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Blender Operator 2nd Shift - Blue Earth, MN

Requisition ID 48765
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

The blender is responsible for fully preparing and personally certifying large batches of dry food ingredients in accordance with Company specifications for use in the manufacturing process.  This key position ensures that our food products contain only what they are supposed to contain and in the right proportions.     

Key responsibilities

  • Accurately weigh and measure ingredients for use in blends.
  • Maintain accurate paper records of the quantities of ingredients added to batches.
  • Use basic math skills, including fractions, to calculate quantities of ingredients needed for partial batches.
  • Assist with detailed cleaning activities in blending room as well as other areas of plant on a regular basis. 
  • Deliver a clean, well-ordered blending room to replacement each shift.
  • Operate a vacuum-assisted lift, digital scales, paper recycling compressor, pallet lift, and mixer.
  • Stage all required materials for pending blends in advance of shift change.

Qualifications and skills

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred, but no required.
  • Must be able to tolerate the listed physical and environmental demands of this position with or without accommodations. 
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Must have some work experience doing heavy manual labor within the last 5 years.
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

Nearest Major Market: Mankato

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