Our Company
Service Capabilities
Guest Areas
Industry News
Charity
Employee Area

 

Bern Kansas Job Openings

BERN JOB OPENINGS

As of 06/15/2018
Corporate Offices | Bern Plant 20 | Pawnee City Plant 10 
Pawnee City Plant 30 | Baxter Springs

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

CORPORATE OFFICES

Salaried Position

 

No Current Openings

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 

 

BERN - PLANT 20

Salaried Positions

Site Director

Direct site manufacturing operations (quality, production, maintenance, safety and warehouse/shipping, safety, training) through a team of managers and supervisors.  Take care of the people, partners, processes, and productivity.  Ensure increasing levels of customer and employee satisfaction while improving the quality of products, safety of employees and efficiency of manpower, materials, and machines.  Drive policies and programs which guide the organization.  A hands on professional who leads by example; sets expectations; instills quality and excellence on the manufacturing floor; measures performance to plan; drives results; inspires, motivates and mentors 100+ employees (multiple shifts).  Assist in the development and formulation of short and long-range planning, process, programs, and objectives.  Ensures standards for product quality, equipment, and operator performance are maintained and cost effective technology is used to maximize production.  Ensures fixed assets are preserved.  Initiates recommendations on purchases of new equipment and improvements to plant property.  Lead production efforts and coordinate with Supply Chain Management, Engineering, and Quality Assurance.  Develops, monitors, and reports on operating costs within functional areas.  Ensures orders are manufactured according to specifications and quality standards are met.  Manage and support policy and deployment in the areas of employee involvement, cost reduction, on time work order completion, safety and customer satisfaction.  Manage compliance with state and federal agencies.  Work effectively and relate well with others.  Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others, working to maintain constructive working relationships. Requires: BA/BS in science, engineering, or business administration.  Experience may be substituted on a year for year basis after two year technical degree.  Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in manufacturing supervision and management, preferably in the food industry.  Demonstrated personnel leadership with solid management skills.  Ability to oversee and lead a large cross functional team is a must.  Excellent communication skills.  Experience in managing schedules and budget.  Experience working in a GMP environment, establishing best practices and operation procedures.  Ability to use specifications, directions for process or complicated drawings, advance machine drawings, advanced applied mathematics and handbook formulas.  Requires a thorough knowledge of mechanical and/or electrical principles along with efficiency studies. 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.

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.
Requires: 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 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. Position available day shift (6am to 6pm) and 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.


Hourly Positions

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). 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.

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.


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. Position available days (6am – 6pm) and nights (6pm – 6am).
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.


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.
 

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.


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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 

Please complete a CJ Foods job Application for Employment  to be considered for our open positions. For additional information about available positions, please contact the Human Resources staff at 785-336-6132.

**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.