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Our plant is where you work when you want to build upon a legacy and join the camaraderie of wholesome, sensible meat folk. If you’ve still got your wits about you, a bit of grit and a good sense of humor, you might be a perfect fit for the Frick’s Meats family.

See our current list of job openings at our Washington, Missouri plant below. To apply for any open position, complete our online employment application form and click ‘Submit’. We’ll send you an email or text to confirm that we’ve received your application and inform you of any next steps. You must be 18 years of age to apply.

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Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Processing Associate - 1st Shift

Full Time

Starting Pay: $17.00 Hourly

Full Benefits Package: See details to the right (or below on mobile).

The Ready-to-Eat Processing Associate is responsible for performing various positions on each production line to prepare and package cooked meat for retail sale.

The job requires standing and the ability to operate machinery and other production equipment. Our plant is temperature controlled, so work is performed in a constant cool, 35°F dry environment.

Both entry level and experienced members are welcome.

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Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Processing Associate - 2nd Shift

Full Time

Starting Pay: $19.00 Hourly

Full Benefits Package: See details to the right (or below on mobile).

The Ready-to-Eat Processing Associate is responsible for performing various positions on each production line to prepare and package cooked meat for retail sale.

The job requires standing and the ability to operate machinery and other production equipment. Our plant is temperature controlled, so work is performed in a constant cool, 35°F dry environment.

Both entry level and experienced members are welcome.

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Boxing Associate - 1st Shift

Full Time

Starting Pay: $17.00 Hourly

Full Benefits Package: See details to the right.

The Boxing Associate is responsible for performing various positions on each production line, including labeling, packing and palletizing packaged meat products.

The job requires standing and the ability to operate machinery and other production equipment. Our plant is temperature controlled, so work is performed in a constant cool, 40°F dry environment.

Both entry level and experienced members are welcome.

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Boxing Associate - 2nd Shift

Full Time

Starting Pay: $19.00 Hourly

Full Benefits Package: See details to the right (or below on mobile).

The Boxing Associate is responsible for performing various positions on each production line, including labeling, packing and palletizing packaged meat products.

The job requires standing and the ability to operate machinery and other production equipment. Our plant is temperature controlled, so work is performed in a constant cool, 40°F dry environment.

Both entry level and experienced members are welcome.

Apply

Product Development Scientist

Full Time

Pay: $72,000 – $85,000 Annually

Full Benefits Package: See details to the right (or below on mobile).

Education Required: B.S. degree in Meat Science, Food Science, Animal Science or equivalent.

Experience: 3-5 years’ experience in product development in RTE meat processing. An advanced degree and/or internships can be substituted for on the job experience. Process engineering and or packaging R&D experience is preferred.

Role: The Product Development Scientist will play a key role in developing new meat products, improving existing products, and optimizing production processes to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.

Essential Functions:

  • New Product Development: Lead the conceptualization, formulation, and development of new meat products from ideation to commercialization. Collaborate with cross-functional teams including R&D, marketing, engineering, and operations to ensure successful product launches. Monitoring industry and new product trends as well as new ingredient technologies.
  • Product Improvement: Conduct research and experimentation to enhance the quality, flavor, texture, and nutritional profile of existing meat products. Utilize sensory evaluation and consumer feedback to drive product improvements and differentiate our offerings in the market. Benchmarking Frick’s products against other national and store brand competitors.
  • Process Optimization: Identify opportunities to optimize production processes for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability. Implement innovative technologies and methodologies to improve yield, reduce waste, and enhance overall productivity.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of product development activities, experimental data, formulation changes, and project timelines. Prepare comprehensive reports and presentations to communicate findings, recommendations, and project updates to key stakeholders. Key contributor in the development of pipeline of new products and lead cost savings projects. Manage labeling regulatory compliance and USDA label approval process.

