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For more than 115 years, Ferrara has created sugar confections that enable moments of sweetness, celebration, and connection for candy lovers of all generations. Today, the company is the #1 sugar confectioner in the United States. Ferrara boasts a passionate team of nearly 9,000 employees creating and delivering hundreds of products sold under 20 popular brands like Brach’s®, NERDS®, SweeTARTS®... Laffy Taffy®, and Trolli® to more than 66 million U.S. households annually and popular Dori snacking products under brands such as Dori, Gomets, Pettiz, and Yogurte 100 in Brazil. Additionally, Jelly Belly, known world-wide for its confections, was acquired in November of 2023.

Industrial Mixer-Overnight Shift

Job Location: Bellwood

Want to make an impact?

Essential Accountabilities
• Check the production schedule to determine the variety and quantity of products to mix
• Consume materials via SAP into the work order
• Fill out batch records
• Create and label finish acid mix accurately
• Lead machine set up
• Follow work instructions, standards, and SOP’s for equipment setup and changeover
• Identify and resolve issues during setup and changeover
• Identify ingredients and equipment needed for each production run;
• Feed mixer with raw materials including but not limited to sugar, lactic Acid, Citric acid, and Malic Acid; mixed products
• Follow escalation protocol in a timely manner when troubleshooting efforts fail
• Sift Mogul Starch and clean mogul trays when needed
• Keep area clean and organized
• Understand and demonstrate the Company’s core values and operating principles
• Adhere to all company policies and procedures, GMP, and safety standards
• Perform other duties as assigned to support Ferrara Candy Company's business objectives

Ways you will make a difference

Skills that will make you successful

Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience
• Minimum of 1-year experience batch making and/or working as a cook in food manufacturing strongly preferred
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Basic mathematical skills
• Basic understanding of equipment capabilities, standards, and proper set points
• Ability to pass certification test on pallet jack and forklift
• Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods; ability to bend, stoop, reach, and lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to understand detailed written and/or oral instructions
• Promote teamwork; possess a good attitude, and exhibit flexibility and willingness to perform tasks as needed

Experiences that will support your success

Ferrara’s success in industry-leading innovation has been driven by deep consumer insights, strong retailer co-creation and partnerships, and a dedication to diversity of thought, experience, and people. A privately held company, Ferrara has its global headquarters in Chicago and an operational network of more than 27 locations in North America, Brazil, and China that includes manufacturing, distribution, sales, and R&D facilities. Ferrara is a privately held Ferrero related company. Learn more at www.ferrara.com or www.linkedin.com/company/ferrara-.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training
Bellwood IL United States


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