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Careers

WellPet's growing family of brands is based in a small company, family business legacy with over 100 years of making the finest quality natural pet food.


As we continue to find new ways to bring innovation and nutritional excellence to our products, we are always looking for talented and creative people who share our Vision, Mission and Values. We're especially interested if you share our love of animals, our passion for quality and our desire to make a difference in the community we share with our pets.


What makes WellPet different?
Members of our team have shared in their own words what they love most about working here in our Top 10 Reasons to Work at WellPet.


Use the search function below to see a list of jobs that match your specific criteria. To see a list of all available career opportunities click on the "View All" button. If you are interested in any of the positions listed here, you can apply directly by clicking the link at the end of each job posting. You may also submit your resume to jobs@wellpet.com or fax to 978-863-0345.


Thank you for your interest in WellPet.



Available Positions
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Planner/Buyer - Tewksbury, MA

We are currently recruiting for a Planner/Buyer.  In this position you will report to the Director of Supply Chain Planning and be responsible for the timely production planning of finished goods and for all communication and coordination between our manufacturing facility and partners, and all supporting disciplines.  Specifically, you will:

  • Plan/Procure Finished Goods in support of our demand forecast and inventory goals.
  • Maintain and track supply chain planning metrics critical to customer fulfillment, product freshness, inventory management & co manufacturing vendor performance.
  • Drive all planning operations related activities/ tasks per required monthly schedule.
  • Drive the co manufacturer vendor-WellPet relationship, track finished products yield performance, ensure production, testing and delivery of finished goods per WellPet required lead times.
  • Support the marketing group with transition of inventory related to new product launches, line extensions and any other changes.
  • Work with existing suppliers on an ongoing basis to support program and product requirements.
  • Support the Sales and Operations Planning process as needed by collecting data, preparing presentations, etc.
  • Travel to suppliers as needed.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is analytical, detail oriented, and organized.  Other requirements include: 

  • BS degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of planning, purchasing and vendor relationship management experience in a manufacturing environment or a consumer products/goods company
  • Strong analytical & reporting skills
  • Exposure to forecasting and demand planning preferred, ability/willingness to learn the process required
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple disciplines and lead everyone to a common goal
  • Extensive experience using formal planning systems (MS, MRP, ERP & Demand Planning) IFS experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and implementation of Lean tools and process mapping a plus.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude

Click to apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9049351

Demand Planner - Tewksbury, MA

We are currently recruiting for a Demand Planner.  In this position you will report to the Director of Supply Chain Planning and be responsible for participating in the monthly Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process, generate statistical forecasts of customer demand and will be responsible to facilitate a process to obtain forecast inputs from Sales, Marketing, Finance and Business Management to provide forecasts and convert them into demand plans that drive the Supply Chain planning process. The demand planner will own forecast accuracy at the business, category level down to the UPC, Week, and Distribution Center Level. The demand planner role is to research, question, and align projected sales expectations by working with business partners to arrive at the highest accuracy and the least variability forecast. Generate monthly, weekly, and statistical adjusted forecasts for assigned product categories using inputs from all available sources.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Attain forecast accuracy targets as specified. Forecasts needs to be reviewed weekly even though the S&OP forecasting process is monthly.
  • Work with key contacts in Supply chain, Sales, Operations and Finance to obtain forecast inputs as part of the monthly S&OP process.
  • Assimilate these forecast inputs electronically to ensure consistency in definitions and formats.
  • Systematically identify and work to reconcile discrepancies among inputs prior to monthly review meeting.
  • Manage ongoing systems maintenance and ensure a high level of data integrity.
  • Be able to notice data inconsistencies and to manipulate various data via experimentation, trial & error.
  • Participate in and/or facilitate monthly S&OP discussions resulting in twelve-month rolling consensus demand plans by product group for total and assigned product categories.
  • Work with production planning and deployment to transfer/translate Sales & Operation Planning forecasts for operational purposes (i.e. ensure consistency in disaggregating to SKU-Distribution Center level).
  • Ensure successful customer promotion execution through communication with appropriate teams.
  • Play a role in the annual planning process by identifying gaps between the plan and forecasts and be able to make recommendations on how and where opportunities lie to make up the difference.
  • Track and align sales inputs to change in business and promotions.
  • Track weekly/monthly forecast error results versus established targets.
  • Identify and report on root cause for forecast error below targets.
  • Assist in establishing annual forecast accuracy targets.
  • Ability to improve turn and reduce distress through improved accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is analytical, detail oriented, and organized.  Other requirements include: 

