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General Operative

Requisition ID 22951
Position Type FT Fixed Term
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 

Division  Foods


We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About the role

We have a vacancy for a General Operative at our Kerry Foods site in Listowel, Co Kerry where we produce a range of butters, spreads and margarines.

The role is on a rotating shift pattern covering days, evenings and nights and will be a 12 month fixed term contract.

In the current climate of Co Vid 19, this role is classified as an essential worker. We have followed the government guidelines and have introduced zoning and social distancing into the site to ensure all our employees stay safe while we continue to Feed the Nation.

Key responsibilities

  • Execute Production Operations by converting material into work in progress (WIP) or finished product by formally executing production as defined & trained in Standard Operating Procedures engaging in front line problem solving on the process.
  • Identify, Rectify & Report Production Issues, Identify, Rectify and Report production issues that may affect process performance, product quality or team member health & safety to facilitate further investigation and root cause analysis.
  • Inspect Material for Acceptance: Conduct visual inspection of materials for damage, defect or foreign material and verification of material batch numbers and shelf-life.
  • Perform Setup and Changeovers: Setup the line / area for production ensuring all the following are available / working: safety controls, hygiene standards, machines, parts, tools & labour and conduct product / process changeovers as specified in changeover SOP’s.
  • Record and Collect Operations Data: Record and collect relevant data to enable effective management of the Production Stream. E.g. downtime, waste, yield, non-conformances, rework, machine and equipment changeover times etc.
  • Record Quality Control Inspection Results: Document results from QC inspections and assess the impact on product/process flow. Determine if corrective action is required and pursue implementation of corrective action in order to ensure continuation of production flow.

Qualifications and skills

  • Proficient written, numerical and verbal skills
  • Fluency of English language (Oral and Written)
  • Food manufacturing experience (desirable).
  • Ability to complete required standard work at full line speed.
  • Engages and expresses ideas
  • Team oriented to enable Production Stream reach goals
  • Engages in problem solving
  • Uses own initiative and maintains active attempts to reach personal and team goals.
  • Demonstrates ownership for the job.
  • Learns quickly in a changing environment.
  • Embraces change, adaptable and maintains effectiveness in varying environments.
  • Demonstrates a can-do attitude.

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