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Production Supervisor

Requisition ID 38068
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Recruiter #LI-GL1
Posting Type LI

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

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

Where you'll work?

Our Elk Grove Village, IL location is part of our Sweets and Cereal division and creates some of your favorite sprinkles, toppings, and fillings used for ice cream and other bakery goods! This site is a short commute within the greater Chicago area.

 1301 Mark St, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

What you'll do?

  • Monitors and leads workers in their daily activities producing products
  • 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
  • Schedules and monitors lunches and breaks of crew members during lunches and breaks.
  • 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 employees adhere to allergen procedures and policies. Communicates to employees the importance of changing outer garments after working with allergens before transferring to other departments.
  • Train crew members in the different areas of responsibility within the production line
  • Ensures that all lines have a smooth transition to oncoming shift.
  • Performs all other related duties as required.
  • Ability to operate a hand held scanner to manage manufacturing software to record all manufacturing transactions and maintain inventory accuracy.  

What you'll need to be successful?

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  3 to 5 years 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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