General information

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

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 15-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74786

Description & Requirements

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).
  • LTO positions are $24.09 per hour.
  • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.

Work Schedule:

Weekly Rotating Shifts for Production Employees- Monday through Friday.  Shift start time depends on the department- but weekly rotations begin on 3rd- 2nd- and then 1st shift.

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 Velveeta Lift Truck Operators primary responsibilities include: Proper selection and timely delivery of powder totes- Scanning ingrediants for proper Consumption & Traceability.  Assist with unloading powder totes & powder room training.  This position will also have knowledge of Velveeta cheese types to assist the barrel room and support CB1 unloading.  This person must have a valid fork truck license.  Must be able to plan ahead and anticipate the needs of the line for efficiency in the department.  While working as a team member- this person will on occasion coordinate the work of others.  This person generally works without clost supervision and receives brief verbal and written instructions.  The daily operation of the job is moderately varied and requires good communication.  This job requires simple addition and subtraction skills.

Job Responsibilities:


Review production schedule for proper varieties running that shift. Learn Velveeta Powder types. Knowledge of coolers and bay numbers. Identify ticket codes and numbers. Transport empty color drums- rings and covers to Dock. Direct Miscellaneous Laborers as to what powder to prepare. Operate powder-handling equipment. Be proficient with all aspects of SAP. Scan powder and cb1 to PPC correctly – repeated missed scans will lead to discipline up to and including job disqualification. Follow FIFO – First in/First out.


Assist in general housekeeping and sanitation activities with the department. Assist with weekly final sanitation.


Must be able to perform minor mechanical adjustments such as changing the forks and proper battery changing. Must have a clear understanding of lift truck intended uses – having the correct truck for the correct job.


Must drive responsibly and always yield to pedestrians Must complete lift truck inspections each shift and document.


Must have a safe and proper attitude toward their fork trucks at all times. Proper powder delivery – to correct hopper. Follow and know good GMP’s. Proper knowledge of powder ingredients.

Lifting Requirements:

Moderate lifting and moving of drums and pallets.  Must lift loads above 8 ft. with fork truck.

Working Conditions:

Noise level is high and requires hearing protection. Working temperatures range from 40 to 70 degrees.


The fort truck operator is trained for 3 weeks and is expected to be  90% competent after 3 months with all areas of the job and other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

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