  • BS degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of forecasting and demand planning; experience in a manufacturing environment or a consumer products/goods company preferred
  • Strong analytical & reporting skills
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple disciplines and lead everyone to a common goal
  • Extensive experience using formal planning systems (On Demand, MS, MRP, ERP) IFS experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and implementation of Lean tools and process mapping a plus.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude

To apply, please click here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10729811

Sales Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

Our inside sales team at WellPet is made up of sales analytics professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets and work cross functionally to ensure our products are readily available for pets to enjoy! Are you a data and systems driven person whose passions are data integrity, analytical reporting and organization?  Can you identify data gaps, update systems and work cross functionally to communicate results?  If so, we would love to talk with you about this great opportunity.     In this position you will report to the Senior Manager of Customer Analytics and be responsible for all components associated with sales reporting and CRM maintenance.  In addition you would be responsible for the weekly/monthly delivery of standard reporting and managing the communication of these vehicles..

 

Here’s a bit more on what you would be doing:

 

  • Guiding and overseeing the monthly sales data load process from our Distributor Network to ensure full data integrity.
    • Data validation to ensure full integrity
    • Systematically identify and reconcile discrepancies
    • Manage the “New” account assignment process
    • Manage field territory changes
    • Field maintenance requests
    • Standard monthly reporting analysis
    • Work closely with IT to ensure all processes run smoothly to ensure timely delivery of the data
  • Administering the CRM system.
    • Company set up and maintenance
    • Promotion creation and reporting
    • Systematically identify and reconcile discrepancies
    • Standard monthly reporting analysis
    • Field Spend Administrative activities, Reporting and Maintenance
    • Manage Field Communication page with cross functional departments
  • Preparing ad hoc management and sales reports from company database.
  • Analyzing data input.
  • Living the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us!

 

We really need an individual who is analytical, detail oriented, organized, technically savvy, and results oriented.  What else should you bring?

  • BS in Business, Finance, Accounting or in a related field is a must have
  • More than 5 years analytical experience working in a consumer products/goods company
  • Strong reporting skills, including experience designing, validating, analyzing and acting on data
  • Expert level knowledge of Excel as well as experience with other business software applications to gather analyze and report sales data, i.e. Access and Business Intelligence tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong, results-oriented, project management skills with demonstrated ability to work well in a team
  • Knowledge and usage of CRM systems is a plus
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Power Point
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can do” attitude.

 

Click here (or copy and paste this url into your browser) to apply: bit.ly/1MtghET

 


