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Skilled Operative

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




The Mezzanine Operator will operate the equipment in the Mezzanine area in accordance with SOP’s and the operating manual to ensure that a high quality product is manufactured. 

Key responsibilities


  1. Follow all safety and OSHA guidelines. 

  1. Follow all regulations and procedures as specified by USDA, FDA, DEQ and Ariake.  Examples of these policies can be found in the following documents: 

  1. Employee handbook 

  1. HACCP 

  1. SSOP’s 

  1. GMP’s 

  1. Master Cleaning Schedule 

  1. Be productive and follow the standard operating times. 

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

  1. Employees must have the ability to lift at least 50 pounds. 

  1. Employees are responsible for making the highest quality product possible. 

  1. Complete assigned paperwork in a timely manner. 

  1. Perform basic preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment. 

  1. Document and report any concerns to your Supervisor. 

  1. Assist other operators in the production department as time permits.  This promotes teamwork and makes the manufacturing process run more efficiently. 

  1. Perform tasks as required by your Supervisor or Manager.  If you are not sure what to do, ask your Supervisor or Manager. 

  1. Operate and feeding line as detailed in the operation manual. 

  1. Maintain the mezzanine area by keeping it clean. 

  1. Feed the extractors with raw material as outlined in the production schedule. 

  1. Clean the feeding line at the end of each production cycle. 



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

Qualifications and skills


  1. Able to understand the English language, both written and spoken. 

  1. High School diploma or equivalent. 

  1. Good organizational skills. 

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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