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At GLK Foods

GLK Foods has high product standards for taste, freshness, and quality. Similarly, we hold our people high, expecting talent, creativity, and commitment.

Why GLK

Harvest your talent.

At GLK Foods, we pride ourselves in fostering great talent. Our industry is ever changing and expanding, so we are always on the lookout for talented individuals to help us reach new heights. Do you want to:

  • be challenged to break new ground and think differently?
  • be appreciated for the valuable job function you perform?
  • join a culture that encourages growth and reaching your potential?
  • enjoy a workplace with great challenges and great rewards?

If this sounds like you, GLK Foods would like to talk.

Job Postings

These are no ordinary opportunities.

Review the list of our current available positions below. Positions are constantly opening up, so check back often to see the latest. Click a job title to see more details.

Eagle-Eyed Detective—Quality Assurance Specialist sketch x

You see things no one else notices. And, when there’s a mystery to be solved, everyone turns to you for help. We need someone like you—a naturally curious, science-based thinker with experience in the field of quality assurance and HACCP.

We’ll call you our “Quality Assurance Specialist,” a highly respected position around here. You’ll be creating and maintaining our HACCP programs, as well as administering our document register, which houses all critical documents and procedures that support our quality assurance program. All quality system and regulatory monitoring activities are in your hands. Yeah, it’s a big deal.

You’ll spend time in our lab, assisting the QA Manager (hold process, foreign material process, glass breakage signoff, code change approval). You’ll review daily paperwork and organize the daily folder, handle sample organization, and perform COA reviews of incoming materials. Plus, you’ll back up our Lab Technician (finished goods testing, lab equipment calibration, fill weights, metal detection).

What we like about YOU

  • You love being accurate: from paperwork to work quality to clear communication
  • You are efficient (quality assurance functions) and effective (training and development)
  • You are cool under pressure; multitasking and performing in a highly disruptive environment
  • You thrive without a rigid operating system and smothering supervision
  • You communicate well; you’ll report to the Director of Technical Services and working closely with the QA Manager
  • You can contribute to our continuous improvement of processes and methods
  • You are comfortable delivering work within exacting standards and tolerances
  • You can generate new and updated finished specifications of products produced
  • You can assist with customer demands (populate surveys, websites, general questions)
  • You enjoy assisting with product development and product samples
  • You have a 4-year science degree
  • You have 2 to 4 years of experience in quality assurance
  • You are proficient at Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, with impressive math skills
  • You are comfortable in a humid, warm working environment
  • You can pass a pre-employment screening for drugs that could negatively affect job performance

Why you’ll like GLK Foods

Positive performers are recognized and appreciated here. In short, we reward and support people who make good things happen. You can make an impact (and get credit for a job well done) because there’s less “corporate red tape.”

Not being held back by bureaucracy also means you have a direct line of communication to leadership. We believe less supervision can inspire great ideas and provides unique opportunities to bring those to life quickly. Bonus financial opportunities are available, depending on the company’s production, so can make your mark.

GLK Foods leads the world in sauerkraut production, with 80-90% of all sauerkraut made in the U.S. coming from one of our facilities. Yet, it’s our innovation that has made us an industry leader, advancing ever-evolving food concepts. New techniques in the manufacturing process raise GLK Foods to higher levels of dynamic tastes.

We’re growing! Upcoming facility expansions in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, will increase production capacity and office space, helping enhance our already inviting work atmosphere. We’re proud of our 100+ year history and understand future excellence is rooted in the creation of a meaningful work environment, which fosters the growth of individual employees and improves our community.

Benefits that make a difference!

We take care of our work family with a comprehensive list of benefits.

Full benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible spending program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off program
  • 401k program (with company match)

Employer paid

  • Life and AD&D; disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Prescription drug program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Maintenance apprenticeship program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Quarterly bonus program opportunity

GLK Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to accommodate disabilities as fully as possible.

Keep Er Movin’—Forklift Operator sketch x

Without you, we have no mojo. Because ours is a high-energy, high-responsibility production environment, we need your skills to keep everything flowing smoothly and safely. You do this using your forklift operating abilities to supply material to production lines, store finished goods, stage orders, and load/unload trucks.

We call you our “Forklift Operator,” yet your responsibilities go far beyond driving around all day. We demand an organized warehouse, maintained inventories, stock rotation, overall cleanliness, and strong team involvement. Most vital of all, you perform your duties in the safest, most efficient way possible.

Nothing is more important than safety. Identifying hazards for people and traffic, observing various environments, understanding forklift performance … it’s all critical to a successful, safe operation. You’ll earn your OSHA license with us, and then you’ll be relied upon by the team for everything from continuously supplying product to moving finished goods into trucks.

