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Kayem Foods, Inc. Production Services - Muscle Meat - 1st shift in Chelsea, Massachusetts


  • Review setup specification and staffing schedule to determine proper set-up

  • Inspect equipment, while checking parts for any damage, or leakage

  • Assembles equipment according to product run, including performing lockout/tagout as required

  • Conducts first piece inspection to ensure conformance to product specifications, checking the diameter, length, weight, twists, casing breakage, and evidence of air pockets

  • Conducts operational audits every 15 minutes throughout production to ensure proper product specifications

  • Check for accuracy of scales

  • Hang product according to pattern specifications and proper procedures

  • Responsible for removing, cleaning, and safely storing gauges, gears, housing, and stuffing horns at the end of production

  • Be willing to be cross trained within department to cover responsibilities if required

  • 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 70 lbs. and occasionally lift or move up to 75 lbs.

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

  • Previous blending experience is highly preferred

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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