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Quality Technician 1st Shift

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

Job Summary:
The Quality Tech is responsible for ensuring that all elements of food safety within the Quality Monitoring Scheme are being met. Ensures that all regulatory, customer, and company quality initiatives are being met and maintained.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Perform Quality checks on production lines in a timely and accurate fashion every hour per line. (Will frequently be responsible for 3 lines at any given time).
• Brings discrepancies with the QMS to the attention of Supervisor or Quality Manager. These discrepancies are but not limited to HACCP programs, Allergen programs, Sanitation procedures, GMP findings, Foreign Material findings, and HOLD procedures.
• Ensure that product being produced meets all legal and customer requirements as outlined in the Bluebook for each product.
• Complete paperwork in a timely and accurate fashion each day.
• Perform required tasks to maintain 5-S and keep work areas clean.
• Keep all information pertaining to our operations (products, customers, production details, etc.) confidential.
• Maintain instrumentation and equipment in good condition and store appropriately.
• Label, store, and organize samples and product retentions.
• Follow Hold Procedures for all non-conforming materials or product.
• Perform HACCP and Preventive Controls checks/tasks as needed.
• Assist in test runs and new product trials as needed.
• Perform other audits or inspections as required.
• Perform other duties as required by supervisor

Minimal Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED required
• Post High School education preferred
• Required – 3 months of as a Quality Assurance Technician.
• Preferred – 1 years of experience as a QA Technician or other Technical department.
• Must have good attention to detail and be able to spot defects on fast-moving production lines.
• Must be able to gain a basic understanding of how different machinery operates as it relates to the quality of the product and adjustments that need to be made to correct certain conditions.
• Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to speak, write, and comprehend Spanish is a plus.
• Must be able to perform simple mathematic calculation, including working with fractions, ratios and percentages.
• Must be able to maintain good interpersonal communications and work collaboratively with co-workers, employees from other departments, and superiors.
• Experience with MS Office Suite is needed.
• Follow all safety processes and procedures set forth by site leadership.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
• Manufacturing environment – exposure to a variety of machines, noise levels, and varying temperatures.
• Depending on which location, our environments can be very warm or refrigerated.
• Team environment – must be able to work well with others and communicate in a respectful and professional manner.
• Must have ability to lift 40 pounds occasionally and stand or sit for lengthy durations.
• Must be able to work necessary overtime based on staffing needs and customer demand, as well as across shifts.
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Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Planner

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

MAINTENANCE PLANNER JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for the planning functions related to preventative maintenance, assigning work orders, checking inventory, staging parts and indirectly leading maintenance technicians through this process.

JOB DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Scheduling Preventative Maintenance (PM’s)
• Developing a daily & weekend plan for technicians to complete work orders
• Verify inventory of parts needed for kitting process
• Tracking and monitoring the process of PM’s and work orders
• Tracking of downtime due to mechanical breakdowns
• Closing work orders as completed
• Track the time that it takes to complete PM’s and work orders
• Update PM master list as needed to reflect correct time and parts to keep current
• Coordinate parts ordering with the MRO Procurement Analyst
• Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES
Knowledge of:
• Purchasing
• Maintenance Functions
• Machine Parts and Mechanical Systems
• Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
• Food Manufacturing, preferred

Skilled in:
• Excellent attention to detail, organization and communication skills.
• Exposure to Lean concepts, 5S, kaizen and centerlining of equipment.
• Exposure to high speed packaging lines. Experience in the food industry will be given the highest priority.

Proficiency in:
• MS Office Suite
• SAP
• CMMS systems, Tabware preferred

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• 3 years of maintenance experience
• High school diploma

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Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Planner

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

Job Scope:
• Train team members in the use of the CMMS System
• Expert in the Work Order System
• Work order flow, creation to closing
• Search functions, equipment history, work order assignments, parts
• Plan and Schedule all predictive/preventive work orders
• PM Generation, scheduling, and assigning
• Evaluate PM/PDM task effectiveness
• Update PM/PDM tasks and frequencies, to include special tools, parts, and supplies required
• Kit parts and supplies for the job
• Plan and Schedule all Non-emergency corrective work
Create a job plan for all corrective work to include:
• Parts and supplies
• Labor resources
• Special tools and/or skill requirements
• Kit all parts and supplies, schedule and assign work
• Audit job plans when complete and make adjustments
• Manage the Work Order Back Log and make necessary changes to maximize resources and take advantage of scheduled downtime
• Performs equipment failure analysis and recommends changes to improve reliability
• Audit completed work orders and PM’s for completion and quality of work
• Identify all work to be accomplished and prepare daily schedule
• Identify and coordinate all labor resources, external and internal to accomplish activities
• Ensures all parts and supplies are on hand and kitted for all tasks
• Create and schedule pre-start up plan
• Audit post start up and modify plans as required for continuous improvement