What we like about YOU

  • You have at least 2 years of experience operating material handling equipment in a warehouse facility
  • You can inspect and maintain forklift equipment
  • You can use technology, specifically our scanning system, to maintain warehouse inventories
  • You are comfortable with OSHA regulations on forklift safety
  • You understand that logistics and warehouse functions ensure optimal operation
  • You enjoy preparing product for shipment, from picking to loading
  • You can recommend warehouse efficiency improvements
  • You can comply with company policies and procedures, GMP’s, safety and quality standards, food safety measures, OSHA, and other safety regulations
  • You like math
  • You are a team player and can communicate well, both written and verbal
  • You can make good decisions under pressure
  • You can work with minimal supervision
  • You are age 18 or older
  • You have a high school diploma
  • You may have food industry experience (not required)
  • You are comfortable in a humid, warm working environment
  • You can lift up to 50 pounds
  • You can pass a pre-employment screening for drugs that could negatively affect job performance

Why you’ll like GLK Foods

Positive performers are recognized and appreciated here. In short, we reward and support people who make good things happen. You can make an impact (and get credit for a job well done) because there’s less “corporate red tape.”

Not being held back by bureaucracy also means you have a direct line of communication to leadership. We believe less supervision can inspire great ideas and provides unique opportunities to bring those to life quickly. Bonus financial opportunities are available, depending on the company’s production, so you can make your mark.

GLK Foods leads the world in sauerkraut production, with 80-90% of all sauerkraut made in the U.S. coming from one of our facilities. Yet, it’s our innovation that has made us an industry leader, advancing ever-evolving food concepts. New techniques in the manufacturing process raise GLK Foods to higher levels of dynamic tastes.

We’re growing! Upcoming facility expansions in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, will increase production capacity and office space, helping enhance our already inviting work atmosphere. We’re proud of our 100+ year history and understand future excellence is rooted in the creation of a meaningful work environment, which fosters the growth of individual employees and improves our community.

Benefits that make a difference!

We take care of our work family with a comprehensive list of benefits.

Full benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible spending program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off program
  • 401k program (with company match)

Employer paid

  • Life and AD&D; disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Prescription drug program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Maintenance apprenticeship program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Quarterly bonus program opportunity

GLK Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to accommodate disabilities as fully as possible.

Quality-Focused Quarterback—Machine Operator sketch x

You possess unique skills that we need. Not many people can focus on details while also seeing the big picture. And, some people can’t act quickly to solve problems. But, YOU … you’re an independent thinker who can quarterback a team as well as you can operate a machine (both computer-controlled and mechanically based). You love how machines work, know at what level they should perform, and understand how to fix them.

Your official title is “Machine Operator” as you lead a line of 10+ team members, all working toward the same goal: producing high-quality, safe food products. After you’re properly trained, you call the shots to help the company reach impressive goals. You may also be crossed-trained on other machines for future advancement.

Safety is critical for us. That means your previous machine operator experience is used daily (even minute-by-minute) to follow vital safety procedures, including lock-out tag-out, electrical, etc. We’re looking for all shifts so, together, we’ll find the right fit for you.

What we like about YOU

  • You have experience working with machines in a quality-driven environment
  • You are an independent thinker and worker; no constant manager oversight for you
  • Your attention to detail is off the charts
  • You are a problem-solver and quick decision-maker
  • You can concentrate on your working environment
  • You are comfortable with both computer-controlled and mechanically based machines
  • You value quality and can follow procedures to attain high standards
  • You can use a computer to keep records, including daily production logs
  • You enjoy keeping equipment maintained and ready to go
  • You want to continually learn so you can move up to higher positions
  • You can comply with company policies and procedures, GMP’s, safety and quality standards, food safety measures, OSHA, and other safety regulations
  • You have a high school diploma
  • You may have food industry experience (not required)
  • You are comfortable in a humid, warm working environment
  • You can stand for an entire shift and can lift up to 50 pounds
  • You can pass a pre-employment screening for drugs that could negatively affect job performance

Why you’ll like GLK Foods

Positive performers are recognized and appreciated here. In short, we reward and support people who make good things happen. You can make an impact (and get credit for a job well done) because there’s less “corporate red tape.”

Not being held back by bureaucracy also means you have a direct line of communication to leadership. We believe less supervision can inspire great ideas and provides unique opportunities to bring those to life quickly. Bonus financial opportunities are available, depending on the company’s production, so you can make your mark.

GLK Foods leads the world in sauerkraut production, with 80-90% of all sauerkraut made in the U.S. coming from one of our facilities. Yet, it’s our innovation that has made us an industry leader, advancing ever-evolving food concepts. New techniques in the manufacturing process raise GLK Foods to higher levels of dynamic tastes.

