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Hiring Veterans

At Ken’s Foods, we are proud to have many members of the military community working with us. Those with military experience bring a unique set of skills to our team. We always look for candidates who can demonstrate focus, diligence and leadership abilities – qualities that are strengthened during a military career.

What we offer veterans in return is a great work environment, flexibility and autonomy. At Ken’s, we are committed to excellence and quality and we know that this starts with our people. We support our team, encouraging natural leaders to develop their skills and providing our employees with opportunities to grow.

Hear directly from some of the veterans on our team about what it’s like to work with us:

John Winward, Engineering-Maintenance Manager

“What drew me to Ken's Foods was the personality of the place. When I walked in the door, people were happy to be here. A year later, and I’m still loving the job - that's just the kind of place it is.

“My military experience was directly applicable to my role at Ken's; the same mechanisms that make an engine run are the same things that allow you to fill a bottle. But the primary skill we look for here is leadership. We’re looking to develop and raise leaders.”

John Winward, Engineering-Maintenance Manager
Former Major, U.S. Army

Ann Marie Smith, Quality control technician

“I did something completely different in the military, but it was a good experience. Because of my experience, I have high standards and I look at everything like it needs to be done properly. I love the fact that I am the one to make sure that the product a customer gets is the right color and flavor – that the label is not even crooked. It has to be right; there is no two ways about it.

“We make sure that everyone who comes to Ken’s gets the right training. From day one, you’ll feel as if you’ve been here for a long time. Ken’s has a really good environment; we really work well together. We communicate very well about what’s going on – I’m in a small group, we’re like a little family.”

Ann Marie Smith, Quality control technician
Former E3 Cargo Specialist, U.S. Army

Mike Fortier, Traffic Manager

“I chose to come to Ken’s because it is a family owned company and because they respected my service and my leadership abilities.

“I’ve been at Ken’s going on seven years now. The best part of my day to day is that nothing is routine; every day is different. The variety keeps me on my toes.”

Mike Fortier, Traffic Manager
Former E4 Motor Transport Specialist, Marine Corps