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Sanitation Technician

Who Kerry Is:


Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

Where You'll Work:


With over 45 plants across North America, the Owatonna, MN, USA plant is a part of our Beverage division that mass blends savory food ingredients. These dry blended ingredients improve taste and solubility to products like K-Cups, probiotics drinks, vinegar and blended rice’s which are packaged by our customers.  We are hiring career minded people to help meet growing demands for quality ingredients!  You'll have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with people who care about what we do! If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you!

What You'll Do:


The Production Sanitation position is responsible for janitorial tasks that are part of the Sanitation Program. Supporting the production team with industrial sanitation needs, maintaining supply levels, cleaning drains, following GMP and required protocols. Additional duties include cleaning of common areas such as lunchroom, rest rooms, offices and trash pick-up and removal. This position reports to the Sanitation Supervisor. In the absence of the Industrial Sanitation employee, another Industrial Sanitation employee will serve as backup.  We offer multiple career paths, training in GMP, HACCP, food safety and food production related subjects.


* Day Shift, 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Thursday, Overtime on Fridays Available *

Qualifications and skills


  • High School graduate or equivalent required.
  • Basic math skills, ability to calculate percentages.
  • 1 yr. Manufacturing experience, preferably in a chemical or food processing facility.
  • Knowledge of GMP's, food manufacturing sanitation requirements
  • Use of RF scanners, inventory tracking and control systems
  • Prior lift truck operation and safety certification.
  • Use of MS products required, SAP software preferred.
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work unsupervised, as well as working together with others
  • Good organizational and mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of food manufacturing sanitation requirements.
  • Ability and willingness to follow, plant Quality, Safety and Security policies and guidelines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and plant leaders.

Nearest Major Market: Owatonna

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