CAREERS

“Since my first day at Mahaska over 15 years ago, I’ve been a part of a team where the employees are given the chance to help make decisions and share their ideas to help our company grow strong. I am so happy to be a part of a family owned business that truly cares about their employees and strives to make our community a better place. I’ve grown with the company during these 15 years, starting as a part-time Weekend Merchandiser and now as the Chief Marketing Officer. I’ve never forgotten what originally brought me to Mahaska, which was the opportunity to be a part of a team composed of happy, hard working people who distribute products that make people smile!”

- Chad Irving, Chief Marketing Officer

BENEFITS




401k options available for eligible employees after 1 year of service




Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance and AFLAC options.




Employees can purchase up to 5 cases of product a week at a discounted price.




Flexible Spending Account (FSA) not subject to payroll taxes



Mahaska is accepting applications for a full time Route Sales Driver- Bench.   

Description

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver.  As a Conventional Route Sales Driver you will sell, deliver and place beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  The Bench position is a full time, salary position, which will be responsible for learning all conventional routes and cover for vacations and vacancies.  At times when there are no vacations to cover, this position would ride along and help out on routes as needed.

Requirements:
 
Possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.  

Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL. Previous sales and route driving experience not required but preferred.

Benefits:
 
Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.   

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Position:  Full-Time Warehouse Loader  

Description
:
Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable Full-time Loader.  The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to;
·         Effectively read build sheets.
·         Maintain the ability to build loads in a timely manner.
·         Build loads utilizing a forklift or physical labor.
·         Responsible for handling empties and full merchandise returned by drivers.
·         Empty out route trucks and load product.
·         Work in a safe manner, keeping work area and warehouse area clean and organized.  

Requirements:
Possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly.  Ability to accurately read load sheets.  Forklift experience preferred, but not required.  

Shift starts at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.    

Benefits:
Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.  

                                          Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 
Who We Are:
A family-owned business since our start 1889, we've served the Midwest and beyond for more than 125 years.  Owner Branden Muhl continues to expand Mahaska beyond bottling into new territory, opening up opportunities and careers in hospitality, transportation and distribution.  

Position Summary:
We are looking for a competitive, self-motivated, reliable,  Sales Representative with the drive  and skills-set to service  Omaha.   If you are passionate about sales and like the challenge of growing a territory, this is an opportunity for you.  As the Sales Representative, you will sale and deliver the product you sale into the accounts for your assigned territory.  

Responsibilities include, but are not be limited to;
  •  Establishing, developing and maintaining business relationships with current customers as well as prospective customers.
  • Make cold calls to prospective customers to generate business. Visits potential and current customers’ places of business to evaluate needs or promote the company’s products.
  • Deliver product to retail customers in the territory.  Filling shelves, cooler, and displays with product.
 Requirements:
  • Ability to work independently as well as  within a team environment.
  • Obtain knowledge and familiarity with all company products.
  • Build productive long lasting relationships with customers.
  • Proficient with computer.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older, maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record.

    Benefits
    Competitive wages with full benefits package which includes; Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401 (k), paid vacation and paid personal days.

    Company vehicle will be provided.  Sales incentives are available.

 Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Mahaska is accepting applications for a full time Route Sales Driver.  

Description
:

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver.  As a Conventional Route Sales Driver you will sell, deliver and place beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  This position offers huge growth opportunities – as your sales increase, so will your income as pay is based on commission.  Duties include delivery of product, filling shelves and coolers and working with Manager to grow sales opportunities.  

Requirements:

Possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.   Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL. Previous sales and route driving experience not required.  

Benefits:

Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.  

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Position:  Warehouse Loader    

Description
:

Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable Full-time Loader.  The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to;
·         Effectively read build sheets.
·         Maintain the ability to build loads in a timely manner.
·         Build loads utilizing a forklift or physical labor.
·         Responsible for handling empties and full merchandise returned by drivers.
·         Empty out route trucks and load product.
·         Work in a safe manner, keeping work area and warehouse area clean and organized.  

Requirements:

Possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly.  Ability to accurately read load sheets.  Forklift experience preferred, but not required.  

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Position: Part-Time Sampler

Mahaska is accepting applications for a Part-Time Sampler

This position will be responsible for providing samples of new beverage items to the public at designated customer locations in Des Moines.  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must be able to work a  flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation
.  


Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver ( trainee).  

Description:
We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver.  As a Conventional Route Sales Driver you will sell, deliver and place beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route. As the Trainee you will learn all of the Conventional Routes and be able to fill in on routes if the event of a vacancy. This is a full-time salary position.  Duties include delivery of product, filling shelves and coolers and working with Manager to grow sales opportunities. 

