Production Boxer - Nights

Job Locations US-IL-Gridley
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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.


The Gridley Illinois facility is a non-smoking location

Description and Responsibilities

 The Packer is responsible for making boxes, taping boxes, inspection while boxes are filling, and auditing product prior to shipping. The Packer is also expected to maintain the work area of the facility and complete reasonable tasks as assigned. We look to produce quality products at all times.


  • Inserts inner packaging into box if applicable (ie. plastic bag)

  • Places empty box on scale under depositor and watches product going into packaging

  • Ensure proper quantity is deposited in packaging container

  • Views product and/or packages coming off conveyor and counts out packages

  • Inspects packaged product to ensure that product is packaged according to specifications

  • Assemble the container and tape or pushed the container through tape machine


  • Unloads packaged product onto pallets


  • Reads production schedules for arrangement of packages on pallet


  • Tag and ready all pallets with product labels


  • Replenish packaging supplies such as boxes, cartons, or labels


  • Mount supplies on spindles or places supplies in hopper or other feeding devices


  • Document product information (i.e. units, size, weight)


  • Responsible for daily upkeep of line area, keeping the area up to par per plant standards

  • Operate fork truck to load trailers, as each pallet is stacked per product specification

  • May assist other crewmembers when necessary

This role will be a night shift role

Production roles are in 12 hour shifts



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or GED preferred, other manufacturing experience equivalence accepted



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, work orders, and standard operating procedures.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one or small group situations



Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights, pounds, quantities and pallet configurations.  Ability to analyze and interpret data.  Ability to apply concepts of basic math.



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.



                No certification required



Ability to operate material handling equipment, hand power tools,  standard hand operating and manufacturing packaging equipment. Prior manufacturing/food experience preferred



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may 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 sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally team lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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