Kerry Production Operator in Vicksburg, Mississippi

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


Assist production teams to maximize efficiencies while learning the requirements of specific job functions.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  1. Assist blending activities and function as assigned to achieve/exceed production targets.

  2. Adhere to all established Safety, Food Safety, GMP, HACCP and processing policies with an eye toward quality.

  3. Communicate with co-workers and function as a Team Member.

  4. Document work by filling out all paperwork properly.

  5. Perform proper cleaning and treatment of equipment as directed by management.

  6. Ensure that materials are properly stored and handled according to GMP guidelines.

  7. Ensure that sanitation and communication issues are taken care of at shift change.

  8. Identify and perform productive work during blend room down time.

  9. To assist in all other areas of the production of batches.

  10. To assist in other areas of the plant as needed.

  11. Maintain plant cleanliness.

  12. Work within the team framework to maximize plant efficiencies.

  13. Document work by filling out all paperwork properly.

  14. Any other duties as assignment by room lead or supervisor.

  15. The above listed responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or duties required. Incumbents will be expected to perform other duties as assigned.



  1. High school diploma or GED.

  2. Ability to read, write, and communicate in English at a level to facilitate the understanding of the terminology of the job. This would include all paperwork requirements of the job.

  3. Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or verbal procedures or instructions.

  4. Must possess adequate people skills to fulfill the requirements of the job and facilitate interaction with fellow employees, management, and outside personnel.

  5. Ability to learn basic keyboard and data entry skills.

  6. Have basic math skills.

  7. Ability to lift 50 pounds repetitiously, up to 100 pounds occasionally, and the ability to kneel, bend over, squat, stoop and carry.

  8. Ability to work a flexible schedule as required to meeting the needs of the department.

  9. Regular and punctual attendance is required.

Requisition ID 2018-15410

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Posting Type DNI

Posting Type CB