Material Handler

  • Beyond Meat
  • Columbia, MO
  • Jan 12, 2021

Job Description

At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
The Material Handler is an entry level manufacturing position for the production team. The Material Handler plays a key-supporting role in the production line/process, being a safe and productive employee and packing and aiding in the making, preservation and shipping of Beyond Meat products.


  • Follow safety, food safety and GMP practices beyond regulatory needs
  • Daily operating activities for producing finished goods while maintaining a safe, high quality, productive manufacturing environment
  • Responsible for specific production equipment based on training provided
  • Support management in development and process improvement activities
  • Assist with the overall cleanliness of the facility by sweeping, gathering trash, and other janitorial duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in Food manufacturing preferred
  • Excellent comprehensive and communication skills, while performing individually in a team environment.
  • Ability to work 8-12 hour shifts
  • Experience in Food manufacturing preferred
  • Flexibility to work any/all shifts to support a high growth work environment
  • Mandatory overtime is required on occasion, which can include some weekends
  • Ability to understand and follow rules of safety and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Teamwork and a positive attitude essential to maintain a culture of cooperation and respect
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Attention to detail


  • Must be able to repetitively lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Able to work in a standing position for extended periods of time
  • Repetitively exert the required force to push/pull gaylords of differing weights (400 to 1200 pounds) while walking utilizing a manual pallet jack
  • Must be able to crouch/stoop/squat/bend as needed to complete tasks
  • Able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasks
  • Warehouse and production manufacturing environment within the Columbia, MO plant
Must be able to complete a background check as part of the interview process.
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

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Food & Agriculture

Drawdown solutions

Plant-Rich Diets

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