Class E - Pre/Post Cook
Wausau, WI 
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Job Description

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.

No matter the brand, we're united under one vision:To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we're transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion - and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen - there's only one thing to do: join our table and let's make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level - from entry-level intern to senior leader - to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners - to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz - which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You're expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level - and you'll be rewarded. You're given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won't do it alone. You're supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Job Description

Spray Dry Class E Positions - Nights Openings (6pm-6am)
KraftHeinz Wausau

Benefits & Compensation Overview:
*Life insurance
*Optional benefits including supplemental life, HSA or HRA accounts (with company match incentives available), discount programs, pet insurance, auto insurance and others
*Class E - $23.92/hr
*Opportunities to advance through bid movement
*Shift differential pay of an additional $0.60/hr (2nd) or $0.65/hr (3rd)
*Opportunity to earn an annual bonus
*Paid holidays and vacation

Operating Shifts:
Day - 6am-6pm
Night - 6pm-6am
12s with rotating
days off. 24/7
operations in the
Spray Dry dept.

Plant & Community Overview:
Plant Overview:
*200 non-union employees
*Our main products are Kraft parmesan, Athenos feta and cheese powder for Kraft mac and cheese

Community Overview:
Welcome to Wausau, Wisconsin

Job Overview:
Would you like to be part of an engaged team that knows safety is the secret ingredient to producing great quality food? Are you ready to contribute to the process of getting our KraftHeinz brands from production lines to consumers' cupboards? Are competitive pay and opportunities for career advancement important to you in your job search? Then search no more and join the team at KraftHeinz Wausau.
Class E openings in Spray Dry include:
The Pre/Post Cook in its most basic form consists of making fresh cheese batches, including changing
batch sizes, adding whey powder to the cook mix so that it can be dried by the dryer. The operator also needs to be familiar with sanitation practices and processes.

The Cook Room Operator in its most basic form consists of mixing/cooking cheese powder prior to sending it to whey hydration while continuing to ensure food safety. The operator also needs to be familiar with sanitation practices and processes.

The Dryer Operator in its most basic form consists of drying cheese with a spray dryer. The operator also needs to be familiar with sanitation practices and processes.

For all areas listed above:
Press switches and turn knobs to start, adjust, and regulate equipment such as hoppers, impact wrenches, conveyors and hand trucks. Become familiar with the set up and operation of all required equipment.
Observe and listen to equipment to detect possible malfunctions, such as rubbing, binding or plugging up, and report malfunctions to the Team Leader or Maintenance. Ability knowledge of screen/ magnet checks and equipment inspections. Water/ hydraulic/ equipment leaks reported.
Accurate and Timely SAP entries.
Complete Sanitation as needed.
Work in a team based environment.
Familiar with Quality programs as outlined in QRMP such as GMP's, Traceability, HACCP, Allergens, CCP, hold process and verifying raw ingredients.
Perform other duties as directed by plant leadership as needed for efficient operations.
When proficient train employees.

*High School Diploma/GED Required
*At least 1 yr previous manufacturing experience preferred
*Previous food manufacturing experience a plus
*Use of motorized hand truck is required (training provided)
*Use of forktruck (PIT) is required (training provided)
*Must wear PPE (ear protection, steel-toed shoes, bump cap/ hard hat, sanitation gear)
*Must be dedicated to personal safety and food safety

Location(s)Wausau Plant

Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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