Kitting and Weighing Operator



United States
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

About ByHeart

ByHeart is a fully integrated baby nutrition company dedicated to empowering parents with choice: we want all parents to feel amazing about feeding.

We build each product from the ground up: a team of pediatricians, breast milk researchers and nutrition experts at the forefront of immune, cognitive, digestive and microbiome health inform our next-to-nature approach. We hand-pick the most wholesome ingredients from partners and farms that we consider family. We take pride in what we put in and in what we keep out of each recipe. ByHeart is only the 5th FDA-registered infant formula manufacturer in the US, and the only new infant formula brand to complete its own clinical trial in over 15 years. Our formula is blended in proprietary small batch process in our owned facility in Reading, PA with rigorous quality and safety controls. Parents deserve farm-to-formula accountability. Innovation isn’t easy, but we believe in a better feeding future.

With over $190M in pre-market funding, we take our investors and board members as seriously as we take our formula: they come from a vast landscape of expertise, ranging from life sciences development to consumer media and direct to consumer disruption, and more. We launched our Whole Nutrition Infant Formula in March 2022, and are advancing a pipeline of mom and baby nutrition products & markets to follow.

Please visit our site to learn more, and see some recent press on ByHeart:

Fast Company


NPR's Weekend All Things Considered

White House Roundtable including ByHeart with President Joe Biden


Marie Claire

Wall Street Journal

Gimme The Good Stuff

ABC News

About Our Culture

A committed team is (and always has been) the fuel that propels ByHeart forward. ByHeart is comprised of world-class doctors, seasoned formula experts, dedicated blendmasters, and passionate parents. Above all, we are people who believe in no-compromise nutrition, farm to formula accountability, parent partnership and net positive impact for babies (and their parents!), meaning all families (including those of our own ByHeart team) have the very best health choices – whenever and wherever they need them.

At ByHeart, we say people are our number one priority, but we want our actions to speak louder than our words: we offer a fully comprehensive benefits package to every employee on the team, plus flexibility to achieve personal work-life balance. Join us to empower parents with the very best nutrition choices for baby – from (even before) day one.

Role Description

The Kitting/Weighing Operator weighs and compiles ingredients for production runs according to customer formulations. As well as document ingredient weights and usages for each batch during a production run.

Reports To: Floor Supervisor

Location: Blend House Manufacturing Facility in Allerton, IA

Start Date: ASAP

Role Responsibilities

  • Weigh out ingredients for current and future production needs.
  • Accurately read batching sheets and prioritize weigh out needs according to the customer and internal specifications.
  • Accurately identify and record lot code, product, and other ingredient information.
  • Using a forklift, retrieve product from the freezer, floor or refrigerator as needed.
  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs

Skills & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in performing Kitting in a manufacturing type of environment preferred.
  • Previous forklift experience or the ability to learn how to operate forklifts.
  • High level of manual dexterity and detail orientation
  • Good oral and written communication skills; able to read, comprehend and create written and verbal instructions in the English language
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced & frequently changing work environment
  • Must be able to work on their feet for extended periods of time.
  • Able to continuously lift 50 lb./25 kg bags or drums
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures, follow CGMP's, and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
  • Will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local standards for the manufacture of infant formula and other non-infant nutritional foods.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.