Careers at Schoep's Ice Cream




Wisconsin’s largest ice cream company is seeking an accounting professional to join our growing Madison company.  This Accountant position is responsible for all aspects of payroll processing and the accounts payable and receivable functions. This position will also prepare weekly cash flow projections for management. Previous accounting experience and organizational skills required. Computer skills required include advanced Microsoft Word/Excel, and experience with Microsoft Navision a plus. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an attractive benefit package. Send resume, references and salary requirements to address below or click "Apply Now."


Process Safety Management Coordinator 

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for building, implementing, organizing, and maintaining the facility's OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Programs (RMP) as required by the Schoep’s EHS PSM Program Manual.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Written and verbal communications with refrigeration operators, facility management, corporate EHS, corporate Engineering Services, and others as required in communicating the status, needs, and any necessary information regarding PSM and RMP programs.  Tracking and communicating the status of compliance audits, mechanical integrity, hazard analyses, incident investigation and other EHS generated action items and recommendations. Participate in OSHA and EPA audits. This position shall initiate and lead monthly PSM committee meetings; maintain the PSM bulletin board for communication of the PSM committee meeting minutes, be informed of refrigeration projects, facilitate management of change (MOC) process of applicable projects, conduct incident investigations, and collect, maintain, and organize all information related to the 14 elements of the Schoep’s PSM and RMP Programs.  This position shall support refrigeration management with budgeting related to PSM covered processes and support refrigeration management in the development and implementation of training related to PSM covered processes.  Other duties include developing, tracking, and scheduling of Preventative Maintenance (PM) activities for utilities equipment as well as development of training for routine and non-routine PM tasks specified by the Mechanical Integrity Program to ensure labor use optimization. Plans tasks with operations and scheduling as necessary to schedule downtime required for PM.  Tracks and reports the maintenance and repair budget. Communicates with original equipment manufacturers to increase equipment efficiency to achieve overall equipment efficiency (OEE). Indirectly responsible for adjusting and maintaining proper inventory levels in the parts house. The position may maintain electronic data systems such as Megamation for reporting and data storage integral to mechanical integrity for PSM/RMP covered processes.  Analysis of maintenance data, review of PSM required work orders, and equipment history may be required to recommend repair or replacement in accordance with recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP) to ensure equipment and facility optimization.

REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or GED required; Vocational school or other course work beyond High School preferred. Must have experience with Microsoft Office; Three years documented experience in operation/maintenance of Refrigeration Systems, or must successfully complete Schoep’s Operator I, II and III training within three (3) years of taking the position.  Knowledge of Megamation and AutoCAD software is a plus. Must be able to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing.  Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to handle sensitive information. Limited travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications: RETA CARO Certification; RETA CIRO Certification; Formal PSM/RMP Training; Formal Hazmat Training; Formal Incident Commander Training; Formal Confined Space Training; Sioux City Refrigeration Engineer License.

Qualifications we look for:

  • Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM) associated with ammonia refrigeration
  • Refrigeration Engineers Technician Association (RETA) certification
  • OSHA certification
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Ability to withstand walking, lifting, bending, stooping, climbing ladders, walking on roofs and working in confined spaces
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions
  • Ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings and technical specifications
  • Ability to read and understand complex regulatory requirements
  • Ability to conform to all OSHA, PSM, HAZMAT and Schoep’s safety programs and regulations
  • Ability to learn and understand OSHA Emergency Response requirements
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Ability to demonstrate safe working habits
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic math
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work well with others and be a team player. Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

Assistant Freezer Coach—K-Shift (1st Shift) and E-Shift (2nd Shift)

Schoep’s is seeking Assistant Freezer Coaches to join our team. These Team Members must take pride in keeping others safe, instill a commitment to training and mentoring his or her Team members. This position involves Leading, encouraging, training, and creation of a place in which we would want our children to work. The position will primarily be focused on Freezer department(s) but will also help in vacation coverage and training of the rest of the manufacturing systems (Production, Mix, etc.). This position requires great attendance.

Duties include: start-up, troubleshooting, making any necessary adjustments, and efficient running of the hardening system, palletizing and freezer warehouse. The Assistant Coach will be responsible for all required job related documentation. The Assistant Coach must know all positions in order to relieve co-workers for breaks. They will also champion Safety, Quality and have a firm understanding of Process improvements and running cost effectively. Assistant Coaches will also participate in Tier meetings. This person must also communicate effectively with co-workers and maintenance. Must also be willing to train members on their shift as well as provide feedback on good and bad performance. Possible weekend work may be required depending on customer demands.

1st and 2nd Shift Freezer/Warehouse Members--Manufacturing Drive/Division Street

The Freezer/Warehouse Member position is responsible for the loading and unloading of trucks, proper storage of product, accurate picking and receiving of product, maintaining work areas in a sanitary manner and maintaining proper product rotation.  This position is responsible for the storage and handling of product in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations, internal food safety requirements, organic requirements; and FDA, WDATCP and USDA regulatory requirements.  Requires previous forklift experience.  We are looking for hard-working, dependable individuals willing to work 2nd shift.  Competitive pay and benefits.


Wisconsin's largest ice cream company is looking for several hard working, detail-oriented, dependable individuals to work as Production Machine Packers and Machine Operators on our second shift (may train on first shift).  Food processing and/or packing experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.  Excellent attendance is a must.  Competitive pay and benefits.


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:

2070 Helena Street
P.O. Box 3249
Madison, WI 53704
Fax: 1-866-293-3009
***Equal Opportunity Employer***


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