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
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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, 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
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



Mahaska is seeking a full-time mechanic for our large fleet. The qualifying individual must have a background or comparable education in Auto and/or Diesel Mechanics. Job duties include but not limited to the ability to troubleshoot and repair the various systems on cars and or heavy trucks - including drivetrain, engine, HAVC, fuel systems, and brakes. This person must possess the ability to work efficiently with little supervision, have the ability to lift 50+ lbs repetitively, self-motivated, and have good customer relations skills. Competitive wages depending upon experience, and full benefits package offered. Candidates must have a good driving record with the ability to obtain a Class A CDL within six (6) weeks of employment.

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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

Description: 
            Mahaska is looking for a hard-working & dedicated team player to oversee the Customer Service Department to ensure the company provides the highest level of customer service possible.  The Customer Service Manager must be knowledgeable about all of the products and services Mahaska provides. This position will work in collaboration with multiple managers and departments.  



Key Responsibilities: 
  • Understand and promote the company's marketing strategies for all product packages and categories.
  • Develop expansive knowledge of various products and systems to support multiple departments, necessary to achieving 100% distribution.  Keep Tel-Sell team informed of new product authorizations.
  • Develop sales presentation for calling on new business.  Establish regular schedule for calling on new business.
  • Consult with the Marketing Managers on sales objectives, marketing programs, strategies, and action plans on a weekly basis.
  • Gain knowledge of ordering inventory processes for all warehouses in order to provide back-up to Product Purchaser position.
  • Provides support to and supervises Tel-Sell team to ensure orders are relayed efficiently.
  • Position will provide to support to all 3 locations thus requiring travel to: Norfolk, NE; Salina, KS; Oskaloosa, IA. Amount of travel required may vary.
  • Complete additional tasks as requested.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum of 21 years of age or older.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years supervisory experience.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Superior computer skills and ability to pick up on new programs and procedures quickly
Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.
Mahaska is hiring Training Manager for our Express Team!

Job Summary: Responsible for training route salespeople. Filling in the event of vacations, illnesses, or other absences.  Fill in for Route Salesmen, but also includes filling in for Merchandisers, Account Managers, Express Delivery Drivers, Snack Express, Special Events, and the Empties Route.  (Note:  Training Manager should have most recent copy of job descriptions for each of these positions).
  Supervisory Responsibility:  Route Salesmen (Understand and be able to train new and existing employees in the following job responsibilities)  

Reports To: Marketing Manager
 

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  
1.        Understand and promote the company's marketing strategies for all product packages and categories.  Promote products in accounts in line with these strategies.  
2.        Execute current route's objectives for soliciting promotions; tie to pricing, ads, and displays.  
3.        Using the Route Books, regularly call on all customers for the currently assigned route.  When deviating from the set schedule, inform the Marketing Manager.                                                                          
4.        Gain and maintain a working knowledge of all Route Salesman routes.  Know all other routes to the extent possible.

5.        Maintain product knowledge and maximize distribution of all products.      
6.        Seek ads, displays, and reduced prices for products on promotion.
                                   
7.        Ensure all coolers/beverage sections are set space to sales for all products.                                                                                   
8.        Obtain best selling position in accounts.
                                                                                                                         
9.        Solicit secondary displays.
                                                                                                                       
10.      Solicit marketing equipment placements.
                                                                                                                       
11.      Actively pursue and solicit new accounts.
                                   
12.      Gather, monitor, and report competitive information on all routes to which you are assigned.                                    
13.      Strive to meet goals and quotas for current routes in accordance with KOIs, Model Store, and other company programs.                                    
14.      Submit recommendations for changes in routes and/or service levels to Marketing Manager for approval via Route Request Change Form.                                    
15.      Actively solicit placements of cold vault equipment including vendors, ELMs, and visi-coolers.  Submit leads to Marketing Manager for follow-up.  

Merchandising Responsibilities  
1.           Fill coolers and vendors.  Make minor repairs when needed on visi-coolers/vendors.  Set coolers in accordance with Model Store diagrams.                                                                                        
2.        Maintain primary and secondary displays.
                                       
3.        Rotate products.  Maintain P.Q.I. standards.
                                                                                     
4.        Ensure out-of-date product is appropriately handled.
                                                                                                                        5.        Pick up shells and empties.                                                                                                                          
6.        Minimize out-of-stock and over stock conditions.
                                                                                                                         
7.        Keep back stock neat and organized.
                                                                                                                         
8.        Carry sufficient POS and update when needed.
                                                                                                                         
9.        Keep shelves and vendors clean.
                                                                                                                       
10.       Deliver "call-ins" same day or when requested.
                                                                                                                       
11.       Maintain proper ID tags on vendors.
                                                                                                                       
12.       Call in for messages three times per day.
                                                                                                                       
13.       Report in clean and neat uniform.
                                   
14.       Be available and capable to perform physical functions which will include lifting and moving loads of 65 lbs. or more continuously and pulling cart loads of product weighing up to 2500 lbs.              

Administrative Responsibilities:
                                                                                                                         
1.        Check out accurately in the morning and leave promptly.
                                                                                                                        2.        Maintain complete and accurate records.                                                                                                                          
3.        Properly maintain route book information.
                                                                                                                         
4.        Report all load errors as soon as discovered.
                                   
5.        Responsible for assuring all product deliveries are properly invoiced.  Know all handheld functions.                                      
6.        At the end of the day check in and settle correctly.
                                                                                                                       
7.        Prepare load diagram properly to minimize haul back.
                                                                                                                        8.        Complete national account tickets as needed.                                      
9.        Assist others and perform other tasks as appropriate and/or necessary, including working occasional weekends if deemed necessary by the Marketing Manager.                          

General Job Responsibilities:
                                   
1.        Attend the assigned company meetings as directed by your supervisor.  
2.        Help maintain the positive image of the company in the trade.
                                                                                                            3.        Know, understand, and adhere to all company policies and procedures.                                                                                
4.        Possess excellent communication and people skills.
                                   
5.        Represent a positive image of Mahaska.  
6.        Notify the company when injured, either on the job or away from the job.                                    
7.        Promote and maintain company goodwill in all areas.                                                                          
8.        Report all vending repairs from the account before leaving.

Opportunities in Kansas

Mahaska is seeking a full-time mechanic for our large fleet. The qualifying individual must have a background or comparable education in Auto and/or Diesel Mechanics. Job duties include but not limited to the ability to troubleshoot and repair the various systems on cars and or heavy trucks - including drivetrain, engine, HAVC, fuel systems, and brakes. This person must possess the ability to work efficiently with little supervision, have the ability to lift 50+ lbs repetitively, self-motivated, and have good customer relations skills. Competitive wages depending upon experience, and full benefits package offered. Candidates must have a good driving record with the ability to obtain a Class A CDL within six (6) weeks of employment.

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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


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. 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

Mahaska is accepting applications for 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. 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.  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

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.