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Kayem Foods, Inc. Blender Operator - Old Kitchen - 2nd shift in Chelsea, Massachusetts


Responsible for the blending of all Old Kitchen products, in a timely, productive manner, delivering quality results.

  • Visually monitors raw materials for any deviations from the norm

  • Checks all meat and spices against written formulas

  • Identifies all product ingredients labels

  • Verifies meat weight and types

  • Assembles and starts blender and/or grinder equipment and observes operation to detect anything faulty

  • Follows blending and grinding procedures as outlined in product formulation

  • Communicates deviations to set parameters to Team Leader or Supervisor

  • Responsible for documenting all process and productivity information

  • Eliminates contact between shipping containers and meat

  • Stops production line as needed, seeking immediate assistance to correct problems

  • Assists new employees and trainees in learning proper methods and procedures in areas

  • Maintains clean, sanitary, and safe work practices, tools, and areas, including performing lockout/tagout as required; discards general trash

  • Maintain and comply with all HAACP, OSHA, USDA, SSOP, and GMP requirements

  • Be willing to cross-train in all duties and areas of the Old Kitchen department

  • Must work closely with Team Leader to coordinate proper amount of product for stuffers

  • Other duties as assigned


  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences, and memos in English

  • Must have basic mathematical skills

  • Capable of regularly lifting and /or move up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift or move up to 75 lbs.

  • Ability to work on production floor; a wet, cold, and loud environment

  • Previous food manufacturing experience a plus

Company Overview

Kayem Foods is a family owned and operated craft meat business that has been making New England’s favorite franks, sausages, and prepared meats in Chelsea, Mass. since its founding by Kaz Monkiewicz back in 1909. Well over 100 years later, we are the largest meat processor in New England and still pushing our craft to the next level – tweaking recipes to have the perfect flavors and extending our expertise into delicious new areas and collaborations – such as Kayem’s Night Shift Brewing Small Batch Beer Brats. One thing will never change, it’s our “Old World” food philosophy: to only make food we would share with our own friends and family. We offer the opportunity for professional growth and to make a difference in a flexible and collaborative environment.

Kayem offers competitive wages and benefits to full time employees. Kayem benefits include:

  • Healthcare Insurance, and Dental (pre-tax and effective first day of employment)

  • Vision (pre-tax and effective the 1st day of the month after start of employment)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan (Health Care Reimbursement and Dependent Care (effective 1st day of employment)


  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (effective 1st day of employment and no cost to employee)

  • Safe Harbor 401(K) Retirement Plan (with employer matching contributions of up to 3% plus 50% of your contributions up to 5%)

  • Vacation Pay, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays

  • Education Reimbursement (eligible after 6 months of continuous employment and up to $3,000 for career development)

  • Opt-Out Medical Rebate, Doctor on Demand, and Wellness Initiatives for those who are eligible!

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