General information

All posting locations: Holland, Michigan, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 26-May-2023

Ref #: R-67758

Description & Requirements

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a 3rd shift Sauce Making 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.  This position requires individuals to perform general duties in a food manufacturing environment following strict quality and safety standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have steel toe shoes/boots
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Candidates must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Prior manufacturing experience is preferred

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: $22.64 an hour

Vacation (PTO)

  • You will receive 10 days of vacation (PTO) once a 90-day probationary period has been completed

New Hire Bonus

  • $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- including some weekends                 8:00pm-4:30am

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:

“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:

Job Overview:

Responsible for the assembly and mixing of ingredients for sauces- mustard- relish- pickles- etc. Monitors process on a continual basis and conducts assessments to ensure batches meet quality standards. This is an ideal job for somebody looking for long term career with a stable- reputable company.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assemble ingredients for various sauces- mustard- relish- etc.
  • Transport ingredients needed according to recipe to JD/Mustard kitchen.
  • Check gauges for proper amount of corn syrup- water in accordance with recipe.
  • Take test samples from each batch made to QA for Analytical Checks.
  • Gauge volume of vinegar water- corn syrup or hot dog sauce- tomato paste- etc.
  • Pump premix into blender
  • Operates forklift as needed to support sauce making operations
  • Weigh/measure ingredients according to recipe.
  • Take test sample for each batch using salometer
  • Monitor pumping of ingredients into pre-mix/blenders for correct amounts according to recipe (vinegar- corn syrup- salt brine- tomato paste- water- molasses- smoke)
  • Must learn the safe and proper operation of the packaging filling equipment.
  • Responsible for monitoring and communicating any process or product abnormalities to your Supervisor- Team Leader- or Line Technician.
  • Performing Good Sanitation Practices (GSP’s) when handling equipment.
  • Must follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Perform all required observations and training timely and as scheduled.
  • Operators could be used on other lines and CMF operations for business needs.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader.


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 - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.