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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: 

Team Leader

A Ziegenfelder Team Leader is responsible for:

  • Supervising production teams to ensure safe and efficient operation of production lines, producing quality Ziegenfelder treats for delivery to customers.
  • Supporting Quality Supervisors, Quality Technicians, Reliefs, Operators, and Production Staff to produce and package quality Ziegenfelder treats.
  • Coordinating with Production Supervisor to manage staffing level ensuring safe, efficient, and productive use of employees.
  • Verifying production paperwork to confirm completion, and accuracy, of raw material usage logs, metal detector calibrations, and product quality checks.
  • Undertaking proper corrective action in the event of defective product.
  • Coordinating with Plant Director and Production Supervisor to review and manage production schedules, cleaning operations, and product changeovers.
  • Working with Production Supervisor to ensure Operators have the leadership skills and abilities necessary to lead production teams to success.
  • This position is responsible for the food safety of our products

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Good spatial awareness working around manufacturing equipment.

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.

Job Type: Full-time


Quality Assurance Technician

A Ziegenfelder Quality 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.
  • Follow HACCP, GMP, SOP, and SSOP programs and coordinating all documentation to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local, and Ziegenfelder directives, policies and procedures.
  • Conducting regular audits of documentation to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and Ziegenfelder directives, policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Education, experience and training with Food Safety, HACCP, SQF, Sanitation (SSOP & GMP) and/or other food safety systems and Quality Assurance process improvement skills required.  SQF certification preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in Food Manufacturing preferred. 

Physical Abilities:

  • Moving and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. regularly.

Job Type: Full-time


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.

Job Type: Full-time


Freezer Technician

A Ziegenfelder Freezer Technician is responsible for:

  • Palletize and move finished product.
  • 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.
  • This position is responsible for the food safety of our products

Qualifications and Education Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 1 to 3 years 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:

  • Subject to extreme cold less than 32 degree F for more than one hour.
  • May be subject to noise above 85 decibels.
  • Necessary visual acuity to operate forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • May need to exert up to 50lbs of force occasionally, up to 30lbs of force frequently and up to 10lbs of force constantly.
  • May need to climb, balance, stoop, crouch, reach, stand, push, and pull frequently during a shift.

Job Type: Full-time


Maintenance Technician

A Ziegenfelder Maintenance Technician is responsible for:

  • Prepares and sets up machinery for scheduled production runs.
  • Troubleshooting and providing immediate preventative and corrective maintenance support to production lines, conveyor belts, and small ancillary equipment.
  • Checking and maintaining proper fluid levels for various pieces of equipment.
  • Perform overhauls on equipment and new equipment installation.
  • Performs maintenance tasks such as mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, electronics (PLC’s) and hydraulic troubleshooting, and repair of packing and production equipment.
  • Comply with OSHA Safety and Health rules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed.

Qualifications and Education Requirements: 

  • Associate or bachelor’s Degree in mechanical related field or 1 year of experience in the maintenance field.
  • Ability to repair conveyor systems, to use a multimeter, to troubleshoot heat controls.
  • Experience in the food industry and experience working with ammonia refrigeration.

Physical Abilities:

  • Required to lift up to 50 pounds in weight, from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
  • Ability to wear a NIOSH approved cartridge respirator and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA.).
  • Able to work a flexible schedule.

Job Type: Full-time