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Forklift Driver/Batch Set Up

Requisition ID 37244
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
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Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

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

Located just outside of Chicago, our Melrose Park location is part of our Meat division and creates batter blends, pastry blends, and bread crumbs. We are a fast-paced, never a dull moment manufacturing facility that comes together as a team to get the job done. With a growing portfolio, comes the need to grow our team! We are located on multiple bus lines for your convenience. If you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can make a difference with, we might be the place for you!

What you'll do:

 

As a Forklift Operator you'll be responsible for securely transporting finished goods and raw materials between the receiving docks, storage areas, production, packaging, warehouse and the shipping docks. You'll get the opportunity to work alongside our truck drivers and make sure our finished goods and raw materials are kept in good order!
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You’ll be a key part of a high performing team that keeps production lines running efficiently while working together to ensure we all have a safe workplace. We’ll count on you to help us meet our customer and consumer needs as you:
 

  • Move and transfer ingredients by hand, cart, or forklift (don’t worry, we’ll train you if not certified)
  • Document temperature and machine readings with accuracy – your attention to detail will be key here

What you'll need to be successful and safe:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent or previous work experience with measuring and detailed documenting is required.
  • Ability to lift 50lb bags. This is a highly physical role and you'll lift 4 to 5 50lbs bags of ingredients per minute by hand.
  • Because the safety of you and our team is important to us, successfully passing a drug and background screen will be required.
  • Do you know the value of a great team? Teamwork is one of our values and critical to everyone’s success.
  • The safety of our team and products are our top priority, so we prefer some experience working in a manufacturing environment, but we are always willing to train those with solid work history, and a can-do attitude!

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 .

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