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Production Lead Operator- 2nd Shift

Requisition ID 30452
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

  • Receives packaging specs and work orders to determine product to be produced and ensure that all packaging material and labels are correct.
  • Ensures all safety rules are adhered to; communicating issues or concerns that cannot be resolved by crew or supervisors
  • Operates production equipment, follows safety guidelines, and ensures crew members follow safety policies.
  • Performs and assigns general housekeeping and sanitation responsibilities of the line daily according to GMP’s, communicating specific sanitation duties to all crew members.
  • Monitors all product quality and product safety documentation to ensure proper procedures are followed. Reports production data as specified.
  • Update Communication board daily and conduct one on one shift change meetings with incoming lead.
  • Performs and assigns all QC testing required in the department during the shift.
  • Directs crew members towards achieving the highest level of efficient production; identifying existing or future bottlenecks and product loss.
  • Ensures all HACCP and CQP documentation and checks are performed as prescribed by applicable procedures.
  • Train crew members in the different areas of responsibility within the production line
  • Participate in Eye For Safety program
  • Participate in Eye for Quality
  • Ability to operate a hand held scanner to manage manufacturing software to record all manufacturing transactions and maintain inventory accuracy.   Duties include:  Issuing ingredients to Manufacturing order (IP), Reporting production of items (RM), Printing labels, Inventory inquiries, product location transfer and other related activities.
  • Reconciling department staging area using mapics RF tools
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications and skills

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of training and experience.  


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Appropriate English language ability in order to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, MOs, and other related documents.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Has the ability to recognize issue and escalate to appropriate person.



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: Chicago

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