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Production Associate

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

Pay Rate/Hourly Rate/shift differential: $16.35 plus shift differential of $1.50
Shift/Working Hours: 2nd shift 2:55pm-11:25pm
Overtime Eligible: Yes
Add Details: OT as needed and approved.

Key responsibilities

Primary Purpose:

Receives sawdust.

Operates the hydraulic dump for unloading sawdust.

Operates the dust dryer system.

Operates APV evaporator.


Essential duties and responsibilities

Maintain a neat, clean, and organized sawdust handling area.

Follow and complete Master Sanitation Schedule.

Assists in the maintenance of the dryer and auxiliary equipment.

Assists in furnace operation as needed, provides back up when needed.

Maintains current & accurate production logs and MSS.

Ensures compliance with air permit special requirements pertaining to cyclones.

Keeps drum dryer area clean and safe.

Complies with all corporate safety and environmental regulations and procedures.

Complies with all HACCP Food Safety procedures, GMP’S, and guidelines.

Performs other duties as assigned.


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


Work Environment

Ability to work in hot, cold or wet environments.


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