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



Opportunities in Iowa

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.  

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Snack Express team as a part-time Merchandiser

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking. This position is responsible for professionally representing Mahaska in servicing assigned customers on a part time basis. 

Responsibilities include:
Merchandising and stocking products at assigned accounts
Ensure out of date and damaged product is immediately removed from the shelf or display
Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment properly cleaned, filled, and rotated to Model Store standards 

Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, we will give you the tools necessary to get the job done the Mahaska way. 

Candidates must possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven, reliable and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to twist, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs.   Must have reliable transportation.   

Shift starts at 7am to 1pm, with Sunday and Monday off. (This may be adjusted for the right candidate)



Deliver freight to our existing warehouses and customers.

Essential Job Functions
 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.

Skills &  Experience
 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. (E-log, and paper log knowledge, Bill of Ladings, Fuel reporting, etc.)
 Must have the ability to lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. 
 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.

Who We Are: Things are happening here at Mahaska. A family-owned business since our start in 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.   

Mahaska is looking for a reliable individual to merchandise Mahaska products in the local Pella supermarkets. Responsible for product rotation and stocking on store shelves, displays, and in coolers/vending equipment. 

Position requires approximately two to three hours per Sunday.

Opportunities in Kansas

Job Summary:
To assist in the responsibility of all phases of the operation of the department with the greatest efficiency and at the lowest possible cost to the company.
 

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:   
1.         Deliver, install and repair all sales equipment.  Explain their proper use to the customers.                                                     
2.         Responsible in maintaining a good public relation with the customer and the public in general.
       
3.         Responsible to attend all meetings and training schools as assigned by the Manager or Assistant Manager of vending. 
                      
4.         Assist in keeping parts inventory both in shop and on service trucks.
5.         Keep trucks and equipment clean at all times and stocked with necessary parts for the job requirement while ensuring security of all company property.                                                                                                   
6.        Help maintain the best possible working conditions in shop and see that it is orderly and clean at all times.
  
7.        Check dispatch system for repairs to be completed.                                                                                                    
8.        Maintain good personal work habits, clean uniforms, remain productive, and complete all assigned orders.
                                         
9.        Keep all necessary records relating to the equipment placements, pickups, and repairs.
   
10.       Report all vehicle accidents, on the job injury, or property damage at once to the office.
                                                     
11.       Report any problems with your job or work order immediately to the department director.
                                                                   
12.       Assist in returning any in-warranty parts or equipment for credit by correctly tagging same with necessary information required.
     
13.       Attain and maintain an informed position on all aspects of the company.
                                                                                              
14.       Communicate opinions on current and future sales equipment and parts with department director.
                                                     
15.       Continue to update personal knowledge required to repair, install and maintain all types of sales equipment and to report any training deficiencies to your department director for further development.
                                                                                                   
16.       Responsible to aid the complete training and supervision of other service technicians when so directed by your department director.             
                                                                                                
17.       Recommend positive alterations in daily routines and  procedures.
                                                                                                   
18.       Report any under utilized sales equipment and/or improper use of sales equipment in our trade area - this includes equipment placed at locations that are no longer in business.
  
19.       Responsible for continuous evaluation of all sales personnel, and to report your comments immediately to your department director, making sure sales force is trained.  This includes such procedures as plugging in the machine, replacing light bulbs, un-jamming coin mechanisms, changing prices, and external/internal cleaning of equipment.
20.       Responsible for weekend duty when designated by personnel rotation.
21.       Responsible to collect cash for any product or equipment delivered to an unauthorized charge account.  
22.       Responsible for handling all special events and emergency service calls when so directed by your department director.  
23.       Report any competitive activity and remain alert for new customers.
24.       Necessary to obtain proper E.P.A. certification prior to any refrigeration repair activity.  
25.       Abides by and possesses thorough knowledge of all current refrigeration handling regulations, ie. venting, recovery and handling procedures.
26.       Make calls with sales personnel when directed and suggest to prospective customers the proper equipment and installation of same.
27.       Report to the Quality Assurance Director any problems that pertain to quality control, ensuring that all product returned to plant is.
28.       Obtain new accounts and increase sales at existing accounts through promotion of the companies full equipment and product line in soft drinks, ice, water, and snacks. 
29.       Deliver, install and repair various sales equipment..                                                                                                
30.       Repair company HVAC equipment, when time allows

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

                                     Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver/Salesman. As a Route Sales Driver/Salesman you will sell, deliver and place products at established accounts throughout a designated route. Duties include delivery of product, filling shelves and coolers and work with with the Route 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 50lbs. with the ability to manuever two-wheel cart weighing up to 200lbs. 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. 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. 


 

Opportunities in Nebraska

Deliver freight to our existing warehouses and customers.

Essential Job Functions
 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.

Skills &  Experience
 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. (E-log, and paper log knowledge, Bill of Ladings, Fuel reporting, etc.)
 Must have the ability to lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. 
 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.
Position:  P/T Merchandiser  

Description
:
Mahaska is looking for a self-starter who is motivated and has the ability to work independently as a Part-Time Merchandiser servicing the Norfolk customers. This position is responsible for professionally representing Mahaska in servicing assigned retail customers.  Duties include but are not limited to;  
  • Develop and maintain a professional relations hip with key people at store level and customers.
  • Ensure out-of-date and damaged product is immediately removed from the shelf or display.
  • Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment is properly clean, filled, and rotated according to Model Store standards.
  • Keep back stock organized and rotated.
  • Flexible work schedule; Weekends and evenings
  Requirements: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to lift, twist, bend for extended period of time.   Must have own transportation. Must be reliable.

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.