Careers at Schoep's Ice Cream

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

PPRODUCTION MATERIAL HANDLER

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Inventory Control Manager, the Production Material Handler position is responsible for of the efficient transfer and staging of packaging and ingredients in the production department. This position is responsible for the transfer of ingredients and packaging in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations, internal food safety requirements, organic requirements; and FDA, WDATCP, and USDA regulatory requirements.       

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management deems necessary.            

  1. Ensure the efficient transfer and staging of packaging and ingredients into and out of the production department.
  2. Communicate through the use of a two-way radio with the warehouse department personnel, production operators and the production supervisor to ensure that packaging and ingredients are efficiently transferred from storage to the pre-production staging area (Intake and Convocan Area).
  3. Ensure that all ingredients and packaging are handled in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations, internal food safety requirements, organic requirements and in accordance to regulatory standards that are established by GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  4. Operates material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks, material carts or dollies to transfer packaging and ingredients into and from the production department.
  5. Prior to transferring materials into the Production Department, verify that all Pallet Ticket data agrees with contents of pallet. This includes lot codes, counts, weight, etc.
  6. Ensure the presence and legibility of lot code information on all packaging and ingredients that are transferred into the production department. In the event that lot code information is not present or not legible, the Production Material Handler must immediately place packaging and ingredient in question on hold and contact his/her immediate supervisor.
  7. Accurately verify all required ingredient and packaging transfer and production paperwork, records, and documentation.
  8. Accurately verify all ingredient lot code information on appropriate paperwork, records, and documentation. This is to include the accurate documentation of lot codes on picking documentation and production operator log sheets.
  9. Immediate investigation of any variances between the transferred and consumed ingredients and packaging.
  10. Adhere to lot code tracking program that has been established by Schoep’s Ice Cream and that is regulated by the FDA. Ensure the use of a first-in, first out (FIFO) policy to ensure proper lot code rotation.
  11. Responsible for the removal of unused/unneeded ingredients from the production floor and staging areas. This is to include the accurate completion of all required ingredient and packaging transfer, production paperwork, and Pallet Ticket generation as necessary.
  12. Responsible for the immediate removal of empty pallets, empty ingredient pails and barrels, cardboard, and trash from the production floor. This is to include: making cardboard bales, proper disposal of trash into the trash compactor, and placement of recyclable materials in their proper storage locations.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Requires four years of high school and 2 – 4 years of relevant material handling and/or production experience.

Positional Training Requirements

SOP’s (PROD-Production):
0026, 0027, 0029, 0030

SOP’s (FS-Food Safety):
007, 009, 020, 027, 028, 029, 033, GMP’s

SOP’s (GS-General Safety):
LOTO, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24

Language Skills
Ability to write, read and interpret documents such as: production pick sheets, production operator log sheets, inventory reports, GMPs, safety rules, production schedules, maintenance work orders and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with freezer employees, warehouse employees, production employees, supervisors, managers, and other employees of Schoep’s Ice Cream.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of specifications and information furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Production Material Handler to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the Production Material Handler is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The Production Material Handler is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The Production Material Handler must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, work in a cold environment, outside weather elements, carry and move parts, materials, and product. This position is sometime required to work in cold conditions (-20ºF). This position also may require forklift certification and experience. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of his job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    

