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Boiler Operator Nights - Sign On Bonus - Rochester, MN

Requisition ID 46957
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
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

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.

About the role

Our Rochester, MN location is part of our Applied Health and Nutrition Division and specializes in fermented ingredients for products related to the bio-science industry.  Our team is proud of the work they do and have a focus on clean label or natural products ensuring freshness.


2402 7th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901




Shift/Working Hours: 4:30am – 4 pm, every other weekend


Operates, monitors and controls all boiler and utility equipment.  Includes 3-600 hp boilers, water softeners for boilers and plant operation, cooling tower, 300 Ton refrigeration unit, 2 sterile air compressors, 2 ammonia compressors and 4 instrument air compressors.  Must collect and analyze various water streams which requires operating start/stop switches, opening and closing various sized valves from small to very large, sometimes requiring the use of large pipe wrenches and applying force, and reading pressure and temperature gauges.  Adding salt to water softeners every shift, requires lifting 50 lb. bags of salt from pallets to shoulder height and dumping into softener tank. 

Key responsibilities

  1. Operates all equipment related to the wastewater handling system.  Sewer monitoring equipment includes flow meter, water sampler and refrigerator, and pH controllers.  Must read meters and take daily pH readings and operate start/stop switches. 
  2. Operates/Monitors fire system panels, receives calls from Custom Alarm regarding Smoke Alarms / Door Alarms via boiler cell phone.  
  3. Operates plant water well, bulk acid and bulk caustic pumps.  Must operate push button start/stop switches, read meters, open and close very large valves requiring the exertion of force. 
  4. Performs water chemical testing for the boilers, cooling tower and glycol streams.  Takes samples of all water streams, performs chemical tests to determine treatment requirements and levels.  Reads meters and level gauges everyday which requires walking tour of entire building and grounds. 
  5. Repairs plant equipment as needed.  Includes: climbing stairs, portable ladders, vertical ladders; carrying up to 50 pounds; applying sufficient force to tighten large nuts and bolts; work outside for periods of time in temperatures varying from -0°F to +100°F; climb steps to top of dryer (eight stories up) carrying repair equipment. 
  6. Operates forklift and aerial lifts. 
  7. Monitors boiler chemicals and other water conditioning chemicals. 
  8. Monitors energy consumption and plant energy inventories.  

Qualifications and skills

  1. High school diploma or GED, plus 1-2 years of advances education in the area of building, utilities or general maintenance. 
  2. Must hold and retain a State of Minnesota Boiler license. 
  3. Minimum of First-Class B license strongly preferred; candidates with a Second-Class B license may also be considered.   
  4. 1-2 years working in an industrial maintenance/boiler position. 
  5. Prior experience in a food manufacturing facility preferred. 
  6. Mechanical Repair, General Welding, some Electrical Troubleshooting, ability to use hand tools, hand-held power tools, a drill press, and basic computer skills including the ability to access email and the internet.  
  7. Must have the ability to work alone and in close cooperation with production personnel.  Capable of working through complex problems alone or with others to provide logical solutions 

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 .

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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