Production Relief Operator

Production Relief Operator

Operates production lines in accordance with work instructions to produce quality products made within established specifications.

To apply for this position please submit your resumé along with a cover page to briefly introduce yourself.

Job Type: Full-time

Interested in this position? Make sure you meet the requirements below.

Job Responsibilities

  • Receives information from management on product to be produced.
  • Maintains close communication with Operations and Production Manager regarding product parameters, and dough consistency.
  • Measures, records, and adjusts machine and oven temperatures to maintain product consistency and appearance with specifications.
  • Maintains product weight within specifications.
  • Constantly monitors the appearance of the product and takes the necessary corrective actions to maintain it within specifications.
  • Properly fills out all records and reports, in accordance with applicable work instructions.
  • Reprocesses product as appropriate.
  • Verifies equipment is in good working condition.
  • Assists in the training of new employees.
  • End of shift -disconnect machinery, store tools, shut down gas in ovens, etc.
  • Responsible for following safety practices such as wearing Protective Personal Equipment (PPE).
  • Provides suggestions to improve process, procedures, and department in support of company goals.
  • Follow Company, GMP and Safety policies to ensure compliance.
  • Follows all food safety principles and legal requirements.
  • Maintains a positive and constructive work environment within the department as well as with the other departments and promotes teamwork.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Job Qualifications

a) Minimum 1-year experience working as a machine operator for a food manufacturer, preferably for a commercial bakery or tortilla manufacturer.

b) Working knowledge of baking, mixing, machine operator, production equipment and processes.

c) Good verbal and written communication skills.

d) Ability to read and comprehend recipes, formula sheets, safety guidelines and other written material.

e) The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurement is preferred.

f) Multi-tasking and the ability to deal with last-minute changes, make good decisions, handle pressure, provide follow-through and attention to detail is necessary.

g) Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles is preferred.

h) Flexibility to work various shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.

i) Ability to obtain and maintain a valid AZ food handler card within 30 days of hire and throughout the duration of employment.

j) Demonstrated reliability, punctuality, and a positive work ethic.

k) Bilingual in English/Spanish is required.

Physical Requirements

a. Ability to stand for extended periods and move around the production area.

b. Capacity to lift, push, pull, and carry objects weighing up to 50lbs pounds.

c. Capability to bend, stoop, reach, and twist comfortably to perform various tasks.

d. Safely climb ladders no greater than 2-4 feet high.

e. Aptitude to operate production equipment and machinery, including repetitive hand and arm movements.

f. Agility to maneuver in confined spaces and navigate around obstacles safely.

g. Endurance to work in a fast-paced environment and withstanding fluctuations in temperature and humidity.


Must be available to work first shift (3:15am) & Second Shift (1:30pm) and weekends and overtime as needed.

Pay Range

$17/hr starting pay during training months; $18-19/hr after successful completion of training. Paid bi-weekly.


Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Supplemental benefit options
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave
Employee Referral Program
Employee Discount
Free tortillas on paydays

About the company

Mama Lola's, LLC dba Mama Lola's Tortillas ("Mama Lola's") headquartered in Phoenix, AZ is a leading regional manufacturer of fresh, organic and preservative free tortillas, tortilla chips and related products.

Founded in 1987, Mama Lola's produces corn and flour tortillas in a variety of flavors, shapes, colors and sizes with the goal of producing the healthiest options at the lowest cost.

Mama Lola's has long been the recognized brand for restaurants, grocers, caterers, distributors and school districts throughout the state of Arizona. Its' strict attention to quality, freshness, on-time delivery and product innovation has made them a valued partner with their customers.

Contact Us For More Information About Our Products


"Rito's uses these tortilla's and they have the best burritos in town!"

- Thomas H

"They have a great history in making our tortillas for our family restaurant. Tortas Chano team thanks Mama Lola's for their quality and service."

- Roger A.

"I discovered...all varieties of tortillas (corn and flour), freshly made of high quality ingredients. They have an impressive line of offerings, including tostada shells of various colors. I left with tasty blue corn tortillas, healthy but very tasty whole wheat tortillas, and a batch of awesome tasting red child whole wheat flour tortillas. Given that their products are affordable, made without preservatives, and high quality ingredients, I can't see buying my tortillas anywhere else."

- Tony H.

"Great staff, very nice and helpful. Gluten free and organic masa available."

- Lewis P.

"I've been searching since 2001 for a good tortilla in AZ. I'm born and raised in the SF Bay area with lots of tortilla factories around. Mama Lolas is the first yellow corn tortilla that is just tortilla no MSG or other things I can't pronounce. They are thick and wonderful. They do not fall apart great for making enchiladas and tacos. We also made corn chips. This is the only tortilla I will buy from now on and I have to drive almost 15 miles from my home in far east Gilbert to superstition market to buy them!"

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