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Production Operative - 1st shift

Requisition ID 17743
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.

What is the Role

Our Owatonna, MN location is part of our Dry Beverage Division specializes in agglomeration and/or coating of nutraceuticals and functional food ingredients in some of your favorite dietary supplements and drinks! The site has approximately 50 employees that contribute to our involvement in product formulations, ingredient processing and particle coating solutions within the food and beverage and nutraceutical ingredient industries.

What You'll Do

  • Documentation Requirements
  • Recording of all raw materials used in the batch record.
  • Recording of all machine operation functions and readings in the batch record.
  • Recording of finished goods, and all recycle stream materials in the batch record.
  • Verification and recording of verification on all items that apply in the batch record.
  • Recording of all information for label identification and inventory tag identification as it applies to the production functions
  • Processing Machine Operation
  • Identification of all machine operation functions and the shows the ability to adjust function settings to manufacture products meeting customer specifications.
  • Identification of when machine functions are not operating properly.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to assemble and dis-assemble processing machine parts. Knowledge of and the ability to effectively clean all processing machines and support equipment.
  • Ability to obtain knowledge to effectively adjust machine function settings to optimize production amounts.
  • Operation of product testing equipment to ensure product is manufactured to customer specifications.
  • Read and identify specific product labels.
  • Read and identify raw material requirements for formulation per bathing sheet.
  • Operate scales to accurately formulate products for processing.
  • Recording of all data required in the batch record pertaining to formulation.
  • Working in heights to complete wet cleans of specified area(s).  May include operation of a boom or scissors lift.
  • Fork truck Operation
  • Must possess the ability to pass a written test for certification of fork truck operation.
  • Must show the ability to effectively and safely operate a fork truck to the criteria of the company's guidelines.


What You'll Need

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Basic Math skills
  • lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds

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: Owatonna

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