MIX OPERATOR I / II

SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Production/Mix Department Coach, the Mix Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient batching and processing of mix within the mix department. Mix operators ensure that all food safety, quality assurance, and GMP policies and procedures are strictly adhered to during the batching and processing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  1. Responsible for the batching and processing (legal pasteurization) of mix that will be used in the production of finished goods.
  2. Responsible for protecting the public health by properly conducting and documenting the system verification and monitoring activities of the operation of HTST pasteurizer #1. This process step has been identified as Critical Control Point #1 in our HACCP Plan, therefore the documentation of this step is critical. o Ensure that all pre-operational monitoring activities, system start-up monitoring activities, in-process monitoring activities are completed in accordance with the HACCP Plan.
  3. Ensure that all food safety, quality assurance, and GMP policies and procedures are strictly adhered to during the mix batching and pasteurizing process. In the event food safety or food quality may be compromised during the mix batching and pasteurizing process, the mix operator is responsible for immediate communication to production/mix department coach, food safety manager, or operation manager so the immediate action can be taken.
  4. Mix operators may be required to start-up the homogenizing and pasteurizing equipment, make adjustments when necessary, and perform routine maintenance of the mix department equipment.
  5. Ensure that all raw ingredients and materials are handled in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations, internal food safety requirements, and organic requirements and in accordance with regulatory standards that are established by GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  6. Responsible for compliance of all GMP’s, Food Safety procedures, and regulatory standards that are established by OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  7. Ensures the presence, accuracy, and legibility of required information on all mix department documentation. This includes ingredient lot code information; batch sheet; pallet tags; Daily HTST Pasteurizer “1 Pre-Operational Regulatory Seal and Pressure Sensor Checks Sheet; Pasteurizer Charts; Mix Summary Sheet; and Pasteurizer & CIP Charts.
  8. Follow mix batching schedule according Mix Summary/daily and weekly schedule Sheet. Ensure that all raw batching is competed in accordance to formulation and standards. Batch sheets will be the source of the formulation for all mixes.
  9. Responsible for the CIP and manual cleaning of the mix department equipment, CIP of raw ingredient silos, CIP of HTST / Pasteurizer System, and cleaning of the mix area at the completion of mix batching and processing.
  10. Responsible for general housekeeping of the mix department area facility.
  11. Provide backup to other mix operators during peak times, vacations, absences, etc.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by Second Shift Production/Mix Department Coach or management from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Requires four years of high school, GED equivalency, and/or relevant manufacturing experience. Mix Operators must be able to be trained in all functions and operations of the mix department within a three month period. Mix operators must complete HCCP, and GMP training on annual bases.

Additional Education and/or Experience (Operator II Only)
Mix Operators must attend the Milk Pasteurization Process Control School and must become a certified pasteurizer operator.

Positional Training Requirements

SOP’s (SAN-Production):
50, 018, 019, 019B, 023, 035, 036, 037, 038, 043, 044, 046, 053

SOP’s (FS-Food Safety):
003, 007, 010, 013, 016, 018, 027, 028, 029, 031, 032, 037, 044, 052 & GMP’s

SOP’s (GS-General Safety):
LOTO, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25

Language Skills
Ability to write, read, and interprets mix department documents. Ability to communicate effectively with freezer employees, material handlers, lab technicians, production employees, coaches, managers, and other employees of Schoep’s Ice Cream through oral communications through face to face conversations and through two-way radio communications.

Math Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of specifications and information furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a mix operator to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the mix operator is frequently required to walk, use arms/hands to operate machine, reach above shoulders, and move from place to place. The operator will regularly stand and will frequently use hands to finger, handle or touch. Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. During the performance of his/her work duties, the operator will be required to frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, this position also may require pushing/pulling wheeled carts up to 500 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The mix operator works in a manufacturing environment and is frequently exposed to wet, humid conditions and will be working near moving mechanical parts. Operators may be exposed to chemicals that are utilized in the cleaning and sanitizing of production equipment, cleaning and sanitizing of the manufacturing facility, or chemicals required in meeting the personal hygiene requirements listed in the GMP’s. The noise level in the work environment is loud and repetitive. Hearing protection and eye protection is required in the manufacturing facility. The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of thos an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    

SANITATION/MACHINE ASSEMBLY

SUMMARY

Sanitation Team Members take pride in keeping others safe from food safety threats by providing world class sanitation by taking feedback to improve our processes, by not taking shortcuts, by checking our work, working safe as well as documenting all of our work.

The Schoep’s Sanitation Team has a goal to provide our customers with safe and quality products and an informed team that truly cares.

REPORTS TO:
Ron Shaw, Sanitation Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLOWING:

  • Chemical Safety
  • Follow all S.S.O.P –Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures
  • Assist all Sanitation Personnel in cleaning up the Production Room prior to foaming.
  • Assist with foaming on Fridays and when needed.
  • Foam and scrub overhead pipes and other assigned environmental cleaning assigned as time allows. This will need to be done prior to machine assembly.
  • Scrub machinery after foaming – white brush for food contact surfaces, yellow for environmental surfaces such as bottoms of machinery, side panels, etc.
  • Check machinery for cleanliness before assembly.
  • After food contact parts are cleaned in the COP Tank, rinse, check random parts for ATP, re-clean and re-test as needed. SANITIZE.
  • Assemble scheduled fillers.
  • Replace air filters for ice cream freezers and document.
  • Replace filters on blow down valves daily.
  • Check all gaskets and o-rings for wear and replace when necessary.
  • Sanitize assembled fillers, sauce pumps and fruit feeders with Sanitizer Station by 800 freezer using Mandate Plus.
  • Fill flavor tanks with water to designated levels for sanitizing and add XY-12 to desired concentrations. Document.
  • Complete all documentation daily.
  • Check master cleaning schedule for assigned duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Assemble machinery.
  • Fill flavor tanks with water to designated levels for sanitizing and add XY-12 to desired concentrations. Document.
  • Hook up piping for flavor tanks to freezers and freezers to assembled fillers.
  • Visual inspection / documentation.

    

AMMONIA REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Refrigeration Coach, the Ammonia Refrigeration Technician coordinates and executes all aspects of operational activities related to ammonia refrigeration, steam generation, and all other utility systems. The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician is responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and installation of all ammonia related machinery. They are also required to respond to any breakdown or outage, and maybe called upon to conduct emergency repairs. While Ammonia Refrigeration Technicians usually work indoors, they may be exposed to chemicals and extreme temperatures when servicing equipment. Ammonia Refrigeration Technicians must be able to perform physical tasks such as climbing ladders, working on elevated platforms, and moving around refrigeration equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management deem necessary.

  1. Work in conjunction with the Refrigeration Coach to operate the ammonia refrigeration systems at the Division Street and Manufacturer Drive facilities in an efficient and safe manner.
  2. Follow ammonia refrigeration operational procedures in order to safely service and maintain all ammonia refrigeration equipment and components.
  3. Assist in maintaining the Process Safety Management (PSM) documentation and ensure compliance with all regulations within the scope of Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA requirements (RMP).
  4. Work weekends to accommodate ammonia equipment service while preserving the production schedule.
  5. Experienced with ammonia refrigeration best practices regarding policies, procedures, and processes established by OSHA, EPA, IIAR, and other regulatory entities.
  6. Minimum of 3-7 years of industrial maintenance, with 2-5 years of hands on experience with ammonia refrigeration equipment maintenance.
  7. Pump out, disassemble, repair, and reassemble all types of refrigeration equipment while adhering to all mandated safety procedures.
  8. Troubleshoot and repair ammonia compressors
  9. Monitor condenser operation and chemistry, then perform service as needed
  10. Conduct refrigeration pump troubleshooting and service
  11. Perform evaporator troubleshooting, defrost, and repair including, scrap surface, flooded, and direct expansion style evaporators.
  12. Service plate and frame chillers
  13. Record daily rounds on all refrigeration and utility systems
  14. Coordinate and oversee the activities of outside contractors in general repairs and capital projects.
  15. Maintain compliance with all regulatory standards, including GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  16. Ensure compliance of all safety and work rules.

POSITION BACK-UP

In the absence of the Ammonia Refrigeration Technician, the Refrigeration Coach will assume all job responsibilities.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician’s work performance will be evaluated by the Refrigeration Coach on the Ammonia Refrigeration Technician’s ability to perform and execute the essential duties and responsibilities as detailed in the job description. The evaluation process will include the evaluation of general performance factors and measurable key performance indicators. General performance indicators will include: work quality, productivity, job knowledge, reliability, attendance, creativity / innovation, initiative, interpersonal skills, judgment, adherence to policy, and leadership skills. Key performance indicators will be in the areas of: refrigeration safety, refrigeration equipment reliability, educational development, and preventative maintenance completion.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential job duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Requires at least a high school diploma or equivalent. 5 or more years operating and maintaining ammonia refrigeration systems. RETA certification preferred.

Technical Skills
Requires strong knowledge and experience in refrigeration equipment operation, general refrigeration concepts, refrigeration mechanicals, electrical circuitry, HVAC, plumbing, utilities, and building maintenance. Strong PLC control logic experience and PC logic required. Self-starter who works well with minimal direct supervision. Ability to work within a team setting and to promote a positive work environment.

Computer Skills
Intermediate Microsoft Office skills to include email (Outlook), word processing (Word) and spread sheet (Excel). Skills are also necessary in database management, project management, and preventive maintenance software.

Language Skills
Ability to develop, write, read and interpret documents such as GMPs, safety rules, production schedules, preventative maintenance work orders and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, procedures, processes, and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of company members including: maintenance mechanics, production members, freezer members, warehouse members, coaches, other supervisors and other members of Schoep’s Ice Cream.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical and complex operations, and mechanical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists and multiple variables are present. Demonstrate effective planning and organizational skills. Ability to interpret a variety of specifications and information furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Proficient in verbal and written communication skills.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Ammonia Refrigeration Technician to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the Ammonia Refrigeration Technician is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician is required to work outside in all weather conditions. The Ammonia Refrigeration Technician must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, carrying and move parts, materials, and products. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of his job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION COACH

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Production Supervisor, the Assistant Production Supervisor ensures the production of the company products at the highest quality, at the lowest possible costs, company performance standards are met, product specifications and delivery requirements are adhered to in accordance with company policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management deem necessary.

  1. Direct, lead, manage, and supervise all production employees in a manner that promotes an environment that is conducive to high productivity and low waste. Direct supervision of maintenance mechanic, freezer employees, mix department operators and/or warehouse employees may be required in the absence of their direct supervisors.
  2. Prioritize, schedule and delegate work assignments to ensure the production of company products at the highest quality at the lowest cost, meeting company standards and customer specifications requirements, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  3. Ensure full utilization of production labor at all times. Schedule production employees to do special projects as needed.
  4. Schedule breaks and lunches for all production packers and machine operators daily. Adjust break and lunch schedules to fully utilize all production employees.
  5. Promote a safe, secure and positive work environment for all production and Schoep’s Ice Cream employee.
  6. Assist with, coordinate, and administer company policies and programs as they relate to production operations.
  7. Ensure the training of new and present production employees in the processes, procedures, and methods required to achieve the company’s standards for quality, quantity, and safety.
  8. Know and understand all production functions; and provide backup to production employees during peak times, vacations, absences, etc.
  9. Continuous review and evaluation of production department processes, procedures and methods, recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, utilization of production associates, and quality of product.
  10. Continually monitor operational procedures, processes, and procedures through regular checks of code date information, product weight control, and material usage.
  11. Ensure the accurate completion of all required production paperwork, records, documentations, and quality records. This is to include review of all documentation and investigation of any variances at the end of the production shift. Supervisor sign-off of all operator documentation at the end of each production shift indicates that all documentation is complete and accurate.
  12. Assistant Production Supervisors purchasing production supplies or any other materials must approve shipping and invoice documentation.
  13. Continuously communicate with managers, supervisors, and employees from the freezer, warehouse, maintenance, quality assurance, and sanitation departments as it relates to production issues or schedule changes.
  14. Ensure that all GMPs and Food Safety procedures are followed by all production employees and everyone on the production floor.
  15. Maintain compliance with all regulatory standards, including GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  16. In the event food safety or food quality may be compromised during the production process, the Assistant Production Supervisors are responsible for immediate communication to a food safety manager, Operations Manager, or the Vice President of Production so the immediate action can be taken.
  17. Ensure compliance of all safety and work rules by all production employees and everyone else on the production floor.
  18. Conduct corrective and/or disciplinary action and replace non-performing or poor-performing production employees as deemed necessary.
  19. Participate in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, processes and methods.
  20. Communicate needed repairs and maintenance of plant equipment to maintenance staff verbally and/or through written work orders.

POSITION BACK-UP

In the absence of the Assistant Production Supervisor, the Production Supervisor will assume and/or assign all job responsibilities.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Assistant Production Supervisor’s work performance will be evaluated by the Production Supervisor on the Assistant Production Supervisor’s ability to perform and execute the essential duties and responsibilities as detailed in the job description. The evaluation process will include the evaluation of general performance factors and measurable key performance indicators. General performance indicators will include: work quality, productivity, job knowledge, reliability, attendance, creativity / innovation, initiative, interpersonal skills, judgment, adherence to policy, and leadership skills. Key performance indicators will be in the areas of plant efficiency, employee safety, employee adherence to policy, plant waste (ingredients, packaging, labor, and resources), product quality (Hold Records), food safety and regulatory audits, production employee development and performance, accuracy of production documentation, and labor costs (overtime).