Requirements:
Possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL. Previous sales and route driving experience not required. 

Benefits:
Excellent benefit packet includes: Vacation (accrued monthly),Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k),  and paid personal days. 

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Part-Time Warehouse Picker
Mahaska is needing highly motivated warehouse associates to work in a fast pace environment. This position will work in the warehouse or stock room to fulfill orders and keep the warehouse stocked.

Hours:
Approximate hours worked 15-25 per week, depending candidate availability, with a start time between 2-3:30 p.m. Again, flexible on start time as well.


Duties:
  • Locate products in warehouse to fill orders
  • Put products away in proper places
  • Follow order sheets to pull products for each order
  • Assist with shipping and receiving as assigned
  • Assemble kits according to parts lists.
  • Responsible for receiving and stocking inventory, picking and packing for distribution.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Legible writing, math and reading skills
  • Ability to lift 25-50 lbs
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, grasping and repetitive motion required
  Come join a family-owned Company who values their team members, as well as their families.
Job Summary:         Responsible for growing and maintaining sales with customers by offering exceptional customer service while demonstrating a vast knowledge of the processes and product being sold. The individual would also be responsible for tracking all sales in a designated territory, as well as continually demonstrating a willingness to learn and work in a high-pace environment. Additionally, the individual would need to be able to work a flexible schedule which could include some evenings and weekends, when necessary.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Reports to: Extended Territory Route Manager

Required Certifications: MBAA Beer Steward Certification*, Certified Beer Server Exam^, I-Pact Certified^^, - (Either possess the certifications/licensing or obtain within 90 days of date of hire).

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1.     Accountable for safely delivering product to different retailers and sales locations.
2.     Understand and promote the company’s marketing strategies for all product packages and categories.  Promote products in accounts in line with these strategies.
3.     Pre-sell product to various customers on a frequent basis.
4.     Report to the Route Manager concerning various items (sales and other reports, promotions, projections, etc.).
5.     Maintain and demonstrate detailed knowledge of a wide array of products and brewing processes.
6.     Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, oral and written (communication) skills.
7.     Create and maintain relationships with new and prospective customers/retailers.
8.     Recommend and implement sales strategies for improvement based on market research and competitor analyses.
9.     Benchmark business data and sales trends for key accounts and provide monthly recommendations to Route Manager and Marketing Manager to aid in execution of the strategic business plan.
10.Coordinate various activities with retailers, wholesalers, customers, etc. to maintain and increase comprehensive network.
11.Train and work with Mahaska representatives in order to fully develop best sales and marketing practices.
12.Able to travel as needed to attend trade shows, conferences and visit other Mahaska locations and markets.
13. Prepare various types of campaigns (ads, sampling, promotions, etc.) to expand sales as well as generating creative ways to advertise product.
14. Must demonstrate good problem-solving skills.
15. Create and maintain various types of reports using VIP that help manage the channel such as:
·        Sales reports – showing business changes and opportunities.
·        An outline focused on information about competitor sales in similar environments – should be reported to Route Manager and other relevant parties.
16. Monitor condition of company vehicle (report any issues to the Route Manager).
17. Monitor sales inventory, which includes but is not limited to removing damaged or expired product at various locations (brewery and retailers).
18. May be asked to investigate and settle customer questions and complaints.
19. Constantly operates in a manner that complies with local, state and federal regulations like the Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD). 20. Is self-motivated.
21. Develops and executes delivery orders for customers.
22. Open to continual learning and development of skills within areas such as advertising, communication, presentation, sales, etc.
23. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws pertaining to beer dispensing, handling, selling, etc.
24. Focus on the individual customer’s/retailer’s specific needs in order to maximize sales potential.
25. Possesses an ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks/accounts in a demanding environment.
26. Must keep up-to-date knowledge of the dispensary systems and all other components crucial to maintaining a high quality of service. 27. Will need to be able to execute proper maintenance on all beer serving, sanitary, and transportation equipment (excluding vehicle maintenance).
28. At various times throughout the week/month/year scheduled maintenance and sanitation of equipment will be required to be completed.
29. Exhibits an adept skill with basic computer programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
30. Must be able to lift up to 160lbs. (keg weight)
31. Must be able to produce and maintain a valid driver’s license.
32. In this field, knowledge is a major component for development and growth – both on a personal and organizational level.  The ideal candidate should be willing to continually educate themselves.
33.Must be able to maintain business-like behavior during and after the consumption of alcohol during social events
34. May be asked to participate in additional trainings/certifications.
35. May be asked to complete additional functions.  

