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At Strauss Brands, we’re always looking to add great members to our team. Love good food? Passionate about ethically-raised meat? We’d love to have you join us.

We offer competitive salary and benefits and promote an inclusive environment, and we’re striving to find the leaders of tomorrow to help us move our industry forward.

Our employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Full Healthcare Coverage – Comprehensive health coverage is available for employees, spouses and their dependents from UMR, a United Healthcare Company, including a traditional preferred provider option (PPO) and high deductible health plan.
  • Dental and Vision Insurance – Strauss offers dental and vision insurance from UMR at a group rate for employees and their family members.
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days – Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is important and Strauss recognizes this with paid vacation and personal days.
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401K Deferred Savings Plan – Strauss provides a competitive match to the employee contributions to the plan.
  • Life Insurance – Strauss provides life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage. There is also an opportunity to purchase additional coverage at a group rate.
  • Disability Insurance – Strauss provides employer paid short-term disability as well as voluntary long-term disability.
  • Life Assistance Program – Strauss offers, in partnership with UMR, a valuable employee and family assistance program addressing issues of health, well-being, and security.
  • Flexible Benefits Plan – Through the Strauss flexible benefits plan, you can save tax dollars on healthcare and dependent care costs.

Interested in joining us? Check out our available positions below.

Maintenance Eng Technician, 1st Shift

Franklin, WI

Posted: Sep 20, 2022

Maintenance Eng Technician, 1st Shift

Outstanding Pay, Benefits, and a Talented Maintenance Team!

Responsible for keeping equipment and facilities in good working condition and running effectively. Perform a full range of semi-skilled and skilled tasks involved in a variety of trades such as building maintenance and repair including carpentry, plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, mechanical, painting, and welding skills. Apply strong technical knowledge and common-sense judgment to maintain food processing equipment, building structures and systems.

· Perform inspections, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting on all facility and production equipment and systems to sustain optimum operations and minimize downtime.

· Maintain, repair, and replace plumbing systems and fixtures such as bathrooms, water heaters and regulators, pressure valves, and boiler piping and pumps.

· Maintain, repair, and replace electrical systems including panels, switches, fixtures, wiring, power generators, computer lines, scales, and alarms.

· Monitor and update HVAC control program, CO2 and ammonia levels and shut off valves. Respond immediately to alarms.

· Perform carpentry and general remodeling such as framing, drywall, doors and windows, assembling furniture, and painting.

· Perform welding, masonry, flooring, and general repair work. Make tooling when necessary.

· Safely operate tools, lift trucks, and other equipment used to perform maintenance activities. May operate production machinery in order to sample safety and functionality before releasing to production.

· Work from blueprints, schematics, and drawings. Interpret and apply correct written and oral technical instructions.

· Maintain clear, well-organized records of work performed, updating and adding specific preventative maintenance documentation for all production and facility equipment as required.

· Perform custodial duties as needed, including but not limited to picking up materials in walkways, bathroom maintenance, grounds maintenance clean-up, spot snow removal or ice treatment ensuring the parking lot and entrances are clear and safe.

· Clean work areas throughout shift according to company Sanitation SOP standards. Responsible for maintaining well-organized equipment and tool areas to keep account of all company property.

· Respond urgently and safely to all emergencies and alarms that occur, including during off-work hours if available.

· Follow company work procedures and other Quality and Maintenance program requirements.

· Build positive working relationships, effectively and patiently communicating with and responding to coworkers and outside contractors. Train operators on proper equipment use when necessary.

Class A Local Truck Driver

Waukesha, WI

Posted: Sep 15, 2022

Class A Local Truck Driver

· Home every night

· No touch freight!! 

· Competitive Pay and complete benefits: Health, Life, Disability, 401k Match, PTO

· Weekly Pay, High Quality Meat Purchase Plan

· $3000 Retention Bonus (paid in 2 installments)

· Excellent Driver retention. Highly responsive dispatch/leadership team. 

· Check us out at:

Routes through-out Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Inspect vehicles before departing to deliver goods. Deliver orders to customers on assigned routes. Maintain ongoing communication with transportation/dispatch team. Review deliveries with customers to ensure products meet their needs. Obtain delivery confirmations from each customer.

Customer Service/Inside Sales Associate

Waukesha, WI

Posted: Sep 7, 2022

Customer Service/Inside Sales Associate

Strauss Brands is searching for a Customer Service/Inside Sales Associate to support, verify and enter orders into our EDI and ERP system. This position requires a person who can be relied upon as the accurate, efficient, and supportive part of our sales team through which our productivity will thrive by your order entry skills. Your team support will directly impact your own and our growth. Your proficiency will further elevate the prominence of Strauss Brands which has, for generations, grown synonymous with high quality proteins and service excellence.


· Participate in cohesive and consistent success of the full customer order-through-payment cycle, as directed, including timely and accurate order entry, return authorization support, follow-up on deliveries, basic customer inquiries, and may verify receipt of payments.

· Verify and enter customer orders into the company's manufacturing planning system to support timely delivery and service to Strauss customers.

· Support inside and outside sales team with customer order inquiries and delivery confirmations. Handle customer calls as directed and visit customer locations when needed.

· Collaborate in productive inter-departmental working relationships with sales, operations, logistics, and administration to solve potential challenges, correct processes, or check on customer orders.

· Perform basic administrative tasks including compiling reports and reviewing customer information.

