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

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

 

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

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

Candidates must possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.   

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

 

Job Summary:          Professionally represent Mahaska in servicing assigned retail customers according to scheduled call frequency. Merchandising, and other goals assigned by the Route Manager.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

 

Reports To:               Express Route Manager

 

Essential Job Functions:

  1.                                                       Regularly call on all assigned customers. When deviating from the set schedule, inform Route Manager.
  2.                                                       Develop relationship with key people at store level.  Use relationship to promote analytical approach to soft drink category management.
  3.                                                       Monitor competitive activity.
  4.                                                      Have a thorough understanding of competitive strengths and weaknesses.
  5.                                                       Actively work to achieve Model Store criteria in each account serviced.
  6.                                                      Communications is important check your voice mail regularly and know who the contact person is on weekends. Communicate with Pre-Salesman.
  7.                                                       Ensure out-of-date and damaged product is immediately removed from the shelf or display and placed in the backroom.
  8.                                                      Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment properly cleaned, filled, and rotated according to Model Store standards.  Keep back stock organized and rotated.
  9.                                                       Notice competitive activity away from beverage section.  Communicate to Route Manager opportunities, which are available in account.
  10.                                                       Maintain the company's assigned shelf space and prevent encroachment by competitors.
  11.                                                       Gather shells and empties to one location in backroom.
  12.                                                       Perform merchandising as scheduled.
  13.                                                       Communicate with delivery representative on a regular basis any issues regarding back stock rotation, placement, or bulk orders.
  14.                                                       Communicate with Pre-Salesman on a regular basis any product outage on sales floor.  Note movement of competitive products as well.
  15.                                                       Communicate schedule changes or factors that affect other team members to Route Manager in a timely manner.  Assist Route Manager in coordination of necessary adjustments with Delivery Drivers.
  16.                                                       Maintain a valid driver's license.  Maintain a safe driving record.
  17.                                                      If and when driving a company vehicle, visually inspect vehicle and check oil daily. Report all accidents and damage done to the vehicle.
  18.                                                       Always conduct yourself and operate company equipment in a safe manner according to company policies and procedures. Report any unsafe conditions or actions to your supervisor immediately.
  19.                                                       Report any injuries to yourself or others to your supervisor immediately and promptly complete all appropriate forms and reports.
  20.                                                       Must have reliable and regular attendance.

 

General Job Responsibilities:

  1.                                                       Perform competitive price checks as requested.
  2.                                                       Promote and maintain company goodwill at all times.
  3.                                                       Know, understand, and adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  4.                                                       Report to your supervisor on a weekly basis, or as required.
  5.                                                       Notify your supervisor immediately if involved in an accident and/or injured during work.

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.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Communication skills to customers and the public.
  2. Problem-solving
  3. Determines how much product is needed to fill shelves and displays.
  4. Time management skills.

Job Summary:          Professionally represent Mahaska in servicing assigned retail customers according to scheduled call frequency. Merchandising, and other goals assigned by the Route Manager.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

 

Reports To:               Express Route Manager

 

Essential Job Functions:

  1.                                                       Regularly call on all assigned customers. When deviating from the set schedule, inform Route Manager.
  2.                                                       Develop relationship with key people at store level.  Use relationship to promote analytical approach to soft drink category management.
  3.                                                       Monitor competitive activity.
  4.                                                      Have a thorough understanding of competitive strengths and weaknesses.
  5.                                                       Actively work to achieve Model Store criteria in each account serviced.
  6.                                                      Communications is important check your voice mail regularly and know who the contact person is on weekends. Communicate with Pre-Salesman.
  7.                                                       Ensure out-of-date and damaged product is immediately removed from the shelf or display and placed in the backroom.
  8.                                                      Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment properly cleaned, filled, and rotated according to Model Store standards.  Keep back stock organized and rotated.
  9.                                                       Notice competitive activity away from beverage section.  Communicate to Route Manager opportunities, which are available in account.
  10.                                                       Maintain the company's assigned shelf space and prevent encroachment by competitors.
  11.                                                       Gather shells and empties to one location in backroom.
  12.                                                       Perform merchandising as scheduled.
  13.                                                       Communicate with delivery representative on a regular basis any issues regarding back stock rotation, placement, or bulk orders.
  14.                                                       Communicate with Pre-Salesman on a regular basis any product outage on sales floor.  Note movement of competitive products as well.
  15.                                                       Communicate schedule changes or factors that affect other team members to Route Manager in a timely manner.  Assist Route Manager in coordination of necessary adjustments with Delivery Drivers.
  16.                                                       Maintain a valid driver's license.  Maintain a safe driving record.
  17.                                                      If and when driving a company vehicle, visually inspect vehicle and check oil daily. Report all accidents and damage done to the vehicle.
  18.                                                       Always conduct yourself and operate company equipment in a safe manner according to company policies and procedures. Report any unsafe conditions or actions to your supervisor immediately.
  19.                                                       Report any injuries to yourself or others to your supervisor immediately and promptly complete all appropriate forms and reports.
  20.                                                       Must have reliable and regular attendance.

