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Packing Operator- IL Melrose Park

Requisition ID 37240
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

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

  • Regularly handle objects weighing up to 50+ lbs. on a frequent basis. Able to perform part bag and full bag setups for Wet Cell.
  • Understands and preform the premix process. Understands how to read and to properly record information onto the Manufacturing Order.
  • Operates propane gas industrial fork truck equipped with lifting devices to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials.
  • Properly communicate with the Wet Cell team to insure product is completed in accordance to the Schedule/Niteletter.
  • Supports Wet Cell to transports material or equipment to and from designated areas in the facility.
  • Stack goods/products following inventory control instructions. Stack empty pallets, label products and occasionally palletize by hand.
  • Perform daily pre-operation check list and equipment checks such as recharging the truck’s battery and lubricating equipment, and/or replacing liquified gas tank.
  • Perform a wide variety of miscellaneous duties which may include: sweeping, clean-up, removing garbage, taking samples and etc.
  • Participate in safety programs such as; safety orientation, safety committee, ergonomic committee, monthly regulatory safety trainings and Eye for safety program.
  • Follow all Kerry safety, environmental and regulatory policies, procedures, and guidelines. Must be punctual and attend scheduled hours as instructed.
  • 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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