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Requires a two-year Associate Degree and one to two years related experience; or four years of high school and seven to ten years of progressively responsible related experience; or a combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as GMPs, safety rules, production schedules, maintenance work orders and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, procedures, processes, and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with production associates, freezer employees, warehouse employees, managers, other department supervisors and other employees of Schoep’s Ice Cream.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization and resources exist. Ability to interpret a variety of specifications and information furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Carry out Assistant Production Supervisor responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Assistant Production Supervisor to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the Assistant Production Supervisor is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The Assistant Production Supervisor is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The Assistant Production Supervisor must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, carrying and moving parts, materials, and product. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of his job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    

PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATOR

SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, Production Operators are responsible for the safe and efficient operations of production machines and/or equipment. Operators ensure that all food safety, quality assurance, and GMP policies and procedures are strictly adhered to during the production of finished goods within the manufacturing facility. Operators must have the ability to run multiple production lines with limited supervision.       

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management deems necessary.            

  1. Safely and efficiently operate production machines and/or equipment. Production equipment is used to perform production tasks such as forming, filling, wrapping, and packaging or otherwise processing materials.
  2. Operators may be required to start up equipment, make equipment adjustments when necessary, and perform routine maintenance of the equipment throughout their production run. This includes the diagnoses of minor operation troubles or equipment malfunction. Assist maintenance staff in the diagnoses of equipment issues and troubleshooting situations.
  3. Ensure that all ingredients and packaging are handled within the manufacturing facility in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations, internal food safety requirements, and organic requirements and in accordance with regulatory standards that are established by GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  4. In the event food safety or food quality may be compromised during the production process, operators are responsible for immediate communication to production supervisor, food safety manager, or operation manager so immediate action can be taken.
  5. Ensures the presence, accuracy, and legibility of required information on all production documentation. This includes: ingredient and packaging lot code information, ingredient and packaging quantity information, in-process fill weight checks, in-process lot code verification, production downtime, and any abnormalities that occur during a production run.
  6. Follow formulations according to Mix Instruction Sheet to ensure that all inclusions and sauces are incorporated into finished goods in accordance with formulation and standards. This consists of continuous evaluation of inclusion and sauce feed rates of ingredient feeders, vibratory, and sauce pumps.   
  7. Responsible for compliance of all GMPs, Food Safety procedures, and regulatory standards that are established by OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  8. Operators are required to be trained to become proficient in the operations of multiple production machines and multiple production processes.
  9. In production downtime situations, operators may be required to clean and sanitize production equipment prior to resuming production on affected equipment.  
  10. Provide backup to other operators and production personnel during peak times, vacations, absences, etc.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by Production Supervisor or management from time to time.

    

PRODUCTION PALLETIZER

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the production coach, the production palletizer efficiently and safely stacks finished product coming out of the hardening system. This position is responsible for preparing pallets of finished goods for shipment.      

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management deems necessary.            

  1. Responsible for palletizing product to customer specifications.
  2. Ensure that all food safety, quality assurance, and GMP policies and procedures are strictly adhered to.
  3. Safely operate pallet moving equipment such as pallet jack.
  4. Responsible for completion of and documenting palletizing master cleaning schedule..
  5. Responsible for recording all damaged or unsaleable units
  6. Ensure the presence, accuracy, and legibility of lot code information and all other required information on finished goods.   
  7. Provide back-up for other members during high volume, vacations, absences, etc.
  8. Promote a safe, secure and positive work environment for all Schoep’s Ice Cream employees.
  9. Ensure compliance of all safety and work rules.  
  10. Communicate needed repairs and maintenance of material handling equipment, storage racks and physical warehouse infrastructure to Coach and/or maintenance staff verbally and/or through written work orders.
  11. Perform all other duties as assigned by production coach or management.

    

PRODUCTION PACKER

SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, Production Packers are responsible for packing individual finished good units in retail cartons, bulk cartons, master cases, and filling 3-Gallon bulk cans. Packers ensure that all food safety, quality assurance, and GMP policies and procedures are strictly adhered to during the production of finished goods within the manufacturing facility. Packers must have the ability to perform all packer responsibilities on multiple production lines with limited supervision.       

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management deems necessary.            