Other Responsibilities:
• Identify additional spare part needs and stocking levels through work order audits
• Manage all Contractor provided services and inspections
• Schedule services and inspections
• Perform Contractor Training
• Execute pre-start safety meetings
• Perform safety and quality audits during activities
• Follow-up with contractor recommendations and concerns
• Backup purchasing/inventory specialist
• In absences to perform essential functions
• Assist with part identification
• Assist in identifying part obsolescence and conversion
• Assist with physical inventory and part spare part organization
• Participates in all Plant Planning/scheduling meetings
• Participates in shift turnover meetings, adjust schedule to insure good communication
• Performs customer (production)
• Assist in repairs as needed
• Other Tasks as needed
• Plant Interactions:
• Maintenance Team and Resource Leaders
• Production Team and Resource Leaders
• Plant Scheduler
• Parts/Inventory Specialist
• Shipping and receiving
• Others as required
Requirements:
• 5 years’ experience in manufacturing maintenance setting. Food industry is preferred.
• 1 or more years of experience as a Maintenance Planner
• Previous floor experience as a Maintenance Technician preferred but not required.
• Computer experience in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point.
• Working knowledge of a CMMS is needed.
• Preferred exposure to SAP
• Understands how to identify parts by drawings.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Good organizational skills.
• Self-motivated and capable of working independently with minimal supervision
• Strong time management and the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and pivot in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a calm and professional demeanor.
• Self-directed and works well independently and with a team

Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CI Manager

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

Job Summary: The CI Manager is responsible for driving sustainable continuous improvements in the facility by delivering breakthrough results in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Morale. The CI Manager works closely with plant leadership and department employees to achieve results. This position requires strong technical Lean Manufacturing and hands-on leadership skills.

Job Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Leads and facilitates Kaizen events to drive sustainable improvements
• Works closely with Plant CI teams and CI Champions to:
◦ Develop and execute improvement action plans
◦ Build an employee engaged work environment
◦ Develop tracking tools and measures to support CI initiatives
◦ Develops business case justification for projects and initiatives
◦ Leverage resources and share best practices across all facilities
◦ Provide and teach CI tools to CI and Non-CI employees
• Establishes and drives productivity pipeline roadmaps across departments and facility
• Improve OEE
• Strategically Develop KPI’s
• Tracks and analyzes the CI initiatives
• Building cultural change throughout the organization
• Work with customers, suppliers and all levels of management staff.
• Responsible for managing multiple projects at the same time.
• Ensure the facility implements and maintains Continuous Improvement initiatives within the facility.

Required Competencies & Knowledge:
Knowledge of:
• Knowledge and experience with SAP

Skill in:
• A strong application knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing techniques and related CI tools are required: Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen Blitz, Value Stream Mapping, OEE, First Hour Full Power, Labor Analysis, 5S, 8Wastes, Changeovers, etc
• The CI Manager should possess extensive technical skills and hands-on experience in continuous improvement manufacturing activities
• Change agent, challenging the status quo to drive to operations excellence
• Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work with autonomy.
• Must be accurate, detail-oriented and maintain the utmost confidentiality.
• Experience in Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen

Ability to:
• Ability to effectively present information to employees, top management, public groups and/or board of directors.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while at the same time making sound decisions.
• Must have a strong will to drive change and sustain.

