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Machine Operator $1500 Sign On Bonus

Requisition ID 25342
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

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.

Key responsibilities

$1500 Sign On Bonus!  ($500 after 30 days, $500 after 90 days, $500 after 180 days)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the efficient operation and monitoring of the MNC Dryer and Packager, Spray Dry Dryer and Packager, Crystalline Dryer and Packager, Anhydrous Dryer and Packager and Refinery Assistant positions.
  • Adjusts dryer as needed to ensure product uniformity, maximum dryer rates and standards throughout the dryer run.
  • Takes appropriate action whenever the raw material or finished product does not meet the Kerry standard for color, texture, smell or foreign material.
  • Assisting the bagger personnel in preparing bags, room cleaning, bag staging, warehousing production, scale checks, and taking and submitting samples to the lab per specified frequencies.
  • Performs assigned data entry, record keeping and process monitoring functions according to established procedures in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Initiates the CIP process on dryer feed tanks, circuits and dryers - hand cleans valves, tubs, jumpers and related equipment per Kerry Master Sanitation Schedules, SQF, Sop`s 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Timely and accurate completion of duties.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications and skills

Key competencies:

  • Computer Skills: Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as dictated letters or memoranda, invoices, company policies and various documentation, paying particular attention to grammar.  Ability to process routine reports and correspondences.  Ability to communicate effectively with employees.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Other Skills & Abilities: Requires organizational and planning skills. Requires the ability to perform simple data entry functions on network computers and the occasional operation of basic office equipment (calculator, FAX machine, copier etc) Must be able to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands – Employee is continuously (more than 67 to 100%% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The employee is occasionally (up to 33% of the time) required to walk and stand. The employee must occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment – The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate.
  • Protective Equipment – This position may need personal protective equipment that is appropriate for the job being performed, such as hearing protection, food safety clothing and other.

This position requires a high school diploma, or GED.

Previous Manufacturing a plus.

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: Wausau

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