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 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.  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:  Weekend Merchandiser  

Description
:
Mahaska is looking for a self-starter who is motivated and has the ability to work independently as a Part-Time Weekend 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 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: 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
.  


Job Summary:         
As fleet personnel, you are responsible to this company to maintain the highest standards possible in the areas of efficiency, quality, personal development, and appropriate training.  You are responsible for helping ensure all company equipment is maintained and in a safe and efficient operating condition. 
 

Reports To:  Fleet Manager
 

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  
1.         Perform quality work so that downtime is kept to a minimum.                                                                                          
2.         The Fleet Manager will assist you in accomplishing any and all work assignments set forth by the management of this company if deemed necessary.                                                                                             
3.         Responsible to report any problems hindering your job performance or suggestions which can possibly improve your job efficiency to the Fleet Manager.
 
4.         Work habits to remain flexible.  Be on call nights and week-ends.                                              
5.         Responsible to attend all meetings when necessary.                                                                                             
6.         Responsible for meeting promised completion dates for work undertaken in order to operate efficiently.
                      
7.         Responsible to be in full uniform and use appropriate safety equipment when necessary.                                               
8.         Responsible to work with all personnel in a manner that is efficient and profitable for the company.
                          
9.         Responsible to monitor preventive maintenance problems. This will help lower cost, and reduce down time, on all vehicles. Bring needed repairs to the attention of the Fleet Manager and perform needed repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible.       
10.       Responsible for coordinating any additional duties with the Fleet Manager.                                                                                    
11.       Responsible for maintaining appropriate maintenance, inventory and purchase records for the fleet department as requested by Fleet Manager.
                                                                                  
12.       Responsible for maintaining schedule so that all route trucks, trailers, and all other service vehicles are maintained properly so the least amount of down time.
13.       Responsible for maintaining appropriate parts and supplies deemed necessary by Fleet Manager.                                              
14.       Responsible for keeping work area clean and orderly at all times.                                                                                      
15.       To report promptly each work period to Fleet Manager for any additional work information or scheduling required for that particular day.                                                                                    
16.       Keep warranty records on all motorized vehicles, forklifts, tool and supplies that have warranty.                       
17.       Responsible for coordinating fleet maintenance with the plant maintenance department when necessary.                                                                                    
18.       Responsible for all paper work required in the performance of your job.
                                                                                 
19.       Responsible to work economically without waste of time, material, or manpower.
                                                                                   
20.       Responsible for making sure all parts, tires, oil, supplies, etc., are checked in and properly filed.  Daily P.O.'s and packing slips signed and put in proper folder.
                                                                                  
21.       Responsible for making sure all lights, doors, and equipment are off and locked when necessary, especially in the shop.
                                            
22.       Responsible for seeing that out of date parts and supplies are kept to minimum and that all said parts are sent back for refunds.                                                                                    
23.       Responsible for seeing that all parts that have a core charge are kept and sent back for refunds.                                                                                   
24.       Responsible for checking in and out with the fleet manager and front office when leaving the work area.

Job Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to lift, twist, bend, pull frequently throughout shift
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Mechanic knowledge or experience                                                                                    

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


Position:  Full-Time Coffee Sales 

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
: We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, reliable Coffee Sales person.  This is a new position as a result of continued growth and expansion in our coffee business. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  •  Gain knowledge about the product in efforts to successfully promote to customers.
  • Solicit promotions; tie to pricing, ads, and displays.
  • Regularly call on existing customers as well as expand customer base.
  • Develop and  maintain a professional relationship with key roles at customer locations.
  • Assist with maintaining equipment.

Requirements:
 Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.  Excellent problem solving skills required.  Must have the ability to work efficiently with little supervision, as well as in a team environment.   

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: 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.
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.
-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.  Forklift experience preferred, but not required.  Regular hours are Monday through Friday with a start time of 2:30 p.m.

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

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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 
Position:  Assistant Warehouse Manager   

Description
:
 This position will assist the Warehouse Manager with planning, directing, and coordinating the operations of the warehouse and workflow.  The Assistant Manager is responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency, safety and profitability of the business through the provision of effective methods and strategies.   

Key Responsibilities:
 
·         Coordinate and supervision – Coordinate, manage and monitor the performance of load crew and warehouse members. 
·         Inventory integrity and accurately.  Plan effective strategies to improve inventory, stock accuracy, and reduction of inventory adjustments. 
·         Check route trucks in and/or out for days route. 
·         Use WebTL system to build loads for route trucks. 
·         Customer Service- Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
·         Communication – Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency and communication between departments and corporate office. 
·         Monitor and maintain appropriate training for team members. 
·         Housekeeping – Monitor and ensure warehouse and work area is clean and operable.
·         Recordkeeping – Ensure that pre-trip records and all other required documents are maintained and filed accurately. 
·         Must be able to travel to Kansas location for week long training at the beginning of employment.   

Requirements:
 
·         Industrial relevant experience preferred. 
·         Must be proficient on computer. 
·         Strong team leader skills. 
·         Previous management skills preferred. 
·         Forklift experience 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

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.