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Production Operator - 2nd & 3rd Shift - Crossville, TN

Requisition ID 27075
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.


Where You'll Work:


Our Crossville, TN plant works with unique and interesting technologies that create condensed, natural smoke flavoring for our customers and brands. We’re a team that is committed to helping each other succeed with a structured training plan and a committed, engaged supervisor. If you like working with a close-knit group that makes a big impact, we may be the place for you! Ignite your career with this smoking hot job and apply today!



Shift Information: We currently have both 2nd and 3rd shift available. The shift hours are:

  • 2nd Shift - 2:00PM - 10:20PM
  • 3rd Shift - 10:00PM - 6:20AM


What You'll Do:


As a Production Operator you’ll play an important part of the liquid smoke creation process. You will be responsible for introducing saw dust into the machine, ensuring the machinery is running correctly, as well as some light troubleshooting. This role is very active, including bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 lbs of ingredients such as saw dust to be added to the machine. Climbing ladders at times to inspect and monitor equipment, collecting samples of the liquid smoke product for quality checks and maintaining accurate documentation. If you enjoy an active position, are a self-starter, motived and don’t mind getting a little dirty, we may be the place for you! You do not need to have experience with our unique processes, we will train you!

You’ll be a key part of a high performing team that keeps production running efficiently while working together to ensure we all have a safe workplace. We’ll count on you to help us meet our customer and consumer needs as you:

  • Move and transfer ingredients by hand, cart, or forklift (don’t worry, we’ll train you if not certified) 

  • Document and obtain samples for quality checks - your attention to detail will be key here


What You'll Need to be Successful and Safe:


  • Because you’ll be working with ingredients to specific standards, we prefer you have either a high school diploma or equivalent or previous work experience with measuring and documenting with detail. 

  • Thinking of joining a gym? No need! This role will require lifting 50lbs bags of ingredients by hand.

  • Do you know the value of a great team? Teamwork is one of our values and critical to everyone’s success.
    Because you’ll be part of a team that will count on you, we’d like to see solid work attendance in your current/previous job.

13797 Hwy 70 N, Monterey, TN 38574 - Production Operator - Food Manufacturing - General Labor - Machine Operator 

What's In It For You:


  • Weekly paychecks paid on Thursdays

  • Friendly, close-knit team and supervisors invested in your success

  • 3 weeks paid time off per year

  • Full benefits, including mental health, employee assistance program & more!


Ready to join our team? Apply today to let us know you want to join one of our hiring events!


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.

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: Cookeville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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