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Sr. Cost Accountant

Sr. Cost Accountant Position specifically responsible for maintenance of standard cost system, manufacturing accounting and analysis, variance reporting, and accurate bill of materials (BOM)/assemblies in a completely integrated MRP environment. Monitor, record, and analyze margins, cost of sales, and inventory activities to ensure timely and accurate reporting of related financial information. Maintain accurate cost accounting system. Audit responsibility for proper setup of new product SKUS and ingredients into accounting inventory system. Primary responsibility for setting up test run and newly commissioned SKUS on the accounting and inventory systems. Daily manufacturing responsibilities including processing closed work orders and sending out daily operation report to operations. Analyze and report on all ingredient costs, quantity adjustments & manufacturing variances by SKU, customer and profit center. Audit inventory and inventory processes in all locations. Financial Analysis: Assist in the development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting information in order to determine operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization. Monitor, record, and analyze margins, cost of sales, and inventory trends to ensure timely and accurate reporting of related financial information and make recommendations for strategic direction at the plant and corporate level. Analyze plant cost and pricing structures and make recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies.  Identify trends and recommend improvements accordingly. Qualification Requirements: Minimum of three to five years prior accounting or cost accounting experience; preference will be given to those with applicable experience in cost accounting or manufacturing accounting background. Previous experience with computerized ERP (JDE) system preferred. Advanced, proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Excellent analytic problem solving and math skills required; display a good understanding of probability and statistics. Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality and accuracy. Must be able to present numerical data effectively and be able to read and interpret written complex financial information. Excellent Written and Oral Communication skills required. Demonstrated planning/organizing skills required. Ability to multi-task in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

 

Purchasing Agent

Within the Supply Chain department, this position will work with inventory control processes, procedures, and production planning for accurate recording of all relevant transactions using the Material Requirements Planning system to keep business running effectively.  Candidate must have the ability to use sound judgment and discretion in making important and timely purchasing decisions, including production planning, inventory control, and purchasing functions. Job duties will involve communicating with customers regarding inventory levels and working with the Master Scheduler, Sales department, Operations, and Purchasing Manager to assist in scheduling production, monitoring inventories and managing warehouse space/organization, and to successfully perform purchasing responsibilities. Work Schedule is Monday-Friday (8 am-5pm) with extended work hours required which may include occasional weekends. Expectation to take calls and handle inventory issues after business hours and on weekends. Requirements: Minimum high school diploma required; Associates degree in Business or equivalent experience preferred. 1 to 3 years minimum experience in inventory control, purchasing, supply chain management or production planning fields. CJ Foods experience preferred. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook required. Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals. Excellent communication skills. Basic math skills. Ability to multi-task. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times. Ability to occasionally travel to different plant locations.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

 

Production Shift Supervisor

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.  Day shift (6am to 6pm); Night shift (6pm-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.

 

 

Hourly Positions:

Position postings are updated on a weekly basis.  Please apply online via the links below or apply in person if you are interested in one of the positions listed.

 

Corporate Receptionist

Receptionist for Corporate offices located in Bern.  Answer phones, direct calls, page staff, take and deliver phone messages.  Greet visitors to include the general public, vendors, clients, applicants, etc.  Maintain visitor/security card/client log in books.  Reserve conference rooms and set up for meetings.  Order and pick up lunch for occasional meetings.  Assist applicants in the application process.  Operate photo copier/fax machine.  Provide customer service to production staff, connecting them to the appropriate department, replacing and ordering supplies.  Handle Safety & LP Cleaning Supply orders.  Prepare Bump Caps for new employees.  Pick up and deliver mail daily at Post office.  Coordinate items for delivery with couriers.  Occasionally pick up break room and QA supplies.  Shift:  Position is M-F 8am to 5pm.  Requires:  High school diploma/GED.  A minimum of 2 year Associate’s degree preferred.  Minimum of 2 years related clerical/receptionist/customer service experience required.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Powerpoint.  Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals.  Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.  Ability to work with all employees in a professional, courteous, and understanding manner.  Ability to use good judgment to make independent decisions.  Basic math skills to include rations, percentages, addition, and subtraction.

