Production Utility

Job Locations US-KS-Emporia
Full Time

Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged foods company focused on manufacturing, distributing, and selling iconic, sweet baked goods in the United States such as Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes and Fruit Pies, in addition to Voortman's Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

As a part of the Production Team, you are responsible for several bakery manufacturing activities.  As an Utility worker you must be able to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, be able to communicate and work effectively in a team environment and be flexible in work assignments within the utility category. You must be able to follow both written and verbal instructions, safely and accurately complete assigned duties and maintain GMP standards. 

You will also participate as a part of the Food Defense Team.  


  • You will work as a helper on the production line in various roles. (i.e. indexer, feeder, packer, catcher, break relief, etc.)

  • May perform other duties not listed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required
  • Previous safety training preferred


Physical Requirements:

  • Although the physical requirements vary each day, the employee must have the ability to sit (5%), stand (40%), walk (10%), kneel/squat (20%) and bend (25%) for 12 hours. 
  • Ability to lift approximately up to a maximum of 50 pounds, approximately 4 times per day from floor to waist. 
  • Ability to reach from 10 inches approximately 2 hours per day, and up to 60 inches approximately 1 hour per day. 
  • Ability to climb stairs approximately 8 times per day, ladders approximately 1-2 times per day, and crawling approximately 3 to 4 times per week. 
  • Performs repetitive motion, using the hands and arms approximately 1 hour per day and the back (twisting) approximately 1 hour per day. 
  • Must be able to perform pushing/pulling of the upper body approximately 5 to 6 times per day and the whole body approximately 4 to 5 times per day.  May push and pull trash carts weighing 500 lb, dough carts weighing 800 lb, portable equipment and catch pans weighing 500 lb. 
  • May walk on unprotected heights, catwalks, etc. occasionally every week. 
  • Cannot be afraid of heights. Must be in good physical condition.     


Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing Environment


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