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Production Lead I- 2nd Shift

2nd Shift Available

Hours: 2nd Shift 3:55pm-12pm (M-F)

Weekend work is required.

Who We Are:

With over 11,000 employees at 43 production facilities in the US, Canada and Europe, Hearthside Food Solutions is one of the fastest growing food companies and the industry’s largest contract manufacturer. Our secret to success? Our people. We know an investment in our people is an investment in our company. By empowering employees through skill development and career advancement opportunities, we emphasize a culture of continuous improvement – both for the business and our people.

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive wage and wide array of benefits including: • health/dental/vision insurance • flex spending accounts • short & long-term disability • paid holidays and vacation • bonuses opportunities (referral, production, etc.).

Job Summary

Guide and train production employees and coordinate quality checks on assigned production line.

Job Duties:
• Demonstrated leadership abilities and will be responsible for training and directing 12-40 employees
• Assign plant operations during shift
• Meet production schedules
• Maintain employee and product safety
• Production & Quality conscientious
• Monitor usages and paperwork
Personal Attributes:
• Self-motivated
• Personable
• Influential
• Organized
Ability to:
• Follow-up
• Be Punctual and Outgoing
• Communicate and work well with others in a plant environment
• Successfully multi-task
• Ensure collaborative relationships with industry, trade, other associations, regulatory agencies and company staff
• Trouble Shoot
Proficiencies:
• MS Office Suite and SAP preferred
Physical Requirements:
• Stand, walk, climb stairs on a frequent basis
• Must be able to lift 20 pounds on a frequent basis.
Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• 2 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment
• Fundamental understanding of Lean Manufacturing
Interested in the Production Lead role? Apply now for consideration.

Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need assistance applying, please contact Human Resources.

Sanitation Lead I- 2nd Shift

2nd Shift Hours: 3:55pm-12pm (M-F)
Weekend work may be required.

Who We Are:

With over 11,000 employees at over 40 facilities across US & Europe, Hearthside Food Solutions is one of the fastest growing food companies and the industry’s largest contract manufacturer. Our secret to success? Our people. We know an investment in our people is an investment in our company. We strive to understand our team members and support them however we can. By empowering employees through skill development and career advancement opportunities, we emphasize a culture of continuous improvement – both for the business and our people. We want team members that will support us in owning safety together – speaking up when they see a problem. When we focus on our people and safety, it ensures we all are driving better performance as well as on time delivery to our customers!

What We Want to Give You:
We offer a competitive wage and wide array of benefits including: • health/dental/vision insurance • flex spending accounts • short & long-term disability • paid holidays and vacation • bonus opportunities (referral, production, etc.).

Job Summary:

Follows procedures and SOPs to perform cleaning on production equipment to ensure safety, hygiene, and food safety. May record information to reflect sanitation activities and issues. Advises/updates supervisor/manager of progress and or other non-routine issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Follows established procedures in the cleaning and sanitation of idle production equipment.
• Completes required reporting to reflect activity.
• Advises supervisor when supplies need to be ordered.
• Familiarity and understanding of testing for chemical concentrations.
• Familiarity with COP and CIP systems.
• Familiarity with refractometers a plus
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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• 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.
• Must be capable of being productive on third-shift scheduling. In addition, some facilities are multi-level and may require ascending or descending stairs.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must be able to speak, read, and write in basic English; Spanish is a plus.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; at least six months experience in a sanitation production environment preferred.
• Supervisory skills are desired.
• Must have some Microsoft Office skills.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• Multi-shift production operations may be expansive, noisy, wet/humid and vary in temperature from refrigerated environment, ambient or warm in summer months depending on facility.
DISCLAIMER:
• The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
• Federal law obligates us to provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of employees, unless to do so would pose an undue hardship. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need an accommodation to complete these listed essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you need assistance applying, please contact Human Resources.

Production Supervisor – 3rd 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 all mixing, baking, forming and packaging activities as required to safely produce quality products with the most efficient use of labor and materials on the appropriate/scheduled shifts and lines.

