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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: 21-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking for a first shift Vinegar Operator 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have steel toe shoes/boots
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for 8-12 hours
  • Capable of working during the holidays- as needed
  • Capable of working with high levels of vinegar smell

EEO Policy

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
  • Wellness Program
  • Starting Pay Rate $22.35 an hour

Vacation (PTO)

  • You will receive seven days of vacation (PTO) once you have completed a probationary period of 90 calendar days

New Hire Bonus Program

·$700 – After 3 months

·$800 – After 6 months

·$1000 – After 1 year

For a total of $2500 from your start date!

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday- some weekends         6:00am-2:30pm

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.

Community Overview:

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)

Job Overview:

A successful candidate in this role is a fast learner- likes to observe and recommend changes to improve their jobs. Feels comfortable working with mechanical equipment. 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.

  • Assist in unloading apple product- load and unload press drum- and press apple by-product according to instructions. Maintain all records regarding cider mill operations.
  • Mix and disinfect beer fermenting tanks
  • Wash all tank cars as needed
  • Keep all apple by-product unloading area clean and orderly
  • Operator Cider press- hammer mill per instruction book
  • Control the volume of product- rice hulls- and press time to insure maximum yield.
  • Prepare all ingredient mixes used in the Bulk Vinegar Department
  • Coordinate with pomace removal personnel (the pick-up time)
  • Maintain control records of temperatures and fermentation’s period on a daily basis
  • Take samples following proper procedures and transport for testing
  • Assist and oversee whole apple inspection and milling
  • Perform other routine miscellaneous duties associated with vinegar operations.
  • Keep work area clean and orderly
  • Basic math skills required
  • Ability to read- write- and communicate in English required
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader.
  • Be able to bend/twist/kneel


Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity