Skilled Production Labor (Starting $18.65/hr – $24.43/hr with Shift Premium)

Kraft Heinz Company

Champaign, IL

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. 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.

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
Benefits & Compensation Overview:
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Coverage.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave Programs.
  • Additional perks: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, other Employee Discounts.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Starting $18.65/hr - $23.43/hr plus shift premium
  • Shift Premium of $.75/hr on 2nd shift and $1.00/hr on 3rd shift
  • Hourly Bonus Program.
Work Schedule:

Flexible scheduling, 8-hour workday with possible overtime.

Employees may work weekends and holidays.

Only 2nd and 3rd shift positions available

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

The Champaign, IL plant is the flagship plant in the Kraft Heinz organization and the largest volume producing plant in North America.

  • Established in 1963
  • Home to 1000 employees, 3 8-hour shifts, 2 core departments
  • Products made include Kraft macaroni and cheese, Miracle Whip, Kraft salad dressings, Heinz Ketchup and A-1 steak sauce.
  • Community Overview: Welcome to our Champaign, IL community!
Job Overview:

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.? This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference!

Joining the Champaign team is a great way to grow your skills, develop your abilities and delight consumers every day. We are currently seeking energetic and driven individuals to join our team.

Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Documentation of pertinent information where required.

  • Keeping area clean and orderly.

  • Sanitation, as required, in processing and packaging areas.

  • Comply with all company policies and general safety rules while performing duties.

  • Know, understand, and comply with Kraft Heinz Environmental Policy.

  • Responsible for wearing proper PPE, complying with all safety training, policies and procedures, and reporting any unsafe safety conditions to a Supervisor/ Management

  • Participate and collaborates in meetings.

  • Training others and filling in for other positions as assigned.

  • Participate in the QRMP audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions.

  • Oversee and lead the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the plant accountability list.

  • Perform other duties incidental to job as assigned by supervisor.

  • HS Diploma preferred.

  • Prefer experience in production/ manufacturing- but will train the right candidates.

  • Safe work habits.

  • Maintain an excellent attendance record / adherence to attendance policy.

  • Promotes teamwork.

  • Attention to detail to avoid and/or identify errors.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Able to operate a fork truck – Kraft Heinz will train.

  • Able to perform tasks from start to finish with minimal supervision.

  • Able to work flexible schedule when needed.

  • Able to lift up to 50lbs.

  • Able to safely work at heights.

  • Able to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Able to understand & follow instructions.

  • Able to operate a computer.

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills.

Champaign Plant
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.