Featured Employer: Ajinomoto

About Ajinomoto

Ajinomoto is a global company founded in 1909 with the discovery of umami.  The
Company, which manufactures amino acids for a variety of products, has operated in
America since 1917.  The mission of the Ajinomoto Group is to contribute to the world’s
food and wellness, and to better lives for the future.  There are two plants in Eddyville:
Ajinomoto North America and Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.

Working at Ajinomoto

  • Apply to jobs with Ajinomoto online. Applications are not shared between Ajinomoto North America and Ajinomoto Heartland, so don’t assume that applying for one will make you available for all.
  • Some positions at both plants involve rotating day and night shifts.
  • Benefits At Hire: 11 paid holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance for
    Employee & eligible dependents. After 90 day Probation Period: Paid Time Off, 401k with Company Match, Profit Sharing

Ajinomoto North AmericaPicture1

Ajinomoto North America is the only
company in the United States that
produces MSG. The Eddyville plant opened in 1993.
Ajinmoto North America in Eddyville is a Food-Grade facility.

Ajinomoto Heartland

Ajinomoto Heartland manufactures amino acids for use in animal feed supplements thatPicture2 go to swine, dairy cows and poultry. The plant
in Eddyville opened in 1986. The company
produces 25% of the
world’s lysine and 50% of the world’s


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