• Production Operative I - 1st Shift

    Job Locations US-KS-New Century
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    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.


    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, with you.


    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

    1st  Shift (Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm; Monday - Friday; occasional over-time required)


    The New Century location creates Sweets and Cereals for Kerry customers and brands.  The Production Operative I is responsible assembling packaging,  boxes, reads electronics scales and packages complete blended product in accordance with label description.


    • Reads and follows MOs.
    • Places completed boxes onto pallet and may wrap pallet.
    • Adjust controls as needed to ensure quality production.  May increase or decrease speed of equipment using HMI or other controls.
    • Inspects product to ensure that is made according to specifications.
    • Performs sanitation duties to keep area clean at all times.
    • Performs all duties in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP requirements. Works with QA department to provide necessary samples at prescribed times.  Makes necessary adjustments to product based on feedback.
    • Assists with detailed cleaning activities in room as well as other areas of plant on a regular basis. 
    • Delivers a clean, well-ordered room to replacement each shift.
    • Fills out all necessary paperwork.
    • Ensures all safety rules are adhered to; communicating issues or concerns that cannot be resolved by crew or supervisors.


    To be eligible and successful in this role, you will need to:


    • Be willing to work overtime when needed.
    • Be able to read, write and interpret documents and write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Be able to calculate simple math and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    • Be able to move up to 50 pounds repeatedly. The employee must frequently bend, twist, and reach and stand for long lengths of time.


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