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General information

All posting locations: Holland, Michigan, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 18-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking for a Forklift Driver to work at our sauces- and pickles processing facility in Holland- MI.  Successful candidates must be willing to contribute improvements suggestions and ideas to help continue the success of our facility. Ideal candidates must be safety and quality orientated along with demonstrate adaptability and willingness to work in a team orientated- fast paced work environment.  This position requires individuals to complete an eye exam onsite and written test to be considered for this role.
 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Candidates must be available to work all shifts including second and third- following weekends and some holidays
  • Prior forklift experience is preferred
     

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
  • Wellness Program
  • Starting Pay Rate $17.70 an hour

New Hire Bonus

$300 – After 3 months

$400 – After 6 months

$800 – After 1 year

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday- some Saturdays                      4:00am – 4:00pm (12 hours)

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant 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.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Responsible for unloading raw materials from trucks- supplying production departments with materials and ingredients as required via lift truck- removing finished goods from production areas- placing raw materials and finished goods in proper storage areas- and loading finished goods on trucks.
  • Must be okay with working outdoors during rainy- sunny- fall and winter days
  • 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.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader.

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