Kerry Relief Operator in Evansville, Indiana

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

The Relief Operator is located in Evansville, IN, and reports into the Production Supervisor. This is a plant within our Meat division and has around 130 employees, union facility and runs 24/7. This is a flex shift position, with 12 hour shifts ranging from 6:00am - 6:00pm and 6:00pm - 6:00am with every other weekend as a part of the normal working schedule.

The Relief Operator is responsible for filling in for any position on the production line as employees go to break or are called away from the line for another meeting or assignment. The relief operator is responsible for understanding the current item and job needed to be done at the time of relief. They will communicate effectively the precise actions taken during the given break to ensure a seamless transition. Communication with all team members is vitally important.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Know all positions on the line including base mixer, mixer operator and packer operator and fill in for positions in a timely and efficient manner

  • Complete paperwork accurately and quality checks when necessary

  • Review and plan for the daily production schedule specific to your position

  • Operate a fork truck to move products and raw materials as needed

  • Ensure hourly metal detector checks are completed and documented when necessary

  • Maintain a clean workspace during production and at the end of the shift

  • Partner with Lead Operator and Maintenance if issues arise with equipment



  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • One to three years manufacturing or warehouse experience preferred

  • Food manufacturing experience is a plus

  • Effective communication skills and ability to multi-task are essential

Requisition ID 2018-16140

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Posting Type DNI

Posting Type NCB