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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:

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

The Ziegenfelder Director, Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for:

  • Ensure an efficient, effective and comprehensive process for developing financial plans and analysis that links to strategic objectives.
  • Spearhead the implementation and optimization of the corporate forecasting tool and integration with an interactive dashboard platform such as Power BI.
  • Perform in depth financial analysis, build strategic models, and develop fact based recommendations to help the leadership team make informed business decisions.
  • Drive alignment and consistency within the business areas including, Sales, Operations, Engineering, Marketing and P&C. Partner with understand needs and provide tools and processes they can leverage.
  • Gauge the company’s overall financial health, primarily by using key financial ratios such as the debt to equity ratio, current ratio, and interest coverage ratio.
  • Examine and evaluate the cost-efficiency of each department, in light of what percentage of the company’s financial resources each department consumes.
  • Prepare internal reports for executive leadership and supporting their decision making.
  • Creating, updating, and maintaining financial models and detailed forecasts of the company’s future operations.
  • Compare historical results against budgets and forecasts, and perform variance analysis to explain differences in performance and make improvements going forward.
  • Lead and support any ad hoc financial analysis, modeling, and analytical support.
  • Forecasting analysis for customer modeling and business development to support company growth.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • 10+ years of progressively complex roles with financial planning and analysis experience/understanding.
  • Demonstrated sound analytical depth and strong technical capability in finance and scenario modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience building and developing a team and individuals.
  • Ability to work in a rigorous environment where priorities can change quickly; strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to partner cross functionally, through strong relationship building, influencing, negotiating and communication skills, with all levels of management.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint), as well as experienced with budgeting, financial reporting and general ledger software applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or related field.

Preferences:

  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • MBA with a concentration in Business, Accounting, or Finance or CPA  
  • Experience with Microsoft Navision, PowerBI, Excel Forecasting Models
  • M&A experience preferred, CapEx modeling, scenario planning

Location/Travel:

  • This position is located in Wheeling, WV
  • Remote work could be considered for the right candidate

Job Type: Full-time


Production Staff - Wheeling, Chino, and Denver

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.

Location/Travel:

  • Positions are available in Wheeling, WV; Chino, CA; and Denver, CO.

Job Type: Full-time


Maintenance Technician - Denver

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.

Location/Travel:

  • This position is located in Denver, CO. 

Job Type: Full-time


Freezer Technician - Wheeling and Denver

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.

Location/Travel:

  • Positions are available in Wheeling, WV and Denver, CO.

Job Type: Full-time


Plant Engineer

The Ziegenfelder Plant Engineer is responsible for:

  • Coordinate and direct projects with detailed plans to accomplish goals and oversee the integration of technical and mechanical activities.
  • Plan and lead the installation, testing, operation, preventative maintenance, maintenance and repair of production, auxiliary, and overall facility equipment to create a streamlined and effective process.
  • Provide guidance and inspire the work of our maintenance tribe, collaborating closely on the training and development of maintenance staff competencies.
  • Develop, document and implement policies, standards and procedures for the preventative maintenance, engineering and technical work performed.
  • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, and making decisions regarding purchases of materials or services.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of design engineering
  • Experience with large manufacturing equipment, preferably in the food and beverage industry
  • Ability to manage multiple projects / assignments simultaneously
  • Skilled in team building and demonstrated experience in effectively working with cross functional teams to get positive results
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and complex problem solving
  • Working knowledge & programming experience in PLC’s and HMI’s, preferably in Allen Bradley
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, AutoCAD or SolidWorks
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, industrial or manufacturing highly preferred)

Physical Abilities:

  • Standing up to 8 hours per day.
  • Moving and lifting objects weighing up to 20 lbs. regularly.
  • Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, 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.

Location:

  • This position is based in Wheeling, WV

Job Type: Full-time


Quality Assurance Technician

The 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.

Location:

  • This position is based in Wheeling, WV

Job Type: Full-time