The Republic of Tea
  • Production
  • Nashville, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Since 1992 our mission has been to see premium exquisite teas steaming in the cups of men, women, and children everywhere, and to emphasize a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle. The Republic of Tea offers more than 300 premium teas, herbs, bottled iced teas and nature-inspired sipware. A socially and environmentally responsible business, The Republic of Tea is a debt-free, family-owned business dedicated to sharing our prosperity by developing products to support worthy philanthropic organizations as well as provide learning and growth opportunities for our Employees internally referred to as Ministers. Join our TEAm and enjoy a collaborative work environment, opportunities to grow your professional network, and become part of the tea revolution!


The Republic of Tea is looking for a Production Operator. Hours are 5:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. We offer comprehensive benefits which includes a 401k package! This position will require an employee to be responsible for the running and maintenance of specific machines. Must be able to perform routine maintenance along with preventative maintenance.


  • Knowledge in operation of tea bagging, leaf filling, and labeling equipment for the purpose of producing a "high end" product.
  • Must be trained and certified on the operation of machine assigned or staff assigned.
  • Must produce paperwork indication type and quality of raw materials received each day.
  • May also be responsible for setting up of all production lines with raw material, based on the posted schedule and input from supervision.
  • Quality ownership of products being produced.
  • Spot-checking products for quality control issues, filling containers with product, labeling products, and boxing products for movement to the warehouse.
  • Daily output to meet/exceed daily goals as posted on production board.
  • Attendance goal of 2 or less unscheduled absences a year.
  • Expectation of zero accidents/injuries of all employees. Be able to identify and correct unsafe practices.
  • Follow all SQF regulations and GMP practices.
  • Familiarity with SQF code and ability to answer questions during audit regarding job specifications.
  • Responsible for keeping workspace neat and clean as well as assisting with warehouse cleaning as needed.


  • Mechanically inclined
  • Manual dexterity
  • Able to lift 65 pounds on own
  • Able to sit/stand for 2 hours
  • Attention to detail
  • Good Attendance
  • Basic reading and math skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to climb rolling ladder


  • High School diploma, or equivalent GED;
  • Two years of related experience.


  • Manual dexterity to pick and pack single items and case lots;
  • Able to push product cart containing up to 100 lbs. up to 20 times daily;
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. on own up to 4 or 5 times daily;
  • Must be able to climb rolling ladder;
  • Able to push 50 lbs. from pack station to shipping conveyor up to 20 times daily;
  • Able to stand or walk for long periods of time.


  • Attention to detail;
  • Must perform work with a sense of urgency;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Ability to gain a general knowledge of computers and internal system;
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.


  • No travel is expected of this position


Perform other duties as assigned. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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