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The Ziegenfelder Company: Strong Roots, Cool Treats & Awesome Values

The Ziegenfelder Company is a family-owned business that creates millions of smiles each year through the delicious treats we make.  We value creativity and innovation and are committed to our amazing workforce and the communities in which we live and work.

Each year our team produces the highest quality, lowest-price ice water products in the industry. We're seeking talented, results-oriented professionals to join our team and be a part of our Zieggy Tribe.

You will thrive at The Ziegenfelder Company if you have a passion for people, enjoy a fast-pace environment, and want to experience world-class training that will impact you both in your work and life.

The Ziegenfelder Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Open Positions:

Production Staff

Ziegenfelder Production Staff are responsible for:

  • Placing sealed individual units in packaging and ensuring proper package sealing.
  • Repackaging improperly sealed, or coded, product.
  • Disposing of scrap product and raw materials.
  • Keeping work area clean.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Food Service/Production Experience
  • High School/GED

Physical Abilities:

  • Standing up to 12 hours per day.
  • Moving and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. regularly.
  • Bending, twisting, reaching and grasping actions.
  • Good spatial awareness working around manufacturing equipment.

Working Conditions:

  • Subject to cold temperatures of less than 32F for more than one hour with proper protection equipment.
  • May be subject to noise above 85 decibels with proper protection equipment.

Job Type: Full-time


Maintenance Technician

A Ziegenfelder Maintenance Technician is responsible for:

  • Ensuring production equipment is set up and maintained to produce quality Ziegenfelder treats ready for delivery to customers.
  • Preparing and configuring machinery for scheduled production runs.
  • Troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, electronics (PLC’s), and hydraulic systems and providing immediate corrective maintenance support to production lines, conveyor belts, and ancillary production equipment.
  • Checking and maintaining proper fluid levels in various pieces of equipment.
  • Performing overhauls of existing production equipment.
  • Maintaining and repairing ammonia refrigeration equipment.
  • Installing new production equipment.
  • Reading and interpreting equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Complying with OSHA Safety and Health rules.
  • This position is responsible for the food safety of our products

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience in industrial maintenance ideally in a food environment
  • Experience working with ammonia refrigeration.

Physical Abilities:

  • Standing up to 12 hours per day.
  • Moving and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. regularly.
  • Bending, twisting, reaching and grasping actions.
  • Good spatial awareness working around manufacturing equipment.

Working Conditions:

  • Subject to cold temperatures of less than 32F for more than one hour with proper protection equipment.
  • May be subject to noise above 85 decibels with proper protection equipment.

Job Type: Full-time


Quality Assurance Technician

A Ziegenfelder Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that finished Ziegenfelder treats are ready for delivery to customers by properly preparing raw material inputs, monitoring production processes, and inspecting final products.
  • Analyzing and documenting quality assurance processes and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Conducting production support to include mix making, equipment cleaning, product quality testing/sampling, and completion of the master sanitation schedule tasks.
  • Verifying finished product meets quality standards of color, taste, quantity, wrap, and Rainbow Array.
  • Managing HACCP, GMP, SOP, and SSOP programs and coordinating all documentation to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local, and Ziegenfelder directives, policies and procedures.
  • Performing microbiological and chemistry testing to insure product safety.
  • Managing internal lab functions including: microbial samples, document completion & control, comparing internal laboratory results with outside laboratory results, and dairy product release / hold management.
  • Conducting regular audits of documentation to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and Ziegenfelder directives, policies and procedures.
  • Working with Quality, Process & Innovation Director to champion, support, and lead quality and process improvement initiatives.
  • Maintaining training library of QA best practices.
  • Analyzing, documenting, and improving the customer complaint, compliment, and non-operational feedback processes.
  • This position is responsible for the food safety of our products

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

 

  • High School Diploma preferred.
  • Strong computer skills to include the use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Great multitasking skills

Physical Abilities:

  • Standing up to 12 hours per day.
  • Moving and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. regularly.
  • Bending, twisting, reaching and grasping actions.
  • Good spatial awareness working around manufacturing equipment.

Working Conditions:

  • Subject to cold temperatures of less than 32F for more than one hour with proper protection equipment.
  • May be subject to noise above 85 decibels with proper protection equipment.

Job Type: Full-time


Freezer Technician

A Ziegenfelder Freezer Technician is responsible for:

  • Pulling finished products from the production conveyor belt and stacking on pallets properly.
  • Checking all products to ensure proper coding.
  • Ensuring proper amount of product is neatly stacked on pallets and all boxes on the pallet meet quality standards.
  • Wrapping palletized product with plastic stretch wrap.
  • Ensuring proper tags are printed and posted on all palletized products.
  • Ensuring that inventory is properly entered in appropriate inventory tracking systems.
  • Ensuring all palletized product is properly located in warehouse for picking.
  • Picking palletized product for shipping.
  • Communicating with operations to ensure correct amount of raw materials are readily available for each shift.
  • Maintaining a clean and organized work environment.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 - 3 years of warehouse experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate electric powered forklifts and electric powered pallet jacks.
  • Must be able to work in cold temperatures.
  • Must be available to work all shifts to include weekends and holidays.

