Kerry Production Operator in Portland, Maine

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Operating various manufacturing equipment for food production. Includes but not limited to the operation of Blenders, Bag In Box Fillers, Bulk Filler, and Coffee Roasters while strictly adhering to batch formulas. Basic quality testing of products during processing also required.

  • Cleaning processing equipment to ensure product quality and equipment reliability

  • Various cleaning tasks as assigned such as sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and use of cleaning devices and agents to sanitize the general work environment.

  • Meet all quality and safety standards

  • May operate vehicles such as floor scrubber or forklift in execution of duties


Basic Qualifications

  • Must follow all Kerry Policies

  • Overtime may be required and may need to work flex hours at times.

  • Must perform job duties efficiently and safely

  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Experience

  • Working in food manufacturing with knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices – GMPs

  • Working with industrial cleaning equipment and supplies (for example, using chemicals such as acids, caustics, degreasers, using equipment such as foamers, scrubbers, pressure washers).

  • Working with industrial chemicals (for example, using chemicals in a safe way, reading and interpreting labels, or selecting and mixing correct chemicals)

  • Reading and using standards of operations

  • Driving a forklift

Requisition ID 2018-13155

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Recruiter NN-1

Posting Type DNI