General information

All posting locations: New Ulm, Minnesota, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 02-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-81056

Description & Requirements

Security Guard

New Ulm Plant

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), access to shop at the Company Store.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).
  • Security Guard positions begin at $20.03 per hour.
  • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.

Work Schedule:

Must be available for working on all or any shifts, 365 days a year, including weekends and Holidays.

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • The Kraft Heinz Plant in New Ulm has been a workplace of choice in the community since its opening in 1955.  Current products include Velveeta, Velveeta Mini-Block, Kraft Deli-Deluxe, and Foodservice for popular restaurant chains.
  • 400 Hourly Employees.
  • 23 Salaried Employees.
  • Average tenured employee is 12 years of service.
  • Over 125 employees have more than 20 years of service.
  • There is over 5,000 years of experience in the New Ulm Plant!

Community Overview:

Welcome to our New Ulm Community!

Scope of Job:

The Security Guard’s principle function is to monitor incoming and outgoing traffic at the facility.  This includes all pedestrian, automotive and truck traffic twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week including Holidays.   Their work instructions are given by means of either brief verbal or simple written instructions.  The Security Guards are responsible for assuring the quality of their own work and therefore, work without close supervision.  The Security Guards are the first to interact with drivers, visitors, customers, and others – and therefore need to exhibit strong interpersonal skills.  Multi-tasking is a key success factor in this position due to the many activities taking place simultaneously. 

Security Job Responsibilities:

Authorizes, registers, and directs all incoming and outgoing truck traffic; coordinates activity with Shipping and Receiving Personnel. Screens and registers all visitor traffic; contacts appropriate plant personnel accordingly and accepts and forwards literature left at gate. Accepts and records all package passes; inspects an employee’s personal belongings, if necessary. Operates the telephone switchboard Telephones employees when necessary Seals trucks and records seal numbers. Maintains call-in log database and hard-copy Manage mail deliveries to/from plant Receive deliveries from courier companies Provides information to employees and visitors; via phone and in person Fill out schedule for following day’s Raw Materials & Receiving Adjusts tapes in the guardsman watch clock. Responsible for the general housekeeping responsibilities of their work area; clean entire guardhouse on a weekly basis. Clears snow from main gate and plant entrance during weekends; telephones outside contractor to clear parking lot as needed. Turns plant lights off and on during weekend hours for energy conservation purposes. Secures and inspects all outside gates during weekend hours. Conducts an hourly plant inspection during weekend hours using a key sentry system; makes contact with Boiler Operator during round.  Checks for fire, leaks, hazards, etc. Alerts the plant of threatening weather conditions. Submits a guard report on a weekly basis Ensure guards are replaced when not available (due to sickness, funeral, etc.) Oversees plant parking facilities; directs traffic periodically; reports any parking/driving violations; keeps fire lane open. Delivers lab plates to cooler over weekends. Empty humidifiers in Lab & Distribution Handle emergencies – alert ERT Monitor weather conditions – alert plan (via alarms) when necessary Monitor gate access and assist employees/visitors/drivers when necessary Manage scheduling of guards with the input/cooperation of all guards Other duties as assigned

Equipment Operated:

Guards operate on a regular basis the following equipment: 

  • CB Radio
  • Police scanner
  • Guardsman watch clock
  • Telephone switchboard
  • Call-in Log & Database
  • Nextel radio;
  • Gates & Security Camera system;
  • Alarm system (severe weather, emergency)
  • Responsible for all cleaning equipment, such as high-speed buffer and scrubber.
  • Must have knowledge of basic hand tools.

Computer Skills:

  • MS Outlook (email)
  • MS Word
  • CCure Badging/Security System operation;
  • Matrix (truck receiving/shipping)
  • Data entry

Lifting Requirements:

Moderate – Physical requirements are normally sedentary with the exception of snow shoveling.

Working Conditions:

Fair – Weekend rounds require walking through the entire plant on an hourly basis.  The working environment is basically good; exposure to outside temperature extremes does occur during winter months.  Hazards are minimal (truck traffic).


A three-week training program is recommended for the new employee.  An individual would be expected to become 90% competent after six weeks.   Special training will be done on chemicals related to the job to be familiar with MSDS’s for areas assigned.  Responsibility for training new employees hired into position.

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact