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Work with us

Are you interested in meat and agriculture? Join our team! WG Provisions provides employment opportunities for passionate people. Team members enjoy a friendly atmosphere, close knit environment, and opportunities for advancement. Our team of hard-working individuals are eager to learn and excited to grow. If you share a similar mindset, we encourage you to apply below.

Join us at WG Provisions for a rewarding career in the meat industry. Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a new challenge, we have opportunities for different backgrounds and skill levels.

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits, including:
  • Holiday pay and paid-time-off
  • 401k with Match
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health and Dental Plans
  • Avesis Vision Plan Life
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Team Meals and Celebrations
  • Discounted Meat Purchases & Meat Grab Bags

For corporate and production positions, apply using the link provided in the job description, or email us at: careers@wgprovisions.com.

Our locations:

Headquarters: Ames, Iowa
Butchery: Sidney, Iowa
Smokehouse: Jewell, Iowa

Our Job Positions

Facility Maintenance Technician

Locations: Sidney & Jewell, IA

The Maintenance Technician position reports to the Production Support Manager. A maintenance technician resides in both our Smokehouse (Jewell, IA) and Butchery (Sidney, IA) facilities.

Our current openings are in our Butchery and in our Smokehouse. In this facility, we process whole roasting hogs that are distributed throughout the United States.

Key Duties for Facility Maintenance Technician:
  • Manage start-up to make sure equipment is in proper operating condition.
  • Diagnose equipment defects and making necessary repairs.
  • Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot machinery, ovens, processing equipment and facilities problems as needed for production issues and efficiency
  • Safely operate various maintenance shop tools including welders, grinders, etc.
  • Maintain all areas of the shop, production rooms and interior/exterior of the plant.
  • Troubleshoot electrical functions (i.e., motors, controls, PLC function and basic wiring)
  • Confer with management and suppliers to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals, maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Complete preventative maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s).
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 to 5 years of facility maintenance.
  • Minimum of 1 to 5 years of equipment maintenance
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and electronics.
  • Knowledge of electrical/mechanical safety practices.
  • Prior knowledge of food processing equipment is helpful.
  • Complex problem-solving skills, proven ability to solve problems independently
  • Troubleshooting PLC and frequency drives
  • Ability to write routine breakdown, preventative maintenance and other maintenance related reports and correspondence.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements for facilities operating under USDA and OSHA.
  • Support/drive hazard identification, risk assessments, and risk controls efforts.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and distributed team
  • Role model of integrity, sound judgement, personal responsibility, team player
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Someone a team can “count on”
Safety:
  • Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards: LOTO, wear PPE and maintain safety equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area.
  • Immediately report any accidents or deficiencies to the Production Support Manager and Production Manager.

Reports to: Production Support Manager
Job Type: Full- time

Smokehouse Crew Member

Location: Jewell IA

We are immediately seeking employees to join our Smokehouse team in Jewell, Iowa. Our Smokehouse offers a family friendly atmosphere in a small team environment. Crew members will be responsible for various roles in seasoning and preparation, smoking/cooking, packaging and other tasks to make our fully cooked, heat-and-serve beef, pork and chicken products.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We offer competitive compensation and benefits including dental, vision, health, paid holidays, vacation time, and a 401k program. Our starting wage is $14 per hour. We are currently offering a $200 signing bonus for all applicants employed by February 22nd.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

