Kerry Production Team Leader - 3rd Shift ($17 - $20/hr) in Kentwood, Michigan

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 are looking for a 3rd Shift foreperson/team leader for our Kentwood, Michigan plant that meets the following requirements:

  • Facilitates departmental processes and performance huddle venues to ensure we are producing high quality products and meeting production standards.

  • Ensures that products are made in sanitary conditions and holds production team members to company and industry standards for food manufacturing.

  • Directs employees and keeps accurate employee work records. Audits and ensures accuracy of production materials usage paperwork.

  • Cooperates with management and production personnel to drive GMP/HACCP initiatives within the facility.

  • Establishes daily priorities and allocate resources as needed to hit production numbers and meet customer delivery timelines.

  • Collaborates with quality control technicians to ensure that customer and internal quality specifications are being met.

Wages range from $17 to $20 per hour dependent upon experience


Must have a high school diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience. College degree preferred, but not required.

  • Adhere to safety, quality and good manufacturing practices

  • Able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs consistently throughout the shift unassisted

  • Able to stand for long periods of time, bend, climb stairs and reach

  • Effectively communicate any issues with Supervisors and fellow employees.

  • Promotes a high level of safety consciousness among employees and enforces company policies and procedures.

  • Must be able to tolerate the physical and environmental demands of this position with or without accommodations.

  • Basic computer skills/knowledge with Microsoft Office applications required.

Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be flexible to work any shift. Shifts can be up to 12 hours per day and up to 7 days a week. Previous manufacturing experience and/orproduction leadershippreferred.

Requisition ID 2018-13400

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Recruiter PB1

Posting Type DNI