Kerry Spray Dry Operator-3rd Shift in Clark, New Jersey

Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action

  • Empowering our people

  • Promoting diverse thinking

  • Investing in innovation

  • Acting on sustainability

  • Embracing our differences

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.

Description and Responsibilities

We have an immediate opening for a Spray Dry Operator at our Manufacturing facility in Clark, NJ. We are looking for third shift (10:30am-6:30am) availability after training is completed. Training may take place on a first shift or on off shifts. Must be available for weekend work as needed. Shift subject to change

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Follow the use of Personal Protection Equipment and Good Manufacturing procedures to maintain good housekeeping and ensure compliance with all safety and environmental laws and regulations.

  • Follow all manufacturing instructions on formula batch sheet using proper compounding techniques to ensure product quality.

  • Product Formulation from raw materials including but not limited to Compounding various liquid formulas and preparing emulsions used in product formulas.

  • Operation, Cleaning and Maintenance or processing equipment

  • Basic Understanding of Spray Dry technology

  • Packaging of Finished Product associated with spray drying

  • Properly label all batches submitted to the lab for evaluation.

  • Utilize inventory lot rotation (FIFO) for all materials used.

  • Proper handling of Allergen products and equipment according to Allergen Control Procedures

  • Responsible for conformance to Food Safety and Food Quality Plans as described in the Kerry Clark SQF Systems manual. Must report any and all deviations to a member of management and QA- and set product aside until further instructed.

  • Other duties assigned by Management

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements :

HS or equivalent experience

Must have experience within the Flavor or a closely related industry.

Must be proficient in compounding techniques and raw materials.

Must be comfortable with computers (i.e Manufacturing Execution System, iREN, CMS, etc)

Must be able to read, write and speak English

Physical Requirements :

Must be able to lift up to 80 pounds and move up to 400 pounds. Must be able to operate forklifts and other equipment integral to the job functions. Must be able to see and distinguish between labels. Must be able to stand for extended periods and walk through the warehouse. Must be certified to wear a respirator and follow all rules regarding respirator wear.

Working Environment : Factory environment with exposure to flavor, and basic product chemicals and raw materials.

Work schedule: Open availability required. All schedules are subject to change due to business needs. Initial schedule will be Monday to Friday, first, second or third shift for training. Post training, shift assignment may include weekend shift and/or second or third shift based upon business needs.

*All schedules are subject to change due to business needs. We will make every effort to notify any effected employees prior to changing their schedule, but there are times where advance notice is limited or not possible.

Requisition ID 2018-13367

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Posting Type DNI

Posting Type CB