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All posting locations: Holland, Michigan, United States of America
Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing
Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing
Date Published: 06-Aug-2022
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking 2- first shift forklift drivers to work at our sauces- and pickles processing facility in Holland- MI.
This position requires individuals to complete an eye exam onsite and written test to be considered for this role.
Ability to read and write in English
Ability to work outdoors as needed
Candidates must be available to work weekends and some holidays
Prior forklift experience is preferred
Kraft Heinz is an EO employer – Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories
Benefits & Compensation Overview:
Medical- Dental- Vision
Additional perks: Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- Company paid Life Insurance- Company paid Short-term disability
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HAS) with Company contribution
Starting Pay Rate $21.04 an hour
New Hire Bonus
$700 – After 3 months
$800 – After 6 months
$1000 – After 1 year
For a total of $2500 from your start date!
You will receive 7 days of vacation (PTO) once a 90-day probationary period has been completed
Monday-Friday- some weekends 4:00am-4:00pm
Plant & Community Overview:
Approximately 300 employees
1st- 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities- assigned based on business needs and seniority
Union Plant represented by UFCW Local 705
Products: Vinegar- BBQ Sauces- Relish- Pickles- Mustard
The Holland plant is one of the oldest plants in the company and has been operating since 1897.
Although- locally known as the “pickle factory”- currently pickles only make up 5% of the total production.
In 2016 the factory installed grey poupon mills to allow the production of its iconic mustard.
Welcome to Holland: https://www.holland.org/
“From the award-winning downtown to the white sandy beaches- you'll fall in love with Holland's small-town charm and big-city amenities. Dine along the waterfront or at a local café. Hike to the top of a sand dune or climb to the top of a windmill! Shop for a paddleboard- or a pair of wooden shoes. We recommend you attend our world-famous Tulip Time Festival- visit one of our neighborhood art fairs- enjoy a theatre performance- stroll the downtown sidewalks- or tour a modern college campus. Sail the waters of Lake Michigan or hike the trails in one of our wooded parks. Watch a brilliant sunset over Lake Michigan. No matter what your interests- you won't be disappointed!” (Source: www.holland.org)
A successful candidate in this role is a fast learner- likes to observe and recommend changes to improve their jobs.
Candidates in this role will have plenty of opportunities to work overtime.
This is an ideal job for somebody looking for long term career with a stable- reputable company.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Responsible for unloading raw materials from trucks- supplying the kitchen department with materials and ingredients as required via lift truck- placing raw materials and finished goods in proper storage areas- and loading finished goods on trucks
Must follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
Perform all required observations and training timely and as scheduled
Support Plant Quality Systems
Responsible to follow FSQ requirements such as GMP’s and other daily/job specific duties to support QRMP
Work outdoors during any weather climate
Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.
In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact [email protected] for assistance.
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