Careers at Schoep's Ice Cream

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Production Coach

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Production Coach 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 members in a manner that promotes an environment that is conducive to high productivity and low waste. Direct supervision of maintenance members, freezer members, mix department operators and/or warehouse members 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 members to do special projects as needed.
  4. Schedule breaks and lunches for all production packers, machine operators and palletizers daily. Adjust break and lunch schedules to fully utilize all production members.
  5. Promote a safe, secure and positive work environment for all production and Schoep's Ice Cream members.
  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 members 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 members 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. Supervisors purchasing production supplies or any other materials must approve shipping and invoice documentation.
  13. Continuously communicate with managers, supervisors, and members 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 members 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 production coaches are responsible for immediate communication to a Food Safety Manager, Plant Manager, or the Vice President of Manufacturing so the immediate action can be taken.
  17. Ensure compliance of all safety and work rules by all production members and everyone else on the production floor.
  18. Participate in weekly production meeting and other planning meetings as required, recommending space, personnel and equipment requirements.
  19. Conduct corrective and/or disciplinary action and replace non-performing or poor-performing production members as deemed necessary.
  20. Schedule production member's vacations according to the company policy.
  21. Participate in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, processes and methods.
  22. 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 Production Coach, the Production Manager will assume and/or assign all job responsibilities.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Production Coach's work performance will be evaluated by the Production Manager on the Production Coach'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 members, warehouse members, managers, other department coaches and other membrs 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 exists. Ability to interpret a variety of specifications and information furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Supervisory Responsibilities

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

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Production Coach 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 Coach is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The Production Coach is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The Production Coach 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.

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Assistant Production Coach

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Production Coach, the Assistant Production Coach 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 members in a manner that promotes an environment that is conducive to high productivity and low waste. Direct supervision of maintenance mechanic, freezer members, mix department operators and/or warehouse members 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 members 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 members.
  5. Promote a safe, secure and positive work environment for all production and Schoep's Ice Cream members.
  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 members 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 members 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 Coaches purchasing production supplies or any other materials must approve shipping and invoice documentation.
  13. Continuously communicate with managers, coaches, and members 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 Coaches are responsible for immediate communication to a Food Safety Manager, Plant Manager, Production Manager or the Vice President of Manufacturing so that immediate action can be taken
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  18. Ensure compliance of all safety and work rules by all production members and everyone else on the production floor.
  19. Conduct corrective and/or disciplinary action and replace non-performing or poor-performing production managers as deemed necessary.
  20. Participate in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, processes and methods.
  21. 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 Coach, the Production Coach will assume and/or assign all job responsibilities.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Assistant Production Coach's work performance will be evaluated by the Production Coach and Production Manager on the Assistant Production Coach'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, member safety, member adherence to policy, plant waste (ingredients, packaging, labor, and resources), product quality (Hold Records), food safety and regulatory audits, production member 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 members, freezer members, warehouse members, managers, other department coaches 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 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 Coach responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training members; assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Assistant Production Coach 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 Coach is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The Assistant Production Coach is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The Assistant Production Coach 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 a member may encounter while performing the essential functions of his job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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 encounters while performing the essential functions of his job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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.

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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.