• Coating Operator

    Job Locations US-MN-Blue Earth
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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.

    Description and Responsibilities

    Job title:                               Coating Reel Operator I

    Reports to: 

    Shift Manager, Supervisor, and Production Lead Person. May also receive limited direction from Level III Operators.


    Job Summary:                   

    The Coating Reel Operator is primarily responsible for the setup, operation, trouble shooting, teardown and cleaning of our liquid coating systems, which apply various edible coatings to the exterior of food products. Because Kerry does not produce coated product every day, this position is required to be cross-trained into Extrusion and often into Blending and the mill room.


    Work Schedule:                 

    Day shift employees punch in ready to work at 6:00 am and their shift ends at 6:00 pm. Night shift employees punch in ready to work at 6:00 pm and their shift ends at 6:00 am. Employees are regularly scheduled to work 7 shifts out of every 14-day pay period, with three shifts in one week and 4 shifts in the other week.   Will regularly work half the weekends of the year. Actual work schedule is a predictable, repeating, 6-week cycle that is published up to 12 months in advance and available for preview. Holidays are sometimes worked. Some voluntary and mandatory overtime shifts are commonly available. Paid breaks total 60 minutes per 12-hour shift.      





    • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
    • 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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