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Purchasing Agent

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. Requires: Education level: Minimum high school diploma required; Associates degree in Business or equivalent experience preferred. Experience: One to three years minimum experience in inventory control, purchasing, supply chain management or production planning fields.  C.J. Foods experience preferred. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook required. Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals Excellent communication skills Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner Basic math skills to include ratios, percentages, addition, subtraction, etc. Ability to multi-task. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times. 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.

Product Development Manager

This new opportunity is for a position with our private brands team headed by the VP of private brands. In this position you will work hand in hand with the VP of Private Brand to commercialize a product from concept to shelf. Key responsibilities of commercialization include: Communication with formulators to tweak or refine formula used to sell & price out the concept. Re-pricing of formulas as needed to control costs, with regular reporting of changes and label/product impact to VP of PB. Coordination of test runs as needed, with monitoring of the analytic results, pal studies, etc. and storing, organizing and reporting information. Instituting any changes to formulation or ingredients as directed by the VP of PB. Communicating and coordinating label requirements to the customers for all products. Ensuring regulatory compliance is met through direct involvement in packaging; ensuring claims created are supported by formula, etc. Working with internal packaging engineer & packaging companies to ensure proper packaging fit & specs established for each product. Requires: 3 - 5 years of project management experience/ 3 – 5 years of product development experience, in pet food or animal nutrition products is preferred. Some level leadership in projects they have been involved with, including the area of budgetary management and driving projects. Bachelors in a Science related area preferred. Would substitute work experience especially in the above criteria over a formal education. This is a technical job that can receive support from a system of nutritionist and regulatory professionals. 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.

Business Analyst

This IT position is responsible for supporting the day to day manufacturing and business operations. Position outcomes are; analyzing and evaluating existing or proposed systems, producing requirements documents for various business development activities, training and supporting users, deploying new systems and enhancements.  Responsibilities of the job include ensuring data integrity, participating in data quality control, and system/process validation.  A cornerstone of this position includes working with business system users on how to efficiently utilize technology in supporting the business.  Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity. Requires: Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field.  An AA degree in Management Information Systems /Accounting; equivalent work experience may be substituted. 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment using business systems ERP software. (Oracle JD Edwards is preferred). Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate technical data to employees outside of the IT department. Knowledge and application of computer programming techniques and principles of system analysis. Knowledge of programming tools, database tools, and analysis software. 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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Position postings are updated on a weekly basis.

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. Position available days (6am – 6pm) and nights (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. Applicants must submit a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

QA Administrative Assistant

Assists the Quality Department personnel with clerical and administrative tasks that collect, organize, interpret, and communicate information tools that are necessary to consistently produce quality products. Requires: Minimum education requirement – H.S. degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in clerical and administrative functions, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Excellent Microsoft Office skills. Ability to organize data and create meaningful reports from that data.  Ability to write documents and procedures following input and direction from others. Excellent communication skills. Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals. Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner. Basic math skills. Applicants must submit a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

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

Inventory Control Clerk

Responsible for all aspects of inventory control as well as being the support for shipping issues.  Prepare accurate, timely documentation and transactions that follow established protocols for receipt, inspection, inventory control, issuance and consumption in support of manufacturing. Support all manufacturing activities as requested including transport of materials, WIP and FG product between C.J. Foods locations.  Requires: Education: High School Diploma and/or GED Required Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals. Ability to communicate both verbally and in written form.. Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required, especially with Excel. Basic math skills i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages. Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals. Excellent communication skills. Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner. Ability to multi-task. Applicants must submit 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. Position available nights (6pm to 6am). 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 C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

Inventory Receiving Clerk

Establish and operate warehouse operation in support of food manufacturing activities. Unload and process items received into the facility in an accurate and timely manner. Prepare accurate, timely documentation and transactions that follow established protocols for receipt, inspection, inventory control, issuance and consumption in support of manufacturing. Support all manufacturing activities as requested including transport of materials, WIP and FG product between C.J. Foods locations. Requires: Education level: high school diploma and/or GED required. Experience: 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. Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner. Basic math skills to include addition and subtraction. Ability to multi-task. Applicants must submit a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

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 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. Willingness to work in a team environment. Basic math skills.  Ability to multi –task. Applicants must submit a C.J. Foods, Inc. Application for Employment to be considered. Missing materials may disqualify a candidate from consideration.

Packaging Operator

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.  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. Applicants must submit 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. Positions available on day shift (6am to 6pm) and night shift (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. Applicants must submit 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.