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Production Team - 1st Shift - $16/hr

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

Fair Oaks Foods began their story in 1985, during a time when the world's largest fast food restaurant searched for a supplier that further reflected the demographics of their customer base. A search to find an existing Minority owned and operated meat processing business, proved unsuccessful. Fair Oaks Foods was created to fill a gap in an industry that was in crucial need of diversity and growth. Three decades later, Fair Oaks Foods stands as an innovative, family-owned business consisting of culinary experts that specialize in making flavor-filled, fully cooked meat and plant based protein products. It's a specialty - continued to be done well!  

Growth is something Fair Oaks Foods is familiar with! Fair Oaks Foods has proudly grown nearly 300%, added additional facilities, has continued expanding into international markets and continues to supply meat protein products to many of the world's leading restaurants and grocery stores.

It takes more than top-notch facilities, modern equipment, and innovative technologies to become our customer's most trusted supplier. It takes people who are committed to our customer's success and who are willing to go the extra mile to get the job done right.

1st Shift 5:30 AM - 3:30 PM (as business necessitates)


  • Contribute to production operations by complying with policies and procedures for meat processing; Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis, and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations, etc.
  • Contribute to a safe and sanitary work environment by complying with established procedures and rules.
  • Prepare and assemble meat-processing equipment for operation. Disassemble and prepare meat processing equipment for sanitation washing.
  • Obtain and prepare raw meat and spice for use in the production process, operating powered industrial trucks.
  • Monitor defect elimination process by following set procedures and operating remote equipment.
  • Fill V-Mag buggies with fresh-ground sausage product and move them to the Formax machines.
  • Obtain and wash meat processing equipment parts.
  • Remove and dispose of meat and grease excess from meat processing equipment.
  • Obtain and process meat rework by operating remote meat grinding equipment.
  • Dispense and apply dry ice (carbon dioxide) to meat rework for the preservation of the products.
  • Monitor production process of fully-cooked products.
  • Support the production, cutting, and packaging of sausage products.
  • Attend to current needs of the process by responding immediately to the expressed orders of the Production Supervisor and/or Production Foreman.


The candidate applying for this position must be reliable, dependable, detail-oriented, able to follow directions, work alongside peers as the duties are shown, and under minimal supervision. This job operates in a manufacturing environment, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to balance; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear, lift a minimum of 50 lbs. including working in a cold environment of 30 degrees for prolonged periods. This is a no-kill facility, pork meat manufacturing breakfast sausage patties.

BENEFITS: Rich Health plans - EPO, PPO, HSA, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Pension, Vacation, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program.

1st Shift 5:30 AM - 3:30 PM (as business necessitates)

**Must be willing to work weekends and overtime hours.**

Fair Oaks Foods is an equal opportunity employer. Fair Oaks Foods does not discriminate in employment regarding race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 702124715-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Fair Oaks Foods
  • Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent