Packaging Machine Operator (Blue Earth, MN, US)

Requisition ID 1217
Position Type (US)Full Time
Posting Type DNI
Posting Type CB

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about


A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about. 


This is a PM positon (6pm - 6am)


Where You?ll Work: Join our Blue Earth, MN team where we create cereals, snacks, and other ingredients to truly delight customers. We have a true ?work hard, play hard? culture and give back to the community we work in regularly through our Kerry employee engagement program. If you?re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you.   


What You?ll Do: 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.
  • Complete various paperwork including pre-operational checklist and semi-hourly quality checks. Make adjustments on the machines using Company-provided hand tools


What You?ll Need:  There are a few requirements you?ll need to be safe and successful in this job: 

  • 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.
  • Must have some work experience doing heavy manual labor within the last 5 years.
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred. 


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. EEO is the Law poster can be found here: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf  and here: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf.                                                                                                                 

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an eMail to Click Here to Email Your Resum? and let us know the nature of your request.

1640 West First Street Blue Earth, MN 56013  

1640 West First Street Blue Earth, MN 56013


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