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Production Operators

 

About Kerry: Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world’s leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.   About Applied Health & Nutrition: The Applied Health & Nutrition division presents a remarkable combination of technical capabilities, innovative applications and consumer insight understanding. Applied Health & Nutrition supports Kerry’s alignment with industry trends such as nutrition, clean label and food safety while the vast portfolio of advanced technologies serves the food, animal nutrition, biotech, fermentation and pharmaceutical markets. Customers come to us for our innovative ideas and integrated solutions, assured that Kerry is where it all comes together for our customers. A career here will offer 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.

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

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to satisfaction.  Must be willing to be certified as a forklift operator. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key responsibilities

  • Regularly handle objects weighing up to 50+ lbs in a frequent basis.
  • 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.
  • Performs metal detector checks per company policy.
  • 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.
  • Assures that all product changes are free from cross contamination to ensure of product integrity.  
  • Replenishes all packaging supplies to the packer/sealer/ labeler and palletizer while achieving target goals and a quality product.
  • Able to use simple work hand tools

Qualifications and skills

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or GED required. 1 to 3 years related experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred, or any manufacturing industry required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Able to communicate in English to understanding the job terminology.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and manufacturing orders.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • 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.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems outside of standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lifting, pushing, and pulling of product hoses while loading/unloading products. Must be able to climb ladders and stairs multiple times every day, and lift at least 50 lbs regularly.

 

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About Kerry: Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world’s leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.   About Applied Health & Nutrition: The Applied Health & Nutrition division presents a remarkable combination of technical capabilities, innovative applications and consumer insight understanding. Applied Health & Nutrition supports Kerry’s alignment with industry trends such as nutrition, clean label and food safety while the vast portfolio of advanced technologies serves the food, animal nutrition, biotech, fermentation and pharmaceutical markets. Customers come to us for our innovative ideas and integrated solutions, assured that Kerry is where it all comes together for our customers. A career here will offer 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.

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