We’re growing! Upcoming facility expansions in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, will increase production capacity and office space, helping enhance our already inviting work atmosphere. We’re proud of our 100+ year history and understand future excellence is rooted in the creation of a meaningful work environment, which fosters the growth of individual employees and improves our community.

Benefits that make a difference!

We take care of our work family with a comprehensive list of benefits.

Full benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible spending program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off program
  • 401k program (with company match)

Employer paid

  • Life and AD&D; disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Prescription drug program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Maintenance apprenticeship program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Quarterly bonus program opportunity

GLK Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to accommodate disabilities as fully as possible.

Company Backbone—Production Labor sketch x

Our company is like a human body, each job has a different (but vital) role. Currently, we need skilled, enthusiastic team players to be the backbone of our daily operations. We’ll find the perfect job to match your abilities and experience. It’s really about you experiencing job satisfaction and contributing to a growing company making unique food products.

We know the job title “Production Labor” may not sound important, but it definitely is valued here. In fact, we can’t continue to produce high-quality food products without you. We provide different training for different positions. You just need to work hard, learn, and give us your best. Your performance may provide opportunities for cross-training in other positions and upward movement within the company.

We want you to be thrilled with your job. So, we evaluate you after 90 days. Your success results in more responsibility, increased pay, and higher-level positions when you show us excellent performance. A high school diploma is not required. You’ll stand tall, knowing you’re contributing to something special. The possibilities are unlimited.

What we like about YOU

  • You have a positive attitude and enjoy teamwork
  • You have excellent attention to detail
  • You understand the importance of safety
  • You are a problem-solver
  • You can work well without constant supervision; you are self-motivated
  • You are physically able to perform repetitive tasks
  • You can lift up to 50 pounds
  • You can stand for an entire shift
  • You are willing to clean processing machinery after each shift
  • You have the proven ability to understand and execute written instructions
  • You may have manufacturing or food industry experience (not required)
  • You can comply with company policies and procedures, GMP’s, safety and quality standards, food safety measures, OSHA, and other safety regulations
  • You may be bilingual (English and Spanish), but it is not required
  • You are comfortable in a humid working environment (warm in summer, cool in winter)
  • You can pass a pre-employment screening for drugs that could negatively affect job performance

Why you’ll like GLK Foods

Positive performers are recognized and appreciated here. In short, we reward and support people who make good things happen. You can make an impact (and get credit for a job well done) because there’s less “corporate red tape.”

Not being held back by bureaucracy also means you have a direct line of communication to leadership. We believe less supervision can inspire great ideas and provides unique opportunities to bring those to life quickly. Bonus financial opportunities are available, depending on the company’s production, so you can make your mark.

GLK Foods leads the world in sauerkraut production, with 80-90% of all sauerkraut made in the U.S. coming from one of our facilities. Yet, it’s our innovation that has made us an industry leader, advancing ever-evolving food concepts. New techniques in the manufacturing process raise GLK Foods to higher levels of dynamic tastes.

We’re growing! Upcoming facility expansions in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, will increase production capacity and office space, helping enhance our already inviting work atmosphere. We’re proud of our 100+ year history and understand future excellence is rooted in the creation of a meaningful work environment, which fosters the growth of individual employees and improves our community.

Benefits that make a difference!

We take care of our work family with a comprehensive list of benefits.

Full benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible spending program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off program
  • 401k program (with company match)

Employer paid

  • Life and AD&D; disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Prescription drug program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Maintenance apprenticeship program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Quarterly bonus program opportunity

GLK Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to accommodate disabilities as fully as possible.

Shipping & Receiving Forklift Operator 2nd & 3rd Shifts sketch x

 

The Shipping & Receiving Forklift Operator shall be responsible for supplying materials to the production lines, putting away finished goods, picking orders, staging orders, and loading and unloading trucks. Also, responsible for warehouse organization, maintaining inventories using the first in/first out methodology and overall area organization and cleanliness.  This position is to be performed employing the safest, most efficient and professional methods possible.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments.
  • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift.
  • Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped. Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.
  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.  Assist in physical inventories.  Ensure proper stock rotation.
  • Maintain the facilities equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion
  • On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.
  • Seeks out efficiencies in warehouse operations and make recommendations
  • Maintain compliance of company policies and procedures, GMP’s, safety and quality standards, food safety measures, OSHA and other safety regulations.
  • Take necessary action to eliminate delays, ensuring adherence to production and shipping schedules.
  • Other duties as assigned by Warehouse Manager.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and safely operate all warehouse equipment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to make effective decisions under pressure, work within deadlines and the ability to work flexibly.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a highly disruptive environment
  • Ability to efficiently work with minimum supervision
  • Good understanding of health and safety best practices within a manufacturing environment.
  • Basic math skills
  • Must be age 18 or older to operate forklift
  • Requires flexibility with schedule including break times and working extended hours when needed. Will work an occasional weekend.

 EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of manufacturing experience working in a warehouse facility or equivalent
  • 2+ years experience operating associated or similar equipment
  • Food industry experience preferred, not required.
  • Forklift certification, or ability to become certified (company provided).

WORKING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • This position works in a fast pace plant manufacturing/warehouse setting
  • Exposed to moving machinery such as forklifts and production equipment
  • Exposed to loud noise from moving forklifts and production equipment
  • Exposed to extreme temperatures

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all job duties performed by persons in this position.  Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time as the needs of the company and requirements of the job change.

Benefits

Good things are happening.

Employees of GLK Foods enjoy a rewarding and supportive culture and workplace environment. This is a special place to grow and thrive. Our ultimate success depends on our talented and dedicated workforce. So, we take care of our work family with a comprehensive program of benefits, including:

Medical | Dental | Vision
Life and AD&D | Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Paid Time Off Program
401k Program (with company match)
Quarterly Bonus Program Opportunity
Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
Maintenance Apprenticeship Program
GLK Foods strives for excellence in customer service, product quality, and employee safety. We understand future excellence is not rooted solely in the financial success of the company, but in the creation of a meaningful work environment. We promote a culture that fosters the growth of individual employees to improve our company and community as a whole.

Apply Now

Grow with us.

Now is a great time to explore a career at GLK Foods. We want to get to know you, so we’ve given you two ways to introduce yourself. The choice is yours!

  • Fill out our Quick Application to let us know you’re interested. We’ll be in touch.   — OR —
  • Complete a Full Application to share additional details about your experience. You can even attach a cover letter and resume.
Quick Application sketch x
Disclaimer

In exchange for the consideration of my job application by GLK Foods LLC (GLK), I agree that:

Neither the acceptance of this application nor the subsequent entry into any type of employment relationship, either in the position applied for or any other position, and regardless of the contents of employee handbooks, personnel manuals, benefit plans, policy statements, and the like as they may exist from time to time, or other Company practices, shall serve to create an actual or implied contract of employment, or to confer any right to remain an employee of GLK, or otherwise to change in any respect the employment-at-will relationship between it and the undersigned, and that relationship cannot be altered except by a written instrument signed by the President of the Company. Both the undersigned and GLK may end the employment relationship at any time, without specified notice of reason. If employed, I understand that the Company may unilaterally change or revise their benefits, policies and procedures and such changes may include reduction of benefits.

I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application. I understand that the misrepresentation or omission of facts called for is cause for dismissal at any time without any previous notice. I hereby give the Company permission to contact schools, previous employers (unless otherwise indicated), references, and others, and hereby release the Company from any liability as a result of such contract.

I also understand that the Company has a drug and alcohol policy that provides for pre-employment drug screening. Consent to and compliance with such policy is a condition of my employment. Continued employment is based on the successful passing of testing under such policy.

I further understand that my employment with the Company shall be probationary for a period of ninety (90) days, and further that at any time during the probationary period or thereafter, my employment relation with the Company is terminable at will for any reason by either party.

Full Application sketch x
  • Please fill out the below information. After you have completed the form, type your name in the signature field to confirm the information you provided, attach your resume and cover letter if you desire, and send it our way!

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  • Education
  • Professional References
  • Previous Employment
  • Military Service
  • Disclaimer and Signature

    In exchange for the consideration of my job application by GLK Foods LLC (GLK), I agree that:

    Neither the acceptance of this application nor the subsequent entry into any type of employment relationship, either in the position applied for or any other position, and regardless of the contents of employee handbooks, personnel manuals, benefit plans, policy statements, and the like as they may exist from time to time, or other Company practices, shall serve to create an actual or implied contract of employment, or to confer any right to remain an employee of GLK, or otherwise to change in any respect the employment-at-will relationship between it and the undersigned, and that relationship cannot be altered except by a written instrument signed by the President of the Company. Both the undersigned and GLK may end the employment relationship at any time, without specified notice of reason. If employed, I understand that the Company may unilaterally change or revise their benefits, policies and procedures and such changes may include reduction of benefits.

    I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application. I understand that the misrepresentation or omission of facts called for is cause for dismissal at any time without any previous notice. I hereby give the Company permission to contact schools, previous employers (unless otherwise indicated), references, and others, and hereby release the Company from any liability as a result of such contract.

    I also understand that the Company has a drug and alcohol policy that provides for pre-employment drug screening. Consent to and compliance with such policy is a condition of my employment. Continued employment is based on the successful passing of testing under such policy.

    I further understand that my employment with the Company shall be probationary for a period of ninety (90) days, and further that at any time during the probationary period or thereafter, my employment relation with the Company is terminable at will for any reason by either party.

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