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Furnace Operator-2nd shift

Requisition ID 40161
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

Primary Purpose:

Operates the furnaces in a safe, efficient manner to produce liquid smoke to meet customer commitments, company objectives and quality standards.

Monitors and adjusts the temperatures, cooling water flow and “add water” volume to control the quality and quantity of liquid smoke output.


Essential duties and responsibilities:


· Perform acidity tests on furnaces to adjust water (twice per shift).

· Perform volatile tests by taking samples of char (adjust heat or reduce dust feed).

· Take temperature readings on each furnace every two hours & change pans twice per shift.

· Rod-out (clean furnaces) every two hours.

· Pump-out smoke to mixer tank, as required by production volume.

· Grease, oil and lube furnaces, as required.

· Burn-out furnaces prior to weekly shut-down.

· Maintain neat, clean and organized furnace and control rooms by cleaning daily.

· Keep daily production logs.

· Keeps furnace room clean and safe.

· Complies with all corporate safety and environmental regulations and procedures.

· Complies with all HACCP Food Service procedures and guidelines.

· Performs other duties as assigned

Key responsibilities

Qualifications and skills

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required.


Physical Requirements:

· Ability kneel, bend, squat, stoop, carry, reach, stand, grip, push, pull, arm extensions and perform elevated work.

· Ability to lift 50 pounds.

· Abilility to work overtime and use a flexible schedule.

· PFT & respirator fit test required

· Working at heights / climbing ladders

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 .

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