Industrial Jobs

As a nationally recognized strike staffing agency, Huffmaster provides single-source staffing solutions spanning all industries. By providing semi-unskilled and skilled replacement workers, Huffmaster ensures our clients can continue their vital operations during times of crisis.

Huffmaster is always accepting applications for individuals with experience in:

  • CDL truck driving
  • Assembly/production
  • Forklift/hi-lo operation
  • Mechanics/maintenance
  • General labor/warehouse
  • Skilled trades
  • General office

Huffmaster also works with school districts in Ohio when they are faced with teacher and support staff strikes. We maintain a database of available substitute teachers and support staff who are willing to continue the learning process with the students. We are always accepting applications for individuals with experience in:

  • Substitute teaching in all academic subjects
  • Teacher’s aides
  • Custodians
  • Mechanics/maintenance
  • Cafeteria staff
  • General office

Complete our online application to be notified when we have an upcoming job that fits your qualifications.



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Job Title Location New

Production Worker

Location: Iowa
Description:

Huffmaster Crisis Response is recruiting experienced Food Production Operators  to work during a possible labor dispute located in Iowa. Must be able to deploy as early as August 10th, 2022.

Hourly Rate: $32/Hour
Weekly Guarantee: 60-Hours (If Ready, Willing, and Able to Work Each Scheduled Shift)
Shift Length: 12-Hours

We Provide:

  • Air Travel or Reimbursed Mileage (One Round-Trip) If You Live Within 500-Miles/8-Hours of the Job Site
  • $45/Day Per Diem for Meals and Incidentals
  • Single Room Hotel Accommodations
Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a leader in safety, a safe worker who demonstrates concern for personal safety and safety of others.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to participate in plant safety initiatives.
  • A high school level education is required. Post high school education preferred.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and be capable of self-direction.
  • Good verbal communication skills are required.
  • Basic computer and math skills are required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a strong work ethic and positive attitude.
  • Must be capable and willing to train in other job classifications.
  • Good decision-making skills are required.
  • Must possess a basic knowledge of hand tools and possess a mechanical aptitude.
  • Previous manufacturing experience and material handling experience are preferred.
  • Must be flexible as job focus and assignments may change daily and by the hour.
  • Must have regular, prompt attendance
Working Conditions:
  • Grain Dust Exposure
  • Water/Wet Exposure
  • Chemicals / Irritants - may require exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to our production processes that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
  • During the warmer seasons it is possible that temperatures both inside and outside areas within the facility may exceed 100 degrees along with exposure to high humidity and inclement weather that include storms, wind and rain.
  • In various areas within the facility, noise levels may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for all the work shift.
  • Employees are required to follow all safety procedures, including wearing of PPE, hard-hats, safety glasses, earplugs, uniforms and steel-toed boots.
Job Requirements:
  • Must have at 1-Year of Experience Working as a Production Operator at a Food Manufacturer Within The Last 5-Years - OR-
    • At Least 6-Months of Experience Working as a Production Operator at a Food Manufacturer Within The Last 3-Years. 
  • Must be willing and able to travel and deploy for a minimum of 45-days
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift and transport materials and equipment This includes exerting 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
  • Lifting or carrying of weights over 50 pounds is rare; employees are encouraged to request assistance in lifting or carrying objects that weigh more than 50 pounds
  • The employee may be required to talk or hear during their shift.
  • Ability to traverse up to two (2) miles during a work day, this includes over unpaved/ungraded terrain.
  • Ability to move about or to the work site by stooping, bending, kneeling or squatting frequently during a work day; may require periods of prolonged sitting or standing
  • Ability to operate equipment or diagnose / detect issues of machinery that may be located at different heights; may require work on ladders, on top of rail cars/trucks, scaffolding or other work at heights or in may work in confined spaces
  • Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual and electrical power tools and various test equipment.
  • The ability to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at various heights.

If you are interested in this assignment, please submit a detailed resume. If you have questions, please call and speak to a recruiter at (800) 486-1544.

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Production Worker Iowa No

CDL Driver: Class A

Location: Illinois
Description:

Huffmaster Crisis Response is recruiting experienced CDL-A Drivers with Tanker Endorsement to work during a possible labor dispute located in Illinois. This job action could occur late July 2022. 

Hourly Rate: $50/Hour

Weekly Guarantee: 60-Hours (If Ready, Willing, and Able to Work Each Scheduled Shift)

We Provide:

  • Air Travel or Reimbursed Mileage (One Round-Trip) If You Live Within 500-Miles/8-Hours of the Job Site
  • $45/Day Per Diem for Meals and Incidentals
  • Single Room Hotel Accommodations

Job Requirements:

  • Must have at least 1-year of experience working as CDL-A Driver
  • Drives Application Completed Within 30-Days
    • 10-Years of Driving History (If Applicable)
    • All Employment History / Gaps in the Last 3-Years
  • Current DOT Medical Card / Certificate
  • Current CDL-A License
  • Current / Valid Tanker Endorsement
  • Must be willing and able to travel and deploy for a minimum of 45-days

If you are interested in this assignment, please submit a detailed resume. If you have questions, please call and speak to a recruiter at (800) 486-1544.

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CDL Driver: Class A Illinois No

Operator: Dryer

Location: Wisconsin
Description:

Huffmaster Crisis Response is recruiting experienced Dryer Operators to work work a short-term crisis assignment for a minimum of 8-weeks at a Food Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin.

Hourly Rate: $26/Hour

Weekly Guarantee: 60-Hours (If Ready, Willing, and Able to Work Each Scheduled Shift)

Shift Length: 12-Hours
 

We Provide:

  • Air Travel or Reimbursed Mileage (One Round-Trip) If You Live Within 500-Miles/8-Hours of the Job Site
  • $45/Day Per Diem for Meals and Incidentals
  • Single Room Hotel Accommodations
Job Description:

Operates the Flash Dryer system, monitors specifications of product to ensure quality and performs required in-process testing. This position also is responsible for maintenance checks on equipment.

Job Requirements:
  • Must have at least 6-months of experience working as a Dryer Operator within the last 3-years - OR - 
    • Must have at least 1-year of experience working as a Dryer Operator Loader within the last 5-years
  • Must be willing and able to travel and deploy for a minimum of 45-days or commit to the duration of the 8-week assignment. 

If you are interested in this assignment, please submit a detailed resume. If you have questions, please call and speak to a recruiter at (800) 486-1544.

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Operator: Dryer Wisconsin No

Warehouse: General Associate / Worker

Location: Illinois
Description:

Huffmaster Companies is recruiting Experienced Warehouse Workers to work during a possible labor dispute at a food distribution facility in Illinois. 

$20/hr.
60 Hour Guarantee if willing and able to work each scheduled shift

We Provide:

  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage (one round trip) if you live within 300 miles of the job site

  • Daily per diem for meals and incidentals

  • Hotel Accommodations single room

Job Requirements:

  • Must have at least 6 months of experience working as an Warehouse worker, preferably at a food distribution facility. 

  • Safely and accurately select customer orders. Build and wrap pallets to meet weekly standards for productivity and accuracy

  • Perform pre-shift equipment checks and safely operate an electric pallet

  • Carefully move products from racks to pallets directed by order selecting software and equipment

  • Validate that correct product has been selected and is damage free

  • Efficiently deliver products to correct dock area and shrink wraps palletized orders

  • Team up to clear aisles of debris, stacks empty pallets from slots in aisle and return pallet jacks to charging area

  • Experience selecting large scale orders in a warehouse or distribution center environment preferred

  • Experience operating motorized pallet jack or similar equipment preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Comfortable working in a multi-temperature environment ranging from -5 degrees to over 100 degrees required

  • Ability to lift/carry/push/pull 20 to 80+ lbs. of product repetitively; moving 1,000+ cases of product during each shift required

Must be willing and able to travel and deploy for a minimum of 45 day or however long the strike lasts

If interested in this assignment, please submit a detailed resume or if you have questions, please call and speak to a recruiter at 800-486-1544.

