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General Laborer

Requisition ID 33005
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

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

The General Laborer position has two main job components: 1) basic line tasks on our cereal/ingredient packaging lines, and 2) cleaning tasks.  All GL’s rotate assignments throughout each workday.  This is Kerry’s entry-level production job. 

Key responsibilities

  • Palletize, shrink wrap, and record and certify quantities.
  • Perform cleaning duties such as sweeping and sanitizing.  Cleaning duties often require working at heights using a scissor-lift.  During changeovers, GL’s may work entire shifts of cleaning duties.   
  • Perform varied line duties such as checking code dates, aligning bags on conveyors, refilling cardboard stock, moving product and materials with a pallet jack, filling and weighing bulk product containers, assembling boxes, etc. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and skills

  • High school diploma or GED preferred, but not required.
  • Must be able to tolerate the above-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 manual labor within the last 5 years.

  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; fingers to grip, and talk or hear. May at times need to stoop, kneel, or crouch. May occasionally lift heavier items with assistance. The employee may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Pallet loading responsibilities call for the ability to lift 50-pound boxes from mid-torso height to the floor at a frequency of 20-30 times per hour. 

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 .

Nearest Major Market: Mankato

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