Mix Operator

Under the supervision of the Production/Mix Department Coach, the Mix Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient batching and processing of mix within the mix department. Mix operators ensure that all food safety, quality assurance, and GMP policies and procedures are strictly adhered to during the batching and processing. 

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. Responsible for the batching and processing (legal pasteurization) of mix that will be used in the production of finished goods. 
  2. Responsible for protecting the public health by properly conducting and documenting the system verification and monitoring activities of the operation of HTST pasteurizer #1. This process step has been identified as Critical Control Point #1 in our HACCP Plan, therefore the documentation of this step is critical.
    • Ensure that all per-operational monitoring activities, system start-up monitoring activities, in-process monitoring activities are completed in accordance with the HACCP Plan.  
  3. Ensure that all food safety, quality assurance, and GMP policies and procedures are strictly adhered to during the mix batching and pasteurizing process. In the event food safety or food quality may be compromised during the mix batching and pasteurizing process, the mix operator is responsible for immediate communication to production/mix department supervisor, food safety manager, or operation manager so the immediate action can be taken.
  4. Mix operators may be required to start-up the homogenizing and pasteurizing equipment, make adjustments when necessary, and perform routine maintenance of the mix department equipment. 
  5. Ensure that all raw ingredients and materials are handled 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.
  6. Responsible for compliance of all GMPs, Food Safety procedures, and regulatory standards that are established by OSHA, FDA, WDATCP, and USDA.
  7. Ensure the presence, accuracy, and legibility of required information on all mix department documentation. This includes ingredient lot code information; batch sheet; pallet tags; Daily HTST Pasteurizer “1 Pre-Operational Regulatory Seal and Pressure Sensor Checks Sheet; Pasteurizer Charts; Mix Summary Sheet; and Pasteurizer & CIP Charts. 
  8. Follow mix batching schedule according to Mix Summary Sheet. Ensure that all raw batching is competed in accordance to formulation and standards. Batch sheets will be the source of the formulation for all mixes.        
  9. Responsible for the CIP and manual cleaning of the mix department equipment, CIP of raw ingredient silos, CIP of HTST/Pasteurizer System, and cleaning of the mix area at the completion of mix batching and processing.
  10. Responsible for general housekeeping of the mix department area facility.
  11. Provide backup to other mix operators during peak times, vacations, absences, etc.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by Second Shift Production/Mix Department Supervisor or management from time to time. 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this 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, GED equivalency, and/or relevant manufacturing experience.  Mix Operators must be able to be trained in all functions and operations of the mix department within a three month period. Mix operators must complete HCCP, and GMP training on annual basis.    

Language Skills

Ability to write, read, and interpret mix department documents. Ability to communicate effectively with freezer employees, material handlers, lab technicians, production employees, supervisors, managers, and other employees of Schoep’s Ice Cream through oral communications through face-to-face conversations and through two-way radio communications. 

Math Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

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 a mix operator 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 and responsibilities of this position, the mix operator is frequently required to walk, use arms/hands to operate machine, reach above shoulders, and move from place to place. The operator will regularly stand and will frequently use hands to finger, handle or touch. Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

During the performance of his/her work duties, the operator will be required to frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, this position also may require pushing/pulling wheeled carts up to 500 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The mix operator works in a manufacturing environment and is frequently exposed to wet, humid conditions and will be working near moving mechanical parts. Operators may be exposed to chemicals that are utilized in the cleaning and sanitizing of production equipment, cleaning and sanitizing of the manufacturing facility, or chemicals required in meeting the personal hygiene requirements listed in the GMPs. The noise level in the work environment is loud and repetitive. Hearing protection and eye protection is required in the manufacturing facility.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

1st and 2nd Shift Freezer/Warehouse Members

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.

Staff 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:

Schoep’s Ice Cream Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 3249
Madison, WI 53704
Attn: Accountant Position
vnebl@schoeps.us
tstitgen@schoeps.us
Fax: 1-866-293-3009
***Equal Opportunity Employer***

Industrial Maintenance Technician

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.

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.

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.