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Material Handler I (1st 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 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 Material Handler is responsible for storing, moving, and handling products and materials. Material Handlers work in a structured work environment to minimize safety risks. Material Handlers will need to be reliable and able to work with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) at all times.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Identifies, transports, packs, removes and disposes of products and materials.
• Operates forklifts, handcarts, or pallet jacks to pick, replenish, shuttle, and load/unload orders.
• Maintain inventory levels as directed.
• Feed lines with product as scheduled or directed by supervision or line leads.
• Ship and receive materials throughout duration of shift.
• Operate all equipment in a safe manner.
• Count, weigh, record numbers of units or materials moved or handled.
• Ensure that product moved is identified and labeled correctly.
• Perform required housekeeping to maintain 5S and keep work areas clean, such as sweeping floors, putting trash into containers, and picking stray product up from the floor.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
• Must be knowledgeable in GMPs or the willingness to learn.
• Ability to obtain forklift certification within 90 days.
• Ability to operate stand-up and extended forklifts.
• Sufficient math skills .
• Must have the ability to understand and follow all safety policies and procedures.
• Ability to read and write in English preferred.

Job Qualifications & Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
• Must be 18 years of age.
• Previous Material Handling experience a plus, varies by location.

Work Environment:
• This is a manufacturing environment and there will be an exposure to a variety of machines, noise levels, and varying temperatures.
• This is a team environment; Material Handlers must be able to work together and communicate in a respectful and professional manner.
• Must be able to work necessary overtime based on staffing needs and customer demand, as well as across shifts.
Physical Requirements:
• Reaching with hands/arms throughout the day.
• Ability to lift up to 90lbs assisted and 40lbs unassisted.
• Ability to stand up to 80% of the time scheduled.
• Ability to walk, climb and/or balance throughout shift.

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

Machine Operator I – 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 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

• bility 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.

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

Sanitation Technician I- 2nd Shift

Summary
Follows procedures and SOPs to perform cleaning on production equipment to ensure safety and hygiene. 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:

• Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Disassemble and reassemble critical equipment and pumps
• Understand equipment instructions, manuals, specifications, and safety requirements
• Read instruments and record all required data
• Maintain cleanliness of all work areas
• Remove trash and debris
• Additional duties as assigned

Clean and sanitize the following areas:

• Production areas
• Packaging areas
• Walls and Ceilings
• All equipment including elevated conveyors
• Exterior plant area as needed

Perform food safety and quality testing including:

• Titration levels
• APC Swabs
• Allergen testing
• LRN Swabs

After training safely operate:

• Floor scrubber
• Pallet Jacks
• Boom lift
• Scissor lift

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; at least six months experience in a sanitation production environment 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.

Maintenance Supervisor – 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 Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for supervising and executing all aspects of the Maintenance department with customers, suppliers, local and corporate-wide HFS employees and the manufacturing staff. The incumbent is also responsible for training and mentoring members of the Maintenance department and support the facility. This position exists to ensure the utmost quality of all products being produced and packaged at the plant.

Job Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees. Also, directly supervise non-supervisory (lead/technician) 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.
• Responsible for maintaining a 5S environment.
• Responsible for scheduling, maintaining and approving maintenance 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.
• 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.

Required Competencies & Knowledge:

Knowledge of:
• Hearthside procurement, products and production processes.
• Knowledge and experience with EAM and SAP.
• Knowledge of OSHA regulations and standards.
• Knowledge of NFPA 70E Arc Flash program.
• Knowledge of gas-fired ovens including, but not limited to: gas trains, pressure switches, safety circuits and zone balancing.

Skill in:
• Demonstrated proficiency in electrical knowledge including AC/DC circuits, motor controls and troubleshooting/repair of up to 480 volt systems.
• Demonstrated proficiency in PLC troubleshooting (limited programming skilled required).
• Demonstrated proficiency in power transmission troubleshooting/repair.
• Demonstrated proficiency in reading blue prints (facility and infrastructure), ladder logic and pneumatic.
• Conflict resolution.
• Prioritize work based on short and long-term objectives.
• Successfully analyze and present data to multiple levels of the organization.
• Personnel and performance management.

Ability to:

• Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while being able to make sound decisions.
• Communicate in English to give and acknowledge instructions/problems.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.
• Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, employees and members of the business community.
• Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in various units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
• Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Proficiency in: MS Office Suite. EAM and/or SAP is a plus.

