Careers at Schoep's Ice Cream

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Sanitation Coach

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Sanitation Coach is responsible for the direct supervision of the Sanitation Leaders with complete oversight of all sanitation department functions. This position ensures that all sanitation procedures, processes and methods are developed, implemented and followed. This position requires the daily review of all sanitation department documentation and compliance with all regulatory standards as they relate to GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA. 

Essential duties and responsibilities  

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

  1. Direct oversight of all daily sanitation department functions. Direct, lead, manage and supervise sanitation leads, janitor and sanitation employees in a manner that promotes an environment that is conducive to high productivity and low waste.
  2. Daily review of sanitation documentation, quality records and master sanitation documentation to ensure completion of assigned task and documentation. Execute follow-up inspections to ensure satisfactory completion of master sanitation tasks and processes.
  3. Daily review of CIP charts and chemical concentration results for CIP, COP tanks and sanitation stations. This is required to ensure efficient use of chemicals. 
  4. Work with outside chemical vendor in the efficient use of chemicals and the development of sanitation processes.
  5. Develop, implement and oversee pre-operational program. This is to include the daily ATP swabbing of equipment.
  6. Ensure that all weekly environmental testing is completed and samples are sent to outside laboratory for testing. Develop and implement procedures for corrective action in areas where positive results were obtained.
  7. Maintain compliance with all customer requirements and regulatory standards, including GMP, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP and USDA.
  8. Participate in the preparation and take part in all third party food safety, FDA, SQF and WDATCP audits.
  9. Continually evaluate sanitation procedures, processes and methods. Develop and implement process improvements and Work Instructions in the sanitation department that maximize department resources, improve quality and decrease department costs.
  10. Facilitate the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, processes and methods.
  11. Ensure that all GMPs, HACCP, and Food Safety procedures are followed by all sanitation employees and everyone on the production floor.
  12. Actively participate in the HACCP program.
  13. Communicate needed repairs and maintenance of plant equipment to maintenance staff verbally and/or through work orders.
  14. Communicate with Plant Manager, Maintenance Coach and Production Coaches on a daily basis.
  15. Facilitate departmental meetings on a regular basis. Meetings are to include discussions and the review of safety, food safety, production and departmental opportunities.
  16. Participate in production meeting and other planning meetings as required.
  17. Ensure compliance of all safety and work rules.
  18. Coach the Sanitation leaders as it relates to conducting corrective and/or disciplinary action, and replacement of non-performing or poor-performing sanitation employees as necessary.
  19. Assist with, coordinate and administer company policies and programs as they relate to sanitation and production operations.
  20. Promote a safe, secure, and positive work environment for all production associates. 

 

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.

 

Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement Coach

At the direction of the Plant Manager, the Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Coach is responsible for planning and directing production activities, establishing production priorities and developing and implementing operating methods and procedures designed to improve product quality. As member of the Key Leadership Team, this member will be a development of members and processes champion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  1. Direct, lead, develop and supervise production coaches in a manner that promotes an environment that is conducive to high productivity, minimal downtime and low waste. Effectively communicate with senior Leadership. Responsibilities include: assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining coaches and members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  2. Development, implementation, administration of and compliance with company policies. Enforce policies throughout the facility.
  3. Ensure compliance with all regulatory standards, including, but not limited to, HR, GMPs, OSHA, FDA, WDATCP, SQF, and USDA.
  4. With the aim of achieving high performance, build a positive, team-oriented work culture and environment where continuous improvement, innovative thinking, teamwork, positive thinking, positive behaviors, safety and security, etc., are natural outcomes.
  5. Coach and develop production floor leadership skills in a manner that reaches the best outcome for all concerned. In rare, and unfortunate, circumstances the best outcome may be the termination of an employee.
  6. Develop required skills and knowledge to a level of depth appropriate to keep those areas as highly functional as needed to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  7. Utilize labor, equipment and material resources in the most effective manner possible.
  8. Develop, implement and lead ongoing continuous improvement efforts with the aim of improving quality and productivity and reducing costs.
  9. Lead and manage the production processes for the most effective process flow. Make positive changes as your team sees fit within the authority and budget provided by the Plant Manager.
  10. Recommend capital improvements projects that are outside the bounds of your authority and/or budget that show a significant return on investment as determined by the CFO and/or President. You may be asked to lead capital projects.

Education and/or Experience

This position requires a bachelor’s or associate degree in business administration, supply chain management, production and/or production management and five years of progressively responsible related experience; or, ten years progressively responsible related experience; or, a combination of education and experience. 

Computer Skills

Intermediate Microsoft Office skills to include email (Outlook), word processing (Word), spread sheet (Excel) and presentation (Power Point). Must have knowledge or be able to obtain knowledge that leads to the efficient utilization of the enterprise resource planning software system, Navision, as it relates to the production reporting, sales forecasting, production planning and inventory management.  Skills are also necessary in database management and project management.

