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Golden Boy job apps open

Published 11:00pm Monday, July 18, 2011

Golden Boy Foods is now accepting applications for pre-employment for various positions in foods manufacturing at its Troy facility.

Golden Boy Foods is a leading food manufacturer with four facilities in Canada and one in the northwester United States and now in Troy.

Jacquie Allen, public information officer for the Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT), said those who are interested in employment with Golden Boy Foods may now make application on line at aidt.edu/jobs.

On-line applications are required and those who don’t have access to computers and the Internet may make application at the Alabama Career Centers System on South Brundidge Street in Troy.

“Assistance will be available at the career center for those who need help in filing electronically,” Allen said. “After the applications are filed, there will be an interview process.”

Allen said the AIDT currently has two entries for Golden Boy Foods, production workers and maintenance positions. Other jobs openings will be posted as needed.

Allen said those who are selected for the training program will have to successfully complete the program to be hired.

“Completing the training program doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed a job but you do have to successfully complete the training to get one of the jobs,” Allen said.

The training programs are offered at night to make the training available to all who are interested. The classes will be held locally and the number of applications will dictate the size of the classes.

“Golden Boy Foods’ plans are to get the training program underway soon,” Allen said. “They want to get started in the fall so that will be a quick turn around.”

When Golden Boy Foods in Troy is at full production the number of jobs available will be 150 or more.

Golden Boy Foods offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Hourly rates begin at $9.

Requirements for employment with Golden Boy Foods include a high school diploma or GED, a minimum one year related experience in a manufacturing environment, basic computer skills, good mathematical skills, ability to work shift work, good work ethics, an excellent attendance record, ability to work to highly demanding quality standards and must be detail oriented and have excellent health and safety track record.

It is also a plus if applicants have experience in a foods manufacturing environment, lift truck experience, fork lift certification, experience with high-speed packaging machinery and ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.

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