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Production Operator - 3rd Shift - Melrose Park, IL

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 need to grow our team! If you are looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can make a difference with, we might be the place for you! 

 

We have a 3rd Shift Production Operator position in Melrose Park, Illinois. Kerry has over 41 sites across North America. Our Melrose Park facility plant is part of the Meat division business, and has 170 employees. This site is growing operations and investing capital in improvement projects. We are looking for someone comfortable working on third 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.

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 breadcrumbs. 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 need to grow our team! If you are looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can make a difference with, we might be the place for you! 

We have a 3rd Shift Production Operator position in Melrose Park, Illinois. Kerry has over 41 sites across North America. Our Melrose Park facility plant is part of the Meat division business and has 170 employees. This site is growing operations and investing capital in improvement projects. We are looking for someone comfortable working on third shift.

Key responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Include the following but not limited to:

  • Starts and operates scale/packer/sealer to position bag in machine for the filling of finished product.  Inspects filled container to ensure proper seal of bag.
  • Keep production records of product number, lot numbers, bag weights, downtime and changeover time while maintaining integrity of product.
  • Operates/monitors the label machine and unicorn printer as well as making the necessary adjustments to ensure that proper product identification labels are on finished product as required by customer and in-house Quality Control Department.
  • Starts, monitors and makes necessary adjustments to the automatic palletizer for proper stacking sequence to meet customer requirements and in-house Quality Control Department requirements.
  • Replenishes all packaging supplies to the packer/sealer/ labelaire, unicorn printer and palletizer while achieving target goals and a quality product

Qualifications and skills

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - Must be able to work 3rd shift

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to satisfaction. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • High school education or equivalent; minimum of one year related experience in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as packaging sheets, safety rules, work instructions, procedure manuals and LOTO instructions.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to perform these operations manually or with a calculator.
  • The employee must routinely move sacks or cartons weighing up to 50 pounds. 
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly exposed to flour dust and temperature extremes associated with summer and winter weather fluctuations (60-105 degrees). Employee must work under time restraints. The noise level is moderate to high and hearing protection will be required when over 85DB. The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts.

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 .


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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