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Assistant Cook - 3rd Shift in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007299-West Liberty



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for an Assistant Cook for our West Liberty, Iowa facility.

Job Summary:  

Assistant Cook is responsible for cleaning ovens, unloading ovens, and filling in as a back up to the Cooks. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Clean smoke house in cook room.
  • Learn cook room procedures to serve as a back up to the cooks.
  • Unload ovens.
  • Complete documentation as required for position.
  • Operate a powered industrial truck.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements

  • Previous experience working in production/manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Previous experience working in an operator or leadership role is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to become certified to drive a powered industrial truck.
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to work in extreme heat for a prolonged period of time.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test, background screen and physical.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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