 

General Job Responsibilities:

  1.                                                       Perform competitive price checks as requested.
  2.                                                       Promote and maintain company goodwill at all times.
  3.                                                       Know, understand, and adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  4.                                                       Report to your supervisor on a weekly basis, or as required.
  5.                                                       Notify your supervisor immediately if involved in an accident and/or injured during work.

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.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Communication skills to customers and the public.
  2. Problem-solving
  3. Determines how much product is needed to fill shelves and displays.
  4. Time management skills.

Job Summary:          Professionally represent Mahaska in servicing assigned retail customers according to scheduled call frequency. Merchandising, and other goals assigned by the Route Manager.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

 

Reports To:               Express Route Manager

 

Essential Job Functions:

  1.                                                       Regularly call on all assigned customers. When deviating from the set schedule, inform Route Manager.
  2.                                                       Develop relationship with key people at store level.  Use relationship to promote analytical approach to soft drink category management.
  3.                                                       Monitor competitive activity.
  4.                                                      Have a thorough understanding of competitive strengths and weaknesses.
  5.                                                       Actively work to achieve Model Store criteria in each account serviced.
  6.                                                      Communications is important check your voice mail regularly and know who the contact person is on weekends. Communicate with Pre-Salesman.
  7.                                                       Ensure out-of-date and damaged product is immediately removed from the shelf or display and placed in the backroom.
  8.                                                      Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment properly cleaned, filled, and rotated according to Model Store standards.  Keep back stock organized and rotated.
  9.                                                       Notice competitive activity away from beverage section.  Communicate to Route Manager opportunities, which are available in account.
  10.                                                       Maintain the company's assigned shelf space and prevent encroachment by competitors.
  11.                                                       Gather shells and empties to one location in backroom.
  12.                                                       Perform merchandising as scheduled.
  13.                                                       Communicate with delivery representative on a regular basis any issues regarding back stock rotation, placement, or bulk orders.
  14.                                                       Communicate with Pre-Salesman on a regular basis any product outage on sales floor.  Note movement of competitive products as well.
  15.                                                       Communicate schedule changes or factors that affect other team members to Route Manager in a timely manner.  Assist Route Manager in coordination of necessary adjustments with Delivery Drivers.
  16.                                                       Maintain a valid driver's license.  Maintain a safe driving record.
  17.                                                      If and when driving a company vehicle, visually inspect vehicle and check oil daily. Report all accidents and damage done to the vehicle.
  18.                                                       Always conduct yourself and operate company equipment in a safe manner according to company policies and procedures. Report any unsafe conditions or actions to your supervisor immediately.
  19.                                                       Report any injuries to yourself or others to your supervisor immediately and promptly complete all appropriate forms and reports.
  20.                                                       Must have reliable and regular attendance.

 

General Job Responsibilities:

  1.                                                       Perform competitive price checks as requested.
  2.                                                       Promote and maintain company goodwill at all times.
  3.                                                       Know, understand, and adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  4.                                                       Report to your supervisor on a weekly basis, or as required.
  5.                                                       Notify your supervisor immediately if involved in an accident and/or injured during work.

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.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Communication skills to customers and the public.
  2. Problem-solving
  3. Determines how much product is needed to fill shelves and displays.
  4. Time management skills.

Opportunities in Nebraska

Mahaska is looking for a self-starter who is motivated and has the ability to work independently as a Part-Time Merchandiser servicing the Norfolk customers. This position is responsible for professionally representing Mahaska in servicing assigned retail customers.  Duties include but are not limited to;  

  • Develop and maintain a professional 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 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 looking for a hard-working, dedicated team player to lead the conventional route drivers.  The Route Manager drives the execution of the business and motivates team members to achieve the best results and to drive continuous process improvement.  This position is responsible for managing drivers, ensuring safety and other business protocols are being developed and maintained.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provides first line supervision to route drivers.
  • Ensures routes are being executed in an efficient manner.
  • Maintains and provides quality customer service.
  • Secures inventory by executing controls and ensuring strict compliance with security procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains accountability on the front line of the market.  Maintains a positive Employee Relations and work environment.  
  • Schedule and develops staff.


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.
  • Computer skills

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

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)

 

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. 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. 

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.

Responsible for assuring all product deliveries are properly invoiced.

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.

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.

9. Must have reliable and regular 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.

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.

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.