Careers at Schoep's Ice Cream

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Maintenance Coach

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Maintenance Coach 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, heating/cooling systems, facilities, structures or equivalent. The Maintenance Coach 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 to include other duties and responsibilities as management deems necessary.            

  1. Direct, lead, coach, and supervise maintenance members in a manner that promotes an environment that is conducive to high productivity, minimal downtime and low waste.
  2. Ensure the training of maintenance members 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 log sheets.
  4. Establish and oversee the preventive/predictive maintenance program based on manufacturer’s 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. Oversee the purchase of equipment parts, maintenance supplies, materials used in equipment or facility repairs or improvements. Complete oversight of maintenance department spending and budget.  
  10. Schedule maintenance mechanics to coincide with production and project schedules. This is to include the scheduling of vacations according to company policy.
  11. Prepare estimates, material requisitions and plans for capital projects.
  12. Oversee the operation and troubleshooting of the industrial refrigeration systems at the manufacturing facility and distribution center. This is to include oversight of internal maintenance staff and external contractors.
  13. Solicit quotes from contractors and suppliers in the purchase of equipment and material needed for capital projects, and building repairs.
  14. Coordinate and oversee the activities of outside contractors in general repairs and capital projects.
  15. Conceptualize, plan, coordinate and oversee capital projects and processes.
  16. Maintain compliance with all regulatory standards, including GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  17. Ensure that all GMPs and Food Safety procedures are followed by all maintenance mechanics, contractors and everyone on the production floor.
  18. 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 Coach is responsible for immediate communication to a Food Safety Manager and the Plant Manager so immediate action can be taken.
  19. Responsible for completing Management of Change documentation for projects performed in the manufacturing facility that may impact food safety, occupational safety, or process efficiency.
  20. Ensure compliance of all safety and work rules.
  21. 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.
  22. Participate in the development and implementation of departmental and corporate policies, procedures, processes and methods.
  23. Communicate short-term and long-term department and company goals to maintenance mechanics.
  24. Promote a safe, secure and positive work environment for all production associates.
  25. Conduct corrective and/or disciplinary action and replace non-performing maintenance personnel if necessary.

POSITION BACK-UP

In the absence of the Maintenance Coach, the Maintenance Leader, with oversight from the Plant Manager, will assume all job responsibilities.  

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Maintenance Coach’s work performance will be evaluated by the Plant Manager on the Maintenance Coach’s ability to perform and execute the essential duties and responsibilities as detailed in the job description. The 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, maintenance mechanic performance, maintenance mechanic development, maintenance department repair and labor costs, and improvement projects.

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 bachelor’s or associate’s degree in production and/or production management, mechanical engineering, or industrial maintenance and two years of progressively responsible related experience; or ten years progressively responsible related experience; or a combination of education and experience. Requires two years or more experience in management or supervision of maintenance department personnel. Must be experienced in project management and working with outside contractors.  

Technical Skills

Requires strong knowledge and experience in mechanical, electrical circuitry, HVAC, plumbing, and building maintenance.  Experience in the operation and troubleshooting of refrigeration systems. Strong PLC control logic experience and PC logic required. Self-starter who works well with minimal direct supervision. Strong leadership and employee development. 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, maintenance work orders and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, procedures, processes and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with maintenance mechanics production employees, freezer employees, warehouse employees, managers, other 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 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.   

Managerial Responsibilities

Lead maintenance members in a manner that promotes an environment that is conducive to high productivity, minimal downtime and low waste. Carry out maintenance mechanic responsibilities during peak times, vacations, absences, etc.  Responsibilities include training maintenance mechanics; 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 the Maintenance 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 Maintenance Coach is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The Maintenance Coach is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The Maintenance 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. 

 

Industrial Maintenance Leader

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***

 

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