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General Operative

Kerry GroupListowel, KerryFull-time

About the role

We are currently recruiting for General Operatives in our Kerry site in Listowel.

It is a full-time, seasonal position. The shift will depend on a team you join, and it can be either 12 hours a day, 4 days on 4 days off or 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Overtime are available.

The General Operative role itself is varied, and depending on your skills and training, you can be assigned to the different parts of the site. Any previous experience as a production operative, warehouse operative, forklift operative, line operative or machine operator will be an advantage.

As a member of our Kerry Team, you will have access to multiple benefits: competitive pay, employee benefit platform (discounts and offers for retailers online and offline, travelling, utilities and more), matched pension scheme up to 10%, employee assistance programme and career development opportunities.

Key responsibilities

  • Operating plant and equipment in a food processing facility.
  • Ensuring that safe workplace is maintained for themselves and their colleagues.
  • Following procedures to ensure that the food being produced is to the highest quality.
  • Following hygiene and good manufacturing practises
  • Reporting and helping to solve issues on a production line

Qualifications and skills

Must have:

  • Good communication and English skills
  • Must be computer literate. Will have to work with SAP and Microsoft office.
  • Must have drive and determination to get the job done

Advantage to have:

  • Previous experience working with food
  • Knowledge and understanding of food manufacturing
  • HACCP training
  • Forklift license

About the Site

Our Listowel, Co. Kerry, is one of Kerry's largest facilities and is the Group's first site, having been commissioned in 1972. It has been at the forefront of technological developments in dairy ingredients for over thirty years. The Listowel facility processes 500 million litres of milk annually.

Listowel has a comprehensive product offering consisting of Dairy Proteins, Primary Dairy Ingredients, Dry Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Flavours, and Cheese Solutions products manufactured on-site. These product categories can then be applied to a wide spectrum of applications such as dairy, bakery, nutritional beverages, savoury snacks, cereals and bars, confectionary, prepared meals as well as ice-cream and frozen desserts.

The site consists of 4 factories:

  • Primary Dairy & Whey
  • Dry Dairy Ingredients & Flavours
  • Wet Dairy
  • Retail Spreads

About the Kerry Dairy Ireland Business

Kerry Group’s UK & Ireland dairy related businesses includes Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Nutritional Ingredients, Dairy Consumer Foods and Agribusiness. With a revenue in excess of €1bn per year, it is one of the world’s leading dairy businesses. With our strong dairy heritage and deep-rooted connection to our 3,000 milk suppliers, right through to our portfolio of innovative and high-quality brands, the dairy business has a unique and compelling proposition for both consumers and our customers.

Our dairy business has a diversified portfolio of dairy, nutritional ingredients and market leading dairy brands and its vertically integrated dairy processing ensures the highest quality, sustainably produced 1.2bn litres of milk for our dairy, nutritional ingredients and consumer foods business – a key consideration among some of our largest customers across the globe.

We have an unrivalled dairy consumer brands portfolio coupled with a track record in innovation underpinned by technology and science. We manufacture and market our own leading butter, dairy and plant spreads brands: Dairygold, Low Low, Pure and Golden Cow. We are the largest supplier of Private Label dairy spreads, supplying all major retailers in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Our cheese brands compete in children’s cheese snacks (Attack-a-Snak), natural cheese (block, slices and grated), and in processed cheese segments and our leading cheese brands include Strings & Things, Coleraine and Charleville Cheese. Through our multi-geographical presence (UK, Ireland and Western Europe) we have a deep consumer insight which is a key component of the business.

In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.​

Our Values: Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership

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