General information

All posting locations: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 29-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-80951

Description & Requirements

Bag Cook – 3rd Shift


Kraft Heinz – Cedar Rapids

4601 C Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

Plant Overview:

  • 3-Shift Operation
  • Non- Union Facility with approximately 200 hourly staff members which are a mix of temporary and full-time associates.
  • 100% Food Service, 4 bag soup lines, 1 tub line, 18 Kettles, 5 Filling lines, and 4 packaging lines.
  • Products include Frozen Soups and Macaroni & Cheese

Company History:  Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids started as Ashby Soups and was originated in the mid 1980’s by Jamie and Shannon Ashby, along with their mother, using family held recipes for many kinds of soups. In the 1990s’ the name was changed to Quality Chef Foods. Heinz acquired Quality Chef foods in the mid 2000’s. In 2015 Kraft and Heinz merged to become Kraft Heinz as we know it today.

Community Overview:

The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area is known as the cultural corridor.  There is always something to do, a site to visit or a show to see! Also, from Cedar Rapids there is an easy commute, great school communities, low crime rates and bike friendly. Cost of living ratio great.  Cedar Rapids is a vibrant city, encompassing unique attractions, exciting events, specialty shopping, a dynamic art scene, and a large variety of restaurant and nightlife options. You’ll find that Cedar Rapids offers one of the best places to live, work and play in the Midwest.

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Job Overview:

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.?  This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference! Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids is looking for candidates that want to make great soups!

Highly skilled operator, capable of being flexible and working in multiple different positions as required from day to day. This position requires the ability to safely and accurately combine and prepare ingredients received from the prep and spice areas according to recipes.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Check viscosity of soup
  • Wash and sanitize kettles after every formula to ensure a clean surface for the next product run
  • Process a daily schedule by referring to recipes and coordinating prep department
  • Fill out paperwork / IQS entries and inspections
  • Load ingredients into kettle
  • Take samples to QA
  • Retrieve/Return containers from prep/blanch
  • Quality (Verify product quality, item numbers, weights, HAACP checks)
  • Safety (follow all required safe work practices – i.e. PPE, JSA)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be detail-oriented and possess good organizational skills
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. above your head
  • Must be able to perform well under stress
  • Working conditions include extremes of hot and cold temperatures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Must be able to work in a safe manner.
  • Must ensure quality products are being packaged.
  • Responsible for following all Food Safety Policies and Safety Procedures.
  • Responsible for Q-RMP standards implementation as defined by the accountability list document.
  • Employees will follow all safety protocols and perform their job responsibilities in a safe manner. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Successful candidates must have the willingness to:

Always perform to the highest level of competence. Cooperate as a team. Be open, especially with information and knowledge. Trust and be trustworthy. Respect others – customers, suppliers, colleagues – and yourself. Be accountable for one’s actions.

Work Schedule:

3rd Shift

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, etc.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Pay Rate: $21.54
  • Start earning PTO at hire, generous
  • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plan- BONUS PLAN

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