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There has never been a more exciting time to join Request Foods. We’ve been selling products to many of the world’s leading food companies, retailers and restaurants for nearly 25 years. A privately owned and financially sound company, we do our best to run our business based on Christian values. Whether it’s cooking up great tasting food, assisting in customer support, providing quality and production leadership, or supporting administrative or technical activities, a career at Request Foods is a great opportunity. At Request, we’ve achieved success by treating our employees with integrity, trust and respect. If you’re passionate about food, and the people who help produce it, then Request Foods might just be for.

Immediate Openings

Industrial Cook
1st shift

Type: Direct-Hire
Hours: 3:30am – shift end (hours may vary)
Job Overview: As a Cook at Request Foods of Holland, MI, you will be responsible for making large scale batches of vegetables or sauces safely and efficiently. This job requires attention to detail and includes physical activities such as heavy lifting and shoveling of ingredients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mix, cook, and process various raw materials consistent with daily production needs.
  • Weigh all raw goods to specifications.
  • Keep prep cooler and other work areas clean and organized.
  • Monitor and maintains proper rotation of raw goods.
  • Handle and stores leftover raw goods according to procedures.
  • Document work accomplished and hazard analysis critical control point requirements according to procedures.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Strong communication skills; Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs frequently.
  • Ability to work in cold environment (Cooler, Freezer).
  • Good organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s.

Machine Operator/Line Setup
2nd shift

Type: Direct-Hire
Hours: 2:30pm – shift end (hours may vary)
Job Overview: As Machine Operator/Line Setup at Request Foods of Holland, MI you will setup and operate food processing machinery to safely and efficiently produce frozen food entrees. You will also be responsible for keeping the production lines supplied with materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate machines, including troubleshooting, cleanup, setup, basic quality control, and waste control.
  • Responsible for setting up assembly and packaging line(s).
  • Responsible for keeping the line supplied with raw materials at all times.
  • Complete paperwork accurately and in a timely manner when necessary.
  • Ensure quality workmanship of product.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instruction, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in cold environment (Cooler, Freezer).
  • Ability to perform intermediate math functions.

Industrial Cook
2nd shift

Type: Direct-Hire
Hours: 12:30pm – shift end (hours may vary)
Job Overview: As a Cook at Request Foods of Holland, MI, you will be responsible for making large scale batches of vegetables or sauces safely and efficiently. This job requires attention to detail and includes physical activities such as heavy lifting and shoveling of ingredients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mix, cook, and process various raw materials consistent with daily production needs.
  • Weigh all raw goods to specifications.
  • Keep prep cooler and other work areas clean and organized.
  • Monitor and maintains proper rotation of raw goods.
  • Handle and stores leftover raw goods according to procedures.
  • Document work accomplished and hazard analysis critical control point requirements according to procedures.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Strong communication skills; Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs frequently
  • Ability to work in cold environment (Cooler, Freezer)
  • Good organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s

Food Production Worker
2nd shift

Type: Direct-Hire
Hours: 3:30pm – shift end (hours may vary)
Overview: As a Food Production Worker at Request Foods, you will be responsible for packing finished product, and stacking cases onto pallets to safely and efficiently produce frozen food entrees. You will also be responsible for operating machines and labeling/code dating finished product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Stacking cases of finished product onto pallets as they come off the packaging line.
  • Operate machines, including troubleshooting, cleanup, setup, basic quality control, and waste control.
  • Responsible for taking products off racks and pack into boxes.
  • Responsible for stacking products from track conveyor onto skids.
  • Responsible for properly labeling and code dating of finished product.
  • Responsible for the operation of a manual and/or power hand jack.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instruction, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in cold environment (Cooler, Freezer).

Sanitation
3rd shift

Type: Direct-Hire
Hours: 10:00pm – shift end (hours may vary)
Job Overview: As a Sanitation Worker at Request Foods of Holland, MI you will efficiently and effectively clean production equipment and adjacent areas following approved sanitary methods.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the efficient and effective cleaning of production equipment and adjacent areas, in addition to other environments, following approved sanitary methods.
  • Responsible for the safe use of appropriate chemical solutions to ensure the cleanest and most highly sanitized equipment.
  • Ensure that all necessary safety precautions are followed in performing your responsibilities.
  • Responsible for following through on projects assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Ability to understand the operation of various pieces of production equipment mechanically and regarding the power source.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in cold environment (Cooler, Freezer).
  • Ability to be flexible with the variety of work responsibilities available.

Our benefit package includes:

  • Excellent Health, Prescription and Dental Insurances
  • Life and Disability Insurances
  • Semi-annual Performance Bonus Program
  • Outstanding Retirement Program, including 401(k)
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Center

Stories from Work

“I started 18 years ago at an entry level position and have worked my way up to director of my department. There is definitely opportunity here. It’s a great place to work.”

“We really are a family; that’s why I enjoy working here. The owners have a genuine interest in us, they want to know how you’re doing. We have a lot of activities that involve everyone.”

“I never thought I would work in manufacturing, after being outside. But it’s a great job, with flexibility, good wage and benefits, plus I’ve made a lot good friends here.”

Your future starts here.

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