Job Openings

Country Maid has a multitude of departments where many employees have dedicated 5, 10 and even over 20 years of employment to the company. It's not simply a job; Country Maid is an organization dedicated to employee development from internships to entry level and managers to the most seasoned employees. 

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Sanitation Team Member

Are you looking for more than just another "job"? Do you want a fulfilling and challenging career with a growing company?

If so, look no further. Country Maid in West Bend, Iowa may be the most important step you take on your career journey.

Sanitation Team Member is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing of production, packaging, storage areas, and production equipment on a daily basis in our pastry and laminated dough manufacturing facility. Sanitation Team Member ensures all duties are performed in accordance with SSOP (Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures), HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points), FDA (Food & Drug Administration), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), all safety policies and procedures, and any other established policies and requirements necessary.

Position starts at $12.50 per hour and you're eligible for your first pay raise after 90 days.

This full-time position offers competitive pay and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, paid time off, 9-paid holidays and tuition assistance. Country Maid is an employee-owned company offering employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as a valuable retirement plan.

As a Sanitation Team Member, you will:

  • Properly clean and sanitize equipment, utensils, facility, environment, etc. in accordance with required procedures to ensure proper food safety and avoidance of equipment damage.  This includes disassembling and reassembling production equipment, operating cleaning equipment (forklift, skyjack, floor scrubber, pressure washer, dish washer, etc.), moving and lifting heavy objects and machinery, cleaning in high places, working with chemicals and ensuring "attention to detail" is implemented as required.
  • Set up the production line with the right equipment, stage fruit and other supplies as necessary for line start-up.
  • Participate in workload when required by being proficient in all jobs on the line.
  • Demonstrate job functions and orient/train new employees as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Perform various other duties and tasks as necessary to support the operation.

Position requirement include:

  • Possess self-motivation and demonstrate good initiative; which is being able to find things that need to be done and perform them without specific direction.
  • Be able to work effectively with others to create a positive working environment
    • Must be a team player and be someone others will want to work with
    • Must be willing to take constructive direction from supervisor and peers.
    • The ability to follow directions and communicate with co-workers in an appropriate manner as to problems and issues. Be reliable (on time, have good "Say-Do" ratio).
  • Demonstrate the mechanical aptitude to be able to operate, disassemble, and reassemble equipment during cleaning
  • The ability to learn, comprehend, and apply knowledge in regard to chemicals used in work processes.
  • The ability to be licensed and operate the forklift, electric pallet jack, pallet jack, skyjack, and other related equipment without damage to product, ingredients, supplies and property
  • Must be willing and able to follow HACCP and other regulations and process requirements
  • The ability to demonstrate flexibility and learn and perform all sanitation team tasks and responsibilities
  • The ability to read, comprehend, and abide by company policies, procedures, safety guidelines and government regulations.
  • The ability to walk, rotate, speak, hear, clean, carry, open, stand, bend over, stoop, push, pull, reach, work on their feet for long periods of time, lift and move items up to 60 pounds and occasionally up to 70 pounds or higher.
  • The use of good body mechanics with regard to physical performance of work (i.e., proper lifting, etc.)
  • Maintaining confidentiality of company and proprietary information.
  • Be flexible and be willing to change and make changes as the organization evolves.
  • Learn about the business and help contribute to employee ownership culture.


    • This position is classified as full time, hourly, non-exempt:  which means that employees are paid an hourly rate for their hours worked.  Any work performed in excess of 40 hours per week is compensated at a rate of 1.5 times their base rate. 
    • This position is performed during the second shift or night shift, this is subject to change.  This position works the day shift as necessary on non-production days and does experience limited weekend work.
    • Employees scheduled for 8 hours will receive a 30-minute unpaid lunch period and two paid 15-minute breaks – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
    • This position reports directly to the appropriate team leader or other management representative as designated for the area and/or responsibilities assigned.

    Download application here  (or pick one up from Country Maid) 
    Mail, email, or drop off application to Human Resources:

    Sara Blair
    Country Maid, Inc.
    PO Box 56
    213 4th Ave NE
    West Bend, IA 50597

    A pre-employment drug screen and physical is required for this position.
    Country Maid is an equal opportunity employer.

    Marketing Intern, Graphic Designer – Summer 2019

    Are you a creative and driven individual looking to gain valuable, real-world experience?

    Join our team and get ready for a summer that will benefit you for a lifetime!

    As the Marketing Intern, you will:

    • Create dynamic animated videos that will be shared across social media and website platforms
    • Design compelling emails, infographics, and other graphic work through the application of design, communication, and marketing principles, ideas, and knowledge
    • Explore social media platforms to develop, recommend, and implement best-practices
    • Develop blog partner relationships to secure promotional giveaway and reviews
    • Discover and develop content for our internal company newsletter
    • Experience event planning and preparation as you assist with the Annual Dealer Conference
    • Work with experienced marking team members to understand best-practices, communications, branding, lead generation, target audiences, and value creation
    • Make recommendations and contribute ideas to deliver value to our target audiences

    Position requirement include:

    • This position requires a strong work ethic and is designed for a current junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Communications or related.
    • Relevant coursework and enrollment in program in or related to marketing, graphic design, communications, or multimedia
    • Exceptional knowledge and experience in using Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
    • Knowledge of and some experience using Social Media: Facebook & Pinterest
    • Comfortable with technology and Microsoft products: Word, Excel, and Power Point
    • Experience with video creation is a plus but not required; must be willing and able to learn
    • Creative thinking skills.
    • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate through both verbal and written communication with ease and effectiveness.
    • Good judgment, perception skills, and customer service.
    • Exhibits polished professional communication skills and personal presentation, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings

    This is a paid, temporary, Summer 2019 position located in West Bend, Iowa. If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, please email your résumé to:

    Sara Blair

    Country Maid, Inc.
    PO Box 56
    213 4th Ave NE
    West Bend, IA 50597

    A pre-employment drug screen and physical is required for this position.
    Country Maid is an equal opportunity employer.