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Date:  Mar 29, 2024
Job Req ID:  17351
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  KS
City:  Kansas City
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Utility Operator


As a Utility Operator you’ll be preparing Cheez-It, the #! Cracker at our facility.  You will also collaborate with many diverse people and perspectives as you share in our values and culture.  To be successful in the role, you could certainly use great communication skills and attention to detail.  With you can-do, go-getter, team player work ethic we are positive you will fit right in!


As a Utility Operator, you will be starting at $24.14 an hours and further rate increase after 6 months!  Eligibility to receive full benefits begin after 30 days.  Our benefits include medical, dental and matching 401 (k).  


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Packing With Care – Prepare finished products in accordance with prescribed packing procedures.  You’ll take particular care in high-quality packing of finished goods
  • Operating Machinery– You’ll work with computer controlled equipment or mechanically based machines.  You will clean and prepare machines for production.  Along with assembling and disassembling equipment
  • Managing Machine Performance– Ensure machines are stocked and running at full capacity
  • Following Best Practices– Adhere to good manufacturing practices sa you prepare equipment for production.  You’ll use all the right safety practices as you support our efforts to create great snacks for our customers


Your Recipe for Success


  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be flexible to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift as well as overtime, weekends and holidays
  • Effective communication skills, detail oriented and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing setting or related position


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellanova interview.


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About Kellanova


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Ready to Taste the Future of Food? 


-Kellanova Recruitment

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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