  1. Ensure that all food safety, quality assurance, and GMP policies and procedures are strictly adhered to during the production of finished goods. In the event food safety or food quality may be compromised during the production process, all packers are responsible for immediate communication to production supervisor, food safety manager, or operation manager so the immediate action can be taken.
  2. Responsible for manually packing of individual finished goods units into retail cartons, bulk cartons, and master cases.
  3. Packers may have to run auxiliary production equipment such as: bulk can former, convocan former, carton packing equipment (Hoypack, Econocorp, Mastercraft, NDS Cartoner), shrink wrap equipment, metal detectors, tape machines, etc.
  4. Ensures the presence, accuracy, and legibility of required information on all production documentation completed by packers. This includes: Product Code Check Sheet, Metal Detector Count Sheet, and Packing Line Rotation Sheet.
  5. Packers are required to be trained to become proficient in the packing responsibilities on multiple production machines and multiple post-filling processes.
  6. Ensure that the packaging integrity of the finished product meets quality and food safety standards established by Schoep’s Ice Cream, its customers, and regulatory agencies. This requires in-process inspection of all finished product packaging that is handled by production packers.   
  7. Ensure the presence, accuracy, and legibility of lot code information and all other required information on finished goods packaging.
  8. Responsible for compliance of all GMPs, Food Safety procedures, and regulatory standards that are established by OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  9. Responsible for general housekeeping of the manufacturing facility.  
  10. Provide backup to other packers and production personnel during peak times, vacations, absences, etc.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by Production Supervisor or management from time to time.

    

 

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE LEADER

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Maintenance Coach, the Maintenance Leader coordinates and directs all aspects of maintenance department activities.  The Maintenance Coach is responsible for the direct supervision over maintenance personnel involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of machine tools and equipment, electrical systems, facilities, structures or equivalent. The Maintenance Leader ensures that the activities of the maintenance department and staff are aligned with the organizational goals and objectives.      

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded as management deems necessary.       

  1. Direct, lead and supervise maintenance mechanics in a manner that promotes an environment that is conducive to high productivity, minimal downtime and low waste.
  2. Ensure the training of maintenance mechanics in the preventive/predictive maintenance methods and troubleshooting procedures required to achieve the company’s standards for quality, quantity and safety. This is to include the coordination of in-house and outside training of maintenance mechanics.
  3. Evaluate equipment performance and maintenance department performance daily through the use of operator log sheets, downtime reports and maintenance mechanic daily planners.
  4. Establish and oversee the preventive/predictive maintenance program based on manufactures recommendations and through analysis of equipment performance and downtime records.
  5. Prioritize, schedule and delegate preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance work assignments to maintenance mechanics as required. Develop short-term and long-term preventive maintenance programs for all equipment.
  6. Coordinate and oversee equipment reconditioning projects.   
  7. Develop and implement equipment preparation and set-up program to minimize equipment downtime at production start-up.
  8. Interface with all department managers, supervisors and employees on equipment performance and maintenance requirements.
  9. Schedule maintenance mechanics to coincide with production and project schedules. This is to include oversight of external contractors.
  10. Coordinate and oversee the activities of outside contractors in general repairs and capital projects.
  11. Maintain compliance with all regulatory standards, including GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  12. Ensure that all GMPs and Food Safety procedures are followed by all maintenance mechanics, contractors and everyone on the production floor.
  13. In the event food safety or food quality may be compromised during the production process or during a maintenance repair and/or activity, the Maintenance Leader is responsible for immediate communication to an RQI Manager, Maintenance Coach or Plant Manager.
  14. Ensure compliance of all safety and work rules.
  15. Participate in weekly production meetings and other planning meetings as required. Meetings are required to focus on relevant issues that promote a productive and efficient work environment.
  16. Participate in the development and implementation of departmental and corporate policies, procedures, processes and methods.
  17. Communicate short-term and long-term department and company goals to maintenance mechanics.
  18. Promote a safe, secure and positive work environment for all production associates.
  19. Conduct corrective and/or disciplinary action and replace non-performing maintenance personnel if necessary.

 

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

We are Wisconsin's largest ice cream company and we are looking for Maintenance Technicians to join our 2nd and 3rd shift team.  This is a dynamic team that is focused on doing quality work.  You will be using your skills and talents to help produce Wisconsin's finest ice cream.  General machinery and mechanical maintenance experience is a must.  Experience with filling equipment, refrigeration, pneumatic systems, electrical, PLCs & welding are a plus.  If this interests you we offer hourly pay commensurate with experience and an attractive benefit package. 

 

Please click on "APPLY NOW" or apply in person Mon-Fri between 8-4 or forward resume or letter of application to:

SCHOEP’S ICE CREAM CO., INC.
2070 Helena Street
P.O. Box 3249
Madison, WI 53704
Fax: 1-866-293-3009

 vnebl@schoeps.us

***Equal Opportunity Employer***

 

If you would like to fill out an application and have it on file for any future openings, please click on 

"APPLY NOW."  We will keep your application on file for 6 months.