What employees say about their “CAREERS” at Caviness……
I think Caviness is a great Company to work for. Opportunities are given every day. You have a chance to grow into a leader at Caviness if you work hard. I am proof that everything is possible here. I started several years ago just like any other new employee coming in. My willingness to learn and my determination to grow was seen by Caviness Management, and they gave me the chance to move up and take on additional responsibilities. Little did I know I would be sitting here today just a few years later as the Plant Technology Manager. I am thankful for the opportunities given to me and if I can do it, anyone can.
Working at Caviness is all about careers. We offer many of our new hires a chance to start a new career with little or no previous training or skills. This chance can lead to an employee learning a new skill that can launch into a skilled job or even a leadership position. The majority of our Supervisors and Managers have worked hard and found the opportunity to progress into leaders. No doubt about it, the work here is physically demanding, but it can also be very rewarding for those willing to apply themselves. We have a great winning team here. On the Caviness team, we have no bench warmers, everyone is in the game!
I started at Caviness Beef Packers in 2002. I wanted to work at Caviness because I knew the number of hours and stability of the Company would help me and my family. I got that and much more. I started as a regular fabrication worker and later was promoted to a Lead. From there, my career continued to grow and now after several promotions, I am the Fab Superintendent. Many thanks to Caviness for the opportunity to grow my career with the Company. All employees have the same opportunity that I did. I recommend Caviness Beef Packers as a Company where you can both grow your career and provide for your Family.
Working at Caviness is a great place to start a Career. With hard work and dedication, you’ll have the opportunity to move up in the Company. There are other benefits that come with working at Caviness. As a Superintendent, I have the chance to work on my communication skills, people skills, and you get an opportunity to meet a variety of people. If you are looking to start not only a job, but a career, I recommend Caviness Beef Packers as a good place to start.
I started working at Caviness Beef Packers in 2013 as a QA. Since then I have worked my way up to the BRC/HACCP Coordinator. Caviness is a family based Company, so it’s not a surprise when you see an owner on the floor saying good morning to their employees. Most of the management here have worked their way up to the position that they have now and you don’t see that in very many Companies. I like the fact that I have actually grown with Caviness and can say that I’ve also made good friends here. If you were to ask me would I recommend Caviness to a friend or relative, I wouldn’t hesitate to say yes.
Working at Caviness Beef Packers is a challenging opportunity waiting to happen. If you are willing to learn and grow, this is the place. I started working here as a Safety Tech and have worked in several departments and currently I assist the Plant Engineer. We learn together and grow together. Thinking of working in a packing house can be a bit intimidating, but that all goes away once you arrive here and start learning what it’s all about. Caviness Beef Packers has many different types of opportunities, come see for yourself. Like Dale Carnegie said “Believe you will be successful and you will.”
Team effort to me is taking ownership in your role on the team. Ensuring that what is produced will be in the best interest of the entire team. The spirit of a group makes all members want the group to succeed. Individual commitment to a group effort…that is what makes a team work, a Company work, a family work, a community work. A team cannot be successful on individual efforts alone, it is a collaborative effort that is unified and expressed through the entire group. In the end a team effort reflects on your family, your community, and the future. Come join us. I have been on the team since August 1994.
Careers – Diversity and Inclusion
Caviness is committed to diversity and inclusion. Our employees are diverse, our jobs are diverse. We work in an environment that is physically demanding. We are proud to be the largest employer in Deaf Smith County. Our industry requires us to perform at the highest of standards every day. Our plants produce products that exceed industry standards as well. Our recruiting and hiring efforts brings together different employee skills and talents that we train and develop into one of the best beef processing teams in the industry. Many of our employees have worked in our industry for their entire careers. We are driven by common goal to be best at what we do. We care about the success and well-being of every person. Our hiring and work environment is free from bias and we promote inclusion in all areas of our Plants. Since 1962, we have continued to build a strong performing Company that is committed to customers, careers, and continued success.
Careers – Employee Benefits
Full-time regular employees are eligible to participate in:
- The Company Group Health, Dental, Vision Plan after ninety (90) days of continuous employment.
- The 401(k) savings plan after one year (12 months) of continuous employment.
- Company paid Life, after ninety (90) days of employment and enrollment in our medical plan.
- Paid holidays upon date of hire.
Combination Group Health/Dental/Vision Plan
Employee premiums are based upon three levels of coverage. Those levels are “Employee and Family”, “Employee and Spouse” or “Employee Only”. Employee premiums are for a 12 month period (Calendar Year). You must enroll in the plan within the first 90 days of your employment.
This Plan is a pre-tax Section 125 cafeteria plan. This means that all insurance premiums are taken out of participating employee’s paychecks before federal income tax is withheld. The IRS regulates section 125 plans.
The Plan is a PPO plan with network and non-network coverage. Some of the features include a Physician Office Co-pay of $25 for in network, calendar year deductibles (maximum 2 per family), preventive care, outpatient lab, hospital services, emergency services, and a prescription drug plan.
Our combination medical, dental, vision plan is one of the most affordable in the industry.
The Company provides all full time regular employees with a $10,000 basic life insurance for employees who are enrolled in our medical, dental, and vision plan. This coverage is provided at no cost to employees and requires no medical information to enroll.
Immediately upon their hire date, all full-time employees will be eligible for the following paid holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Retirement Savings Plan – 401(k)
Our 401(k) Savings and Retirement Plan allows employees to participate in the 401(k) Plan through payroll deduction. Full-time Employees may enroll in the plan on January 1 employment. We contribute a dollar for each dollar saved up to 3% of pay. We then will contribute $0.50 for each dollar saved on the next 2% of pay.
Paid vacation time for full time employees will be earned at the following rates:
- After one year of service – 40 hours (1 week/5 days)
- After two years of service – 80 hours (2 weeks/10 days)
- After seven years of service – 120 hours (3 weeks/15 days)
All plans are subject to change at any time. This is a summary only. Please refer to the plan documents for additional information and details on limitations and exclusions
Careers – Working at Caviness
We work hard every day to improve our workplace culture. We want our employees to learn and grow with their careers at Caviness.
We invest in our workforce constantly by providing the training they need to become skilled production workers, technicians, and maintenance professionals. Many times we give newly hired employees the opportunity to receive the training they need to learn new job skills that may not have had access to in the past. Our Leaders also have the opportunity to improve their skills thorough various in-house training and management development programs.
We have put employee recognitions and incentives in place that focus on the type of results that make us stronger. We want our culture to be focused on safety, food safety, customer satisfaction, career development, ethics, and being the best we can be in our industry.
Our new hire orientation program is one of the best. We understand the importance of good communications and feedback with our employees and we remain committed to improvements in this area. Our in house Nurse is dedicated to improving our employee’s health and wellness. Our Safety technicians are at work to help insure that we all work safe every day.
We want to grow our future leaders from within!