eCommerce Marketing Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

We are excited to announce an opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for an eCommerce Marketing Analyst to join our Marketing Team. Reporting to the Senior eCommerce Marketing Manager, you will support the eCommerce marketing team in our customer marketing strategy development and activation within the eCommerce (Amazon, Chewy, Wag, Pet360, and other eCommerce retailers) and Direct-to-Consumer channels.  However, more importantly, you will be directly responsible for helping WellPet better leverage and interpret the data and metrics we have to identify the drivers and barriers to growth and capitalize on the trends, opportunities and best practices so that we may continue to lead in this exciting and evolving space.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Help to drive profitable growth in our eCommerce and D2C channels, ensuring we are maximizing opportunities to strengthen customer partnerships, drive revenue and build our brands’ equities.
  • Assist team in the development and execution of the annual eCommerce customer marketing plans, calendars, P&Ls and required budgets/resources that deliver on channel and brand strategies, revenue goals, profitability targets and customer objectives.
  • Be go-to expert on online 4P tracking platform, monitoring WellPet brand online pricing, promotion, placement and presence across all eCommerce retailers, proactively flagging opportunities, trends and issues in combination with other data sources and performing periodic analyses as needed.
  • Manage and optimize brand presence and product content across all key eCommerce retailers to maximize search visibility, brand engagement and conversion. 
    • Manage internal database of current and new product content and compile product content update forms for submission to eCommerce retailers
    • Leverage manual audits and 4P tracking platform to flag missing content, wrong content, insufficient content and monitor eCommerce retailer compliance post submission
    • Track implementation dates and leverage sales, costs and search ranking data (as available) to measure ROI/impact of content optimization
    • Audit competitors, other categories and other retailers and recommend ideas and opportunities for improved brand presence
  • Own and optimize the WellPet new item setup process internally so to ensure timely and efficient coordination, completion and submission of all new product data forms and assets for on-time, successful launches across all of our eCommerce retailers.
  • Work between appropriate internal brand and external partner teams to coordinate all creative assets for all eCommerce merchandising, marketing and media campaign activity to ensure latest brand communication in market and drive brand equity.
  • Assist team with all requests relating to marketing and sales budgets to ensure timely accrual, invoicing and payment between WellPet and all partners.
  • Leverage internal and external sales data to identify sales trends by retailer, brand, category and SKUs, monitor market, program and activity performance and conduct post-analysis to calculate ROI and develop best practices and recommendations for future programming.
  • Manage eCommerce internal and external sales data to ensure accurate reporting and analysis.
  • Audit online distribution and out-of-stock metrics as part of day-to-day performance analysis, but also to flag to team for inventory management improvement to maximize revenue opportunities.
  • Assist in compilation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual performance scorecards across all key eCommerce metrics for internal reporting and accountability.
  • Assist in annual and monthly sales and operations planning process as needed to ensure accurate forecasting of current and new products in market.
  • Leads occasional special projects as assigned based on business opportunity or need.
  • Keeps up-to-date and educated on
    • new advertising, retail and technology opportunities as they relate to the eCommerce channel
    • competitive and retail activity
    • category, brand, eCommerce and commercial best practices and insights
  • And make recommendations as appropriate so to cultivate culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Live the WellPet Vision, Mission and Values and do whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree; business or marketing preferred
  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience in an eCommerce, digital, marketing and/or sales role
  • Previous sales, brand, trade and/or customer marketing experience a plus
  • Previous eCommerce and/or digital experience, especially related to SEO, a plus
  • Previous pet supply channel or pet category experience a plus
  • Positive go-getter attitude and passion for the eCommerce and digital space
  • Intense curiosity and desire to tell stories with data
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Ability to learn and master new data platforms and tools and grow analytical skillset
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to understand and interpret multiple data sources, simple and complex, within the context of the business, solve both known and previously unknown problems and translate data and insights into actionable recommendations
  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to drive results
  • Expandable capacity, excellent time and project management skills and ability to multi-task in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated skills in areas of:
    • Strong relationship-building and collaboration skills
    • Creative and strategic thinking ability
    • Action and results-orientation
    • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Highly Proficient with MS Excel and Proficient in other Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%

 

Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/1bi7Kre

Associate eCommerce Marketing Manager - Tewksbury, MA

We are excited to announce an opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for an Associate eCommerce Marketing Manager to join our Marketing Team.  Reporting to the Senior eCommerce Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for helping lead customer marketing and sales strategy development and activation within the eCommerce (Amazon, Chewy, Wag, Pet360, and other eCommerce retailers) and Direct-to-Consumer channels.  

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Help to drive profitable growth in our eCommerce and D2C channels, ensuring we are maximizing opportunities to strengthen customer partnerships, drive revenue and build our brands’ equities.
  • Help lead the development and execution of the annual eCommerce customer marketing plans, calendars, P&Ls and required budgets/resources that deliver on channel and brand strategies, revenue goals, profitability targets and customer objectives.
  • Develop and implement strong go-to-market plans for all new product launches and new brand communication platforms in collaboration with our eCommerce retailers.
  • Manage and optimize brand presence and product content across all key eCommerce retailers to maximize search visibility, brand engagement and conversion.
  • Work with the WellPet brand teams to ensure brand equity integrity and appropriate and latest brand communication live in market.
  • Help monitor 4P’s in market and perform periodic analyses as needed to identify key issues, trends and opportunities.
  • Manage eCommerce marketing and sales budgets to maximize ROI and ensure timely accrual, invoicing and payment between WellPet and all partners.
  • Leverage internal and external data to monitor market and program performance and conduct post-analysis on customer initiatives to calculate ROI and develop best practices and recommendations for future programming.
  • Help coordinate and deliver weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual performance scorecards across all key eCommerce metrics for internal reporting and accountability.
  • Participate in annual and monthly sales and operations planning process to ensure accurate forecasting of current and new products in market.
  • Champion business needs for the customers you support and train, coach and develop the extended team to ensure all key objectives are met.
  • Lead occasional special projects as assigned based on business opportunity or need.
  • Communicate crucial brand, market, trade and competitive information on timely basis.
  • Keeps up-to-date and educated on
    • new advertising, retail and technology opportunities as they relate to the eCommerce channel
    • competitive and retail activity
    • category, brand, eCommerce and commercial best practices and insights

And make recommendations as appropriate so to cultivate culture of continuous learning and improvement.

