At Ferrara, we’re shaping the future of the non-chocolate confection industry and delivering lots of goodness in the process. Sound like the kind of career you could sink your teeth into? We’d love to hear from you.
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Hiring Company (Ferrara Candy)
Ferrara Candy Company is a leading American manufacturer of non-chocolate confectionery, including gummies, chews and hard candy, with US $1 billion in annual sales in 2016. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, the company is privately owned by Catterton Partners. Ferrara's brand portfolio includes more than 15 brands, including Lemonheads, Trolli and the first USDA certified Black Forest Organic. The company also produces private label confections.
Machine Operator - Ferrara 110th Street Plant, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts
Ferrara, a related company of Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and snacking categories. A $2B organization, Ferrara is No. 1 in seasonal confections and No. 2 in sugar confections, and has entered the world’s largest cookies market through the acquisition of a beloved portfolio of cookie brands, a category growing at more than 4%.
The Machine Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of their assigned machine while assuring minimal downtime through appropriate care of equipment. Openings are across all shifts (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) at our 110th Street Cone Plant.
Ways You Will Make a Difference:
Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Machine Operator is responsible for:
Experiences That Will Support Your Success
Physical Activity required of the position:
Skills That Will Make You Successful?
Ferrara Candy Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
The stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by incumbents in this position. This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit management discretion to assign other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
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