Wonderful Citrus

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Machine Operator

Machine Operator

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Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Utility Machine Operator for its Mission, TX location. Ideal candidate will serve as production team lead, assisting the department supervisor in organizing and distributing tasks and conveying instructions of work to be performed.

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

To learn more about Wonderful Citrus Company, visit www.wonderfulcitrus.com.



  • Receives and coordinates flow of materials.
  • Observes processing procedures and informs workers to speed up, slow down, or temporarily cease operations to maintain plant efficiency.
  • Adjusts equipment controls to their proper position and alignment to regulate speed of components.

  • Monitors critical equipment parameters.

  • Adjusts machine controls to position and align, and to regulate speed and pressure of components.
  • Clean, oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment, such as opening valves or setting guides.
  • Monitors, adjusts and installs machine components, such as rollers, and templates, according to specifications, using hand tools.
  • Monitors operation of machine to detect malfunctions, removes defective or substandard materials, and readjusts machine components to conform to standards. Reports worn or broken parts to their supervisor, and may perform or assist in cleaning and lubricating equipment and machinery. 
  • Performs sanitation during and after production. 
  • Sets production code on coding equipment before startup, and assures QA approval before releasing.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to understand PLC controlled production equipment. Will make use of case and container printing equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, MSDS, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Forklift Operator certification required.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.