  • Live the WellPet Vision, Mission and Values and do whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree; business or marketing preferred 
  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience in a eCommerce, marketing and/or sales role
  • Previous experience managing eCommerce retailers and/or an eCommerce platform highly preferred
  • Previous sales, brand, trade and/or customer marketing experience preferred
  • Previous P&L and budget responsibility preferred
  • Previous direct account management and/or customer interface experience a plus
  • Previous pet supply channel or pet category experience a plus
  • Positive go-getter attitude and passion for the eCommerce and digital space
  • Ability to translate market and shopper insights, brand strategies and customer needs into best-in-class customer marketing plans
  • Ability to leverage data to analyze and evaluate program and campaign performance and ROI
  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to drive results
  • Expandable capacity, excellent time and project management skills and ability to multi-task in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated skills in areas of:
    • Strong relationship-building and collaboration skills
    • Creative and strategic thinking ability
    • Action and results-orientation
    • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%-20%

 

Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/1Fa4ieK

Procurement Analyst - Tewksbury, MA

We have an immediate opening for a Procurement Analyst/Buyer to join our Purchasing Team.  Reporting to the Commodities Manager the Procurement analyst/ buyer is responsible for conducting analysis of pricing and volume data from internal manufacturing site and our co-manufacturers.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Research:
    • Conducting market research related to raw/packaging materials and tracking pricing trends and cost analysis.
    • Analyzing upstream feedstocks/commodities, creating cost models to understand impact on pricing of finished raw/packaging materials.
  • Cost Management:
    • Support managing cost across a diverse portfolio of commodities/ Raw / Packaging spend totaling $100 Million++ annually.
    • Understanding of TCO (total cost of ownership) process –
      • Knowledge of related upstream processes/ related costs for agricultural/ Protein commodities.
      • Acquire in depth understanding of key crop regions, crop cycles, yields and basis movements.
      • Ability to execute contract timing/ volume allocations to optimize WellPet’s spend.
  • Risk Mitigation:
    • Optimize WellPet’s raw materials supply base. Ensure material availability and manage vendor issues at WellPet’s internal/ external manufacturing sites.
    • Support WellPet’s –Vendor management program. Drive cross functional program along with Commodities manager to resolve quality, Regulatory, manufacturing requirements with vendor base.
    • Help identify and qualify new supply sources to reduce cost, simplify supply chain & improve quality of vendor base. Coordinate vendor qualification/ management processes with Quality/ Manufacturing & R&D.
    • Assist the Commodities manager with troubleshooting raw material management issues at the plant.
  • Co-manufacturing:
    • Work with WellPet’s co-manufacturers on: 
      • Analyzing Finished good pricing
      • Identify & drive value optimization initiatives for cost / manufacturing efficiencies.
    • Assist the Commodities & Co manufacturing Managers in initiatives related to developing WellPets co-manufacturing base.
  • Contract Negotiations:
    • Assist in negotiating with suppliers on raw materials and coordinating contract execution.


  • Project Management:
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, including meeting facilitation, documentation, timelines and cost savings.
  • Budget:
    • Assist Commodities manager with budget setting process.

 

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is an analytical self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.  Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • 4-6 years of experience working with data preferably in a manufacturing environment with an understanding of basic manufacturing cost models & processes.
  • Technically savvy with MS Excel and PowerPoint and Access. 
  • Supply Chain experience a plus.  
  • The ability to analyze and present data to multiple levels of the organization.
  • Well-developed project management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across different functions.
  • Ability to travel 25%

 

Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/1FGadqI

General Accounting Assistant - Tewksbury, MA

Summary: We have an immediate opening in our Tewksbury, MA location for a General Accounting Assistant to join our team.   In this position you will report to the Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Manager.  This position is responsible for the preparation of supplier invoices and expense reports.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Daily

  • Sort, date, and stamp daily mail
  • Match vendor invoices with purchase orders
  • Investigate and successfully resolve discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices
  • Scan and forward invoices by email for approval
  • Code and process approved invoices for payment
  • Reconcile vendor statements and communicate with vendors accordingly
  • Input critical vendor information
  • Audit Travel & Entertainment (T&E) reports for compliance to company T&E policy
  • Audit approved purchase requisitions and enter into ERP system
  • Audit approved Sales Discretionary forms (SDFs)

 

Weekly

  • Match weekly check run and mail vendor checks

 

Monthly

  • Perform month end close responsibilities including recording journal entries and accruals
  • Monthly Reconciliations

 

Other

  • Special projects as requested
  • Live the WellPet Vision, Mission and Values and do whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us.

