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.

SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for the facility processing and equipment to maintain top efficiency and eliminate down time.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND 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.
  • Follows proper chain of command.
  • Must be able to exercise proper care and operation of company equipment, conveyors and central nitrogen system in a safe manner.
  • Promotes company values of dignity, excellence and integrity.
  • Must be willing and able to work in a strong team environment in a diverse culture environment.
  • Must be able to be flexible and adapt to change in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Must follow company’s best work practices.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Report to work in appropriate attire and maintain good hygiene.
  • Must report to work as scheduled and maintain good attendance record.
  • Must be able to be accessible and flexible when needed to report to work to address production issues when not normally scheduled.
  • Participate in company designated, mandatory training.
  • Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment when necessary.
  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be Safety conscience. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Mixer/Machine Operator

Come Join our Team!

Full Benefit Package with Promotional Opportunities!

Day Shift, $13.00/Hr 

  • Job Duties to include the following-
  • Physically lift, load and move 50 lb. ingredient bags
  • Retrieve, dump & mix ingredients for each batch as directed per recipe & production schedule
  • Visually inspect cart of staged ingredients to ensure accuracy
  • Follow recipe directions closely
  • Verify that all documentation paperwork is accurate
  • Keep work stations and areas clean, and disposal of trash
  • Safely operate the mixing equipment, conveyors and nitrogen system

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Michael's Cookies
2205 6th Ave S
Clear Lake, IA 50428
641-357-6626

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SUMMARY: Michael's Bakery Products, LLC has been creating premium quality gourmet cookies and snack items since 1987. Our products are used world-wide by discriminating chefs, elite venues, resorts, grocery chains, and restaurants. We are looking for a strong, dynamic individual who is motivated and has the desire to manage a production shift in an efficient and effective manner to ensure the successful growth of the company. This position will be responsible for the management of the shift and all direct staff, ensuring the smooth running of all production processes. The Supervisor is responsible for making sure all products are produced to the specified specifications and deadlines are met to achieve orders. The Supervisor will be responsible for managing all direct staff to ensure they comply with the company’s Good Manufacturing Processes, safety and all other established policies and procedures. The Production Supervisor will interact with all areas of the plant; raw materials, maintenance, packaging, shipping, Human Resources and Quality Assurance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the job duties and responsibilities of the position:

  • To take full responsibility of the shift in terms of management of staff, management of production and quality targets; ensuring the smooth running of the production processes.
  • To take full responsibility of the quality and product that is produced within the shift in line with the company’s quality systems, processes and procedures.
  • Monitor, measure and report on production related process performance.
  • Too actively problem solve and trouble-shoot to identify root causes and take fast effective action to resolve the problems in hand.
  • To have an active role in the company’s continuous improvement plan to achieve plans for future growth within the company.
  • Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures
  • Manage and monitor team members to insure they are following all company policies, GMP's, food safety and quality policies.
  • Review production paperwork and verify employees are following all SOPs.
  • Encourage high quality standards for all of our products and procedures.
  • Maintains staff by, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth and development opportunities.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process, setting processing variables, observing equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, studying methods, implementing cost reductions, initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs, evaluating equipment by notifying appropriate individuals or repairs needed, evaluation of new equipment and techniques. Communicates with Maintenance Department regarding the ordering of spare parts for equipment as required.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all equipment and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications establishing personal networks, benchmarking practices
  • Will supervise act as “Working Supervisor”, spending 90% of their time on the floor.
  • Possess working knowledge and ability to perform at least 80% of the Team Leader’s duties.
  • Support a strong team environment in a diverse culture environment.
  • Promote positive attitudes.
  • Must be able to be flexible and adapt to change in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Report to work in appropriate attire and maintain good hygiene.
  • Must report to work as scheduled and maintain good attendance record.
  • Must be able to be accessible and flexible when needed to report to work to address production issues when not normally scheduled.
  • Participate in company designated, mandatory training.
  • Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment when necessary.
  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned.
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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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