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Warehouse: General Associate / Worker Illinois No

CDL Driver: Class A

Location: Travel Throughout the US
Description:

Huffmaster Companies staffs both temporary CDL-A delivery driver positions as well as CDL-A assignments for strikes throughout the US.

Requirements:

  • Must have at least one year verifiable experience as a CDL-A Driver
  • Valid DOT medical card and CDL license
  • Good driving record
  • Route delivery experience preferred

We Provide:

  • Hotel accommodations, two people to a room
  • Daily per diem to cover meal expenses and incidentals
  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage if less than 300 miles

If you are interested in working this assignment, please complete our online application by following the link to apply or to speak to recruiter, please call 800-486-1544.

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CDL Driver: Class A Travel Throughout the US No

Maintenance

Location: Ohio
Description:

Huffmaster Companies is recruiting Experienced Maintenance Maintainers to work during a possible labor dispute at a Metal-Manufacturer. This potential job action could occur early February 2022 and will be at various states throughout the US.

$34/hr.

60 Hour Deployment Guarantee

We Provide:

  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage (one round trip) if you live within 300 miles of the job site
  • Daily per diem for meals and incidentals
  • Hotel Accommodations single room

Primary Function:

  • Set up, tend, adjust, maintain, repair and overhaul drawn and ironed production and related equipment.  
  • Primary responsibility for production and quality on assigned equipment. 
  • Set up, adjust, repair, maintain and overhaul all back end, assigned and related equipment.  
Job Requirements:
  • Check schedule to determine need for conversion or if scheduled maintenance is in order.  
  • Analyze all types of mechanical or operational troubles and plan for and take corrective action. Make necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality.
  • Make conversions by setting up assigned equipment for change in material, size or product.  
  • Operate equipment to try out conversion. 
  • Check, test and measure product for quality specifications. 
  • Examine for visual defects.
  • Make repair or overhaul as required short of machining parts. 
  • Replace worn or damaged parts such as rings and punches. 
  • Operate, repair, clean, and lubricate equipment as required to maintain production. 
  • Clear jams.
  • Examine, test and measure product from assigned equipment for quality specifications, using appropriate gauges and instruments and record date.
  • Mix and control solvents, detergents, lubricants, coatings and ionizing agents to standard specifications.
  • Check coils for specification. 
  • Ensure cuppers are properly supplied with coils.
  • Read schematics, prints and exploded views of machinery and equipment. 
  • Interpret and follow procedural manuals, manufacturer’s guides and operation instructions.
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance inspection of assigned equipment, report findings and take appropriate action.
  • Write and perform maintenance work orders as required.
  • Analyze spoilage as to cause and take corrective action. 
  • Analyze and record comments regarding cause of production delays on production reports or trouble sheets.
  • Advise supply vendors or truckers servicing equipment of standard operation procedures and requirements.

Tools and Equipment:
  • Uppers, bodymakers, trimmers, elevators, conveyors and related equipment. Industrial trucks, hand tools and gauges.  Computer systems. 
  • As applicable; palletizer-depalletizer, palletizers, coater, decorator, spray machines, ovens, testers, elevators, conveyors, washer, DI columns, waste tanks, presses and related equipment. 
Materials:
  • Coils, cups, brite cans, scrap, lubricants, solvents, etc.
  • Brite and decorated cans, lubricants, varnishes, coatings, inks, lacquers, strapping and wrapping, machine repair parts, scrap, soluble oil, water treatment chemicals, etc. 

If interested in this assignment, please submit a detailed resume or if you have questions, please call and speak to a recruiter at 800-486-1544.

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Maintenance Ohio No

Production Worker

Location: Ohio
Description:

Huffmaster Companies has an ongoing need for experienced Production Operators for Ohio. 

Pay rate $19/hr with $1 completion bonus
60 hour per full work week guarantee if you are ready, willing and able to work each scheduled shift.

We Provide:

  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage (one round trip) if you live within 300 miles of the job site

  • Daily per diem for meals and incidentals 

  • Hotel Accommodations (single housing)Job 

Job Description:

Unloads trays of pistons onto press feeder hopper, takes full trays after sizing, places various parts into machine for finishing, loads trays into cart, unloads trays into lathe feeder, places trays into cart after lathe operation.  Machine change over operations including die changes as required.  Keeps records, performs visual and dimensional inspection of all parts, makes minor machine repair and adjustments and maintains machine cleanliness. 

