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Blending Operator Lead

Requisition ID 26186
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

Who We Are


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! 

With over 45 plant across North America, the Byesville, OH plant is a part of our Beverage division. You'll have the opportunity to work in a fast paced and fun environment! We feel good about our products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you!

What is the Role

The Blender Operator will properly mix ingredients to create each batch of syrup or sauce.  Duties include:  retrieving raw materials from storage, weighing out and mix raw ingredients, transferring product from batching to storage tanks, and ensuring safety and quality guidelines are met.

What You'll Do:

  1. Assist in ensuring production needs are met and lines are running at optimum efficiency
  2. Coach, mentor, assess, and assist processor operators.
  3. Work with Processor Operator trainer and supervisor to develop training plans for team members.
  4. Act as communication link between team members and supervisor.
  5. Manage relationships with internal support groups and with external resources.
  6. Identify and eliminate safety hazards; monitor team member safety practices and adherence to policies.
  7. Delegate to the team responsibility and resources needed to meet production goals (empower team members).
  8. Communicate with employee’s Evaluate team member performance and progress, and communicate that performance and progress to the supervisor.
  9. Advise team members on technical problem resolution.
  10. Lead basic day to day problem solving efforts.
  11. Perform relief duties and fill in for team members when needed.
  12. Lead process improvement efforts.
  13. All other duties as required.

What You'll Need

  1. Minimum high school diploma required.
  2. Minimum 3 years production experience required.
  3. Commitment to safety.
  4. Dedication to quality.
  5. Strong oral and interpersonal skills.
  6. Attention to detail.
  7. Multi-task oriented.
  8. Conflict resolution skills.
  9. Proactive; exhibits initiative.
  10. Ability to train, mentor and empower production employees.
  11. Team player.
  12. Willingness to incorporate Continuous Improvement philosophy in the everyday workings of the facility.

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: Columbus

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