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Operator 1st Shift

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.

Where You'll Work

With over 50 plants across North America, the Harrisonburg, VA, plant is a part of our Taste division. We feel good about our products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you.

1711 N Liberty St., Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA, 22802-4518

What You'll Be Doing

1. Follow all safety and OSHA guidelines.

2. Follow all regulations and procedures as specified by USDA, FDA, DEQ, and Ariake. Examples of the policies include:

· Employee handbook

· HACCP

· SSOP’s

· GMP’s

· Master Cleaning Schedule

3. Be productive and follow the standard operating times.

4. Keep all areas clean. Examples: Discard rubber bands found on the floor, empty the trash receptacles, and clean the floors.

5. Have the ability to lift at least fifty pounds.

6. Make the highest quality product possible.

7. Complete assigned paperwork on a timely basis.

8. Perform basic preventive maintenance on equipment.

9. Document and report any concerns to your supervisor.

10. Assist other operators in the production department as time permits. This promotes Teamwork and makes processing run more efficiently.

11. Perform tasks as required by management.

12. * If you are not sure what to do, ask your supervisor.

13. Operate the sharples as detailed in the operational manual.

14. Pack the fat and keep the packing utensils clean & sanitized. This is critical to prevent contamination.

15. Collect samples of all products packed and take them to the lab.

16. Maintain the floors in the extractor room and around the vibrating screens.

17. Clean the vibrating screens after each batch.

18. Perform a chemical wash on the assigned equipment on Monday mornings.

19. Foam all tanks, lines, and equipment every day or as needed.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

What You'll Need To Be Successful And Safe

1. Good command of the English language, both written and spoken.

2. High School Diploma or equivalent.

3. Two years production experience.

4. Good verbal, written and organizational skills.


Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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