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Production Operator

Requisition ID 51678
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

  • This job requires an understanding of production software (SAP) and how to complete tasks within the program
  • Must be multi tasked minded, self-motivated and a fast learner

Key responsibilities

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs. repeatedly
  • Able to perform hourly readings of equipment. (Temperatures, Amps, volts, steam pressure, etc…..)
  • Ability to keep product within specified range
  • Follow all GMP’s (Good Manufacturing practices)
  • Open minded and willingness to learn multiple work centers. (Vinton facility has 3)
  • Must be able to learn how to start up and shut down production over time
  • Makes sure  all daily tasks are completed and accurate on SAP
  • Able to do moisture checks on finished product hourly
  • Able to do Sieve analysis on diced product
  • Use time and labor efficiently for all production needs
  • Need to be able to know and perform all product change overs effectively and with minimal loss or rework produced.

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in team environment.
  • Must be able to tolerate physical and environmental demands of the position.
  • Must have some work experience doing heavy manual labor within the last 5 years.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Previous manufacturing/food production experience preferred.

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: Cedar Rapids

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