Entry Level Production Operators

  • GALA North America
  • Wytheville, VA, USA
  • 09/14/2020
Full time Entry Level Manufacturing

Job Description

Looking for a fantastic career? Just follow your nose! Enjoy this entry level opportunity where you will get to work with pleasantly scented candles and wax melts every day!

Come join the team at Gala North America, proud to be a “Made in America” company, with a new local management team that is dedicated to the success of this branch and its employees.

Enjoy steady 40-hour weeks, less physical demand, and no weekend work unless you want it! Learn new skills, move up quickly, and earn higher pay rates! Plus, get FREE candles!

GALA North America, one of the leading candle and scent companies, is searching for motivated individuals to join their team as Production Operators for all shifts at their facility in Dublin, VA.

If you have the willingness to learn, the ability to lift 20 lbs., and the ability to stand for extended periods of time, they want to hear from you! Must have a High School diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old.

Some of the benefits to you:

  • Competitive hourly pay – Starting at $12-14/hr. and up, plus shift differentials for 2nd and 3rd Voluntary overtime available on Saturdays.
  • Benefits package – Including Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, Life Insurance & Critical Illness, Prescription drug benefit, EAP, YMCA membership/payroll deduction, Retirement savings/401k enrollment with company match. Safety shoes reimbursement ($25) & Prescription safety glasses reimbursement ($25) after 60 days. Paid Holidays, Sick Leave & Personal Days. Vacation after one year. Company shirts provided and paid training.
  • Full time, year-round employment – This is not a seasonal industry. You can expect to have stable hours year-round.
  • Fast advancement opportunities – The company promotes from within often! In 2 months, you are eligible to apply for higher positions such as Machine Operator or Line Operator, which pay up to $20/hr.!
  • Smells great! – You will be working in a facility that manufactures high-quality scented candles, wax melts, and other products for major national brands. Enjoy the sweet smell of a great career opportunity!
  • Less strenuous – Compared to some other manufacturing opportunities, this is less physically demanding, and overtime is not mandatory. You will enjoy a steady and stable career without breaking your back!
  • Safety guidelines – Safety is number one. Equipment will be provided for you including safety glasses, PPE such as ear plugs, & face covering mask during Covid-19. Temperature checks are done every shift (Covid-19 policy).
  • Modern facility – The Virginia facility is one of the most modern candle factories in the United States equipped with some of the newest machines in the industry like the automated robots on the production lines.

Shifts available:

1st shift – Monday – Friday, 6am-2pm

2nd shift – Monday – Friday, 2pm-10pm

3rd shift – Monday – Friday, 10pm-6am


  • Operate, maintain, and clean manufacturing machinery and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair any mechanical failures.
  • Complete work orders and requests in a timely manner.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance.
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Apply now!

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Email your information to: galacareers@workrocket.com


About the Company: Gala North America Inc. is proud to offer Made in the USA products. Comprised of around 250 employees in its three locations across the United States, Gala North America Inc. has a sales office and production facility in Dublin, Virginia, a sales office and small batch production facility in Wildomar, California and a warehouse facility in Memphis, Tennessee. They can offer small to large batch production. The Virginia facility is one of the most modern candle factories in the United States equipped with some of the newest machines in the industry like the automated robots on the production lines. At the California facility, they have small batch production capabilities for reed diffusers, essential oils, and glass jar candles. The sales, marketing, and design team offer knowledge of the US market and trends, while also being able to draw on the greater knowledge of the global Gala Group.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.