Careers at Schoep's Ice Cream

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Production 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 deem 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.

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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

This 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.

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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

This 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.

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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.

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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***

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