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Ice Cream Freezer Operator

Publix Associate

Wouldn’t you love to be responsible for producing one of the most popular products we make? If so, consider becoming an Ice Cream Freezer Operator!

How to Apply


  • Ensures that sauces and ingredients in Publix brand ice creams have the right appearance and distribution in the carton.
  • Tastes ice cream every 15 minutes of a production run to ensure consistent, delicious flavor.
  • Works with other team members to monitor the production line for issues.
  • Keeps the work area clean and sanitized.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment to keep it working properly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an ice cream production operation.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Experience with touchscreen control systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work habits in accordance with good manufacturing practices (GMP).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work any shift, including days, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours.
  • Ability to obtain a forklift license and operate a forklift.
  • Ability to work with industrial-strength chemicals.
  • Ability to demonstrate safe working habits.
  • Ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to work in a wet, slippery environment.
  • General knowledge of machine operation.
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work.

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Publix works closely with employment agencies in our operating areas to hire temporary associates for entry level positions throughout our manufacturing facilities. Adecco provides support primarily for our Lakeland facilities and Randstad provides support primarily for our Atlanta facilities. Please visit these sites to learn more about applying for a temporary position. Temporary associates may be eligible to apply for full-time positions, if available.

If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

After you've applied, visit our Applicant Resources section for helpful interview tips and more.

*Please note that having a match through our Job Matching tool does not guarantee you will be contacted when a position becomes available.