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Job Description Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • Non-union plant employing 280 employees across 3 shifts
  • Purchased in 1934 from Breyer’s Ice Cream and began producing caramel in 1935
  • Began producing Marshmallows and Marshmallow Crème in 1961 and Marbits (think dehydrated marshmallows found in cereal) in 1979
  • Kendallville is the sole producer of all our product lines

Community Overview:

  • Kendallville is located about 30 mins north of Fort Wayne and offers a small town community
Job Overview:

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are a staple in households across the country? Kraft Heinz Kendallville is excited to help you start your career today!

Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Dismantle, clean, and re-assemble production equipment (i.e. kettles, pumps, pipes, valves, drums, tables, belts, sifters, dryers, packaging equipment/machines, conveyors, blenders, etc.) and support equipment (i.e. coils, drains, overheads, fans, etc.)
  • Responsible for monitoring and communicating any process or product abnormalities to your Supervisor, Team Leader, or Line Technician.
  • Responsible for supporting and guiding temporary employees assigned to designated area.
  • Report all safety concerns and potential hazards to Supervisor, Team Leader, or Line Technician.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader.
  • Self-motivated and strong drive for results.
  • Use simple mathematics.
  • Lift 50 pounds.
  • Able to climb a ladder.
  • Able to work in areas that contain dust and starch particles.
  • Able to work in hot and humid conditions.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing and/or food processing, quality standards, hygiene, work safety, etc. preferred.
Benefits & Compensation Overview:
  • Starting Pay: 18.01-19.75, Pay After 2 years: 19.72-22.01
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • 11 Paid Holidays per Year
  • Paid vacation – up to 2 weeks in your first year
  • Medical with (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Additional perks: Paid Parental Leave, Discounted YMCA Membership, Product Purchase Program, Employee Assistance Program
Work Schedule:
  • 3rd (Thursday 8:30p-6:30a, Friday 6:30p-6:30a, Saturday 6p-6a, Sunday 6p-4a)
  • Daily/Weekly overtime possible
Location(s) Kendallville Plant Equal OpportunityEmployer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity