Come to Work for Michael's Cookies located in Clear Lake, Iowa.

LOCALLY CRAFTED - GLOBALLY SERVED

We are growing and looking for team members who would like to learn the craft of cookie-making while advancing their careers. We've been making cookies for over 30 years but we still have that "small-company" team spirit. We offer a competitive wage, full benefits package, recognition programs, a clean, safe work environment, and a sweet bonus of cookie dough product given monthly to our team members.

1st Shift Warehouse
Michael's Cookies – Clear Lake, IA

Pay: $13.00

Summary:
We are looking for a Warehouse Associate to join our team! Warehouse responsibilities include storing materials, picking, packing and staging ingredients. The goal is to increase efficiency for production, profitability and customer satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare and stage ingredients for daily production
• Receive and process warehouse stock products (pick, unload, label, store)
• Perform inventory controls and keep quality standards high for audits
• Keep a clean and safe working environment and optimize space utilization
• Complete daily logs for inventory
• Report any discrepancies
• Communicate and cooperate with supervisors and coworkers
• Operate and maintain warehouse forklifts and equipment
• Follow quality standards and comply with procedures, regulations and SOPs
Requirements

Qualifications:

• At least 1 year of experience in a warehouse and forklift operations
• Proficiency in inventory software, databases and systems
• Familiarity with modern warehousing practices and methods
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.

Benefits: 401K, Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Flex and free cookies monthly.

This position is for Michael’s Cookies.
Address: 2205 6th Ave S. Clear Lake, Ia 50428
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:30 PM (Must be able to work overtime)

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Salary: $11.75 /hour

Summary:
Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Packer is responsible for processing the highest quality of fresh baked cookies to fulfill customer orders. Additionally, this individual is responsible for maintaining a clean, safe and efficient work area. Packagers will be crossed trained to assist in several areas. Progression of training will provide opportunities for advancement and wage increases.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Packaging product with speed and accuracy.
• Understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Works cooperatively with others.
• Long term standing is required
• Must be able to lift, pull/push, carry up to 50lbs.for short distances.
• Walking, long term standing is required.
• Must be able to work overtime

Qualifications:
Minimum of 1 year factory related experience preferred.

Work Environment:
• Standing for long hours
• Fast Pace Environment

Benefits: Benefits: 401K, Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Flex and free cookies monthly.

This position is for Michael’s Cookies.
Address: 2205 6th Ave S. Clear Lake, Ia 50428
Hours: (11am - 7:30pm) or (2:30pm to 11pm) or (4:30pm to 1am) (Must be able to work overtime)

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2nd Shift Production Supervisor
Michael's Cookies – Clear Lake, IA

Supervisor Responsibilities:
• This position will be responsible for the supervision of the shift and all direct staff. Ensure that all production processes are compliant with GMP's, safety, and all other established policies and procedures.
• Make sure all products are produced to the specified specifications and deadlines are met to achieve orders.
• Responsible for the quality of the product that is produced.
• Maintains staff by, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth and development opportunities.
• Maintains work flow by monitoring processes, observing equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, implementing cost reductions, initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
• Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all equipment and resources.


Supervisor's Required Work Experience & Skills:
• 2+ years knowledge of the manufacturing processes, procedures and machinery.
• Basic mechanical aptitude; possessing trouble-shooting skills.
• Must be able to supervise and direct multiple employees in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
• Proven leadership experience working in a diverse work environment.


Job Type: Full-time
Benefits: 401K, Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Flex and free cookies monthly.

This position is for Michael’s Cookies.
Address: 2205 6th Ave S. Clear Lake, Ia 50428
Hours: 4:00 PM-12:30 AM

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Job Description

The maintenance tech is responsible for timely completion of routine repairs, maintenance requests, and work order throughout the facility.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements on engines, motors, conveyor systems, production machines and wrapping machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
• Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operations; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
• Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
• Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring devices.
• Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels and straightedges.
• Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventative maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
• Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
• Must be knowledgeable and able to work on wrapping equipment with timing and programmable logic controls (PLCs).
• Needs to be familiar and able to work with packaging/wrapping, ink jet printing systems.
• Competent and familiar with working with electrical, three phase, higher voltage systems (480 volt systems).
• Possess strong diagnostic, trouble-shooting skills in order to make necessary repairs.
• Possessing refrigeration knowledge beneficial.
• Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
• Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.
• Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
• Must be able to exercise proper care and operation of company equipment, conveyors and central nitrogen system in a safe manner.
• Must be willing and able to work in a strong team environment in a diverse culture environment.


Requirements
• High school Diploma or GED equivalent required.
• 2 yrs. experience preferred.

Benefits: 401K, Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Flex and free cookies monthly.
Salary is based on experience.

This position is for Michael’s Cookies.
Address: 2205 6th Ave S. Clear Lake, Ia 50428

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Mixer/Machine Operator

Job Description
Salary: $13.00 /hour

Come Join our Team!

Responsible for monitoring, operating and troubleshooting the packaging equipment while working efficiently and following all procedures for producing quality products according to customer specifications, as well as following safety and quality procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities
Understand written and verbal instructions to complete packaging of products. Refer to “Standard Operating Procedures. Machine Priming, Basic Operating Procedures, Machine Operations, and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures.
• Retrieve, dump & mix ingredients for each batch as directed per recipe & production schedule.
• Visually inspect cart of staged ingredients to ensure that the correct ingredients, lot codes on each cart match the recipe and production schedule.
• Replace & dispose any defective, damaged, crushed packaging or product.
• Follow recipe directions closely.
• Verify the lot codes of all ingredients& supplies pulled for each recipe/stage &cross reference them on the lot code documentation sheets.
• Retrieve the prepared ingredients on carts from the ingredients prep operators. Remove & replace empty carts and containers to be cleaned between batches.
• Keep work stations and areas clean through your shift. Dispose of trash.
• Safely operate the mixing equipment, conveyors, central nitrogen system.
• Must be able to physically lift, load and move 50lb ingredient bags


SKILLS & SPECIFICATIONS

Must be able to attend work as scheduled
Must be able to perform basic math problem
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
Must be able to follow verbal and written instruction

Benefits: 401K, Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Flex and free cookies monthly.


This position is for Michael’s Cookies.
Address: 2205 6th Ave S. Clear Lake, Ia 50428
Hours: (1st shift- 4:45 AM-1:30 PM) or (2nd Shift – 2:30 PM- 11:00 PM) (Must be able to work overtime)

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Job Description Summary:
Provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, the flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as additional tasks as assigned.

Essential Functions:
• Be the face of Michael’s Cookies when guests enter our facility, greeting and assisting them as needed.
• Monitor office supplies inventory, making sure our office is running smoothly and that Michael’s Cookies have the essentials for a productive working environment including coffee, snacks, office supplies, business cards etc.
• Effectively uses word-processing, database, and spreadsheet programs in the course of assigned duties
• Acts as office receptionist; answering telephones, receiving and responding to all levels of staff and the general public providing information and assistance whenever possible.
• Operates standard office equipment including a computer, calculator, fax machine, copier, printer, and other related peripheral equipment
• Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable support

Professional Experience
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
• The ability to multitask and apply strong attention to detail to everything you do
• Flexibility and the willingness to help the team as needed
• Strong proactive initiative and resourcefulness
• A startup mentality, as well as an ability and interest in wearing multiple hats
• AR/AP experience preferred

Benefits: 401K, Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Flex and free cookies monthly.

This position is for Michael’s Cookies.
Address: 2205 6th Ave S. Clear Lake, Ia 50428
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

 

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Sales & Marketing Associate


Company and Role


Michael’s Bakery Products, LLC has been creating premium quality gourmet cookies and
snack items since 1987. Our products are used world-wide by chefs, elite venues, resorts,
and grocery and restaurants chains. We’re looking for a dynamic, self-motivated person to
fill the role of Sales & Marketing Associate.

This is a full-time, traditional office position with a salary and benefits.

Responsibilities
• Gain product knowledge and effectively promote our products
• Assist with R&D project coordination and project management
• Provide excellent customer support – email, call and visit customers
• Coordinate sample fulfilment and conduct follow up
• Assist with packaging and shipping samples as needed
• Assist with the Cutting Log as needed
• Maintain EDI and customer databases
• Coordinate and manage tradeshows
• Coordinate promotional events and campaigns
• Track ROI on sales and marketing programs
• Write press releases and marketing copy
• Execute and manage social media and marketing campaigns
• Create and maintain product labels
• Data entry
• Assist with various projects as needed
• Assist in the development and operations of the E-Business Fulfilment Center


Skills and Experience
• Strong communication skills and attention to detail
• Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
• Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision
• Ability to effectively plan and manage your daily schedule
• Ability to remain cool under pressure and stressful conditions
• Personable, professional phone demeanor and outgoing personality
• Team player who is goal-oriented and deadline-driven
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• High school graduate or equivalent (GED) required
• Strong PC skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Internet, Gmail and Evernote
• Ability to learn new programs and systems
• Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
• Able to travel periodically to support sales/marketing events

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Send resume to jkorleski@michaelscookies.com

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