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Now Hiring! The Open Gates Group is an entrepreneurial family of companies located in Kalona, Iowa, and the surrounding communities. We’re experiencing rapid growth and are looking to fill key positions with hard-working team members. Could you be a good fit for one of our open positions?


For more information on any of the following positions, please email Tara Benson at tara.benson@opengatesgroup.com.

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The Open Gates family of companies offers a full range of benefits including:

  • A flexible paid time off (PTO) policy
  • Paid holidays
  • Company-wide incentive plans
  • Short and long term disability and life insurance available after 60 days
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k
  • On-site fitness centers
  • Health and wellness program

Read what our employees are saying about working at Open Gates Group!

Position: Executive Administrative Assistant| Open Gates Group

Summary: We’re seeking a highly organized, energetic entrepreneurially minded team player to provide administrative support and assistance to our Director team. In short, the Executive Administrative Assistant will be willing and able to be the glue that holds the team together in a positive and productive manner.

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Position:  Digital Marketing Specialist| Open Gates Group

Summary: The Digital Marketing Specialist will design, create, and deliver marketing programs to support expansion and growth of Open Gates Group services and products. This position will be involved in the development marketing strategies, utilizing techniques in the field such as social media, Web analytics, email marketing , SEO and SEM, and more.

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Position:  Bulk Milk Receiving Operator| Kalona Farms

Summary: Our Bulk Milk Receiving Operator is responsible for unloading trucks of raw milk, separating, and transferring it into tanks/trucks by completing manual hose hookups from the truck to the tank. Standard hours for this position are 11am-7pm, Monday-Friday plus rotational weekends.

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Position:  First Shift Production Team Member| Farmers  Creamery

Summary: Our 1st Shift Production Team Members are responsible for setting up and operating milk-processing equipment to process milk, cream, and other dairy products. Primary duties include, but not limited to, bottling, filling and packaging finished product, meeting established processing rates, maintaining quality standards per specifications defined by State and/or Federal regulatory agencies, and supporting team members in various production related tasks. Typical shift hours are Monday-Friday, 6am-2pm or until production is complete.

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Position: Part-Time Butter Production Team Members| Farmers  Creamery

Summary: Our Butter Production Team Members are responsible for setting up and operating butter-processing equipment.  This is a part-time position with flexible hours that will fall between 6:00am to 2:00pm, Monday-Friday.

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Position: OTR and Regional Class A Truck Drivers |  Awesome Transit

Summary: Based in Kalona, IA Awesome Refrigerated Transit of Iowa (ARTI) has a variety of customer lanes that include the states of TX, CO, GA, IN, IL and other mid-west states, allowing our OTR Drivers to average between 2300-2500 miles per week and be home weekly! Our Regional Drivers have mid-western/local routes that include MN, WI, IL, KS, MO and IA and require overnight driving of 1-3 nights/week. ARTI drivers have newly leased trucks, do not haul hazardous materials and have no touch freight. 

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