Vanguard Soap
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

• Bonus Program • Eight (8) Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Flex Days (Sick Days) • Jury Duty Pay • Medical Insurance Plan • Dental Insurance Plan • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance • Voluntary Supplementary Life Insurance • Short -Term Disability • Long -Term Disability Direct Deposit

Vanguard Soap, a 75-year-old Memphis-based bar soap and liquid personal care product manufacturer, is seeking mechanical operators. We focus on developing and producing store brands for leading US retailers across grocery, mass, club and natural/organic channels, with an orientation toward middle and high end natural/organic products. Attractive compensation and benefits, which includes a 4-day work week.


A hybrid position that requires ownership to operate and maintain a production line.  This position will drive the output to standards as well as the demonstrated ability to change over and run the line with minor maintenance support.  Ability to adjust (rolls, center wrap, registration, rails) and codes (printed or embossed).  Performs mechanical setup and changeover for specific machines used most commonly on their lines, from low level (cutter changes) to mid-level (presses and high-speed packaging up to final mechanic check).  Makes all but most complex adjustments to equipment (without calling maintenance) in order to keep lines running at standard per the work order. 


All production machines including: liquid fillers, mixing tanks, all cartoning machines, packing machines, plodders, all case packing equipment, off line packaging equipment and wrapping machines.  Hand tools and measurement devices as needed.


High school diploma or equivalent experience in production operations, good communication, mechanical and leadership skills. 

Must score 80% or higher on mid-level math and logic test and 50% or above on company mechanical aptitude test for this position.

Must be able to operate a forklift.


General good health; walking, standing, bending up to 10 hours, capable of breaking loose extrusion equipment heads to change screens, and removing screws with assistance from on other person.  Must be able to work around fragrances.  You must have sufficient respiratory capacity to tolerate use of artificial breathing apparatus if required.



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