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Kayem Foods, Inc. PRODUCTION SERVICES $17.30 in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Responsible for product quality, quantity and adherence to the schedule, as well as delivering product in a productive manner, delivering quality results. Fill in as Team Leader when needed: aiding supervisor in real time management of operations and to function as a surrogate supervisor in the supervisor absence.


•Working knowledge of processing equipment operation, processing specifications, and labeling requirements

•Start packing machine and observes operation to detect faulty peeling and prevent any jam-ups.

•Knowledge of packing specifications and label placement, sizes, tares for individual products and how to adjust.

•Knowledge of weigh containers and adjust quantity, Label containers and products

•Visually inspect the product for any non- conforming areas, and set aside any non-conforming products.

•Insure adequate quantities of product are supplied to fill orders.

•Maintain clean, sanitary, and safe work practices, tools and area.

•Maintain knowledge of USDA and HACCP requirements.

•Flexibility to do all jobs on the line through rotation.

•Other duties as assigned/needed.


  • Conducts first piece inspection to ensure conformance to product specifications and schedule.

  • Conducts operational audits multiple times per shift to ensure good manufacturing practices (supply monitoring, temperature monitoring, product handling, employee hygiene, and process control).

  • Immediately sets aside non-conforming products and communicates all variance in product and process to the department Team Leader or Supervisor.

  • Responsible for the final inspection of each pallet, rack, or batch of product.

  • Provides input to Supervisor on mechanical, material, and staffing deviations, including start and stop times.

  • Fills in for each position in the department as needed to cover absences and breaks,

  • Maintains clean, sanitary, and safe work area and enforces safe work practices.

  • Must comply with OSHA, USDA and GMP requirements, including the completion of all production reports as required.

    Ability to lift 75+ repetitively

  • Other duties may be added and/or assigned as needed.

    REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to have working knowledge of processing equipment operation, processing specifications, and labeling requirements. Individual must also have basic knowledge of mathematics and calculations relating to the production. Must be fluent in English and be able to fill out paper work like productivity reports and other miscellaneous paper work.


Kayem Foods is a rapidly expanding leader in the meat processing industry. Major brands include the flagship Kayem brand of franks, sausage and deli meats; al fresco all natural chicken sausage and McKenzie franks and deli meats. Kayem proudly makes the Kayem Fenway Frank, the Official Hot Dog of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, The New England Patriots Frank, and The Tampa Bay Rays Dog to name a few of our sports team partnerships. The privately-held company has been owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years.

Growth and expansion are being driven by creative marketing strategies and tactics, innovative

new products, a focus on operational excellence, remarkably delicious products, and world class sales. As the company expands its branded extensions and product offerings nationally the opportunity for career growth continues to flourish.

Today, Kayem continues the legacy of our founders, providing quality product to our customers and employing a diverse workforce of dedicated people. Kayem has a rich history and a bright future ahead.

We offer excellent compensation and great benefits including health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401K, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, plus dynamic careers that give you the unique opportunity for personal contribution and growth.

Kayem promotes and enforces a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for all individuals