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, 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
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:  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.

  Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.  
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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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.
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.
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 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 with the ability to obtain D2 license.   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:  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:  
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
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: 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 keeping track of sales and inventory 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.

Supervisory Responsibility: Draft Technicians, Tasting Staff
Reports to: Marketing 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:
  • Pre-sell product to various customers on a frequent basis.
  • Report to the Marketing Manager concerning various items (sales and other reports, promotions, projections, etc.).
  • Maintain and demonstrate detailed knowledge of a wide array of products and brewing processes.
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, oral and written (communication) skills.
  • Create and maintain relationships with new and prospective customers/retailers.
  • Recommend and implement sales strategies for improvement based on market research and competitor analyses.
  • Benchmark business data and sales trends for key accounts and provide monthly recommendations to Marketing Manager to aid in execution of the strategic business plan.
  • Coordinate various activities with retailers, wholesalers, customers, etc. to maintain and increase comprehensive network.
  • Train and work with Mahaska representatives in order to fully develop best sales and marketing practices.
  • Able to travel as needed to attend and coordinate trade shows, conferences and visit Breweries in various locations.
  • Prepare various types of campaigns (ads, sampling, promotions, etc.) to expand sales as well as generating creative ways to advertise product.
  • Must demonstrate good problem-solving skills.
  • Create and maintain various types of reports using VIP that help manage the channel
  • An outline focused on information about competitor sales in similar environments – should be reported to Marketing Manager and other relevant parties.
  • Monitor condition of company vehicle (report any issues to the Marketing Manager).
  • Monitor sales inventory, which includes but is not limited to removing damaged or expired product at various locations (warehouse and retailers).
  • May be asked to investigate and settle customer questions and complaints.
  • Constantly operates in a manner that complies with local, state and federal regulations like the Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD).
  • Is self-motivated.
  • Develops and executes delivery orders for customers.
  • Open to continual learning and development of skills within areas such as advertising, communication, presentation, sales, etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws pertaining to beer dispensing, handling, selling, etc.
  • Focus on the individual customer’s/retailer’s specific needs in order to maximize sales potential.
  • Possesses an ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks/accounts in a demanding environment.
  • Must keep up-to-date knowledge of the dispensary systems and all other components crucial to maintaining a high quality of service.
  • Will need to be able to execute proper maintenance on all beer serving, sanitary, and transportation equipment (excluding vehicle maintenance).
  • At various times throughout the week/month/year scheduled maintenance and sanitation of equipment will be required to be completed.
  • Exhibits an adept skill with basic computer programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Must be able to lift up to 160lbs. (keg weight)
  • Must be able to produce and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to maintain business-like behavior during and after the consumption of alcohol during social events
  • May be asked to participate in additional trainings/certifications.
  • May be asked to complete additional functions.

Benefits:
 Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation- accrued monthly.  
Position: Marketing/Graphics Designer– Intern

This position will work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer, 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.
 
Job Summary: This position is ideally suited for a someone interested in learning about all aspects of brewery operation, sanitation, and quality control.  The intern will gain experience assisting with brewery operations including, but not limited to brewing, sanitation, packaging, quality control, marketing, etc.  This position is well suited for science minded students, but not exclusively so.  An interest/passion for the industry is much more important than academic background or a specific major. .

Reports To: Head Brewer
 

Job Responsibilities; include but are not limited to:  
  • General assistance in the brewery including:  Brewing, cleaning kegs, filling orders, fermentation monitoring, general cleaning in the brewery (floors, tanks, etc), packaging, and other duties as assigned.
  •    Assistance in the laboratory conducting QA/QC operations including:  Cell counting, media preparation, microbiology testing, sanitation, sample collection, trouble shooting, researching protocols and new processes.
  • Accurate record keeping.
  • Assist with the loading/unloading of raw materials.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, neat, and safe work area.  Applicants should be aware that brewery operations are 90% cleaning and 10% other.  They should expect to spend considerable time maintaining a sanitary work environment.
  • Embrace a process of and opportunities for continual improvement.
  Job Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and be able to move kegs which weigh up to 165 pounds (lifting entire weight is not necessary).  Employee must be able to work efficiently in a warehouse environment as room temperatures will change according to season.                                    

This job description is general in nature and serves as a guide to your job responsibilities.  It should be understood that management may periodically add, modify, or change these job responsibilities.
 

This job description is not to be construed as creating any type of employment contract or guarantee of employment or other employment benefit between you and NoCoast Beer Co.    

JOB REQUIREMENTS:  
  1. Excellent communication skills.
  2. Proficient written communication skills.
  3. Computer skills- Microsoft Office, company programs, emails, and internet.
  4. Analyzing and interpreting data.
  5. Problem Solving.
  6. Be able to lift heavy items of up to 55 lbs.
  7. Represent NoCoast Beer Co. in a professional manner.
  8. Ability to understand and meet deadlines.
  9. Mentorship & Training.
  INTERNSHIP GOALS:  
  1. Gain appreciation for the work ethic required to produce a quality food product.
  2. Gain an understanding the many facets of brewery operations.
  3. Gain a solid understanding of the chemistry and biology related to beer production.
  4. Learn, practice, and refine the practical skills related to working in a food production facility.
  5. Develop an appreciation for the value of initiative and creativity when it comes to entrepreneurial activities
 
At Mahaska, we venerate a rich American tradition that boasts generations of bottling in our blood. However, the deference of Mahaska to history does not stop us from continuing to achieve the forward motion, innovation, and progress that is responsible for sustaining our enterprise through generations. These core values were the hallmarks of the leader from whom we take our namesake, Chief Mahaska. 

We are looking to fill the position of IT Support Intern to work closely with the IT staff and support the rest of the Mahaska team across different locations. 

Responsibilities
  • Perform a variety of work including, installation, configuration and maintenance of desktop and mobile operating systems and applications.
  • Monitor helpdesk software and resolve or escalate support requests.
  • Perform a variety of work involving planning and coordinating the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.
  • Troubleshooting hardware including PCs, Handhelds, mobile devices, and networking equipment in person or via phone or email.
  • Installation and termination of CAT6 cabling.
  • Support and train end-users in the best practices of GSuite applications.
  • Assist in training end users on IOS, Android and Enterprise applications.
  • Assist in external customer facing Micromarket enrollment, training and troubleshooting.
 
 Preferred Skills 
  • Basic knowledge of networking, desktop operating systems, and mobile device operations.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information and use sound judgment to generate and recommend solutions.
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough and attentive to detail with good follow-through.
  • Customer Service - Works with end-users and internal and external customers to provide a positive technology experience.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
 If the requirements and experience above sound like you, please notify Human Resources at 641-673-5227 Ext. 219 or send resume to careers@mahaska.com   
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.
 

Reports To:              
Vending Manager

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

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.