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General Labor Slice - 2nd Shift in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 10/24/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007384-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 Packaging or Slice positions on 2nd shift.

Job Summary:

Slice Rotation position is responsible for rotating through several line jobs in the packaging department.  The jobs are as follows:


Ensures quantity and quality of the meat product being packaged by taking sliced meat off of the conveyor, placing it into plastic preformed molds, ensuring nothing will prevent a proper seal from occurring, keeping an eye out for foreign materials to report, and reworking products that do not pass packaging inspection standards until all outgoing products meets the correct standards.


Assemble and correctly label boxes, check packages for legible print, a proper seal, and correct information, box the correct number of packages into each box, and place boxes onto the conveyor for shipping.

Successful candidates will work in our food processing production facilities and enjoy competitive wages along with many benefits including holiday pay, vacation & sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401K and much more.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Keep pace with line speed.
  • Make sure product meets specific packaging and quality standards (weight, size, shape, color, etc.)
  • Grad meat off of the conveyor and correctly place into plastic preformed molds.
  • Wipe seals and adjust product if needed to ensure a proper seal will occur.
  • Inspect all product for foreign materials to set aside and report to supervisor.
  • Rework all products sent back with an error so that they are packaged correctly.
  • May be required to assist in other areas/departments as needed.
  • Assemble and label boxes.
  • Perform quality checks on packaging (labels, seals, print, etc.).
  • Return packages to slice lines as needed.
  • Ensure the correct number of packages are placed into each box.
  • Place boxes on pallet.
  • Palletize boxes for shipping.
  • Clean assigned ara at end of shift.
  • Perform temperature checks as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements

  • No experience is necessary.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must practice good personal hygiene.
  • Ability to work in varying temperature conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to work at line speed with the ability to make coordinated hand and finger movements.
  • Work extended hours, weekends and overtime if needed.
  • Experience in food manufacturing or processing a plus.
  • 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. 

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online on our careersite at



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