· Work closely with accounting to verify order pricing, and to help investigate customer short or late payments and communicate to sales team.

· Complete special projects as assigned, contributing with an agile, optimistic attitude toward continuous improvement and change.

· Perform basic customer service functions to back-up the sales team.

· Support trade show success by coordinating logistical and sales needs.

Meat Cutters, Trimmers, Boners, Butchers

Franklin, WI

Posted: Aug 16, 2022

Meat Cutters, Trimmers, Boners, Butchers

Good Benefits: health, life, 401k match, vacation, discounted quality meat purchase plan, tuition reimbursement.

$17.55 to $21.14/ hour. Overtime earned after 8 hours daily. Weekly pay.

Advancement positions and pay available with learning ability and excellent attendance and cooperation.

Summary: Meat Cutters properly, efficiently, and safely cut, trim or bone premium meat for packaging. Uses good knife skills to trim or remove bones from fore and hind quarters of all company proteins. Perform duties consistently well and within expected time periods. Produces high-quality cuts with minimum defects. Contributes a positive attitude to the team.

Primary Job Duties:

• Skillfully use knives, meat hooks, and other assigned tools and equipment to trim or debone all proteins according to specifications, and with minimum abrasions, tears, and other defects.

• Trim, or debone legs, loins, shoulders, racks and other carcass sections using high-quality cuts.

• Deboners clean carcasses, cut and remove bones and fat loose from meat.

• Insert knife in meat around bones to separate meat, fat, or tissue.

• Produce optimum protein yields defined by company specifications.

• Inspect meat products and remove defects, bruises, blemishes

• Safely move products and by-product containers to assigned locations.

• Follow quality procedures and consistently achieve quality standards.

• Achieve expected production quantities.

• Properly care for knives and other assigned tools, always keeping knives sharp to optimize quality and efficiency; and cleaning and storing tools as required after use.

• Follow work procedures and company’s critical control points according to company HACCP plan.

• Clean work area during and after the shift.

• Comply with all company safety requirements.

• Remain aware of applicable product codes and specifications.

• Demonstrate positive, cooperative behaviors and attitude.

Must maintain good attendance.

Production Operators & Assembly 1st Shift: $17.55/hr Start

Franklin, WI

Posted: Aug 16, 2022

Production Operators & Assembly 1st Shift: $17.55/hr Start

$17.55/hr Starting Pay

$18.09/hr with Experience or After 90-day Promotion

$17.55 - $21.14 with knife skills for trimming or boning, or food-processing saw skills.

Promotions and pay increases for learning additional production jobs. We train.

Excellent benefits: health, life, 401k match, vacation time, discounted quality meat employee purchase program, union tuition reimbursement

Package food products and operate the most basic of functions on a few different meat processing machines. Maintain cleanliness of equipment and work area. Contribute a positive attitude to the team.

  • Perform basic meat packaging, sorting, and operation of a basic processing machines.
  • Assemble, and replenish product specific boxes and bags.
  • Push button to tum-on assigned machines, verify they are running properly, and fill machine with meat products.
  • Trim and clean meat products and fit neatly into pre-made packaging trays.
  • Insert soaker pads on trays and grab trays exiting the machine and place in labeler.
  • Monitor products and packaging to ensure acceptable appearance, seal, quantities are placed in correct boxes
  • Safely move products and by-product containers to assigned locations.
  • Follow quality procedures and consistently achieve quality standards. Ask questions when necessary.
  • Achieve acceptable production quantities.
  • Properly care for tools and equipment used, cleaning or wiping down throughout the shift.
  • Follow all safety requirements.
  • Learn other operations if desire promotions, including products, codes, packaging, and product specifications.
  • Promptly communicate production issues.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and cooperation that contributes to a productive team.
  • Must have good attendance to maintain good employment and receive any promotions.

CDL A OTR Drivers: $7500k Bonus! $80k-$110k; $60/Stop Pay; Home 2 Days Wk

Waukesha, WI

Posted: Mar 22, 2022

CDL A OTR Drivers: $7500k Bonus! $80k-$110k; $60/Stop Pay; Home 2 Days Wk


· Home 2 consecutive days!!! OR you can choose to stay out to increase your earnings.

· $1350 Weekly Minimum. $.65 CPM to start.  $60.00 per stop.

· Consistent routes whenever possible with no touch freight!! 

· TOP PAY and complete benefits: Health, Life, Disability, 401k Match, PTO, Weekly Pay, High Quality Meat Purchase Plan.

·  2018-2020 Volvo VNL sleepers!

· $7500 Sign On Bonus (paid in 2 installments)

·  COBRA medical coverage paid for up to 2 months during job transition.

· Excellent Driver retention. Highly responsive dispatch/leadership team. 

· Check us out at:

Routes through-out the lower 48 states. Inspect vehicles before departing to deliver goods. Deliver orders to customers on assigned routes. Maintain ongoing communication with transportation/dispatch team. Review deliveries with customers to ensure products meet their needs. Obtain delivery confirmations from each customer.


Strauss Brands believes in and practices equal opportunity. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, ancestry, sexual preference, national origin, disability, veteran status or other area of prohibited discrimination. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law. We are further committed to assuring that:

All recruiting, hiring, training, promotion and compensation programs are granted fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis. Employment decisions related to compensation, benefits, transfers, promotions, hiring, termination, training, social and recreational programs are administered on the principles of equal opportunity.

Click here to view a copy of the “EEO The Law” poster.


Strauss Brands will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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