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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 - 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

 


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.

Location/Travel:

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

Job Type: Full-time


Maintenance Technician

OPERATIONS • WHEELING, WV, DENVER, CO, CHINO, CA

Essential Functions

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.

Leadership Competencies

Leaders at all levels and in all roles at Ziegenfelder strive to demonstrate leadership competencies. As Maintenance Manager, you will demonstrate:

  • Integrity: Is direct and truthful, is ethical in making decisions and speaks candidly about tough issues. Is open-minded and listens to tribe members at all levels. Is widely trusted by others and keeps confidences.
  • Self-awareness: Has an accurate picture of strengths and weaknesses and is willing to improve.
  • Accountability: Seeks to take responsibility before placing blame. Able to react when unexpected problems arise, and proactive in developing plans to prevent problems from reoccurring. Admits mistakes, owns failures and commits to deliver expectations and responsibilities.
  • Credibility: Makes decisions and problem solves based on regulations, facts, data and science. Clearly understands and communicates performance standards and expectations to others and is willing to hold self and others accountable to performance standards.
  • Commitment: Contributes maximum effort to support company initiatives and is tenacious when problem solving for the good of the tribe and organization. Willing to go above and beyond to support success for others and the company.
  • Teamwork: Focuses others’ energy on common goals, priorities and problems. Seeks common ground in an effort to resolve conflicts. Works harmoniously with colleagues and departments.
  • Initiative: Works to identify and seize opportunities when they arise. Demonstrates initiative and is motivated to drive improvement. Skilled at original thought when evaluating problems and developing action plans.  Able to consult with peers and third parties when additional expertise may be needed. 
  • Values and gives feedback: Seeks out, responds to, shares, and uses feedback.

Qualifications and Education Requirements       

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience in industrial maintenance ideally in a food environment
  • 5+ years of experience in a Maintenance Technician role, preferably in the food manufacturing environment or equivalent/relevant experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment highly preferred or equivalent/relevant experience.
  • 2+ years of experience as a machinist.
  • Ability to motivate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Candidate must be flexible in working any shift available for this position

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.
  • 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.

 

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