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 100 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.
• May crawl under equipment to reach work area.
• 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:
• (3) Three – (5) Five years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Two-year college degree in business or related field preferred, or equivalent experience.
• Experience in a non-union manufacturing environment a plus.
• Proficient in MS Office applications such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
• Excellent communication, conflict management, decision-making, motivational and organizational skills required.
• Strong self-confidence and leadership skills required.
• Must be able to uphold Hearthside’s mission, vision and values on a daily basis.
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Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time: General Labor – 1st & 2nd Shift (Weekends Only)

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:
We have a variety of general labor openings throughout our facilities. Previous manufacturing experience isn’t needed! What is important is a strong work ethic and ability to work in a team environment! You might be mixing products, weighing/scaling material, packaging material, or supplying our lines with product. Whatever role you are assigned to, you will need to be reliable and able to work within industry standard Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) at all times. Some of the GMP’s will vary by location (i.e., artificial nails/eyelashes, nail polish, jewelry, etc. cannot be worn while producing and/or packaging food products).

Hours of Operation – Weekends Only (Part-Time):
1st Shift: 5:00AM to 2:30PM
2nd Shift: 2:30PM to 1:00AM
Start and end times may vary.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Inspect product for quality and any signs of foreign material contamination.
• Supply production lines as needed.
• Responsible for correct placement of product on line or in containers, boxes, or pallets.
• Maintains works area in a clean and organized manner.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
• Must be knowledgeable in GMPs or the willingness to learn.
• Sufficient math skills.
• Must have the ability to understand and follow all safety policies and procedures
• Ability to read and write in English preferred
Job Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
Work Environment:
• This is a manufacturing environment and there will be an exposure to a variety of machines, noise levels, and varying temperatures.
• This is a team environment; all employees must be able to work together and communicate in a respectful and professional manner.
• Must be able to work necessary overtime based on staffing needs and customer demand, as well as across shifts.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to stand and work with your hands throughout the duration of the shift.
• Ability to lift at least 25lbs.
• Depending on which location, our environments can be very cold or very warm.

Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CI Specialist

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 Specialist is responsible for driving sustainable Process Improvements in the facility by delivering breakthrough results in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Morale. The CI Manager works closely with plant leadership, Regional CI, and department employees to achieve results. This position requires strong technical, Lean Manufacturing, and hands-on leadership skills to drive cultural change in the plant.
Job Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Leads, facilitates, and coaches full week Kaizen events to drive sustainable improvements
Coach Point Kaizen facilitators through prework, the event, and sustainment
Works closely with Plant CI team and CI Champions to:
◦ Develop and execute improvement action plans
◦ Executes and improves Center lining, SMED, and other various heatmaps to drive improvement within the facility
◦ Build an employee engaged work environment
◦ Provide and teach CI tools to CI and Non-CI employees
Ability to perform theory of constraints analysis, identify the constraint, and implement practical and effective solutions to improving throughput
Establishes and drives productivity pipeline roadmaps across departments and facility
Tracks and analyzes the CI initiatives including driving the cost savings program for the site to meet annual cost savings target.
Working knowledge of P&L/financial acumen to course correct CI plans based on weekly financial and P&L results as needed, identify cost savings, and to track effectiveness of lean activities
Understands and drives the use of SAP tools to understand the needs of the plant
Responsible for implementing and coaching HPS tools to improve all areas of plants
Build cultural Lean change throughout the plant
Leverage resources and share best practices across multiple plants when possible
Facilitate and coach RCA tools and methodology to drive waste out of the process
Work with customers, suppliers and all levels of management staff
Responsible for managing multiple projects concurrently
Ensure the facility implements and maintains Continuous Improvement initiatives

Required Competencies & Knowledge:
Knowledge and experience with SAP
The CI Manager should possess extensive technical skills and hands-on experience in continuous improvement manufacturing activities
Bias for action, change agent, challenging the status quo to drive to operations excellence
Strong will to drive change and influence without authority
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work with autonomy.
Must be accurate, detail-oriented and maintain the utmost confidentiality.

Ability To:
Ability to effectively present information to employees, top management, public groups and/or board of directors.
Ability to define problems, collect and calculate data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and/or schedule form.
Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.
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 Work Environment:
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 and reach throughout the day; hands, fingers, arms, stand, walk, climb and/or balance approximately.
Ability to see, hear and talk.
Ability to work in light to moderate noise levels.
Ability to work across multiple shifts

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Engineering, Business or Operations.
Bakeries a strong plus
2 (two) – 3 (three) years’ experience in the Continuous Improvement
1 (one) – 2 (two) years’ in a manufacturing environment, preferred

Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.