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Machine Operator - Food Manufacturing

Requisition ID 6985
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
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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.

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

Where you'll work:  

Our Elk Grove, IL location creates multiple styles of sprinkles and cake crunch for Kerry customers and brands. With a growing portfolio, comes need to grow our team! If you like working with a close-knit group that makes a big impact, we may be the place for you!

 

Multiple openings available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift!

Key responsibilities

What you'll do:  

Do you enjoy your days being full of variety? As a Machine Operator you’ll see a product’s transformation from individual ingredients to finished product. You’ll follow instructions provided on a recipe card or “batch ticket” listing which ingredients you’ll gather and the amount needed. If you’re active, this is the role for you because you’ll use your hustle for lifting, rolling and transporting bags of up to 50lbs of ingredients and drums up to 200lbs to other team members. After the ingredients are mixed, polished and sensory tested the finished product is boxed, labeled and palletized. We hope you’ll feel a deep sense of pride when you see friends and family enjoying products you helped produce! 
 
You’ll be a key part of a high performing team that keeps production lines 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:

 

  • Measure, weigh and document ingredients
  • Move and transfer ingredients by hand, cart, or electric pallet jack (don’t worry, we’ll train you if not certified) 
  • Disassemble, sanitize and reassemble our extrusion and blending machines

Qualifications and skills

What you'll need to be successful and safe:  

  • Because you’ll be working with ingredients to specific standards, you’ll 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 rolling 200lbs drums onto pallets and consistent lifting of 50lbs 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.
  • Because the safety of you and our team are important to us, successfully passing a drug and background will be required.
     
    ​1301 Mark Street Elk Grove Village, IL  60007     Machine Operator - Food Manufacturing

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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