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

Manufacturing Accounting Specialist

Will have primary responsibility for inventory and operational costing and reporting.  Perform cost accounting duties, such as checking work orders for accuracy, reviewing open work order listings to ensure closing timely, sending daily operating reports to operations group, new item setups, and working in ERP system keeping inventory listing current.  Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm). Normal amount of overtime or extended work hours may be required. Requires: Two years prior accounting or business-related experience required.  An associate’s degree required.  A college degree in business or accounting preferred.  May substitute accounting experience for education. 

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

Customer Care Specialist

Responsible for assisting with the overall sales and customer service functions of C.J. Foods.  Duties may include, but are not limited to: quotation development, making travel arrangements for sales and customer service trips, managing trade show arrangements, and performing various customer service functions. Interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries; will handle and resolve complaints. Receive and coordinate telephone calls, emails and faxes for the Sales & Customer Service Dep. Manage specific staff calendars for scheduling appointments, events and trips. Develop and maintain all document and information filing systems relative to the Sales Department.  Routinely interact with customers and members of management to answer questions and resolve issues / problems. Work with confidential and propriety information.  Ensure confidentiality is maintained. Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday.  Requires: Must have minimum of a high school diploma, some college preferred.  Experience working in an accounting/finance and customer service setting for a minimum of 1 year.  Proficient (an expert) in working in Microsoft Excel, with ability to pay careful attention to detail.  Personal characteristics: pleasant, good-natured, cooperative attitude, honest and ethical, reliable, responsible, and dependable.

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

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. Shift: Positions available day shift (6am to 6pm) and night shift (6pm to 6am).  Requires:  High school diploma/GED.  One year experience in manufacturing environment preferred.  Technical expertise, communication skills, and the ability to problem solve.

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

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. Shift: Positions available on day shift (6am-6pm) and night shift (6pm - 6am). 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.

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

Warehouse Tech – Multiple Positions

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.  Shift: Positions available on day shift (6am to 6pm) and nights (6pm to 6am).  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.

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

Packaging Operator - Multiple Positions

Direct all activities including set-up and operations on assigned packaging line.  Supervise those assigned to the packaging team. Capable of performing all duties outlined for Packaging Line Technicians.  Package product in bags, boxes, or bulk containers; label, and stack on pallets.  Maintain product and packaging quality through visually inspecting finished product. Ensures product, bags, wraps, seals, boxes, and pallets meet highest quality standards.  Immediately report all quality issues to the Production Supervisor.  Participates in full facility and equipment clean-up between product runs, as directed.  Responsible for machine set ups.  Assist with QA data collection and calibrations.  Ensure required paperwork is accurate and complete.  Responsible for maintaining a safe and clean work environment.  Shift: Position available days (6am – 6pm) and nights (6pm - 6am).  Requires:  High School Diploma 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.

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

Package Tech – Multiple Positions

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.  Shift: Positions available days (6am - 6pm) and nights (6pm-6am).  Requires:  High School Diploma/GED.  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred, Willing ness to work in a team environment. Basic math skills.  Ability to multi –task.

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

Food Safety Tech

Perform sanitation tasks from the Master Sanitation Checklist.  Tasks include cleaning inside equipment and at heights, and require use of chemicals, tools, and equipment requiring specific and specialized training.  Perform daily cleaning tasks as assigned by Food Safety Lead.  Keep the plan in a condition that maintains a standard approved by CJ Foods and manufacturing practices.  Inspect for, recognize, report, and correct conditions or presence of stored product pests, i.e. insects, rodents, and birds.  Safely operate forklift, skid loader, bucket lift, and scissor lift to accomplish sanitation tasks.  Shift:  Position available days (6am-6pm).  Requires:  High school diploma/GED.  Food Safety, sanitation and/or housekeeping experience preferred. Basic math skills. Willing to work in a team environment.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Ability to multi-task.

Submit an Application for Employment to be considered for the available positions listed above. For questions or additional details about open production positions, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-336-6132.

 

 

Please check our other locations:
Pawnee City Nebraska position openings

Also, you may submit your application for us to keep on file.
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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.