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Job Opportunities at Mt. Olive Pickle

Mt. Olive accepts applications or resumes for regular positions only as they come open. Any open positions are posted below.

Seasonal Order Pullers, Day and Night Shifts at the Distribution Center. Job duties include safely operating a forklift and computerized scanning equipment to select and gather finished goods according to written orders.  Previous forklift experience is required and Career Readiness Certificate is preferred. N.C. Works Job # 10892795. Application deadline, June 30, 2018.

Plant Manager.  This individual will plan and direct the production activities directly and/or indirectly through subordinate Supervisors.  The individual will formulate and recommend manufacturing policies and programs.  He or she is accountable for results in terms of costs, budgets, methods, safety, quantity and quality of production, operations and personnel.

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or management required.  Familiar with Lean Manufacturing, continuous improvement, and loss reduction.  Background in food manufacturing preferred.  Ability to prioritize work and execute multiple tasks simultaneously.  Strong computer knowledge and good interpersonal skills needed.  Successful candidates will have at least 15 years of experience in a dynamic, high speed, continuous production environment.  Strong work knowledge of applicable laws, rules, and regulations (Federal, State, EEOC, FDA, OSHA, etc.).  Must be able to speak, read and write in English.

NC Works #10882341. Application deadline: June 29, 2018. Resumes may be emailed to hr@mtolivepickles.com

Master Production Planner. Reporting to the Purchasing & Production Planning Director,  this individual will be responsible for developing the master production schedule for all shifts production manufactured at the main plant, Distribution Center production locations and co-packer locations to satisfy customer demand and co pack needs while carrying minimum effective inventory. The individual is also responsible for providing a daily, weekly, and monthly production plan consistent with the plant capacity and customer requirements. Strong collaboration with Operations, Sales, and Supply Chain will be critical to meeting business goals.

Primary responsibilities include – create a rolling 12-month Master Production Schedule for designated production lines and products including all products manufactured at the main plant, Distribution Center production lines and outside co-packer locations.  Issue shop orders for main plant and distribution center production locations.  Manage the production capacity, forecasts, safety stock requirements, and other supply chain constraints to maintain adequate levels of inventory to service customer demand.  Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the Master Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times.  Utilize the ERP system to streamline and automate the scheduling process.  Work with the operations management to ensure capacities are accurately represented in the system.  Work with operations management to ensure proper balance of service, inventory, and costs on the produced items.  Maintain finished goods inventory for designated products at target levels to ensure high service levels, i.e. product availability.  Ensure coordination with Operations to execute Production Plan on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.  Monitor actual output versus the Master Production Schedule. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including metrics for production performance to the requested production schedule.  Timely reporting of key metrics.  Host and support daily production meetings to plan production, review performance against schedule, and develop inventory strategy.

Other responsibilities include – driving own or company vehicle in performance of some job duties.  May represent company at outside meetings and events.  Participate in training, employee meetings, committees, project teams, etc. as appropriate.  Receive written and verbal instructions on the above job tasks and performs other duties as directed by Supervisor.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a BA/BS in Business Administration, Food Science or Supply Chain Management; MBA preferred.  3-5 years working as a Production Planner/Scheduler in an industrial or manufacturing environment, preferably in a food manufacturing plant.  Excellent experience using MRP / ERP systems.  Good ability to read, speak and communicate in English across all levels of the organization.  Able to multi-task and work with multiple interruptions.  Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing scheduling, demand, and replenishment processes.  Proficient in MS Office Suite, with intermediate knowledge of Excel including VLOOKUP, pivot tables, etc.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate across all levels of the organization.  Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business.  Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision.  Excellent analytical, organizational and technical skills.  Ability to forecast, act quickly and accurately.  Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.  May be required to work long hours and weekends.

NC Works #10885165. Application deadline, June 29, 2018. Resumes may be emailed to hr@mtolivepickles.com

Production Planner. Reporting to the Master Production Scheduler,  this individual will work with the Master Production Planner to create and publish production schedules for all products manufactured at the main plant, Distribution Center production locations and co-packer locations.   The individual will also monitor material inventories, track progress of production and reviews factors that affect schedules and makes necessary modifications to schedules.

Primary responsibilities include – schedule production lines based on products to be produced to cover sales orders, co-pack needs and the movement of work force on a daily and/or weekly basis.   Work with Crop Procurement Manager to efficiently utilize the fresh crop intake on a daily/weekly basis; work with Materials Buyer to ensure materials needed to support production schedule are available; keep the plant running efficiently.  Work with Accounting on new products to be produced and maintains accurate inventories.  Utilize Production Planning module to assist Master Production Planner in managing Plant capacity.  Create and publish the schedule to Production Supervisors to ensure production needs are met.  Maintain the Production Planning System at the direction of the Master Production Planner.  Coordinate daily sales orders, incoming raw material, and inventories to ensure customer satisfaction.

Other responsibilities include – driving own or company vehicle in performance of some job duties.  May represent company at outside meetings and events.  Participate in training, employee meetings, committees, project teams, etc. as appropriate.  Receive written and verbal instructions on the above job tasks and perform other duties as directed by Supervisor.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Agriculture, Business, Management or related field and 3+ years’ experience in the Food Industry in such fields as Production, Plant Supervision; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.  Excellent working knowledge of ERP systems and Production Planning, Material Management, and Inventory Management.  Excellent analytical, organizational and technical skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel and Internet.  Ability to forecast, act quickly and accurately.  Good communication skills, written and verbal.  May be required to work long hours and weekends.

NC Works Job #10885183. Application deadline, June 29, 2018. Resumes may be emailed to hr@mtolivepickles.com

Mt. Olive Pickle Company is still accepting seasonal applications for both Day Shift and Night Shift, but we are in particular need of Night Shift. Apply in person at the company’s Hiring Office, located at 812 North Chestnut Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365.

Applications are accepted from 8:30 – 11:30 am, and from 1:30 – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.

Positions Available:

  • Laborers, Packers, Inspectors
  • Machine Laborers / Operators (6 months experience preferred)
  • Inside / Outside Forklift Operators (6 months experience required)
  • Outside Yard Laborers
  • QC Inspectors/Technicians (6 months experience preferred)
  • Sanitation Laborer

Essential Functions:

  • Stand for a sustained period of time and be able to bend, stoop, reach and twist.
  • Push/pull, lifting required.
  • Repetitive motion of hands, wrists and/or fingers.
  • Work in warm, hot, humid and/or wet conditions.
  • Must be able to work in and around areas with jalapeno pepper fumes
  • Must be available to work up to 6 days a week, Mon-Sat
  • Related work experience a strong plus.

Upon hire, must be able to provide Evidence of Eligibility to work in the U.S.


Mt. Olive Pickle Company esta aceptando aplicaciones y estaremos entrevistando para las siguientes posiciones para Turno de Día y Turno de Noche. Solicite directamente en la Oficina de Empleo de la compañía, ubicada en el 812 North Chestnut Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365.

Aplicaciones son aceptadas de 8:30 – 11:30 am y de 1:30 – 4:30 pm el Martes, Miércoles y Jueves de la semana.

Posiciones disponibles:

  • Laborales, Empacadores, Inspectores
  • Operadores de Máquinas (se requieren 6 meses de experiencia)
  • Operadores de Montacargas – interior/exterior (se requieren 6 meses de experiencia)
  • Laborales de Yarda / Cuidador de tanques – exterior
  • Inspectores / Técnicos de QC (se requieren 6 meses de experiencia)
  • Saneamiento

Funciones Esenciales:

  • Permanezca de pie durante un período prolongado de tiempo y sea capaz de inclinarse, agacharse, alcanzar y girar
  • Empujar / tirar, levantar es necesario
  • Movimiento repetitivo de manos, muñecas y / o dedos
  • Trabajar en condiciones cálidas, calor y / o húmedas
  • Debe poder trabajar dentro y alrededor de áreas con humos de jalapeño
  • Debe estar disponible para trabajar hasta 6 días a la semana, de lunes a sábado
  • Experiencia relacionada es una gran ventaja

Una vez contratado, debe ser capaz de proporcionar Evidencia de Elegibilidad para trabajar en los EE. UU.

Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc., located at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine in Mount Olive, North Carolina, manufactures the best-selling brand of pickles in the country with distribution in all 50 states. The company ferments pickles on site and produces fresh-packed pickles, peppers, relishes and much more. In business for over 90 years, Mt. Olive is known for quality products, dedicated employees, and its support of the local community. We strive continually to improve our operations, to make our processes better and more efficient, and to deliver the best quality and value for our customers and consumers. We seek forward thinking individuals with a desire to make a difference. Mt. Olive Pickle Company offers a competitive salary and benefit package and continues to strive to be the Employer of Choice within the community.

Completed applications and resumes can also be mailed to:

Mt. Olive Pickle Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 609

Mount Olive, NC 28365

OR

Apply in person at our Hiring Office

810 N. Chestnut Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365.

For questions, email us at hr@mtolivepickles.com Please include the posted position in the subject line.

As part of our normal hiring process we will conduct the following:  drug screen, criminal background check, reference check, and employment history verification.  Failure to successfully complete any of these will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.   New hires will also be subject to verification of Social Security Number and immigration status. Mt. Olive Pickle Co., Inc. is an Affirmative Action /Equal Employment Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabilities.

What Our Customers Are Saying

No more Vlassics in my fridge, as a pickle lover I assure you they have the best product in stores! I love them, not just pickles all of their products are amazing!