Competencies:

Required:

  • Precise attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding organization skills
  • Sharp problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of taking projects from concept to completion
  • Ability to manage multiple projects & timelines simultaneously
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and ability to get along with others
  • Must be comfortable working in both raw and ready to eat meat processing environments and interfacing with cross-functional teams and levels within the company from line works to the company president.
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly proficient with Microsoft Suite
  • Embody Frick’s core values of integrity, transparency, team work, service, quality

Preferred:

  • Experience using Nutritional Labeling Software
  • Familiarity with USDA LSAS system

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time with occasional bending, twist, and lifting up to 25lbs.
  • Must be able to freely move about the production facility
  • Must be able to remain standing for periods of time up to an hour at a time
  • The Product Development Scientist will primarily work in a typical office setting, but will frequently require visits to the production floor where temperatures range from 28-45°F

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HR Administrative Assistant

Full Time

Pay Grade:  $18.00-$21.00

Hours of Work: This position is full-time, generally Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm with a 30-minute lunch break.

Full Benefits Package: See details to the right (or below on mobile).

Education Required: A minimum of a high-school diploma is required.

Experience: Previous administrative experience is required. Experience using HRIS systems is required. Experience with UKG/Kronos and Microsoft Excel is preferred.

Role: The Office Administrative Assistant is responsible for all front-desk administrative responsibilities.  Individuals must possess a positive attitude and maintain good relationships with all employees and customers.  This position supports all departments and may be assigned tasks accordingly.

Essential Functions: 

  • People relations: Greet guests, answer phone, transfer calls, take messages, assist employees with basic questions.  Prepare and distribute mailings and postings.  Coordinate food orders, travel, and petty cash reimbursements. Assist customers in locating products and answering basic product questions.
  • Safety: operate truck delivery gate, screen visitors, assist with key fob system, assist with scheduling employee doctor visits.
  • Support employee life-cycle functions: organize and track applications, schedule interviews, enter new-hire information into payroll system, assist with termination actions.
  • Document management: maintain company records, print and scan documents, file records, keep records accurate and organized. Maintain confidentiality of all company records.  Populate data reports routinely and upon request.
  • Additional tasks that support our company mission “to delight customers and families with high-quality products and unmatched service” may be assigned.

Competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities):

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Sharp problem-solving skills
  • Time management and ability to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and ability to get along with others
  • Embody Frick’s core values of integrity, transparency, team work, service, quality

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Must be able to sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time with occasional bending, twist, and lifting up to 25lbs.
  • Must be able to freely move about the production facility
  • Must be able to remain standing for periods of time up to an hour at a time
  • The administrative assistant will primarily work in a typical office setting, but may occasionally require visits to the production floor where temperatures range from 22-45 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Plant Controller

Full Time

Pay: Starting at $100,000

Hours of Work: This position is full-time, generally Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm with the occasional Saturday work for period end.

Full Benefits Package: See details to the right (or below on mobile).

Education Required: Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.

Experience: 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing industry. 2-3 years’ experience in manufacturing ERP financial and operational software. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Proficient in all Microsoft Office tools, financial software, and financial analysis.

Role: The ideal candidate will possess analytical and logical problem-solving skills, a strong understanding of manufacturing & standard costing, and a thorough understanding of financial entries will be required. Food industry experience is a plus.  If you are a problem solver and analytical, we’re eager to meet you!

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure the completion of month-end close activities including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, accruals, and reporting
  • Analyze variances with inventory accounts and manufacturing cost centers, to identify any potential issues prior to close and report on unusual spending. Understand root cause and drive for corrective action.
  • Prepares various reports and surveys for federal/state governments or other external parties
  • Understand accounting systems and investigate related issues
  • Oversees Internal and External Audits. Provide information as requested and work closely with CPA during reviews.
  • Work directly with HR Department on establishing proper monitoring, separation of duties and required reporting in the areas of payroll and benefits as related to accounting.
  • Provide leadership on special projects.