Job Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Supervise assigned team of employees {(20) twenty – (100) one hundred employees per shift}.
• Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees. Also, directly supervise non-supervisory (lead) employees.
• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable federal, state and local laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training new employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues.
• Process a solid working knowledge of SQF and GMP policies and procedures, SAP processes, OSHA regulations, HFS HPS/LEAN tools and Microsoft Office.
• Direct the conversion of raw materials to finished products with minimum waste and labor cost.
• Control raw material formula consistency.
• Monitor proper inventory rotation of raw materials and packaging.
• Responsible for maintaining a 5S environment.
• Responsible for scheduling, maintaining and approving production employee’s work hours on a daily basis. Work with employees to investigate any scheduling and/or payroll-related issues.
• Responsible for complying with customer service and Company standards.
• Review production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan operations.
• Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.
• Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays. Inspect machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.
• Resolves employee complaints or submits unsettled complaints to the Employee & Community Relations Manager for action. Handle all disciplinary actions and employee disputes.
• Train, develop and evaluate all employees to meet future needs.
• Attend meetings; make presentations, etc. as needed.
• Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) at all times.
• Comply with all safety, health and environmental regulations as prescribed by law.
• Comply with all Company rules, regulations and policies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Competencies & Knowledge:
Knowledge of:
• Hearthside procurement, products, and production processes
• Knowledge and experience with SAP
Skill in:
• Well-developed influence management skills
• Experienced in conflict resolution
• Prioritizes work based on short- and long-term objectives
• Successfully analyzes and presents data to multiple levels of the organization
• Well-developed project management skills
• Contract review and tracking of contract detail
• Effective presentation, writing, proposals, business plans, SOP’s
• Leading development and implementation of strategic goals and budget/cost control
• Personnel and performance management
Ability to:
• Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Work in a fast-paced environment, while being able to make sound decisions.
• Communicate in English to give and acknowledge instructions/problems.
• Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
• Write routine reports and correspondence.
• Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.
• Respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, employees and members of the business community.
• Effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.
• Teach simple math functions such as add, subtract, multiply and divide in various units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
• Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Proficiency in: MS Office Suite and SAP
Work Environment:
• Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
• Receptive to new ideas, concepts and procedures.
• Receptive and responsive to constructive criticism.
• Maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all departments.
• Maintain harmonious working relations with management from all levels.
• Communicate effectively with all employees and management.
Physical Requirements:
• Ability to use hands and fingers. Reaching with hands/arms throughout shift.
• Ability to see, hear and talk. Ability to distinguish colors. Ability to work in light to moderate noise levels where hearing protection is required.
• May work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles and vibration.
• Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity for repetitive tasks.
• Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs. Push/pull items up to 2600 lbs. with assistance.
• Walk up to 400 yards to work and break areas.
• May climb steps to and from work and break areas.
• Repetitive reaching overhead, under and across throughout shift.
• Repetitive bending, stooping and twisting throughout shift.
• Stand eight hours per shift.
• Physical and mental ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week.
• Perform general housekeeping, including sweeping, mopping, etc.
• Ability to work in variable temperatures and weather conditions. Ability to work in wet, humid areas.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Two-year college degree in business or related field required; Four-year college degree preferred.
• (3) Three – (5) Five years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with Food Manufacturing and/or Packaging Manufacturing experience a plus.
• Proficient in MS Office applications such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
• Proficient in timekeeping system and SAP both pluses.
• Excellent communication, conflict management, decision-making, motivational and organizational skills required.
• Strong self-confidence and leadership skills required.
• Basic mechanical skills required.
Safety & Environmental:
• Employee shall follow factory safety & environmental objectives and targets; follow the plant safetyrules, 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 take action to reduce negative environmental impacts by conserving paper, electricity, water and will also recycle all appropriate materials (paper, plastic, food, etc.)

Quality:
• Employees shall follow factory food safety, quality objectives & targets; follow HearthsideGood Manufacturing Practices, report food safety and quality issues immediately and maintain compliance with regulations. The employee will also understand the food safety and quality aspects of the position as indicated on QMS, OJT’s and SOP’s that apply.

Back Up: Production Manager or other Production Supervisors
Note: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions associated with a particular job. It is intended only to be a general description of the essential functions common to positions
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Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Machine Operator I

2nd and 3rd Shift – Sign-on Bonus $1,500

Who We Are:

With over 10,000 employees at 37 facilities across US & Europe, Hearthside Food Solutions is one of the fastest growing food companies and the industry’s largest contract manufacturer. Our secret to success? Our people. We know an investment in our people is an investment in our company. By empowering employees through skill development and career advancement opportunities, we emphasize a culture of continuous improvement – both for the business and our people.

What We Want to Give You:
We offer a competitive wage and wide array of benefits including: • health/dental/vision insurance • flex spending accounts • short & long-term disability • paid holidays and vacation • bonus opportunities (referral, production, etc.).