General:
  • Follow daily production schedule and achieve specified goals.
  • Ensure product conforms to specifications.
  • Prevent and minimize rework and/or inedible.
  • May require working on taping machines, shrink wrap machines, pallet jacks, trash and recycling compactors.
  • Perform standard operating procedures of production and inspection functions as directed.
  • Successfully complete all necessary technical training and skills verification as directed.
  • Return from breaks in a timely manner; notify lead/foreman/supervisor before leaving the department.
  • Accurately complete all necessary paperwork as directed.
  • Attend all department and company scheduled meetings.
  • Works scheduled shift as assigned.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the lead/foreman/supervisor.
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
  • Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.
  • Perform all required duties within OSHA and company safety standards.
  • Follows set company and OSHA safety rules, regulations, and guidelines at all times.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s).
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.
  • Ensure products are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition.
  • Keep record of products used to follow FIFO (first in – first out)
  • Add ingredients to batch and verify against formulations
  • Move meat into machine(s) and/or combos and/or v-mags using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Load meat racks, push meat trucks from one area to another, visually monitoring meat for quality.
  • Maintain accurate records, washing and sanitizing carts, racks, and trucks.
  • Count and place packages in appropriate caddies, maintaining accurate records, washing and sanitizing carts, racks, and trucks.
  • Handling finished product, placing it continuously in trays or assembly lines to be shipped to our customers.
  • Making pallets by stacking boxes onto pallets, preparing the pallet with cardboard wrapping, manually shrink wrapping, and pulling/pushing pallets with manual pallet jack.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:
  • Work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Perform repetitive functions.
  • Adhere to all company policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Accept direction from Department Leads and supervisors
  • Communicate with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Work in a team oriented environment.
  • Perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent attendance and dependability
  • Attention to detail
  • Focus on quality
  • Work well and communicate well with others
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required Education: None
Required Experience: None
Preferred: Experience in food manufacturing. High school diploma or GED

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, crouch, bend, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

WG Provisions is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

E-Verify

WG Provisions provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that WG Provisions has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Smokehouse Evening Sanitation Crew Member

Location: Jewell, IA

We are immediately seeking employees to join our Smokehouse Sanitation team in Jewell, Iowa.  Our Smokehouse offers a family friendly atmosphere in a small team environment.  Sanitation crew members are responsible for safely cleaning and sanitizing equipment and other basic cleaning.  The primary focus of the Sanitation Crew Member will be on ensuring health safety and food safety on a daily basis. 

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits including dental, vision, health, paid holidays, vacation time, and a 401k program. Our starting wage is $14 per hour.  We are currently offering a $200 signing bonus for all applicants employed by February 22nd

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

GENERAL:
  • Sanitize warehouse equipment and machinery 
  • Operate floor maintenance equipment and scrubbing machines nightly in scheduled areas 
  • Maintain trash receptacles and perform general house cleaning 
  • Monitor cleaning bushes and mops for proper sanitation 
  • Sanitize production lines and fill out checklists 
  • Use cleaning chemicals and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in a safe and proper manner, in accordance with company safety procedures. 
  • General janitorial duties as needed 
  • Maintain accurate and complete sanitation records.   
  • Works scheduled shift as assigned. 
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the lead/foreman/supervisor. 
  • Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety 
  • Suggest improvements; continuously improve the sanitation procedures 
  • Perform all required duties within OSHA and company safety standards. 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary. 
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES: 
  • Work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Perform repetitive functions. 
  • Adhere to all company policies and regulatory guidelines. 
  • Accept direction from Department Leads and supervisors 
  • Communicate with co-workers and supervisor. 
  • Work in a team oriented environment. 
  • Perform duties with minimal supervision. 
  • Excellent attendance and dependability 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Focus on quality 
  • Work well and communicate well with others 
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required Education: None
Required Experience: None
Preferred: Experience in sanitation.  High school diploma or GED

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, crouch, bend, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

WG Provisions is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

E-Verify

WG Provisions provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that WG Provisions has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 

Butchery Entry Crew Member

Location: Sidney, IA

We are immediately seeking employees to join our Butchery team in Sidney, Iowa.

Our Butchery offers a friendly atmosphere in a small team environment where we can count on each other.  Crew members will be responsible for various roles for harvesting and processing our premium roasting pigs.  Starting wages depending on experience and education level.   

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits including dental, vision, health, paid holidays, vacation time, and a 401k program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