 

 

Requirements:

  • Certificate or Associates Degree in Accounting preferred
  • Minimum two years experience in Accounts Payable
  • Significant experience in Microsoft Office – Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and work successfully in a fast-paced environment

 

 

To apply for this position, copy and paste this url into your browser: http://bit.ly/1GZoqNZ

Distribution Technician - Mishawaka, IN

POSITION SUMMARY: Under direction of the Warehouse Manager, performs a variety of functions related to shipment of customer orders and warehouse storage operations. Includes staging and preparation of pallets for shipment and accurate completion of required paperwork. Assures compliance with GMP’s and safety standards are maintained.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Ensures all outgoing shipments are picked accurately using a pre-printed customer order slip (Packing Slip).
  • Stages orders 2/3 days out for loading onto pallets for shipment.
  • Build loads for transport; each type of loading requires strict attention to order accuracy.
  • Stacks product required onto pallet according to the plant stacking requirements. Completed pallets may carry multiple SKU’s.
  • Ensure order is loaded in a manner that adheres to customer profile.
  • Complete Shipping Forms as required and insure distribution of copies follows established packing procedures.
  • Using a forklift, may unload finished product and supplies from incoming trailers, pallets or skids and transfer to correct storage areas.
  • Performs cycle counts on finished product by date.
  • Counts packaging materials as requested by supervisor.
  • Operates shrink wrap equipment.
  • Organize, maintain and store packaging materials as directed by Supervisor.
  • Advise supervisor of any unsafe conditions to assist in providing a safe environment for other workers who walk through the warehouse.
  • Follow and maintain GMP standards at all times.
  • Participate and assist in quarterly inventory process.
  • Safely operates forklift/stand up reach truck
  • Using forklift, delivers packaging to Plant lines.
  • Using forklift, removes loaded pallets to designated areas for compliance with Positive Release Program
  • Supplies production line with empty containers removes full product and moves to staging area.  Supplies packaging material to line as needed, loads trucks according to loading instructions and maintains pallet supplies in the building.
  • May fill out “Hold” tags in compliance with Quality Assurance Positive Release Program requirements.
  • Completes all required documentation with accuracy.
  • Advises appropriate leads of any unsafe conditions in both plant and warehouse areas.
  • Able to troubleshoot some equipment issues and advise maintenance of needed repairs or preventive care.
  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement ideas and implementation in assigned area.
  • Participate in team functions as required
  • Must maintain warehouse in an organized and clean manner to ensure safety and good manufacturing processes
  • Interact with warehouse team members, quality control, and production to maximize output and efficiency
  • Other duties as directed by the supervisor. 

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • Forklift, Hand truck, Tape gun, shrink wrap machine, scan gun proficient

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to perform counts using basic arithmetic skill.
  • Demonstrated forklift/stand up reach truck operation skills.
  • Scan gun proficient
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs consistently throughout shift.
  • Tolerance for both hot and cold environment.
  • Prior experience working in warehouse environment desirable.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions.
  • Communicates well verbally and in writing using the English language
  • High School or GED equivalent
Process Technician - Mishawaka, Indiana

POSITION SUMMARY:  Set-up, operate and disassemble, processing equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and GMPs.  Operate processing equipment, grinding, batching, extrusion, drying, coating, fresh meat according to scheduled production needs.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Set-up, operate and disassemble, processing equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and GMPs.
  • Responsible for setting up and starting up production equipment according to the production schedule.
  • Troubleshoots production line equipment as needed.
  • Monitor product, visually and with micrometer; ensure product is running according to job specifications
  • Monitors equipment and uses tools to make adjustments and perform basic maintenance as required.
  • Practices and maintains the highest safety, quality and product standards.
  • Changes die to insure correct kibble sizes by brand and SKU.
  • Checks and documents moisture, temperature, protein and liquid fat levels on frequent basis to ensure product meets all quality parameters.
  • Observes and maintains safe, efficient machine operation on all production runs.
  • May provide assistance to packaging line employees and pallet loaders as necessary for efficient production needs.
  • Insures cleanliness of production area.
  • Trains other associates to run production equipment as needed.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement ideas and implementation in assigned area.
  • Participates in quarterly inventory process.
  • Works to achieve 100% on-time completion of scheduled production
  • Assists with entering information into company’s monitoring system
  • Completes and fills out daily logs and paperwork, completes daily cleaning and preventative maintenance tasks
  • Ensure equipment is properly operated according to safety guidelines
  • Understands and performs Lock-out/Tag-out procedures
  • Follows plant safety procedures and guidelines including wearing PPE required
  • Follows plant quality practices including GMP’s
  • Informs Supervisors/Managers of safety issues
  • Understands how to handle machine properly during emergencies
  • Occasionally assist in training of individuals in processing procedures
  • This associate will work as a team member in whatever capacity and job function is required to deliver a quality product to our customers in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

