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Job Title:

Material Handler - 1st Shift

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1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Position at Carl Buddig & Company
Material Handlers are responsible for bringing all materials and boxes for all the production lines as well as the finished product removal to the production area. Employees are responsible for producing a safe and quality food product per USDA guidelines and are required to report all food safety related problems to their Supervisor/Manager and/or to the Quality Assurance department to initiate immediate action.

Ability to work in temperatures of 40 degrees or less, in high-speed environment.
Must be able to lift up to lift up to 100 pounds.
Must be flexible and able to work as needed.
Must be able to work in a high-speed packaging environment.
Scan and deliver meat baskets to all packaging lines with the use of forklift.
Accomplish warehousing and organizational mission by completed related results as needed.
Reweigh meat baskets and place back into cooler as needed.
Complete necessary forklift maintenance and associated reports to ensure maximum forklift performance and overall plant safety.
Accomplish warehousing and organizational mission by completed related results as needed.
Maintain a safe work environment by watching out for foot traffic: following standards and procedures: complying with legal regulations per all forklift operations
Complete necessary audit on all rework vats.
Deliver supply of boxes and empty pallets to packaging area as needed.
Remove full pallets from packaging lines when completed.
Scan and wrap completed pallets.
Place license plate on pallet once scanning process is complete.
Deliver pallets to shipping area with the use of forklift.
Remove excess inventory of boxes and pallets as needed.
Maintain work area in a clean and sanitary manner.

Job Requirements:

18 years and over

1-3 years of stand-up forklift experience


Safety is a main focus at our company and serious attention is placed on the safety and security of our employees.

Medical Insurance – Blue Cross/Blue Shield Illinois – PPO, HMO, HDHP (With Vision)
Telehealth – MDLIVE
Dental Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Livongo – Diabetes & Hypertension Management Program
Hearing Aid program
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance (Short Term & Long Term)
Accident Insurance
Wellness Events

401K Plan – with Company Match and Profit Sharing
Discretionary Performance Bonus
Financial Planning Assistance

Employee discounts on Buddig, OW & CBQ Products
Holiday Celebrations & Employee Appreciation Events
Celebrations for Employee Milestones & Retirements
Discount Programs Offered
Company Philanthropic Events (example: breast cancer walk, employer matched monthly donations to various charities)

Vacation & Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
Bereavement Leave
Jury Duty Leave

Tuition Assistance
On-the-Job Training & Stretch Opportunities

Maternity & Parenting Leave
Military Leave
Family Medical Leave
Unpaid Extended Personal Leave

Company Information

Carl Buddig & Company is the parent company of great-tasting Buddig lunchmeat, Old Wisconsin hardwood-smoked sausage brand snack products and pre-cooked ribs and barbecue entrees under the Kingsford brand. Family owned and operated since 1943, we have been feeding family traditions for over 75 years with the very best in taste, variety, and convenience. For Carl Buddig & Company, family is at the heart of everything we do, and our idea of family also extends to the two thousand-plus people we employ.

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Include your UPDATED resume to the application

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