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Production Operator - Kenosha, WI


Puratos has Operations openings across both day and night shifts in our Kenosha, WI Chocolate USA Facility.


  • Day – 7am – 7pm
  • Night – 7pm-7am


Direct Hire Opportunities that include competitive hourly rates, plus a $500 sign on bonus after 60 days of full-time employment.


Benefits Include:


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Holiday and Paid-Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program




Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is an expert in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients. We are growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in over 70 countries. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


Our Kenosha, WI location is dedicated to chocolate production, making delicious chocolate that is eaten all around the world. We are looking for individuals that would like to join our great operation’s team to help bring joy to others with the chocolate we make.


The Refining Operator will observe all Puratos GMP’s, SOP’s, and SQF standards. This role will operate assigned production line as set forth by the Packaging Lead, safely and efficiently, while maintaining high quality standards that meet or exceed Puratos and customer requirements.





  • Must be able to safely work with automated industrial equipment, including operation, change over and basic maintenance
  • Report all food safety and quality issues to immediate Supervisor and Quality Technician.  Immediately report any safety issues to the supervisor, maintenance, or management.  
  • Responsible for the overall safety, quality, and efficiency of their work center
  • Comply with all company SOP’s, GMP’s, and SQF regulations
  • Maintain a neat and sanitary work area
  • Operate automated production line per SOP instructions
  • Ensure line is sanitized using specified procedures
  • Apply product specific labels and best by labeling
  • Effectively communicate to other operators, leads or supervisors
  • Refining chocolate as required by daily planning
  • Sanitize department as described in sanitation guide
  • Perform any other duties as instructed by the management




  • Candidates with experience in a manufacturing, light industrial, or job shop environment preferred
  • Must complete skill assessments with passing scores as defined by Puratos
  • Must be able to use production computer screens as instructed       
  • Must have a positive attitude and willing to learn
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate both verbal and in written form in English
  • Must demonstrate the ability to read and understand system instruction and training materials
  • Must be able to work overtime, including weekends, when mandated in accordance with the contract
  • Must be able to follow instructions
  • Must have passed company physical when required
  • Must be able to lift 50 lb
  • Frequent pushing or pulling of material and/or equipment. Frequent standing and walking
  • Attendance record must be in good standing
  • SQF training, GMP training, SOP training is a plus
  • High School Degree preferred, additional education is a plus