Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. A passionate team of more than 6,000 employees works together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the industry for more than 100 years.

Utility Worker - All Shifts (31st Street)

Job Location: ​Chicago​

2945 W. 31st Street, Chicago, Illinois

Want to make an impact?

The Utility associate is responsible for moving stacks of fresh products from trays and entering stacks into moguls by use of the electric hand pallet jack. This position works on the processing side of the plant.

Shifts are:

1st shift - 6:00 AM - 2:15 PM

2nd shift - 2:00 PM - 10:15 PM

3rd shift - 10:00 PM - 6:15 AM

** Now paying, $1800 sign on bonus for 2nd and 3rd shift **


Ways you will make a difference


  • Moving trays of fresh product or cured product around the mogul area
  • Use hand pallet jack to move trays either onto stacks or removing from stacks
  • Responsible for transporting cured product into cool room
  • Extreme attention to detail is required to move these stacks carefully and efficiently and to ensure that stacks do not tip over
  • Recognizes, addresses, and escalates all quality issues; communicates issues and problems to Supervisor and rest of team
  • Follows safety regulations and maintains compliance of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), food safety requirements and regulations, and company policies
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • Weekend overtime is required
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Skills that will make you successful

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 6+ months experience in similar setting
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in English
  • Basic math skills and ability to use a calculator
  • General Knowledge of computers
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Must be able to operate electric or manual pallet jacks and forklift

Our diverse portfolio of nearly 35 brands includes SweeTARTS®, Trolli®, BRACH'S®, Black Forest® and NERDS®, along with iconic favorites like Lemonhead®, Red Hots® and Now and Later®. Ferrara also manages the Keebler® and Famous Amos® businesses for The Ferrero Group.  Headquartered in Chicago, Ferrara has an operational network of 20 locations in North America that includes manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities. Learn more at www.ferrarausa.com.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.