*The certification is designed to instruct the individual in different areas such as how to serve beer properly, essential cleaning techniques to maintain a sterile serving environment, the manner in which you properly store beer, the ins-and-outs of different dispensary equipment, as well as introducing effective ways to sell the product.     -----     (Mahaska will cover the initial $195.00 cost to take the test. However, each retake will cost $35.00 and the individual will be required to pay this fee – if the test is not passed the first time). 

  
^The exam requires the individual to exhibit competent knowledge of beer storage and service issues as well as modest knowledge of beer styles and culture and basic familiarity with beer tasting and flavors and basic knowledge about brewing process and ingredients.     -----     (Mahaska will cover the initial $69.00 cost to take the exam. Each payment covers two attempts at passing the test. However, each additional pair of attempts after the second will be required to be paid for by the individual.)

^^I-PACT covers the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (Iowa Code chapter 123), and trains the individual to identify valid and non-valid forms of altered and fake IDs. This program specializes in the prevention of underage sales and sales to intoxicated patrons. Participants will learn techniques for refusing the sale of alcohol with minimal confrontation and how to legally confiscate an altered or fake ID. The training also includes regulations and tips for offsite delivery of alcohol. (Certification is valid for 3 years).    


Job Summary:         
The purpose of the position is to be responsible to this company and maintain the highest standards possible in the areas of efficiency, quality, and personal development in the snack warehouse.  You are responsible to see that all routes are built and loaded accurately and timely.
 

Reports To:   Warehouse Manager
                 

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:                                                                                                    
1.        Responsible to learn this position as well as all functions of the Snack warehouse.
                                                                                                 
2.         Responsible for ordering Snack product accurately and timely.
                                                                                                 
3.         Familiarize yourself and become efficient when working with company software programs such as  Parlevel.
                                                                                                 
4.         Communicate directly with Warehouse Manager/ Assistant Manager.  Sharing any concerns, suggestions or ideas regarding department efficiencies, staff efficiencies and any other opportunities that may exit.
                                                                                                   
5.        Manage Snack department which includes scheduling full time and part-time staff according to business needs.
                                                                                                 
6.         Oversee Snack Department to ensure work is being completed in a timely fashion as well as accurately and efficiently.
                                                                                                 
7.         Responsible for helping to maintain a clean and orderly work environment.
                                                                                                 
8.         Responsible to notify Warehouse Manager of any problems or suggestions you feel can improve the efficiency of your job as well as any other job related to plant operation.
                                                                                                   
9.         Responsible for maintaining accurate records  and making sure the proper forms are filled out and returned to appropriate offices.
                                                                                                 
10.       Responsible to help other team members as needed.
                                                                                                 
11.       Responsible to wear proper attire to work every day. Mahaska T-Shirt, appropriate shorts or pants and shoes.
 
12.       Responsibilities subject to change by Warehouse Manager or Chief of Operations.                                                                                                  
13.       Report any injuries to your supervisor immediately and promptly.  Complete all appropriate forms and reports.
                                                                                                 
14.       Familiarize yourself with safety policy and protocol for handling after-hours work compensation injuries and accidents.
                                                                                                 
15.       Promptly report all accidents and/or damage done to company equipment to your supervisor.
                                                                                                 
16.       Receive loads using scanner and unload trucks using forklift.
                                                                                                                                                           
17.       Responsible for inventorying warehouse accurately and timely.
                   
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  
  1. Basic math skills.
  2. Communication skills.
  3. Be able to read and interpret orders.
  4. Problem solving skills.
  5. Previous management/leadership experience.
  6. Familiar with computer software.
Benefits:    Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.

Working Hours:  This position is generally Monday through Friday, shift starts approximately 2:30 p.m. with some flexability due to incoming shipments etc.
Position:    Extended Territory - Training Manager

Description
:
  We are looking for a Route Manager in our Cedar Rapids territory, to lead and support the sales team and as well as our customers. This key position reports directly to the Extended Territory Route Manager. If you have leadership and sales experience and are looking for a career with opportunities, apply at Mahaska.  

Job Overview
;

·         Responsible for the marketing of company brands in line with company strategies. 
 ·         Provide training for developing and improving teams communication skills and sales technique.
·         Understand and promote the company's marketing strategies for all product packages and categories.  Promote products in accounts in line with these strategies.
·         Work with sales team to establish realistic goals to meet incentive objectives.
·         Provide salespeople with knowledge of full product line necessary to achieving 100% distribution.  Keep sales team informed of new product authorizations.
·         Convey monthly promotional activity to sales team in a timely manner.
·         Make sure each sales team understands monthly promotional strategies and assist with creating a plan of action for achieving goals.
·         Discuss all current marketing programs with sales team on a regular basis and monitor customer compliance on an account-by-account basis.
·         Work with sales team to develop sales presentation for calling on new business.  Establish regular schedule for calling on new business.
·         Provide leadership and guidance to sales team to ensure
·         Display and encourage positive attitudes and promote teamwork 
·         Motivate and engage the store team 
·         Create and support a positive and fun work environment 
·         Exhibit professionalism in appearance, conduct, and judgment 
·         This position is responsible for developing relationships with new markets and new accounts.

  
Job Requirements; 
  • Leadership and sales experience
  • Must have strong verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills. 
    Ability to organize and prioritize work, control multiple projects, and to meet deadlines.
  • Customer service-oriented and like to help others 
  • At your best in a fast-paced environment 
  • Positive & professional 
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and adapt easily to change  -Proficient with computer programs, Microsoft, composing emails
Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Flex Spending, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation (accrued monthly).  

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

                                                     
  
 
Who We Are:
Mahaska is a family-owned business since our start 1889, we've served the Midwest and beyond for more than 125 years. And we're still growing. Owner Branden Muhl continues to expand Mahaska beyond bottling into new territory, opening up opportunities and careers in hospitality, transportation and distribution.    

Description
:
 

·        Safely operate tractor-trailer combination. 
·        Perform vehicle inspections required under sections 396.13 of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations. 
·        Maintain a current Class A CDL.
·        Operate and maintain records in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Department of Transportation (DOT) and company policies as required. 
·        Provide excellent service to customers.   
·        Able to work a flexible schedule that may require 6 days a week, and as many as 12-14 hours in a day. 
·        Able to make runs that require overnight stays. 
·        Perform other duties as assigned. 


Requirements:
 

·        Possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial driver’s license. 
·        Minimum of 3 years over the road driving experience. 
·        Must have excellent time management skills 
·        Excellent organizations skills. Keeping track of paperwork accurately. (Log books, Bill of Ladings, Fuel reporting, etc.) 
·        Must be 21 years of age or older. 
·        Safe driving record and history. 
·        Pass DOT drug test and have no prior positive tests or refusals. 
·        Pass DOT physical. 


Benefits:
Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This position will work closely with the Chief of Marketing Officer, as well as other managers within the organization. You will assist in various marketing initiatives and projects such as, marketing brochures, sales kits and other promotional materials to support product launches.  May write articles and design layouts.  Tracking and reporting sales and account information. Assist in the planning and execution of media coverage and social media coverage.

This is an exciting role that will give you experience in the world of Marketing and Business Management.
Position:  Service Technician  

Who We Are:
Things are happening here at Mahaska. A family-owned business since our start 1889, we've served the Midwest and beyond for more than 125 years. And we're still growing. Owner Branden Muhl continues to expand Mahaska beyond bottling into new territory, opening up opportunities and careers in hospitality, transportation and distribution.     

Description
:
Mahaska is looking for a full time Service Technician who is a self-starter, to deliver, repair and install sales equipment.  Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, servicing equipment at existing accounts by analyzing work orders, plan daily travel schedule, investigate complaints, conduct tests and resolving problems.  

Requirements:
Ability to troubleshoot electronics, analyze information, possess excellent communication skills.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., with ability to maneuver equipment weighing up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license as well as good driving record.  

Benefits:
Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation- accrued monthly.  

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Summary:         
Responsible to promptly and efficiently deliver company products as ordered, pick up shells and empties at assigned accounts and redemption centers.  Fill in for other positions as assigned by the Route Manager.
 

Reports To:                          
Express Route Manager

Job Responsibilities;
  • Drive express truck delivering to our larger customers.
  • Check in with receiving personnel at each customer location and ensure product matches invoice.
  • Establish a good working relationship with personnel at retailers.
  • Organize, condense and maintain backroom at customer location.
  • Pick up shells, empties and damaged product.
  • Communicate with Account Manager and Express Route manager on a regular basis.
  • Communicate schedule changes or factors that affect other team members.
  • Operate pallet jack safely and properly.
Requirements;
  • Obtain Class A CDL (You do not have to have this license at time of hire)
  • 21 years of age or older and have a clean driving record.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent customer skills.

APPLY FOR A JOB

If you are interested in any of the above job descriptions, please apply using our online form. The form includes basic information, employment history, education, and supplemental questions. Please be prepared with all necessary information before starting the form. At the end of the application you will be able to upload a resume (PDF or Word Doc only/ 5MB max.). Please note, only one document can be uploaded per submission. Thank you for applying to Mahaska.