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 Cedar Rapids and Marion.  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must be able to work a  flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation
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Draft Technician – Part Time 

We are seeking an individual who enjoys working independently and has exceptional communication skills, with a team player attitude.  

As a Draft Technician, you will be cleaning and repairing customer draft lines in restaurants and bars throughout Central Iowa and assisting Management with various other duties as assigned.  The candidate must possess strong work ethic, reliability, mechanical skills and be self-motivated. 

Requirements:
 
·         Must be 21 years of age or older. 
·         Have a clean driving record and valid Driver’s License.
·         Ability to lift up to 50 lbs on regular basis.

Come join a family-owned Company who values their team members, like they are family.
Sales Representative - Des Moines, IA

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. 

Position: Sales Representative
We are looking for a self-motivated, hard-working, dependable Sales Representative to service the Des Moines area.  Position is responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned territory/market to generate new business for the organization’s product/services. Duties include, calling on and delivering product to retail customers in the service area.

Essential Job Functions:
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.      

Requirements include:

-Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
-Must possess excellent verbal communication and customer service skills.
-Must have a positive attitude, be able to multitask, and adapt well to changing environments.
-Must be 21 years of age or older, maintain a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.
-Must possess the ability to obtain a class D2 chauffeur’s license. On the job training is provided, but employee must need to pass the written and drive test to obtain the license.

Benefits:
Competitive wages with an excellent benefit packet which includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation-accrued monthly.  Sales incentives available.  Company vehicle will be provided for work purposes only. 
 
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 Iowa City.  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must be able to work a  flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation 
Description:
Position:  Part-Time Sampler- Oskaloosa and the surrounding areas.

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 store locations around Southeast Iowa (Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella, etc).  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must have their own transportation with a clean driving record and must be 21 years of age or older.



Position: Account Representative - KBOE/KMZN/740AM

The Opportunity: 
We are looking for a team member who wants to grow into the future with us. KBOE 104.9FM, KMZN 99.5FM & 740AM is looking for an Advertising Account Representative.

Description: 
What is it like to work in broadcast sales?  It is not about punching a clock and counting down the hours until the end of the day.  It’s about stepping up to the challenge of finding the right product or service that will most benefit the advertiser. If you are motivated by excellent products, great compensation, and working with talented people in a team environment, then we want to talk to you.

Requirements: 
The ideal candidate is coach-able, thrives in a goal-oriented team environment, and has strong interpersonal skills. The chosen candidate will work within our established Sales Department to increase sales volume with established accounts, aggressively seeking new customers for both radio, TV, and eMedia.  The Sales Representative will execute plans and strategies set forth by sales management and maintain visibility in the community.

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

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Snack Express team! 

Do you have no experience but a great attitude? We'll provide on the job training to help you gain the skills and experience you need to be a successful and independent route sales driver.

Mahaska is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all walks of life to apply today!

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking.  In this position, you will be trained to work independently as part of a stellar team of motivated, hard working individuals.  The  position is a full time, salary position, which will be responsible for learning all snack express routes during training.  Once a regular route is open, this person will transition to that route, giving them an opportunity to take ownership of their part of Mahaska's business!  Duties include driving a delivery vehicle to bring product to businesses or schools to fill machines and rotating products to ensure customer satisfaction. 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 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.   

Shift starting times are flexible, and all the routes are local, allowing our team to be home every day!  Mahaska provides an excellent benefits packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation time.  We also offer employee product discounts, the opportunity to earn sales incentives,  college scholarships for our employee's dependents and more. 



Position:  Warehouse Extended

Description
:
 
Mahaska is looking to add a dependable, hard-working, and reliable employee.  The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to;
          Ability to read a BOL.
          Deliver loads to the extended warehouses in Marion, IA and Des Moines, IA
          Put away loads, rotate dates and maintain accurate paperwork.
          Effectively read build sheets.

          Build loads in a timely manner 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:
 
- The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment is critical in this role. 
- Responsible for communicating with the warehouse manager frequently.
- Must have a clean driving record. If you do not have a Class A CDL we can provide the training for you to obtain one. This is required to be completed within an appropriate amount of time after your start date.   
- Ability to lift up to 50+ lbs. repeatedly.  
- Ability to lift the weight of a full keg (200lbs +) on occasion
- Ability to accurately read load sheets.  
- Forklift experience preferred, but not required.
  

Shifts and hours may vary depending on what's needed.    

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

                                          Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Opportunities in Kansas

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Route Sales team! 

Do you have no experience but a great attitude? We'll provide on the job training to help you gain the skills and experience you need to be a successful and independent route sales driver.

Mahaska is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all walks of life to apply today!

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking.  In this position, you will be trained to work independently as part of a stellar team of motivated, hard working individuals.  Sales positions are responsible for selling, delivering and placing beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  The  position is a full time, salary position, which will be responsible for learning all conventional routes during training.  Once a regular route is open, this person will transition to that route, giving them an opportunity to take ownership of their part of Mahaska's business!  Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL.  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 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.   

All the routes are local, allowing our team to be home every day!  Mahaska provides an excellent benefits packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation time.  We also offer employee product discounts, the opportunity to earn sales incentives, use of an on-site gym and college scholarships for our employee's dependents. 
Position:  Sunday Merchandiser   

Description: Mahaska is looking for a self-starter who is motivated and has the ability to work independently as a Part-Time Sunday Merchandiser servicing the Salina area 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 reliable transportation.

Opportunities in Nebraska

Description: Mahaska is looking for a self-starter who is motivated and has the ability to work independently as a week-end Merchandiser. This position is responsible for professionally representing Mahaska in servicing assigned retail customers.     Duties include but are not limited to;  
  • Ensure out-of-date and damaged product is immediately removed from the shelf or display.
  • Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment is filled and rotated according to Model Store standards.
  • Keep back stock organized and rotated.
    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.
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.
Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver, in our Snack Express department.   


Description
: We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver.  As a Route Sales Driver you will be filling and servicing vending machines over an established route to regular customers. This is a salary position, that will train and learn all routes in Snack Express and be able to cover routes.  Duties include driving a delivery vehicle and bringing product into the businesses or schools as needed to fill the machines properly. Rotate product as required, to ensure customer satisfaction. Establish a good working relationship with customers and managers.   

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 be 21 years of age or older, with a good driving record.   Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class D2. Current Class D2 license 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

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Route Sales team! 

Do you have no experience but a great attitude? We'll provide on the job training to help you gain the skills and experience you need to be a successful and independent route sales driver.

Mahaska is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all walks of life to apply today!

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking.  In this position, you will be trained to work independently as part of a stellar team of motivated, hard working individuals.  Sales positions are responsible for selling, delivering and placing beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  The  position is a full time, salary position, which will be responsible for learning all conventional routes during training.  Once a regular route is open, this person will transition to that route, giving them an opportunity to take ownership of their part of Mahaska's business!  Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL.  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 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.   

All the routes are local, allowing our team to be home every day!  Mahaska provides an excellent benefits packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation time.  We also offer employee product discounts, the opportunity to earn sales incentives, use of an on-site gym and college scholarships for our employee's dependents. 
Position:  Part-Time Warehouse Loader   

Description: Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable Part-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: Marketing/Communications – Intern

This position will work closely with the Marketing Manager, as well as other managers within the organization. This role 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.  Plan and execute product launch samplings at various retail or foodservice venues.  

Mahaska offers excellent opportunities for internship, part-time and full-time positions.  This is an exciting role that will give you experience in the world of Marketing and Business Management.

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.