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 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. Potential for $16/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 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.

 

Our snack division, Snack Express, is now accepting applications for a Route Sales Driver.  As a Route Sales Driver you will deliver and place food/beverage products in Micro Markets & vending machines throughout a designated route with established accounts.  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.


Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. Previous sales and route driving experience not required.

 

Opportunities in Nebraska

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: Mahaska is looking for a full time Service Technician who is a self-starter, to deliver, repair and install sales equipment.  Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, servicing equipment at existing accounts by analyzing work orders, plan daily travel schedule, investigate complaints, conduct tests and resolving problems.  

Requirements: Ability to troubleshoot electronics, analyze information, possess excellent communication skills.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., with ability to maneuver equipment weighing up to 800 lbs.  Must have driver’s license as well as good driving record.  

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

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

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.

Opportunities in Iowa

Mahaska is accepting applications for a Delivery Driver based out of our Oskaloosa, IA location

No experience is required, training will be provided for all aspects of the position.  If you are willing to learn, our experienced sales team can teach you the skills you need to do the job.

Who We Are:
A family-owned business since our start 1889, Mahaska has 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: Delivery Driver 
We are looking for a competitive, self-motivated, reliable Delivery Driver with the motivation and skill set to effectively service customer accounts.  If you are passionate about customer service and enjoy having variety in your workday, this is an opportunity for you.  As the Delivery Driver, you will drop off, fill, rotate and merchandise beverage products at assigned accounts.

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

- Driving a company truck to assigned accounts within a defined territory based upon a pre-determined route.  (Examples of the types of accounts include restaurants, gas stations and smaller grocery stores)
- Delivering beverages to the account, including stocking shelves and coolers accurately with a variety of bottled and canned products, as well as dropping off BIBs (boxed bags of syrup).
Representing Mahaska professionally in the community while establishing, developing and maintaining business relationships with current customers, and occasionally with prospective customers.

Requirements include:

- Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
-
 Desire to obtain knowledge and a familiarity with all company products
- Building productive long lasting relationships with customers
- Demonstrate proficiency with technology, capable of learning to use a computer, handheld or IPad with reasonable instruction. 
- Strong communication skills.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. 
- Must be willing to pursue a Class A CDL (training will be provided on all aspects of the position, including obtaining the proper license)
- Prefer applicants 21 years of age or older. 
- Be available and capable to perform the physical functions of the position, which include lifting and moving loads of up to 50 lbs manually and maneuvering a two-wheel cart with up to 200 lbs of product.  May occasionally be required to deliver a keg weighing up to 165 lbs. 

Benefits:
Competitive wages with an excellent benefit packet which includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation-accrued bi-weekly.  Sales incentives are available for employees that go the extra mile and help to drive the business forward.  

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: Mahaska is looking for a full time Service Technician who is a self-starter, to deliver, repair and install sales equipment.  Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, servicing equipment at existing accounts by analyzing work orders, plan daily travel schedule, investigate complaints, conduct tests and resolving problems.  

Requirements: Ability to troubleshoot electronics, analyze information, possess excellent communication skills.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., with ability to maneuver equipment weighing up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license as well as good driving record.  

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

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsible for training route salespeople. Filling in the event of vacations, illnesses, or other absences.  Fill in for Route Salesperson, but also includes filling in for Merchandisers, Account Managers, Express Delivery Drivers, Snack Express, Special Events, and the Empties Route.  

Supervisory Responsibility:  Route Salesperson(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 Salesperson 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.

 

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.

Mahaska is accepting applications for a Delivery Driver based out of our Des Moines, IA location

No experience is required, training will be provided for all aspects of the position.  If you are willing to learn, our experienced sales team can teach you the skills you need to do the job.

Position: Delivery Driver 
We are looking for a competitive, self-motivated, reliable Delivery Driver with the motivation and skill set to effectively service customer accounts.  If you are passionate about customer service and enjoy having variety in your workday, this is an opportunity for you.  As the Delivery Driver, you will drop off, fill, rotate and merchandise beverage products at assigned accounts.

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

- Driving a company truck to assigned accounts within a defined territory based upon a pre-determined route.  (Examples of the types of accounts include restaurants, gas stations and smaller grocery stores)
- Delivering beverages to the account, including stocking shelves and coolers accurately with a variety of bottled and canned products, as well as dropping off BIBs (boxed bags of syrup).
Representing Mahaska professionally in the community while establishing, developing and maintaining business relationships with current customers, and occasionally with prospective customers.

Requirements include:

- Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
-
 Desire to obtain knowledge and a familiarity with all company products
- Building productive long lasting relationships with customers
- Demonstrate proficiency with technology, capable of learning to use a computer, handheld or IPad with reasonable instruction. 
- Strong communication skills.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. 
- Prefer applicants 21 years of age or older. 
- Be available and capable to perform the physical functions of the position, which include lifting and moving loads of up to 50 lbs manually and maneuvering a two-wheel cart with up to 200 lbs of product.  May occasionally be required to deliver a keg weighing up to 165 lbs. 

Benefits:
Competitive wages with an excellent benefit packet which includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation-accrued bi-weekly.  Sales incentives are available for employees that go the extra mile and help to drive the business forward.  

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.  

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.