Physical Abilities:

  • Possesses visual acuity to safely operate forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • May need to exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 30 lbs. of force frequently, and up to 10 lbs. of force constantly.
  • May need to climb, balance, stoop, crouch, reach, stand, push, and pull frequently during a shift.

Working Conditions:

  • Subject to cold temperatures of less than 32F for more than one hour with proper protection equipment.
  • May be subject to noise above 85 decibels with proper protection equipment.

Job Type: Full-time


Maintenance Manager

A Ziegenfelder Maintenance Manager is responsible for:

  • Managing and leading all Maintenance Technicians at a Ziegenfelder manufacturing location.
  • Utilizing our CMMS system to plan for predictive and preventative maintenance activities.
  • Facilitating proactive interaction with all internal departments, to ensure proactive maintenance activity.
  • Leading creation and implementation of Preventative Maintenance Program for the company.
  • Ensuring production equipment is set up and maintained to produce quality Ziegenfelder treats ready for delivery to customers.
  • Troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, electronics (PLC’s), and hydraulic systems and providing immediate corrective maintenance support to production lines, conveyor belts, and ancillary production equipment.
  • Leading annual vital line rebuild and other projects as required.
  • Preforming overhauls of existing production equipment, maintaining and repairing ammonia refrigeration equipment.
  • Installing new production equipment.
  • Reading and interpreting equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience in industrial maintenance, ideally in a food environment.
  • Electrical experience and experience in industrial control systems required.
  • 5-10 years of management/leadership experience in a Maintenance role required.
  • Experience working with ammonia refrigeration is a plus.

Physical Abilities:

  • Standing up to 8 hours per day.
  • Moving and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. regularly.
  • Bending, twisting, reaching and grasping actions.
  • Good spatial awareness working around manufacturing equipment.

Working Conditions:

  • Subject to cold temperatures of less than 32F for more than one hour with proper protection equipment.
  • May be subject to noise above 85 decibels with proper protection equipment.

Job Type: Full-time


Director of People and Culture

The Ziegenfelder Director of People and Culture is responsible for:

  • As a core member of the leadership team, playing a central role in shaping the development of plans for organizational growth and transformation, particularly from the perspective of the impact on our people.
  • Translating strategic and tactical business plans into practical and effective people plans. Establishing credibility by providing organizational insight, judgment and influence.
  • Fostering a workplace environment brimming with passion and enthusiasm. Displaying a “can-do” attitude in all business dealings and effectively motivating team members to achieve stretch goals.
  • Leading people resource initiatives that drive results and accelerate achievement. Establishing and executing short and long-range team goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures. Setting priorities and optimizing resources to accomplish the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Establishing and implementing strategies and practices to drive success in talent assessment, talent acquisition, organizational development, employee engagement, onboarding, performance management and leadership development.
  • Developing a career progression framework and succession planning process so career growth opportunities are available and understood among all team members.
  • Driving the development and administration of progressive and proactive compensation programs which provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective employee performance. Staying abreast of key metrics, external benchmark data and competitive analysis.
  • Building upon and implementing existing and innovative training plans, as well as the development and delivery of future ongoing learning and training programming.
  • Maximizing digital, mobile, social and all technology for talent acquisition, training, communication, cross facility/functional interaction and promoting our great place to work
  • Conducting research and maintaining current knowledge of demographics & trend analysis along with emerging best practices as a talent, engagement and culture employer of choice

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • 10+ years of increasingly responsible experience in a people and culture environment with growing and transforming companies.
  • Deep operational knowledge of people and culture initiatives, specifically around employee engagement, company/employee culture, and internal communications.
  • Demonstrated ability in establishing people and culture as a high-impact, well-respected function which has credibility and influence and is widely viewed within the organization as a strategic partner.
  • Advanced people and organizational management skills, with a track record of developing engaged performers and coaching others on how to motivate and inspire teams.
  • Extensive experience with a non-exempt/exempt workforce with organizational change experience, including talent development and culture realignment.
  • Track record of successfully meeting or exceeding organizational targets, achieving ambitious goals, and driving significant impact.
  • Broad experience in traditional and non-traditional human resources functions.
  • Demonstrated competence in thinking strategically, analytically, conceptually and innovatively. Able to quickly and creatively analyze, simplify and execute solutions to complex challenges.
  • Admirable work ethic, a love of learning new things, and a desire to go above and beyond when it really counts.
  • Respect for the core elements of Zieggy’s key values, including the power of empathy and need for creative diversity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, psychology, human resources management, organizational development, business management or related fields.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% based on business needs.

Physical Abilities:

  • Good spatial awareness working around manufacturing equipment.

Working Conditions:

  • Subject to cold temperatures of less than 32F for more than one hour with proper protection equipment.
  • May be subject to noise above 85 decibels with proper protection equipment.

Job Type: Full-time