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.

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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Salary: $11.00 /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: 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM

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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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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: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM

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Job Description


Job Summary
This position is responsible for general sanitation work. Sanitation cleans up after production shifts by breaking down the production equipment, scrub, scrape, wash, and sanitize. This position will work on call as needed for emergencies and perform principal responsibilities of sanitation with primary responsibility to assigned department.


Responsibilities and Duties


• Responsible for wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Perform tasks associated with general sanitation – to include: scrub, scrape, and wash equipment to perfect sanitary condition
• Break down production equipment
• Prepare machinery for next shift
• Keep plant trash removed on a timely basis
• Report and resolve food safety issues
• Be aware of your surroundings and floors may be slippery
• Follow sanitation dress code standards and maintains good personal hygiene
• Follow sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)
• Perform assignments in accordance with established GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) policies and procedures
• Perform scheduled tasks on the Master Sanitation Schedule
• Able to learn how to clean and sanitize equipment, pans, racks, molds, utensils, etc.
• Sweep, mop, clean, and sanitize floors
• Able to learn how to operate floor scrubbing equipment and pressure washer
• Participate in ongoing training sessions for the Sanitation Department
• Mandatory participation in weekly deep-cleaning operations to ensure plant is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized
• Maintain clean outside grounds and office areas
• Clean and sanitize employee restrooms and breakroom
• Clean and sanitize freezers and ovens
• Perform all work assignments for position in accordance with specifications, instructions, and requirements
• Demonstrate good verbal communication skills
• Understand the management of Quality Systems and is familiar with SQF, HACCP, and GMP practices which help ensure the safety within the workplace and the production of a safe and quality product(s)
• Other duties as assigned


REQUIRED
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must have a flexible schedule which includes availability to work overtime
• Work schedule requires flexibility in shift hours as staff will need to stay until tasks are completed
• Standard work schedule includes weekends

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: 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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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

Apply Now

Pay: $12.00

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: 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: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 PM - 6:30 AM

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Machine Operator- Saturday and Sunday

Michael's Cookies – Clear Lake, IA

Job Description

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: Saturday and Sunday 6:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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Onboarding Coordinator

Michael's Cookies – Clear Lake, IA

 

At Michael’s Cookies, our people are the most essential asset to our company. We’re looking for a highly skilled Onboarding Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have prior proven experience in recruitment or human resources, with real-time experience of screening, interviewing, and hiring practices. If you have a passion for finding untapped talent, driving company growth, and helping individuals find successful careers, we want to hear from you.

Key Functions:

  • Screen resumes and prospects and then qualify, interview, and manage candidates throughout interview process
  • Maintain job postings on careers pages, job boards, and social networks
  • Manage the full-cycle recruiting processes to find, hire and retain quality talent
  • Design, refine, and implement innovative recruiting strategies
  • Search actively on job boards, social networks, and platforms to find talent
  • Maintain a database of candidate records, including active and passive prospects
  • Prepare on-board new hire paperwork and process HR related documents as necessary
  • Update and maintain employee handbook
  • Provide support for all HR related tasks
  • Maintain a good record of the recruiting process including expenses, resumes received, and interviews conducted
  • Review and update recruitment policies, procedures, and documentations
  • Maintain and manage employee personnel information folders/files/database

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to details, commitment to deadlines, and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and decision-making skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, database management, and internet search
  • Experience with job boards, and HR software, databases, and management systems
  • Proven experience conducting various types of interviews such as phone and in-person

 

 

This position is for Michael’s Cookies.

Address: 2205 6th Ave S. Clear Lake, Ia 50428

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Packaging Saturday's and Sunday's

Michael's Cookies – Clear Lake, IA

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: 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: Hours: Saturday and Sunday 6:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

 

 

 

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Sanitation Supervisor

Michael's Cookies – Clear Lake, IA

 

Overview

Supervises the day-to-day sanitation activities for food processing operations to meet food safety objectives and achieve a high level of customer satisfaction, and comply with established regulations for food and process safety and sanitation.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises day-to-day implementation of sanitation protocols and safety measures to ensure compliance with all regulatory agency regulations and customer requirements.
  • Oversees/Inspect pre-operation process and start-up to ensure timeliness, bacteria-free equipment re-assembly.
  • Supervises the daily activities of assigned staff, providing instructions and performance feedback
  • Monitoring schedules to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained seven days a week.
  • Identifies and resolves process and equipment problems, using available resources to maintain sanitation, productivity and quality levels.
  • Implements approaches to improve quality and productivity by developing new ideas, improving processes, and planning for upcoming equipment or process changes.
  • Routinely informs, trains, and communicates with employees to promote smooth operations.
  • Monitors and confirms all tasks are competed and documented.
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.
  • Manage chemical inventory and supplies
  • Be an expert and train chemical use, procedures and documentation
  • Communicate with Quality Team on any environmental/ equipment issues.

Skill and ability to:

  • Supervise and motivate employees in a team-based environment
  • Identify problems or irregularities for early resolution
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with employees verbally and in writing
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers

Training Needed:

  • HACCP Certified
  • Environment Cleaning and Monitoring Training

 

Benefits401K, 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 PM - 5:30 AM (Must be able to work weekends)

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