Slaughter, Harvest, Production:
  • Follow daily production schedule and achieve specified goals. 
  • Perform standard operating procedures of production and inspection functions as directed. 
  • Use equipment to harvest/slaughter pigs.  
  • Use hand tools and knives to properly harvest and trim pork carcasses. 
  • Ensure product conforms to specifications. 
  • Ensure products are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition. 
  • Prevent and minimize rework and/or inedible. 
  • Successfully complete all necessary production and technical training and skills verification as directed. 
  • Making pallets by stacking boxes onto pallets, preparing the pallet with cardboard slip sheets, manually shrink wrapping, and pulling/pushing pallets with manual pallet jack. 
  • Work with production equipment including pallet jacks and other similar types of equipment 
  • Utilize ERP system to ensure accuracy of product, traceability of product, accuracy of inventory, accuracy of shipments, etc.
Attendance, Teamwork and Work Ethic
  • Return from breaks in a timely manner; notify lead/supervisor before leaving the department. 
  • Attend all department and company scheduled meetings.  
  • Works scheduled shift as assigned. 
  • Request time off in advance when needed
Food safety, employee safety and operating standards
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area. 
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the lead/supervisor. 
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly. 
  • Perform all required duties within OSHA and company safety standards  
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s). 
  • Follows all HACCP, USDA regulations, and other food safety protocols and procedures.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:
  • Work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Perform repetitive functions. 
  • Adhere to all company policies and regulatory guidelines. 
  • Accept direction from leads, supervisors, managers. 
  • Communicate with co-workers and supervisor. 
  • Work in a team-oriented environment. 
  • Perform duties with minimal supervision. 
  • Excellent attendance and dependability 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Focus on quality. 
  • Work well and communicate well with others. 
  • Strong work ethic 
  • Positive attitude
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required Skills:  None
Required Education:  None
Preferred: Experience in food manufacturing  High school diploma or GED

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, crouch, bend, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 50+ pounds, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

WG Provisions is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

E-Verify

WG Provisions provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that WG Provisions has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515). 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 

Butchery Experienced Crew Member

Location: Sidney, IA

We are immediately seeking employees to join our Butchery team in Sidney, Iowa.

Our Butchery offers a friendly atmosphere in a small team environment where we can count on each other.  Crew members will be responsible for various roles for harvesting and processing our premium roasting pigs.  Starting wages depending on experience and education level.   

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits including dental, vision, health, paid holidays, vacation time, and a 401k program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

Slaughter, Harvest, Production:
  • Expertise in an area of slaughter, harvest, production 
  • Ability to take on more complex areas of harvest/slaughter/production 
  • Demonstrated experience cross training across roles in a slaughter facility 
  • Follow daily production schedule and achieve specified goals. 
  • Perform standard operating procedures of production and inspection functions as directed. 
  • Use equipment to harvest/slaughter pigs.  
  • Use hand tools and knives to properly harvest and trim pork carcasses. 
  • Ensure product conforms to specifications. 
  • Ensure products are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition. 
  • Prevent and minimize rework and/or inedible. 
  • Successfully complete all necessary production and technical training and skills verification as directed.
  • Making pallets by stacking boxes onto pallets, preparing the pallet with cardboard slip sheets, manually shrink wrapping, and pulling/pushing pallets with manual pallet jack. 
  • Work with production equipment including pallet jacks and other similar types of equipment 
  • Utilize ERP system to ensure accuracy of product, traceability of product, accuracy of inventory, accuracy of shipments, etc.
Attendance, Teamwork and Work Ethic
  • Return from breaks in a timely manner; notify lead/supervisor before leaving the department. 
  • Attend all department and company scheduled meetings.  
  • Works scheduled shift as assigned. 
  • Request time off in advance when needed
Food safety, employee safety and operating standards
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area. 
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the lead/supervisor. 
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly. 
  • Perform all required duties within OSHA and company safety standards  
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s). 
  • Follows all HACCP, USDA regulations, and other food safety protocols and procedures.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:
  • Work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Perform repetitive functions. 
  • Adhere to all company policies and regulatory guidelines. 
  • Accept direction from leads, supervisors, managers. 
  • Communicate with co-workers and supervisor. 
  • Work in a team-oriented environment. 
  • Perform duties with minimal supervision. 
  • Excellent attendance and dependability 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Focus on quality. 
  • Work well and communicate well with others. 
  • Positive attitude 
  • References speak to strong attendance in prior positions. 
  • Provide team contribution with integrity and strong work ethic 
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required Skills:  6-12+ months of experience with hand tools and trimming using knives in a slaughter facility. Demonstrated longevity in prior positions.
Required Education:  High school diploma or GED (preferred)

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, crouch, bend, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 50+ pounds, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

WG Provisions is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

E-Verify

WG Provisions provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that WG Provisions has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).