Job Summary:

The Machine Operator performs set-ups, makes minor adjustments and operates packaging equipment. Identifies acceptable or unacceptable product quality per customer requirements. Performs wash and changeover of equipment. Machine Operators will need to be reliable and able to work with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) at all times.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Performs accurate set ups on equipment in preparation for particular product runs.
• Operates equipment and adjusts as necessary to ensure equipment is operating correctly and meeting quality specifications.
• Inspects and tests packages, and documents results to ensure equipment is operating correctly and meeting quality specifications.
• Stages and checks required materials for quick and accurate change overs in production.
• Completes and assembles all required documentation associated with the position.
• Maintains works area in a clean and organized manner.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent is preferred
• Must be 18 years of age
• Must be knowledgeable in GMPs and the HACCP program or willing to learn.
• Sufficient math skills to calculate quantities of material required for orders being run.
• Good organizational and communication skills in order to prioritize work and communicate changes to line workers.
• Must have the ability to handle small tools
• Must have the ability to understand and follow all safety policies and procedures
• Ability to read and write in English preferred.

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.
• Ability to stand up to 80% of the time scheduled
• Ability to lift 40 lbs. unassisted and 40-75 lbs. assisted.
Must be able to work necessary overtime based on staffing needs and customer demand, as well as across shifts.

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Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need assistance applying, please contact Human Resources.

Shipping & Receiving Clerk (2nd Shift)

Who We Are:
With over 11,000 employees at over 40 facilities across US & Europe, Hearthside Food Solutions is one of the fastest growing food companies and the industry’s largest contract manufacturer. Our secret to success? Our people. We know an investment in our people is an investment in our company. We strive to understand our team members and support them however we can. By empowering employees through skill development and career advancement opportunities, we emphasize a culture of continuous improvement – both for the business and our people. We want team members that will support us in owning safety together – speaking up when they see a problem. When we focus on our people and safety, it ensures we all are driving better performance as well as on time delivery to our customers!

What We Want to Give to You:
We offer a competitive wage and wide array of benefits including: • health/dental/vision insurance • flex spending accounts • short & long-term disability • paid holidays and vacation • bonuses opportunities (referral, production, etc.).

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for coordinating shipments and deliveries, ensuring that customers get their products and materials when required with all appropriate documentation while minimizing scheduling conflicts in Shipping and Receiving.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Responsible for creating and communicating shipping/receiving dock schedule.
• Responsible for securing customer approved carriers in order to meet the requested delivery dates.
• Responsible for maintaining customer shipping/receiving systems.
• Responsible for monitoring compliance to dock time and avoiding detention charges.
• Assist in training warehouse drivers on SAP system.
• Monitor inspection paperwork for accuracy.
• Safeguard the confidentiality of customer, company, vendor, and employee information.
• Maintain a well-groomed, professional appearance appropriate for the position and the situation.
• Maintain good working relationship with internal and external customers.
• Communicate shipping/receiving schedule.
• Monitor accuracy of BOL and inspection paperwork.
• Maintain SAP and customer systems accurately.
• Secure approved carriers for customers.
• Tracks late trucks or no shows.
• Perform all other duties deemed necessary, or required by the Warehouse Supervisor, Coordinators, and Leads
• Maintain a clean and organized work area throughout the facility and office area.
• Sustain 5-S efforts.
• Keep, all information pertaining to our operations (products, customers, production details, etc.) confidential
AURTHORITY AND ACCOUNTAILITY
• The Shipping/Receiving Clerk has the accountability for the shipping/receiving schedule and all paperwork associated with the schedule.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES AND KNOWLEDGE
Education Requirements:
• Required – High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience Requirements:
• Required – 1 year of previous experience in administrative or shipping / receiving position.
• Preferred – 1 year of previous experience in administrative or shipping / receiving position.

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements:
• Customer Relations- Must have good communication and organizational skills.
• Computer Knowledge – Experience with good knowledge of SAP, Word, Excel, Outlook, and other computer programs used by the customers and within the organization.

Work Environment:
• Both in a partially climate-controlled office environment, as well as in non-climate-controlled warehouse / production area.
• fast-paced warehouse environment

Physical Requirements:
• Body Positions – Sitting, Standing
• Body Movements – Walking, bending arms, wrists, and fingers; twisting/turning of head, shoulders, and torso.
◦ Body Senses – Must have full use of eyes, ears, and be able to communicate with others.

Mental Requirements:
• Mathematics – Must be able to use and understand formulas.
• Language – Must be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE
The Shipping / Receiving Clerk of Hearthside Foods shall be considered to be performing in an acceptable manner when the following have occurred:
• On-time customer shipments and deliveries.
• Inspection paperwork is completed accurately
• BOL paperwork is completed accurately.

