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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.


 We have an immediate opening for a Compounder at our Manufacturing facility in Clark, NJ. Shift Final shift will be determined after training. Training may take place on a first shift or on off shifts.  Must be available for weekend work as needed. *Shift subject to change


Description and Responsibilities

Primary Purpose:


To compound batches which meet quality and consistency standards in a cost effective, safe and timely manner. Packing and labeling all batches in preparation for shipment to customer of moving into stock.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:


  1. Compound formulas accurately by weight and by ingredients and ensure that the best methodology is utilized based upon the particular product or mix.
  2. Possess and apply working knowledge of all raw materials before use, ie: mixing/heating to ensure quality and consistency in batches.
  3. Utilize inventory lot rotation (FIFO) for all materials used.
  4. Possess and apply working knowledge of all pumps, mixers, scales, fork trucks, high density storage units, meters, and computers.
  5. Fill out daily scale logs on all scales to be used prior to start of shift. Any discrepancies notify supervisor.
  6. Follow all manufacturing instructions on formula batch sheet using proper compounding techniques to ensure product quality.
  7. Properly label all batches submitted to the lab for evaluation.
  8. Responsible for filling all batch containers at the proper weights and in proper containers, and Marking all containers with the necessary LPN labels
  9. Applies working knowledge related to safe evacuating of product from all tanks
  10. Maintain inventory information on filling materials and report to supervisor any shortages.
  11. Follow all 5S and Good Manufacturing procedures to maintain good housekeeping and ensure compliance with all safety and environmental laws and regulations.
  12. Proper handling of Allergen products and equipment according to Allergen Control Procedures
  13. Responsible for conformance to Food Safety and Food Quality Plans as described in the Kerry Clark SQF Systems manual. Must report any and all deviations to a member of management and QA- and set product aside until further instructed.
  14. Other duties assigned by Management


Minimum Requirements:

HS or equivalent experience

Must have experience within the Flavor or a closely related industry.

Must be proficient in compounding techniques and raw materials.

Must be proficient in the use of scales and other compounding and filling equipment


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift up to 80 pounds and move up to 400 pounds. Must be able to operate forklifts and other equipment integral to the job functions. Must be able to see and distinguish between labels. Must be able to stand for extended periods and walk through the warehouse. Must be certified to wear a respirator and follow all rules regarding respirator wear.


Working Environment: Factory environment with exposure to flavor, and basic product chemicals and raw materials.






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