain a sterile work station
  • Able to perform steady and productive work for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Must be able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Must be willing to assist other team members in other areas
  • Must have good human relation skills (the ability to work well with others and to be a team member)
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Show enthusiasm, initiative, pride in work, and
  • A commitment to Publix and our Mission.


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

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