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Baxter Springs Position Openings

Salaried Positions

Production Shift Supervisors

Manage and schedule daily plant production, packaging and shipping in an efficient manner providing high quality products to our customers. Ensure all equipment is maintained to ensure operating efficiency. Develop and maintain training plans and guides for team members. Provide effective leadership to maximize production while maintaining a high degree of employee satisfaction. Manage daily, employee activities such as timekeeping, PTO, overtime, and employee attendance.  Requires: High school diploma and/or GED. Supervisory experience required, preferably in a manufacturing setting. Position available night shift (6pm to 6am). Applicants must submit a resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

QA Manager

Drives continuous improvement of plant quality systems; training and standardization of quality policies and procedures; food safety compliance; oversight of analytical testing; and communication with internal & external customers. Lead the Quality and Food Safety Team’s development using plant principles. Develop training programs for Quality and Food Safety team members; lead training and conduct train-the-trainer sessions on quality/food safety processes. Administer internal GMP, quality standards and systems audits, and recommend changes to close gaps. Analyze consumer complaints; identify / validate legitimacy; design resolution plan. Administer HACCP system (7 HACCP Principles), and HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventative Controls), and be the Preventative Controls Qualified Individual for the plant, following C. J. Foods, Inc. corporate guidelines. Coordinate execution and follow-up of regulatory internal and external audits (i.e. FDA, USDA, State, Corporate, SQF, etc.). SQF Practitioner for site. Full job description available upon request. Requires: Food Science or similar degree required; with 5 years’ experience in food related field preferred. Plant Quality experience preferred. Experience in quality and regulatory may be substituted for education when supported by formalized training. Required to have SQF practitioner and HACCP certifications, FSPCA Preventative Controls for Animal Food certification or must attain within 12 months of hire date. Supervisory experience required. Excellent communication skills. Applicants must submit a resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

 

Hourly positions

Package Techs

Assist with packaging line set-up and operation. Package dry and semi-moist products for shipping or specialty packaging. Maintain product and packaging quality through visually inspecting finished product.  Ensure product, bags, wraps, seals, boxes and pallets meet highest quality standards. Responsible for immediately reporting all quality issues to the Packaging Lead or Production Supervisor. Positions available evenings (3pm-11pm). Requires: High School Diploma/GED. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred, Willingness to work in a team environment. Basic math skills.  Ability to multi –task. Applicants must submit a resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

Maintenance Technician

Supports the manufacturing facilities in all areas of the manufacturing process. Maintains the highest levels of productivity, efficiency, safety, quality, and sanitation. Form, fabricates and assembles components for experimental projects, and repairs and modifies existing machines/equipment/ facilities to ensure reliable, consistent operation according to directions, specifications and approval of supervision. Positions available 2nd shift (3pm-11pm). Requires: High school diploma/GED. One year experience in manufacturing environment preferred. Technical expertise, communication skills, and the ability to problem solve. Applicants must submit a resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

Ingredient Meat Tech

Responsible for the meat room set-up and operation.  Responsible for operating the meat grinding system up to and including the metal detector, block breaker, emulsifier and mixer.  Transfer 40 lb. blocks to a conveyor at waist height. Understand written instruction and basic math to calculate ingredient ratios based on production run. Safely operate forklift. Responsible for timely product changeover and equipment set-up. Help maintain a safe and clean work environment.  Participate in full facility and equipment clean-up between product runs, as directed. Operate shag truck. Requires:  High school diploma and/or GED. Experience in a manufacturing environment desired.  Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals.  Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, and percentages.  Ability to multi-task.  Ability to lift 40 lbs. on a continual basis. Applicants must submit a resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

Warehouse Tech

Ticket and store finished goods in warehouse. Track production to accurately fulfill customer orders.  Scan all materials used during shift. Safely operate forklift accurately and efficiently. Receive finished product form manufacturing lines and ticket by entering into computerized inventory system.  Responsible for inspecting finished product for stack quality, count and lot code accuracy. Operate Stretch Wrapper, Palletizer, and other warehouse equipment. Responsible for becoming familiar with product ticketing and customer requirements for palletization. Know where to get the information and how to interpret it. Able to issue raw ingredients to manufacturing and packaging. Communicate with Packaging Operators on pallet counts to ensure orders are filled correctly. Maintain assigned equipment. Participate in full facility and equipment clean up between product runs, as directed. Requires: High School Diploma and/or GED. Experience in a manufacturing environment is desired. Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals. Ability to communicate both verbally and in written form. Basic math skills including addition and subtraction.  Ability to multi task. Applicants must submit a resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

Quality Assurance Tech

A Level I QA Technician position is intended to be a “starting” point, from which the technician is expected to advance to capability on both sides of the process before the two year “target”.   The Level I Technician should be capable of the required sampling and testing on either the processing or packaging side of the process with some assistance from the other QA technicians or Leads.  The Level I Technician should have a good working knowledge of Food Safety and Quality policies. A Level II QA Technician understands and is capable of the required sampling and testing on both the extrusion and packaging side of the process with minimal assistance from the other QA Technician or the QA Lead. A Level III QA Technician understands and is proficient at all the various sampling and testing to the level of being a trainer for employees new to the job on both the extrusion and packaging side. The Level III Technician also assists with maintaining the laboratory equipment, verifying and documenting calibrations. QA Technician levels of II and up are also expected to not only know but also promote Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures to other departments on the plant floor. Job level will DOE. Requires: High School Diploma/GED. Willingness to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals.  Excellent communication skills.  Basic math skills.  Ability to multi-task. Applicants must submit a resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

Extruder Operator

Ensure quality products are produced through the proper operation of extrusion and related equipment.  Set-up equipment and produce products using run sheets and written formulas. Direct and extrusion process and set-up skills as necessary. Assemble, calibrate, operate and monitor extruder and all auxiliary equipment. Inspect and evaluate equipment hourly; adjust equipment variables to meet equipment and product requirements. Frequently dumps/weighs, carries, and stacks up to 50 pound bags of ingredients and product. Operate forklift and hand held scanners to remove ingredients from inventory for use in production. Calculate rates and performance percentages from product runs. Responsible for all product quality attributes. Requires: High school diploma/GED.  Previous manufacturing experience desired.  Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals. Basic math skills to include addition, subtraction, and percentages. Ability to multi-task.  Ability to read and follow simple written instructions. Applicants must submit a resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

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**All positions at C.J. Foods, Inc. require employees to work in areas where they may be exposed to temperatures ranging from 50 to 100 degrees, depending on the season and workstation. In addition to climbing up and down vertical ladders, step ladders, and stairs to package and clean, constant walking and standing may also be required for the entire shift length. All production employees must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.