Proficiency in: MS Office Suite, Excel, and PP

Minimum Qualifications:
• 3 – 5 years experience in Continuous Improvement
• 3 – 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferred
• Six Sigma Green/Black Belt, preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree, preferred

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Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Quality Supervisor- 2nd Shift

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

Job Summary:
Responsible for leading and representing Quality on the plant floor and provide direction to maintain the Quality Assurance systems in place. Aids in managing facility internal audits, compliance to GFSI-customer-regulatory requirements, coaching-teaching-mentoring QA staff, and supporting continuous improvement activities in the plant.
Job Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Lead GFSI initiatives and serve as back up the QA Manager for all things Food
• Safety & Quality
• Ensure preparation and compliance of all Quality Systems material and information often
• utilized in audits
• Participate and at times lead audits with companies, agencies and auditors for the site
• team
• Perform & maintain risk assessments for new materials coming into the facility
• Perform & maintain risk assessments for product holds
• Execute and lead RCA-CAPAs in accordance with corporate and site policies
• Investigate consumer complaints and monitor corrective action effectiveness
• Maintain and monitor the Quality Notification (QN) or similar supplier incident system to
• close out
• Generate-Review-Close Incident Reports as related to FSQA
• Coach-Teach-Mentor QA Staff to help build contingency plan bench strength
• May be required to maintain staffing schedules and provide feedback for QA Staff
• performance reviews
• Aid in management of commercialization projects from a quality perspective to assure
• specifications are met
• Advise commercialization and production teams on process specifications, process
• capabilities, and customer requirements to include recipe and sensory
• Be able to perform Mock Recall / Trace exercises as required
• Oversee Document & Record Control programs as they pertain to FSQA per BRCGS V9
• Support QA Manager and commercialization teams in integrating customer and compliance requirements into internal specifications
• Actively participate in the Hearthside Production System activities (Drumbeat, Weekly KPI, Tiered Auditing, etc.)
• Participate in sensory and/or product evaluation tests as required by site
• Serve as the primary Quality liaison on all facility holds (raw, packaging, finished goods)
• May serve as primary Quality liaison on test, proof of concept, and initial production runs
• May serve as primary resource to track action items developed via test runs through
• closure
• Aid in monitoring Sanitation activities including, but not limited to verification of MSS, PEM and non-PEM swabbing, and pre-operational inspection
• Coordinate QA and Production training related to FSQA requirements and initiatives
• Off-shift training, performance verification, and plant-based meeting participation
• Perform other duties as assigned
Required Competencies & Knowledge:

Knowledge of:
• PCQI or HACCP Training Certificate
• Knowledge and experience with SAP preferred
• GFSI certification a plus
• Basic RCA and CAPA tools
Skilled in:
• Internal Auditing
• Influencing Quality Culture behaviors
• Procedure/Standard Work generation

Ability to:
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Recognize food safety & quality gaps and provide a plan to address
• Manage multiple projects at a time
• Investigate complaints and incidents with minimal oversight
• Influence Quality Culture behaviors
• Work collaboratively with all departments
• Must be accurate and detail-oriented
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and at times independently

Proficiency in:
• MS Office (outlook, word, excel)
• SAP
• IPM
• High school level math

Work Environment:
• Frequent production environment exposure which includes noise, dust, heat, cold, moving machinery, fork lifts, and slippery floors
• Ability to work in hot or cold temperatures dependent upon site (Bakery vs Fresh)
• Communicate in English both written and verbal
• Handle daily employee issues
• Travel up to 10% is possible

Physical Requirements:
• Reaching with hands and arms throughout shift
• Ability to use hands and fingers
• Ability to see, hear, and talk
• Employee frequently required to sit
• Occasionally required to walk, climb, and/or balance
• Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs
• Walk up to 400 yards to work and break areas

Minimum Qualifications:
• Two-year college degree in science or related field preferred
• SQF or BRC certification a plus
• 3-5 years of related work experience, including experience supervising and leading a Quality and food safety staff in a related food manufacturing environment (i.e. baked bar, granola manufacture, bread, cold form bar, cookies, crackers, sandwich assembly, kit assembly, etc.).
• Proficient in MS Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Ability to work a second shift: 5PM to 2AM Monday-Friday
Safety & Environmental:
Employee shall follow factory safety & environmental objectives and targets; follow the plant safety rules, report incidents and near misses immediately, maintain compliance with regulations, and take personal ownership of the Safety in their area — to include the safety of visitors and contractors. The employee will also act to reduce negative environmental impacts by conserving paper, electricity, water and will also recycle all appropriate materials (paper, plastic, food, etc.

Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Technician-1st and 2nd Shifts

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

Join one of our larger bakeries in North America in North Sioux City, SD. The plant is 350k sq. ft. and operates 8 highly automated production lines. At this plant, we produce cookies for multiple household names. Nestled between the curves of the Missouri River and the banks of McCook Lake, North Sioux City is at the intersection of commerce, recreation, and small town living with big city attractions.

