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Kelly Services Material Handler in Columbia, Missouri

Kelly Services is hiring qualified talent for entry-level Material Handler positions in Columbia, MO. No manufacturing experience required! 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 products.


  • 1st Shift - $15.00

  • 2nd & 3rd Shift - $16.00


  • 1st Shift: 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM

  • 2nd Shift: 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM

  • 3rd Shift: 10:00 PM - 6:30 AM


  • 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

  • Responsible for specific production equipment based on training provided

  • Packaging food. Working in a cold environment.

  • Will help with everything on the production line

  • Pulling ingredients for recipes, mixing the ingredients, packaging, using a pallet jack, etc.


  • 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

  • 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

  • Warehouse and production manufacturing environment within the Columbia, MO plant

Why Kelly ® ?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.