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

Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver. No experience required.

 

Description:

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver-trainee.  As a Conventional Route Sales Driver, you will deliver; fill coolers and displays, rotate and merchandise, 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 during vacations as well as help on all routes year around. In the event that a route becomes vacant, you may have the opportunity to fill that route permanently. 

 

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.  At times, employees will need to maneuver kegs weighing up to 160 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

 

Work closely with the Route Managers and team to assist with merchandising responsibilities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship 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 properly cleaned, filled, and rotated according to Model Store standards
  • Keep back stock organized and rotated

Requirements Include:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. At times, employees will need to maneuver kegs weighing up to 160 lbs.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Reliable and dependable work ethic
  • Able to lift, twist, and bend for extended periods of time

This position is Seasonal Full-Time through September 2021 with the potential to be hired on permanently. Schedule will be determined during interviews and may require some weekends.

 

Responsible for learning all aspects of Route Sales position on all designated routes.  This includes familiarizing yourself with each route territory and account customer locations. Able to successfully fill in or obtain any of the routes in the event of a vacancy.

Reports to: Route Manager

Essential Job Functions: 

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. Solicit promotions; tie to pricing, ads, and displays.

3. Regularly call on all assigned customers.  When deviating from the set schedule, inform your route director.

4. Get to know all your assigned retailers and their key employees by their first names.

5. Maintain product knowledge and maximize distribution of flagship products.

6. Seek ads, displays, and reduced prices for products on promotion. Ensure all coolers/beverage sections are set space to sales for all products.

7. Obtain best selling position in accounts.

8. Solicit secondary displays.

9. Solicit marketing equipment placements.

10. Actively pursue and solicit new accounts.

11. Gather, monitor, and report competitive information.

12. Strive to meet goals and quotas in accordance with KOIs, Model Store, and other company programs.

13. Submit recommendations for changes in routes and/or service levels to Route Manager for approval via Route Request Change Form.

14. Actively solicit placements of cold vault equipment including vendors, ELMs, and visi-coolers. Submit leads to Route Manager for follow-up.

15. Must have reliable and regular attendance.

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 twice 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. Key in load request to minimize haul back.

8. Assist A/R by collecting monthly rent and receivables as required.

9. Fill out Route Salesman Daily Reports and turn in to Supervisor.

10. Turn in Sales Reports and Non-serviced Customer Reports to Supervisor daily.

 

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 Mahaska.

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Training Manager. As a Training Manager, you will train and fill in for route salespeople, promote products in assigned accounts, obtain best selling position in all accounts and ensure all coolers/beverage sections are set space to sales for all products. You will gain knowledge of all route salesperson routes to the best extent possible.

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.  At times, employees will need to maneuver kegs weighing up to 160 lbs. Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older. Must be willing to work some weekends. 


Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL. Previous sales and route driving experience not required.

 

Description: 
Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable Full-time Loader.  Typical schedule is Monday-Friday from 3:00pm until finish. Base pay starting at $14/hour. This position may also be eligible for pay raises after the introductory training period. 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. Possess a high school diploma or GED.

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

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: Sunday Part-Time Merchandiser 

Mahaska is looking for a reliable individual to merchandise Mahaska products in customer stores in Ottumwa. Responsible for product rotation and stocking on store shelves, displays, and in coolers. 

Position requires approximately two to three hours per Sunday.

Job Summary:

The Customer Sales Representative will concentrate primarily on providing customer service to both customers and employees of Mahaska. The role will work in areas such as Telephone Sales, Reception, Driver Support, and Administrative Support for all Mahaska locations. As the Customer Sales Representative, you will make outbound/inbound telephone sales to existing customers, order entry, customer service, assist in creating sales promotional sheets and pricing information.

Requirements:

2+ years of inside or direct sales or 4+ years of retail sales experience, or an equivalent combination. Excellent computer skills, with a primary focus on Microsoft Office Suite and sales systems. Possess interpersonal communication skills and proven ability to translate information for the end user. Experience with report and sales software, building a customer base and increase sales preferred.

Benefits:

Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401(k), paid personal days, and paid vacation. Ability to work remotely part-time after training period is complete. Potential for a yearly bonus and monthly paid incentives.

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Summary:

We are looking for a dependable, hardworking, and energetic full-time over the road driver. As the OTR driver, you will safely operate tractor-trailer combination, perform vehicle inspections required under sections 396.13 of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations, maintain a Class A CDL, provide excellent service to customers, and able to make runs that require overnight stays.

Requirements:

Possess the ability to work independently, be dependable as well as have excellent time management and organization skills. Must have a minimum of three years over the road driving experience and a safe driving record. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to deliver to our warehouses in Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Benefits:

Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401(k), paid personal days, and paid vacation. Limited weekend work and home most days.

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Opportunities in Kansas

Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable Full-time Loader. Typical schedule is Monday-Thursday from 2:00pm until finish, and Friday 1:00pm until finish. Base pay starting at $14/hour, with night shift team members getting an additional shift differential and sign on bonus. This position may also be eligible for pay raises after the introductory training period. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to; 

  • Effectively read build sheets and strive for 100% accuracy. 
  • Maintain the ability to build loads in a timely manner. 
  • Build loads utilizing a pallet jack and 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.  Possess the ability to work without the distraction of electronic devices.

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

 

Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver

 

Description:

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver-trainee.  As a Conventional Route Sales Driver, you will deliver; fill coolers and displays, rotate and merchandise, 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 during vacations as well as help on all routes year around. In the event that a route becomes vacant, you may have the opportunity to fill that route permanently. 

 

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.  Willingness to learn and the ability to work in a team environment are critical. 

 

Benefits:

Excellent benefits package including: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, paid vacation and more.

 

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Opportunities in Nebraska

Reports To: Vending Manager

Essential Job Functions:

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 properly tagged.  Collect product samples from accounts as directed for analysis.

28. Obtain new accounts and increase sales at existing accounts through promotion of the company’s 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.

31. Must have regular and reliable attendance.

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 Mahaska.

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:  Warehouse Loader Part-Time 

Description: Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable part-time Loader in Humboldt, NE.  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 

Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable part-time Snack Loader with the potential to move to full-time. Typical schedule is Monday-Friday flexible schedule. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to; 

  • Effectively read build sheets and strive for 100% accuracy. 
  • Maintain the ability to build loads in a timely manner. 
  • Build loads utilizing a pallet jack and 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.  Possess the ability to work without the distraction of electronic devices. 

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:

Snack Express is now accepting applications for a Route Sales Driver in training. As a Route Sales Driver in training you will learn all aspects of the Route Sales position on all designated routes. This includes familiarizing yourself with each route territory and account customer locations to fill in or obtain any of the routes in the event of a vacancy. As the Route Sales Driver you will deliver and place food/beverage products in vending machines and micro markets. This position offers huge growth opportunities – as your sales increase, so will your income as pay is based on commission.

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.


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.