 

JOB RELATED COMPETENCIES:

  • Understands plant process flow.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be familiar with use of hand tools and measuring devices
  • Must be able to read and understand English to be able to communicate with Supervisor/Manager and comprehend work instructions
  • 1-3 years RECENT experience with Extrusion Operation
  • Positive Attitude, Safety Mindset, Strong Work Ethic, Team Builder/Flexible, Customer and Quality Focused, Not easily Frustrated, Desire to Work Hands On and Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Dependable with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Prior experience in a production environment, preferably food or beverage manufacturing.
  • Good verbal and mathematical capability at a high school level.
  • Ability to read and understand process operating procedures.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Sufficient computer skills to operate and adjust machine to meet product specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams
  • Demonstrated willingness to assume extended job responsibility and exercise good judgment in decision making
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all departments.
  • Ability to follow detailed, technical directions.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of production team and work in team environment.
  • Must be able to perform physical demands of the position including lifting up to50 pounds in order to move ingredients and finished product, stand, walk, push/pull up to 50 pounds, reach overhead, bend to the floor and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness to work any shift, extended hours weekends.

 

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Some form of technical education which emphasizes strong analytical thinking preferred
  • Knowledge & experience with Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulics & Pneumatics is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with computer applications.
Laboratory Technician - Mishawaka, IN

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for laboratory based tasks, such as, sampling, testing, measuring, recording, and analyzing results based on biological, chemical, or physical properties while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Performing laboratory tests to produce reliable and precise data that will be utilized to hold or release product from a computerized inventory system.
  • Operate and maintain standard laboratory equipment, for example, pipettors, vortex units, temperature blocks, water baths, incubators, near infra-red analyzers, and PCR unit. 
  • Use computers and perform mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs and the analysis of data.
  • Submit samples to third party labs for additional testing or confirmation of test results received.
  • Maintain the sample library by properly organizing and storing samples in accordance with procedures.
  • Inventory parts and supply stock to ensure the laboratory is well stocked and resourced.
  • Issue purchase orders for needed stock or parts as needed.
  • Communicates thoughts orally and in writing in a clear, well-organized manner that effectively informs, and clarifies ideas, information, and lab techniques/procedures to others.
  • Practices ethical standards of integrity, honesty, and fairness.
  • Complies with policies, procedures, and record-keeping necessary to meet standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies.  
  • Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor or Quality & Food Safety Manager.

 

 

JOB RELATED COMPETENCIES: 

  • Must be able to read and understand English to be able to communicate with Supervisor/Manager and comprehend work instructions
  • Positive Attitude, Safety Mindset, Strong Work Ethic, Team Builder/Flexible, Customer and Quality Focused, Not easily Frustrated, Desire to Work Hands On and Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Dependable with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Prior experience in a production environment, preferably food or beverage manufacturing.
  • Good verbal and mathematical capability at a high school level.
  • Ability to read and understand process operating procedures.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Sufficient computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams
  • Demonstrated willingness to assume extended job responsibility and exercise good judgment in decision making
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all departments.
  • Ability to follow detailed, technical directions.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of production team and work in team environment.
  • Must be able to perform physical demands of the position including lifting up to50 pounds in order to move ingredients and finished product, stand, walk, push/pull up to 50 pounds, reach overhead, bend to the floor and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness to work any shift, extended hours weekends.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry or Food Science preferred.
  •  One year of Quality Assurance related experience.
  • High School Degree or GED equivalent

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Combination of Plant and Office environment.
  • Frequent exposure to elements such as oder, noise, heat, cold, dust & chemicals.