Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. A passionate team of more than 6,000 employees works together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the industry for more than 100 years.

Panning HMO

Job Location: ​Itasca​

Want to make an impact?

Panning HMO


Employee is responsible for handling materials, candy, and producing product. They must set-up, change-over, and run lines and/or assist processing employees. They are responsible for sanitation, quality, productivity, and safety in their area.

Ways you will make a difference



  • Operate sugar scale system for nerds.
  • Operate equipment to clean and pump liquid from pans.
  • Operate powered pallet jack (walk lift)
  • Load bags of sugar into kettles as necessary.
  • Assist other Panners when loading and unloading product from pans using scoops and chutes.
  • Move barrels from pallets to drum dollies and to lines that need sugar for nerds
  • Perform usage/usage correction in GLOBE/SAP
  • Cover break(s) as needed

· Vacuum hoppers in preparation for unloading candy.

· Replenish materials (sugar, centers, etc) using Globe/SAP.

· Perform inventory at the start/finish of shift to balance inventory.

· Maintain clean work area utilizing daily GMP checklists

· Each Shift should do two rounds of glaze and clean after each round.

  • Other duties as assigned

Skills that will make you successful


Employee shall follow all required GMP, quality and food safety requirements. In addition, employee shall notify their supervisor or other designated personnel of all quality or food safety findings or incidents.

Experiences that will support your success

  • 1+ year of general computer experience
  • Must be able to lift 30lb+ manually
  • Assist in loading and unloading candy from production lines
  • Must be able to stand for an extended period of times

Our diverse portfolio of nearly 35 brands includes SweeTARTS®, Trolli®, BRACH'S®, Black Forest® and NERDS®, along with iconic favorites like Lemonhead®, Red Hots® and Now and Later®. Ferrara also manages the Keebler® and Famous Amos® businesses for The Ferrero Group.  Headquartered in Chicago, Ferrara has an operational network of 20 locations in North America that includes manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities. Learn more at www.ferrarausa.com.


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.