Competencies:

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills for processing and interpreting numerical data
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Advanced knowledge of sales practices including customer service, proven negotiation skills, forecasting and pricing
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to negotiate and close deals effectively
  • Ability to complete complex financial analytics and communicate results to financial and nonfinancial individuals.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic business environment and industry changes
  • Thorough understanding of Frick’s products and services, and those of immediate competitors in the surrounding market.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time with occasional bending, twist, and lifting up to 25lbs.
  • Must be able to freely move about the production facility
  • Must be able to remain standing for periods of time up to an hour at a time
  • The Product Development Scientist will primarily work in a typical office setting, but will frequently require visits to the production floor where temperatures range from 28-45°F

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Supply Chain Specialist

Full Time

Pay: Salary, Starting at $60,000

Hours of Work: This is a full-time position scheduled generally Monday-Friday.  Period close is 1 half weekend day a month (13 total/year and full physical count 2 full Saturdays a year.

Full Benefits Package: See details to the right (or below on mobile).

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration.

Experience: 3+ years of experience in supply chain, procurement, and production planning preferably in the food processing or meat industry

Preferred Experience: Masters Degree, Six Sigma Certification, and Lean Tools

Role: As a Supply Chain Specialist at Frick’s, you will play a pivotal role in optimizing our supply chain operations for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. You will be responsible for analyzing data, identifying trends, collaborating with suppliers to negotiate prices, plant production scheduling, and developing profitable strategies for the company.  A high level of attention to detail is needed as well as excellent Excel skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Inventory Management: Monitor and manage inventory levels daily to ensure optimal production stock levels.  Coordinate with production and sales teams to forecast demand and plan inventory accordingly.
  • Procurement: Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and vendors.  Prepare and process purchase orders based on business requirements and inventory levels.
  • Process Improvement: Analyze supply chain processes and identify areas for improvement.  Implement best practices and innovative solutions to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.  Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline operations and improve overall supply chain performance.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Collect and analyze supply chain data to identify trends and make data-driven decisions.  Prepare and present regular reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) to management.  Utilize supply chain worksheets and tools to enhance data accuracy and visibility
  • Compliance and Quality Assurance: Ensure all supply chain activities comply with relevant regulations and industry standards.  Implement and monitor quality assurance processes to maintain product integrity.  Work closely with the quality control team to address any issues related to product quality.
  • Reporting and Communication: Prepare regular reports and presentations to communicate key findings, insights, and recommendations to stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Collaborate with cross-functional teams (operations, sales) to drive alignment and consensus on supply chain strategies and initiatives.
  • Cross-Functional Team Support: Cross train to support back-up for team members including purchasing and scheduling.

Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to download and analyze data from Microsoft Excel and other company systems.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management principles, including procurement, inventory management, production planning, and logistics.
  • Ability and willingness to cross-train to support critical functions.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and related software.
  • Embody Frick’s core values of integrity, transparency, team work, service, quality

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Carry weight, lift (move, transport, positions, put, install, remove): Occasionally lifts materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (position self, move): Occasionally positions self to inspect records and files.
  • Must be able to freely move about the production facility by walking to meet employees
  • Must be able to remain standing for periods of time up to an hour at a time
  • Talk/hear (communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, exchange information): Frequently communicates with co-workers and supervisor(s); must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

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Hours:

1ST SHIFT: 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM

2ND SHIFT: 2:30 PM – 11:30 PM

3RD SHIFT: 10:00 PM – 6:00 AM

MONDAY – FRIDAY (OCCASIONAL SATURDAY)

Full Benefits Package:
  • Free Employee Medical Insurance Premium Option*
  • Dental, Vision, Disability, Life
  • 401(k) Company Match
  • 10 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Meat Discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement

We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, and vendors.

*For employees on High Deductible Health Plan. Must get yearly physical exam and blood work for Frick’s to cover insurance premium. Results will not be shared with Frick’s, only confirmation that an exam took place.

Our medical coverage is provided by UMR. Through UnitedHealthcare, UMR creates and publishes Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Frick’s Quality Meats for compliance with the Transparency in Coverage Rule. To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided:  transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com.

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