Production Technician

Who We Are:
With over 11,000 employees at over 40 facilities across US & Europe, Hearthside Food Solutions is one of the fastest growing food companies and the industry’s largest contract manufacturer. Our secret to success? Our people. We know an investment in our people is an investment in our company. We strive to understand our team members and support them however we can. By empowering employees through skill development and career advancement opportunities, we emphasize a culture of continuous improvement – both for the business and our people. We want team members that will support us in owning safety together – speaking up when they see a problem. When we focus on our people and safety, it ensures we all are driving better performance as well as on time delivery to our customers!

What We Want to Give to You:
We offer a competitive wage and wide array of benefits including: • health/dental/vision insurance • flex spending accounts • short & long-term disability • paid holidays and vacation • bonuses opportunities (referral, production, etc.).

JOB SUMMARY:
Ensure that Hearthside Foods meets and exceeds quality, efficiency, cleanliness and safety goals by working cooperatively with and assisting other members of the production team.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUITES
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Perform a wide variety of manufacturing and related tasks and be responsible for the overall efficiency, quality, and safety of assigned packaging operation and personnel.
• Responsible for work assignment, monitoring, training, recording line productivity, quality results, pallet completions, and related activities to support production activities.
• Perform periodic product and process quality checks to ensure material is not defective or damaged and that material is appropriate to the order being processed.
• Communicate effectively with Production Supervisor on line performance, employee performance, quality issues, and other daily needs.
• Perform any job duty on the line in support of line operations, to include operate, which requires a working knowledge of SAP.
• Assist other personnel to ensure that assigned packaging line runs at maximum safety, efficiency, and quality
• Dispose of off quality, improper product and materials and empty raw material containers in designated areas.
• Report any issue to Production Supervisor
• Demonstrate good judgment in safeguarding the confidentiality of customer, company, vendor, and employee information.
• Maintain a well-groomed, professional appearance appropriate for the position and the situation.
• Maintain a clean and organized work area.
• Sustain plants 5-S efforts.
• Technician will have the ability to make adjustments to all equipment on production line.
• Technician will have the ability to trouble shoot equipment on the line and make proper adjustments to equipment when needed.
• Have the ability to operate essentially all packaging equipment in the facility. (Horizontal, Vertical Machines, Lee Machines, Roberts, etc.).
• Technician will have the ability to train employees to become Operators.
• Technician will be capable of assisting maintenance with changeovers.
• Circulate the production floor and assist any line that is struggling to run efficiently
• Technician will assist and insure line Verifications are complete and accurate
• Receive verbal and written instructions on type of product, specifications, rate, material, allowed variations, special requirements and changeovers from Production Supervisor or other authorized personnel.
• Perform visual quality check of raw, packaging, and finished product to ensure that they are not damaged, defective, are properly marked and otherwise meet specifications. Remove product and containers failing to meet specifications.
• Perform all other duties deemed necessary, or required by the Production Supervisor and Plant Operations Manager.
• Willingness to work overtime when asked.
• Ability to maintain a positive and productive relationship with co-workers and others with whom the position may have contact.
• Willingness to work as a team member and help out where needed to ensure maximum process efficiency, which includes working on a line as needs dictate.
• Keep, all information pertaining to our operations (products, customers, production details, etc.) confidential
AUTHORITY & ACCOUNTABILITY
• The Production Technician has the accountability for verifying that the product they produced is made in accordance with the production Work Order.
• The Production Technician has the authority to stop a line if an unsafe condition exists.
• The Production Technician has authorization to enter guard areas, it is their responsibly to perform Safety & in accordance with Safety Rules.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES & KNOWLEDGE
Education Requirements:
• Required – None
• Preferred – High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience Requirements:
• Required – One or more years of experience working in Factory.
• Preferred – One to two years of Operator Experience.

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements:
• Receive verbal and written instructions
• Basic Math skills, Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication
• Ability to work well with a wide variety of people

Work Environment:
• Work in a fast-paced production environment.
• Work will be done in a non-climate-controlled production area.

Physical Requirements:
• Work performed exclusively while standing and frequent walking of distances from 5 to 15 feet.
• Frequent lifting of weights 10 to 30 pounds from floor level to mid chest level.
• Frequent grasping requiring use of both arms.
• Frequent bending (knee) required to pick up raw materials.
• Frequent pulling (pulling skids to location, rolling hand jack with/without product to location).
• The ability to climb platforms using ladders.
• The ability to clearly see type faces of less than 6-point typeface in various colors; high degree of visual acuity to spot color changes, product defects.