Kerry Operative in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Company Overview

We are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about. And, we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.

If you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward. Learn more and/or apply at.

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.

Description and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES include the following. Human safety, food safety, adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices, and product quality are the highest priorities. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reads and follows MOs.

  • Operates a HMI to set times, run mixer, and empty mixer.

  • Uses basic math skills, including fractions, to calculate quantities of ingredients needed for partial batches.

  • Accurately adds ingredients for use in mixes.

  • Uses sanitary food paddle to push/pull/scrape product out of mixer.

  • Properly documents all ingredients moved and consumed.

  • Maintains accurate paper records of the quantities of ingredients added to batches.

  • Uses judgment to determine if additional blending time required due to variance in raw material preparation and state.

  • Assists with detailed cleaning activities in assigned room as well as other areas of plant on a regular basis.

  • Stages all required materials for pending blends in advance of shift change.

  • Ensures that all lines have a smooth transition to oncoming shift.

  • Delivers a clean, well-ordered room to replacement each shift.

  • Ensures that all bag waste is disposed of or recycled as required.

  • Ensures that all raw materials staged at the beginning of shift match to specs.

  • Completes necessary quality checks and sampling requirements for quality lab testing.

  • Performs all duties in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP requirements. Adheres to uniform requirements and company PPE requirements.

  • Ensures all safety rules and PPE requirements are adhered to; communicating issues or concerns that cannot be resolved by crew to supervisors.

  • Performs all other related duties as required.

  • Ability to operate a hand held scanner to manage manufacturing software to record all manufacturing transactions and maintain inventory accuracy. Duties include: Issuing ingredients to Manufacturing order, Reporting production of items, Printing labels, Inventory inquiries, product location transfer and other related activities.

  • Ability to utilize a computer to run basic automated reports and print labels.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE : Six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS : Appropriate English language ability in order to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, MOs, and other related documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

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, and ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.

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.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS : The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, talk, hear, taste, or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 150 to 300 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Requisition ID 2018-13994

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Posting Type DNI

Posting Type CB