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Dryer Operator Nights - Sign On Bonus -Rochester, MN

Requisition ID 38691
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

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 Norwich, NY location is part of our Applied Health and Nutrition Division and one of our specialty sites that creates proteins, lactose, coatings, and flavors. The location lies within Chenango County and is advantageously located within a 50-mile radius of the major cities of Binghamton, Syracuse, Utica, Cooperstown and Oneonta.​

158 State Hwy. 320, Norwich, NY 13815

What you'll do:

Operates spray dryer equipment, connects tanks and piping, and performs sanitation and housekeeping procedures.  Follows established procedures and run set points to achieve QC approved products with optimal yields at lowest costs.

Key responsibilities

  1. Performs tank and piping connections for spray dryers assuring connections for drying products on R3 dryer and for holding tanks, assures connections for CIP of dryers. 
  1. Performs CIP of spray dryers, dryer holding tanks and line circuits following selection of CIP cycle on FIX screen following established procedure for recipe, cycles and chemicals.  
  1. Operates spray dryers which include startup and operation of the R3 dryer, floor scales, pumps, motors, chart recorders, and instruments.  Monitors and record processing data.   
  1. Uses established process descriptions and job analysis information for control use of propane or natural gas and powder conveying fans and lines. 
  1. Operates computer systems including FIX operator interface, Quality system, and Excel for tracking historical trends, CIP system, Dryer recipe selection, Works with SAP from start to finish of the spray dryer batches. 
  1. Washes and cleans equipment per the sanitation manual.  Follows GMP program and rules. 
  1. Operates forklift. 

Qualifications and skills

What you'll need to be successful and safe: 

  • Performs Issues and Receipts with Mapics, pick list, and coversheets for manufacturing orders. Fills out powders packaging summary and dry blending and packaging weight control chart, and quality control check-off procedures. 
  • Washes and cleans equipment per the sanitation manual.  Follows GMP program and rules. 
  • Operates forklift per training procedures. 
  • Informative knowledge of Qset and Work instructions. 

 Education/and or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.  
  • Six months to one year experience in a food manufacturing environment desirable 
  • 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 .

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