 

Production Planner

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Production Planner is responsible for the creation and implementation of an efficient and cost effective weekly production schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

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

  1. Create and implement the weekly production schedule based on current finished goods inventory, sales forecasting data, plant operations activities, production labor availability, raw ingredients and packaging availability and equipment capabilities.
  2. Align weekly production schedule with short-term (4 – weeks) and long-term (6 – 12 months) production and sales forecasting parameters. Actively participate in the planning of short-term and long-term objectives and goals.
  3. Continually review finished goods inventory to ensure that stock-outs are minimized and inventory levels meet sales forecast and storage parameters.
  4. Review inventory levels of raw material, ingredients and packaging on a daily basis to ensure that inventory levels align with the production schedule and sales forecasts.
  5. Review inventory levels of obsolete ingredients and packaging to insure proper disposition is determined and completed.    
  6. Interface with the sales and marketing department to determine product forecast.
  7. Adjust production schedule as needed. Minimization of production schedule changes is essential to maintaining an efficient production flow. 
  8. Continually communicate with Manufacturing Coaches, Manufacturing Assistant Coaches, Freezer Coach, Inventory Manager, Purchasing Agent and Freezer / Warehouse Manager on issues related to production schedule.
  9. Ensure that the production schedule follows an efficient and economical flow through the production department.
  10. Ensure that the production schedule is set up in a manner that does not create cross contamination as it relates to allergen, flavor, color and Kosher issues.
    1. This includes the daily review of the production schedule to ensure that allergens are segregated to specific production lines and pose no contamination risk to products produced on other production lines.
    2. If potential allergen contamination risks are present on the production schedule, the Production Planning Manager must inform a Food Safety Manager immediately for review.       
  11. Participate in weekly production schedule meeting. Will also participate in daily communication meetings with production Leadership.
  12. Analyze manufacturing capacity constraints and make recommendations for production flow improvements.
  13. Establish and maintain supply sources that meet the quality standards that are consistent with Schoep’s Ice Cream standards.
  14. Assist in ensuring all regulatory compliance is met with all ingredient and packaging labeling, and storage requirements as they relate to FDA, WDATCP and USDA requirements.
  15. Participate in the establishment and promotion of departmental and organizational policies, procedures, processes and methods.
  16. Promote a safe, secure and positive work environment for all Schoep’s Ice Cream members.

Education and/or Experience

Requires a bachelor’s or associate degree in business, operations management or supply chain management and two years of progressively responsible related experience; or, five years progressively responsible related experience; or, a combination of education and experience.  

Computer Skills

Intermediate Microsoft Office skills to include email (Outlook), word processing (Word) and spread sheet (Excel).  Skills are also desired in database management. Must have knowledge or be able to obtain knowledge that leads to the efficient utilization of the enterprise resource planning software system, Navision, as it relates to the production scheduling, purchasing and inventory management.

 

Manufacturing Coach- Production K-Shift

*Training Times may vary between shifts. Training and project work may be on various shifts. Shift is primarily first shift position.

This person will be the Coach for Production. Duties include: knowledge of start-up and shut down of production line, including troubleshooting, making any necessary adjustments, changeovers, and efficient running of all products. The Coach will be responsible for all required job related documentation. Must know all positions in order to understand staffing needs. They will also champion Safety, Quality and have a firm understanding of Process improvements and running cost effectively. 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 poor performance. Possible weekend work will be required depending on customer demands. Coaches will have overall responsibility for performance of their shift and the established Key Performance Indicators. Coaches will also own all staffing requirements and will operate with a qualified group of members.

Minimum qualifications and expectations:
-Great attendance, 95% expectation to be at work and on time
-Must be able to read and communicate Production Schedules
-Must be able to utilize all daily production paperwork
-Must be able to train new and existing members
-Knowledge of machinery operation; setup, tear down, and normal running
-Must have working knowledge of General Production Worker positions
-Must be able to complete Lot Tracking information
-Must instill “Can Do” attitude for department
-Must be able to work independently with minimal Supervision
-Must be able to participate in weekly and daily Team meetings
-Must be able to complete daily Quality Audits
-Must participate in Standard Operating Procedure redesign as it relates to department
-Must be committed to team work and holding members accountable
-Must be able to balance projects and online performance
-Must be able to participate in meetings for production and others
-Must be able to use email, phone and other communication devices
-Must be able to complete shift reports and data analysis
-Must staff assigned areas to promote effective teams and team work
-Expected Floor presence is 60%

Sanitation Assembler—3rd Shift

Schoep’s is seeking a third shift Assembler to join our team. This Sanitation Team Member must take pride in keeping others safe from food safety threats. This position involves disassembling production machinery, cleaning and re-assembling according to the next day’s production schedule. This position will require a general knowledge of basic mechanics and hand tools. This position is fast paced and involves manual cleaning with industrial strength chemicals. Also responsible for completing preventive maintenance work on product contact and industrial chemical equipment.

 

Accountant

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."

 

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.

 

Production Machine Packers and Operators

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.

 

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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