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Kayem Foods, Inc. Order Picker - 1st shift in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

Operates an electric pallet jack and/or forklift to select products from warehouse pick locations. Responsible for accurately labeling and palletizing product as it is selected, building custom orders, and transporting the selected product to appropriate outbound dock staging area in a safe and efficient manner.


  • Must be able to operate an electric pallet jack to accurately and safely hand select orders

  • Stack product on pallets in accordance with proper operating procedures

  • Stage pallets for loading at an assigned outbound dock location

  • Maintain established selection rates per temperature zones

  • Shrink-wrap product to secure load for transit

  • Safely operate all equipment utilized to perform tasks associated with role

  • Cross train and perform other duties such as loading, receiving and replenishment, as assigned


  • One year of prior experience in a physically demanding role required.

  • Must be able to stand for 10 hours

  • Ability to repeatedly lift, tug and pull up to 55lbs

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

  • Dependable attendance and great customer service

  • Must also have basic knowledge of mathematics and calculations relating to the production

  • Bilingual and be able to complete required paperwork (productivity reports and other miscellaneous paperwork)

  • Ability to work on production floor; a wet, cold, and loud environment

  • Previous food manufacturing experience a plus

Company Overview

Kayem Foods is a family owned and operated craft meat business that has been making New England’s favorite franks, sausages, and prepared meats in Chelsea, Mass. since its founding by Kaz Monkiewicz back in 1909. Well over 100 years later, we are the largest meat processor in New England and still pushing our craft to the next level – tweaking recipes to have the perfect flavors and extending our expertise into delicious new areas and collaborations – such as Kayem’s Night Shift Brewing Small Batch Beer Brats. One thing will never change, it’s our “Old World” food philosophy: to only make food we would share with our own friends and family. We offer the opportunity for professional growth and to make a difference in a flexible and collaborative environment.

Kayem offers competitive wages and benefits to full time employees. Kayem benefits include:

  • Healthcare Insurance, and Dental (pre-tax and effective first day of employment)

  • Vision (pre-tax and effective the 1st day of the month after start of employment)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan (Health Care Reimbursement and Dependent Care (effective 1st day of employment)


  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (effective 1st day of employment and no cost to employee)

  • Safe Harbor 401(K) Retirement Plan (with employer matching contributions of up to 3% plus 50% of your contributions up to 5%)

  • Vacation Pay, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays

  • Education Reimbursement (eligible after 6 months of continuous employment and up to $3,000 for career development)

  • Opt-Out Medical Rebate, Doctor on Demand, and Wellness Initiatives for those who are eligible!

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