• Packaging Machine Operator

    Job Locations US-MN-Blue Earth
    Requisition ID
    2018-13108
    Division
    Kerry
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Posting Type
    DNI
    Posting Type
    CB
  • 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 differencesWe 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. 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.
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    • 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

    The PMO is responsible for the setup, operation, and teardown of assigned packaging machine equipment. Equipment includes but is not limited to: vertical form-fill-and-seal machines, carton packing machines, and case packers. The PMO keeps detailed records and documents changes made to the machine during the shift. PMO also makes minor machine adjustments, refers more difficult adjustments to Maintenance, operates a basic computer system, and runs miscellaneous other equipment. PMO’s will also provide limited work direction to General Laborers and temporary workers.

     

    • Perform setup activities such as mechanical assembly, tube and film roll placement, and loading of packaging materials.
    • Assist with detailed cleaning activities in packaging room as well as other areas of plant on a regular basis. This can occasionally mean entire shifts of cleaning duties.
    • Deliver a clean, well-ordered work area to oncoming replacements.
    • Complete various paperwork including pre-operational checklist and semi-hourly quality checks.
    • Make adjustments on the machines using Company-provided hand tools.
    • Closely monitor packaging quality and makes necessary adjustments and communications.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED preferred but not required.
    • Must pass a timed basic math skills test without the aid of a calculator.
    • Must be able to tolerate the above-listed physical and environmental demands of this position with or without accommodations.
    • Must pass pre-work physical.
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form.
    • Must have some work experience doing heavy manual labor within the last 5 years.
    • Strongly prefer a stable employment history with at least 2 years of continuous employment at one employer within the last 5 years.
    • Previous manufacturing experience preferred.

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