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Manufacturing Associate (1st shift)


Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. At Vital Proteins, our mission is to empower our company, team, and customers to live a full, vibrant life. We seek to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan. 


There are many responsibilities associated with this position and is important in the support and growth of our company. You will be asked to help in a number of different areas within our facility, including but not limited to order fulfilment, receiving, and production. Basic understanding of mathematical concepts and warehouse procedures is a plus. Background in a food/dietary supplement industry a plus. Ability to work in a strong team based environment is essential. Must be able to report on time to work each day. The Warehouse Associate operates out of the Vital Proteins warehouse in Elk Grove Village (525 Busse Rd) and reports to the Production Supervisor. Some of the responsibilities are listed below, but are not limited to: 

What you will be responsible for:

  • Packaging of raw materials into containers to be shipped
  • Packaging finished product into appropriate boxes for shipping
  • Labeling finished product for shipping
  • Stacking of full boxes and placing on pallets to be shipped
  • Packaging products and materials with a strong attention to detail 
  • Must be able to follow GMP and SOP procedures

Who you are:

  • Must have 1-3 years previous production experience, preferably in a growing company
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent, Associates degree preferred 
  • Ability to maintain quality and safety control standards
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Basic understanding of the metric system
  • Ability to be on your feet for prolonged periods of time. 
  • Basic understanding of production and warehousing concepts
  • Must be organized, able to multi-task, and follow direction set by the manager
  • Must have good communication skills and comfortable working will all team members 
  • Must be able to lift 15-20 lbs
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