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Lactose Rehydration Operator

Requisition ID 4136
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI
Career Builder CB 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds 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 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

This position is responsible to efficiently operate the lactose rehydration system.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for efficient operation and monitoring of hydration system.
  • Responsible for efficient product addition to hydration system
  • Performs hydration system assembly, disassembly, and CIP/sanitation.
  • Responsible for packaging and palletizing the products produced on the Spray Dryer, Crystalline Dryer and KBS Anhydrous Dryer.
  • Performs scale checks, takes and submits samples to the Lab. per specified frequencies.
  • Assists Operators and other bagger personnel; preparing bags, room cleaning, dryer cleaning, bag staging and warehousing production.
  • Assist the KBS anhydrous dryer, Spray dryer and crystalline dryer during startups.  Will also assist the KBS dryer team with blade changes when needed and packaging constraints.
  • Responsible for the efficient operation and monitoring of the KBS Anhydrous dryer, Spray dryer, and Crystalline bagging system as assigned.
  • Takes appropriate action whenever the raw material or finished product does not meet Standards highlighted in Sop`s, EPL, and processing logs
  • Rotates packaging product on the KBS Anhydrous. Spray Dryer, and Crystalline dryer operations with packaging operator.  As designated by our current job rotation procedure.
  • Performs assigned data entry, record keeping and process monitoring functions according to established procedures in an accurate and timely manner. Responsible for all EPL related record and data entry.
  • Initiates the cleaning of bagging rooms and related equipment per Kerry Master Sanitation Schedules, SQF, Dryer and packaging cleaning check lists, and Regulatory requirements.
  • Continuously works to maximize On Product hours and to minimize the Off Product hours. Within a reasonable period, must develop a level of competency that supports trouble shooting equipment problems, and maximize equipment performances. During breakdowns works directly with Maintenance personnel to fix equipment in a timely manner.
  • Reports and records all deviations from specified operating parameters and “critical control points,” as established by HACCP and Kerry procedures.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with co-workers.  When necessary, communicate with plant visitors or guests in a professional, helpful, timely manner to project a positive image of Kerry  and our products.
  • Complying with all safety and work rules and regulations, and departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace.
  • Seek involvement in continuous improvement activities and processes to support organizational progress on safety, quality, customer service and cost goals.
  • Provide break relief to other employees as needed. 

Qualifications and skills

This position requires a high school diploma, or GED.

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 .                                                                                                            

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request. 

Nearest Major Market: Wausau

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