About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 19-May-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Eligible to receive up to a $2-000 Retention Bonus- along with a 50 cent increase following 1 year of service!

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 career!

The General Laborer is responsible for performing tasks to support general operations of the facility. Tasks will include- but are not limited to material handling- the loading of packaging supplies into machinery- the basic operation of cream cheese packaging/processing equipment- and equipment cleaning and sanitizing.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Load and unload items from machines- conveyors- and conveyances.
  • Operate machinery used in the production process- or assist machine operators.
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
  • Start machines or equipment to begin production processes.
  • Remove products- machine attachments- or waste material from machines.
  • Lift raw materials- finished products- and packed items- manually or using manual or powered lifts.
  • Transfer finished products- raw materials- tools- or equipment between storage and work areas of plants and warehouses- by hand or using hand trucks or powered lift trucks.
  • Pack and store materials and products.
  • Dump materials such as prepared ingredients into machine hoppers prior to mixing.
  • Record information- such as the number of products tested- meter readings- or dates and times of product production.
  • Read gauges or charts- and record data obtained.
  • Clean and lubricate equipment.
  • Prepare raw materials for processing.
  • Wash work areas- machines- equipment- vehicles- or products.
  • Break up defective products for reprocessing.
  • Responsible for conducting and documenting quality checks within the required structure such as weight control records- code date check sheets- etc.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader.
  • Responsible to follow FSQ requirements such as GMPs and other daily/job specific duties to support QRMP.
  • Responsible to follow all company established safety policies and procedures.


  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling- installing- positioning- and moving materials- and manipulating things.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body- such as climbing- lifting- balancing- walking- stooping- and handling of materials.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.
  • Identifying Objects- Actions- and Events — Identifying information by categorizing- estimating- recognizing differences or similarities- and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Getting Information — Observing- receiving- and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors and Peers — Providing information to supervisors- and co-workers by telephone- in written form- or in person.
  • Inspecting Equipment- Structures- or Material — Inspecting equipment- structures- or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Operating Vehicles- Mechanized Devices- or Equipment — Running- maneuvering- navigating- or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment- such as forklifts and electric pallet jacks.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others- and maintaining them over time.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes- Glasses- Gloves- Hearing Protection- Hard Hats-
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle- Control- or Feel Objects- Tools- or Controls
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions
  • Work is performed around industrial equipment
  • Work is performed indoors in varying temperatures
  • Pace determined by speed of equipment
  • Requires ability to wear common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes- glasses- gloves- hearing protection- or hard hats
  • Requires ability to perform job duties efficiently and safely
  • Requires frequent standing and walking
  • Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Requires ability to bend or twist frequently
  • Requires ability to use hands to handle- control- or feel objects- tools or controls
  • Required to be able to work extended hours on all shifts- including weekends and holidays

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • 401K
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- etc.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Starting Pay $18.50/Hour
  • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.

Work Schedule:

  • Must be able to work every other weekend- set schedule- no forced overtime.

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • 206 employees
  • Non Union Plant
  • Shifts:
    • First Shift: 5am – 1pm
    • Second Shift: 1pm – 9pm
    • Third Shift: 9pm – 5am
  • Plant History:
    • J.L. Kraft purchased the Phenix Cheese Company in 1928- only 25 years after selling cheese to grocers in Chicago from his horse drawn wagon.
    • In 1929- approximately 90 employees in the Kraft-Phenix Cheese Plant in Beaver Dam produced 10 million pounds of Philadelphia Cream Cheese- Neufchatel- Camambert Cheeses- along with butter and sweet cream.
    • Separation technology- which allowed cream cheese to stay fresher much longer – going from 18 days to 120 days- was developed in Beaver Dam by Oscar J. Link in the 1940’s.
    • In the 1960’s the plant underwent a major remodeling to add additional cooler storage and dry storage. Kraft Heinz continues to invest in the Beaver Dam facility with state-of-the-art technologies in the cream cheese industry.

Community Overview:

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