Organization: Nutkrack
Date Posted: 5/11/2022
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Type of Position: Full-Time


Are you looking for the chance to join an exciting company that cares about its employees? Do you love food, but are tired of working nights and weekends? Nutkrack is seeking a production and packaging employee for our shop on Atwood Ave. in Madison, WI. This may sound like a simple, normal job, but it is anything but. Nutkrack makes the world's best candied pecans, and we are searching for a person who wants more than just a normal job.

Our ideal new colleague will be smart and self-driven, the type of person who finishes their assigned task early, and looks for the next thing to do without being asked. While your first priority will be helping us make and package our amazing nuts, you might find yourself doing any of the million different things it takes to run a growing small business. You will have the chance to learn how to build something from the ground up and feel the satisfaction that comes with creating an amazing product and business.

Please do not apply if you want to come in, do the work and walk out the door having done the same thing day in and day out. We're not that kind of place. We need people who are driven by constant improvement, documenting processes, thorough communication, and the active desire to learn and grow.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills, good basic math skills, be self-motivated, and able to multi-task a wide range of duties. Duties will include setup for production, learning the intricacies of making Nutkrack, cleanup and moving product, packaging tasks, and other duties as needed. Willingness to do what is needed when it's needed is an expectation. High drive, a sense of urgency, and good organizational skills are necessary.

This position is full-time, and is a temporary position through the end of 2022, with the possibility to turn into permanent position. Shifts run Monday through Friday, with varying start and end times. We will work with the right candidate to build an initial and then permanent schedule based on their availability and that of existing staff.

Pay rate is $17/hr to start (or BOE), with a 90-day performance and raise review and yearly merit-based raises available. We offer PTO to all employees on day 1, as well as health, dental and vision insurance to employees working at least 30 hours/week.



  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds comfortably
  • Good basic math skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive attitude
  • Food production/kitchen experience strongly preferred
  • Reliable
  • Works in a clean and organized manner
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to follow up when answers/info need to get to people
  • ServSafe or similar food safety certification preferred, but we will train on food safety requirements

Kitchen duties:

  • Cooking all current and future varieties of Nutkrack
  • Packaging
  • Cleaning and maintaining kitchen organizationImproving processes as Nutkrack grows
  • Other duties as assigned


To apply, email [email protected] with your resume and why you'd be a good addition to our nutty team!