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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


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


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.
  • Leading and driving a team in a manner consistent with Ziegenfelder Values.
  • Supporting Safety, Quality and the Operation Teams to produce and package quality Ziegenfelder treats.
  • Coordinating with Production Supervisor to manage staffing levels ensuring safe, efficient, and productive use of employees.
  • Ensuring that environmental and safety expectations are followed during the shift and that exceptions, needs or opportunities are addressed and shared via our Event Management application.
  • Verifying production paperwork to confirm completion, and accuracy, of raw material usage logs, metal detector calibrations, and product quality checks.
  • Undertaking proper corrective/preventative actions when there is a safety, quality or defective product event.
  • 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.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2+ years of experience in a management or leadership role required, preferably in the food manufacturing environment.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment highly preferred.
  • Ability to motivate and lead in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience leading and driving a team towards specific production goals or KPIs is a must.
  • Mechanical or operational background, in addition to the above qualifications, is a plus.
  • OSHA 10-hour General Industry Training and Certification a plus.
  • Root-cause or problem-solving training 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