• STARTING WAGE OF $24.73 to $28.41 per hour (depending on experience), plus a $3.00 per hour night shift differential.
• 1st shift hours are 6 AM to 6 PM
• 2nd shift hours are 6 PM to 6 AM
• Technician job titles and pay progress with skills obtained, up to Level 5

Job Summary
The Maintenance Technician is responsible for supporting production in the installation, repair, maintenance and improvement of manufacturing equipment. The incumbent will drive for continuous, efficient and safe operation in compliance with food safety regulations, meeting and or exceeding Customer and Company expectations.

Job Duties
May include, but are not limited to the following:
• Ensure continuous and smooth production by intermediate level troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining all production / facility equipment.
• Perform unscheduled repairs of equipment as well as planned maintenance activities as assigned in a thorough and timely manner, on a team or independently.
• Complete shift work orders as assigned by established timelines.
• Accurately documents, records and completes all necessary paperwork, including work orders and logs, for tracking, auditing and inventory purposes.
• Perform Root Cause Analysis on equipment failure resulting in downtime or deficiency.
• Performs functions in the CMMS, inventory search, work order and creation and other activities as directed, ensuring accuracy through correct procedures.
• Work with Machine Operators of all levels of experience to determine required adjustment or repair.
• Provide input and recommendations to shift action plan for assigned area, seeking to update and improve PM tasks, SOP’s and process efficiency.
• Collaborate with Management, Engineering and Maintenance to continuously improve processes, procedures and methods, seeking optimal efficiency and productivity with safety as the highest priority; knowledge of and willingness to engage in 5S methodology preferred.
• Attends all daily start-up, pass-down and training meetings as applicable.
• Escalates all issues as needed to the Maintenance Manager and management as necessary.
• Perform Lock-Out-Tag-Out when necessary.
• Follow all Food Safety and Safety Procedures and Rules.
• Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
• Continually monitor for cross contamination or foreign objects.

Required Competencies & Knowledge
Knowledge of:
• Hearthside Food Solutions products, production and packaging processes.
Ability to:
• Lead by example, promote teamwork.
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ensure collaborative relationships with Hearthside staff.
• Work effectively with all levels of the organization
• Ability to coach & receive instructions using guidelines.
• Utilize ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on safety, quality, and process focus.
• Multi-task and respond to non-routine requests.
• Work in a detailed oriented fashion
Proficiency in: MS Office Suite, and Excel (SAP a plus)

Work Environment
• A manufacturing facility, on the production floor.
• Frequent exposure to wet, dusty and/or humid conditions and heat and/or cold.
• Physically located near moving mechanical parts.
• Surrounded by a moderate noise level which may fluctuate to increase or decrease due to mechanical equipment operation.

Physical Requirements
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
• Duties may be repetitive in nature.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis, and up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis.
• Position requires the ability to stand on one’s feet for up to 8 hours (with breaks), walk, use hands to handle, feel and select objects (manual dexterity), grip, frequently reach with hands and arms, bend, twist, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, see, talk and hear.
• Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Position requires the ability to occasionally:
▪ Work in high temperature areas.
▪ Work at heights minimally 2’ from the ground
▪ Work around very strong magnetics

Minimum Qualifications
• High School Diploma or GED preferred but not required.
• Regular and reliable attendance required.
• Ability to read, write, count and identify numbers, letters, colors, characters and symbols as required.
• Basic mathematics skills required.
• Basic computer skills and experience from a work or home environment preferred but not required; willing and open to learning computer skills on the production floor a must.
• Prior Manufacturing / Industrial experience preferred, with high preference for food / bakery experience.
• 1 year of prior maintenance/mechanic (Industrial/manufacturing) experience or training is required, preferably with processing and/or packaging equipment.
• Electrical and Electrical Motor experience is preferred.
• Available to work night shift, overtime and weekends as needed.
• Able to work safely in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with changing priorities without losing composure.
• Able to follow all Food Safety and Safety Procedures and Rules, including wearing all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and able to follow all proper LOTO requirements.
• Must be able to comprehend and communicate with all levels of the team, including management, maintenance, sanitation and co-workers.
• Able to perform duties accurately with attention to detail, follow direction and participate as a team player or individually.
• Demonstrates sound judgement, decision-making and problem-solving ability.
• Able to work independently with initiative, needing minimal direct supervision.
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Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.