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs

  • Must be able to stand and walk for 12 hour shift

  • Must have prior Machine Operator experience

  • MUST BE ABLE TO BE GONE FOR 10 WEEKS

Tools, Equipment, Machine and Vehicle

  • jigs/gages, dies, conveyor, totes, trays, torque wrench, various CNC machines, racks, hand tools

Dress Code: 

  • Steel toed shoes required.

  • Jeans or canvas type pants: no khakis, shorts, sweats, stretch pants, or capri pants permitted. 

  • Shirt must be tucked in, but T shirt is fine as long as it is long enough to tuck

If you have questions, please call and speak to a recruiter at 800-486-1544.

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Production Worker Ohio No

Driver: Ready Mix

Location: Travel Throughout the US
Description:

Although we don't have any current ready mix assignment, please complete our online application, and we will contact you when we have a new assignment. 

The pay rates vary depending on the assignment.

 

Requirements:

  • Must have at least 1 year verifiable ready mix experience
  • Please put down the type of vehicles you have at least one year experience
  • Valid DOT medical card and CDL license
  • Good driving record

Because these are typically  labor disputes the actual duration of the assignments are not known.   We do ask that you be available for at least 45 days to work any of our assignment.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply now or call and speak to a recruiter at 800-486-1544

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Driver: Ready Mix Travel Throughout the US No

Skilled Worker

Location: Travel Throughout the US
Description:

Although we may not currently be recruiting for the type work that you do, we encourage you to apply below and choose all the areas you have experience and we will contact you when we have a need for people with those skills.

We Provide:

  • Hotel accommodations, two people to a room
  • Daily per diem to cover meal expenses and incidentals
  • Air travel or reimbursed mileage if less than 300 miles

 

If you are interested in working this assignment, please complete our online application by following the link to apply or to speak to recruiter, please call 800-486-1544.

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Skilled Worker Travel Throughout the US No

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FAQs

How do I get placed on an assignment?

For new candidates, the first step is to complete our online application by following the link in the open jobs section of the website.

We will then contact those who have completed our online application for the positions we are staffing and conduct a telephone interview. If you meet all the qualifications, you will be placed on the schedule and await the deployment order.

For personnel who are already in our application database, we run searches based on the job skills we are looking for and either email or call those individuals to see if they are interested in the assignment. If you meet the qualifications and are available for the assignment, you will be placed on the schedule.

Where are the assignments?

Assignments can be located anywhere in the United States. We currently do not work internationally.

How often will I work?

The amount of work we have is dependent on many variables, including what contracts we have, whether the strike happens or not, etc. Employment with Huffmaster is contingent employment. We encourage you to keep your contact information including both a phone number and email address up-to-date with us so we can contact you when we have assignments that meet your qualifications.

How many hours will I work?

For non-local personnel: shifts are typically 10-12 hours per day. The number of hours guaranteed per full week deployment will change from assignment to assignment. Typically, they are 60 hours per each full work week. The weekly guarantee will be listed in each deployment agreement.

For local personnel: shift times will vary depending on the assignment.

How long are the assignments?

Assignments can last from a day or two up to several months. Because we mostly work in strike situations, there is no way to know in advance how long an assignment will last.

Is there a specific period of time I must sign up for to deploy?

The amount of required commitment on your part will range from 45 to 60 days depending on the assignment, although there is always the possibility the strike or assignment will end early. Please speak to a recruiter for commitment requirements for specific assignments. The number of days of commitment will also be in the deployment agreement. After you reach the commitment for that specific assignment, you will have the option to continue at the site or return home.

Can I bring a pet or family member?

We cannot accommodate pets or family members.

Why do you require experience on all assignments?

Because the companies we work for are on strike, they need the workforce we provide to be proficient and able to hit the ground running. Therefore, we need people who do not require training in any of the skilled positions.

Can I work for Huffmaster if I do not live in the United States?

We do not offer or assist with work visas. Everyone who works for Huffmaster must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

How do I get to the job site?

For non-local positions: we will provide confirmation of a prepaid airplane ticket. All you need to do is arrive at the airport with your luggage, money for baggage fees and identification, and check in at the counter. If you are flying an airline that charges for baggage, Huffmaster will reimburse you for ONE checked bag if you turn in your receipt to your coordinator when you arrive at the job site.

Please make sure to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart to allow time to check in and get through security.

If you live too close to fly, we will reimburse mileage to drive to the job site up to 300 miles each way, or provide transportation by other commercial transportation.

For local positions: some of our clients prefer us to recruit from the local job market. On those assignments, you will be responsible to commute daily from your home to a meeting location where you will be transported across the picket line by our security personnel.

How much lead time will I have before I need to travel?

The specific deployment date is often not known until 12-48 hours before we deploy. Those who can travel within 24 hours’ notice are preferred.

What documentation is needed to fly?

The TSA requires a valid government-issued photo ID in order to fly. The name on your ID must match the name on your ticket. Please make sure your name is accurate on the flight we send you.

Where do I stay?

We provide hotel accommodations at a hotel in the vicinity of the facility.

Do I have to share a room?

Yes, personnel are assigned two people to a hotel room, with a bed for each. We try to put people in rooms with opposite shift personnel. However, due to many variables, this cannot be guaranteed.

What about costs for meals?

Each person staying in provided housing will receive daily per diem to be used for meal expenses. This is paid daily on a debit card you will be issued when you arrive at the first strike you work. You should keep your card, as it can be used from assignment to assignment.

How do I get around/get food?

You will be picked up at the airport when you arrive at your destination city and will be transported to the job site. We will have vehicles that transport you to and from the job, as well as for courtesy runs during your off hours. Whenever possible, we try to stay in hotels that also have food/restaurants within walking distance.

What do I wear?

If there are specific clothing requirements, that will be conveyed during the scheduling and deployment agreement process. We ask ALL our employees to represent Huffmaster well, therefore all clothing should be clean, free from holes and offensive wording/photos/drawings, and fit properly.

Many assignments require steel/composite-toed safety shoes. Even if your assignment doesn’t require the safety shoes, ALL employees should always wear slip resistant shoes while working.

Do I need to bring my own tools?

Most assignments do not require you to bring your own tools. If an assignment wants you to bring tools, we will let you know when scheduling.

What is the rate of pay?

The rate of pay varies depending on the type of work and the facility. Please see the job posting or speak to a recruiter for the pay rate for specific assignments.

When do we get paid?

Paydays are every Monday. Pay weeks are Sunday through Saturday. It takes one week to process payroll. For example, for pay period Sunday, June 3 – Saturday, June 9, the pay date for that period would be Monday, June 18.

How will I receive my wages?

You will have the option of direct deposit to your personal bank account, have your wages paid on the debit card issued for per diem, or a paper check. Please note paper checks are mailed to your home address, and sent via United States Postal Service, so we recommend direct deposit or the payroll debit card so you will have access to your funds while on assignment.

Why does my recruiter change?

Our recruiters work in all areas of our department: healthcare strike staffing, security staffing, as well as industrial staffing. Depending on what strikes/assignments we are currently staffing, recruiters may be moved to work in specific areas or on specific strikes.

I’ve been requested to send in documents, how can I send them to you?

Depending on the position, you may be requested to submit copies of documents such as your DOT card if you are a CDL driver, etc. You can submit documents in several ways:
Email: Please email copies of your documents to profiles@huffmaster.com
Fax: Please fax to 866.686.5284

If you do not have access to a traditional scanner or fax, there are many free programs for smartphones that can scan your documents using the camera on your phone. One that works well is called Camscanner Free.

How often should I check in?

If you are available to work, please check in with recruiters once per week. Call the industrial staffing hotline at 800.486.1544 and let the recruiter know you are available for an assignment. You may also check in by sending an email to staffing@huffmaster.com.

Do you just do strikes?

No, we also staff for companies when they have a staffing shortage.

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