Careers at Litehouse Foods

Litehouse, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with employees in Sandpoint, Idaho; Lowell, Michigan; Hurricane, Utah; and Sales Representatives throughout the United States. We accept applications for jobs that are currently open.

Our Current Openings at Litehouse:

S14-064 / Web Designer / Sandpoint, ID:

Purpose and Scope:
The Web Designer is responsible for conceptual development, website production, quality writing, design and production of graphic solutions for all digital platforms as well as communication lead with web agencies. The Web Designer must also support the Graphics Team with print and event projects as needed.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Creative Team Supervisor and Director of Media & Communications to support new digital and print media campaigns
  • Develops new digital campaign concepts in coordination with the internal stakeholders, and as directed by Creative Team Supervisor
  • Works with the Creative Team Supervisor and Director of Media & Communications to support new product and branding initiatives that are compatible with brand identity platform
  • Works with the team to develop new packaging/labeling concepts and marketing materials in coordination with the internal stakeholders, and as directed by Creative Team Supervisor
  • Maintains and updates product packaging & digital content
  • Follows approval sign off process and secures approval in advance of release from key individuals
  • Works directly with internal stakeholders and outside suppliers to ensure design solutions meet all necessary criteria for a successful resolution and production in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Produces finished digital artwork files in appropriate formats for outside supplier needs, and follow ups with color proof checking and quality control through to the finished product
  • Creates materials for all digital platforms, proofing processes and packaging designs through FDA food labeling laws
  • Maintains electronic graphic files and ensures files are updated and organized
  • Assists the marketing and sales teams to create professional graphic solutions with their various communications requirements (trade memos, sell sheets, presentations, etc.)
  • Takes responsibility for art directing, producing or sourcing all graphics to be used in communication materials in a cost effective and quality conscious manner while adhering to brand standards
  • Learns new and emerging technologies in order to leverage communications and design skills to new media opportunities as required
  • Coordinates with Creative Team Supervisor and other artists on all projects at various stages of completion and makes changes as necessary
  • Travel up to 5% of the time for continuing education
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
            Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Graduation from a recognized university or college with a specialization in web or graphic design, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 3 years web design and/or graphic design experience
  • Website production required, including: content, architecture planning, design updates, SEO optimization, campaign integration and web analytics reporting
  • Excellent Mac based computer skills including Adobe Creative Suite
  • Web Based software skills preferably with some coding and Drupal experience

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):

  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Knowledge of the U.S. and Canadian food packaging regulations useful but not essential
  • Working knowledge of advertising methods, media and strategy
  • Workable knowledge of marketing terminologies and branding
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Workable knowledge in typography and design trends
  • Proficient at interpreting client’s needs and delivering workable solutions on time and on budget
  • Proficient in writing advertising and marketing copy and written advertisement materials
  • Proficient at presenting and rationalizing creative concepts according to business objectives
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision as well as collaborate in team settings
  • Possess initiative to source information and gather answers to questions pertinent to the success of the project
  • Actively pursues independent learning and development in order to remain current with various industry trends (i.e. technology tools, marketing trends, etc.) and shares acquired knowledge with other team members
  • Demonstrates ownership and accountability, drives for results and champions change
  • Ability to plan and effectively organize work assignments
  • Employs business and financial acumen

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms 
  • Occasionally must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

 
The duties listed in this position posting are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

S14-085 / Eastern Regional Sales Manager - Deli / NorthEastern:

Purpose and Scope

  • Develop, execute, administer and coordinate strategic tactical initiatives for the regional trade within the assigned geography. The objective is to meet the strategic goals set forth by the Senior Management team. This will include managing a network of Broker representatives to capitalize on their regional strength, in addition to developing the specialty cheese distributor channel along with key account penetration to deliver the objectives and efficiencies outlined by the Annual Goal Plan.

 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • The primary functions of this position are to create and manage the implementation of selling strategies that will promote the sale and growth of company-branded Artisan Deli Cheese products to retailers within the Eastern region. This would include achieving maximum market penetration through data analysis, market reviews and the evaluation of the Broker organization. The East Regional Manager is also responsible for delivering and forecasting sales objectives put forth by the (Vice President/National Director of Deli) to meet company growth objectives. These objectives are tied to a P&L analysis of the overall retail channel and must meet the profit criteria set forth by the VP/NDS.
  • The Eastern Regional Sales Manager will be responsible to develop strong customer business relationships at select key accounts and lead sales engagement with key account customers in annual planning, innovation, promotion/price negotiations and category management.
  • The Eastern Regional Sales Manager will be responsible to develop a cohesive working relationship with various departments within the organization including Marketing, Customer Service and Sales Support to insure the overall success of the region.
  • The Eastern Regional Sales Manager has the responsibility to the NDS to provide current and accurate information concerning market conditions, competitive situations, industry and customer updates, sales tracking and guidance on other related topics.
  • The Eastern Regional Manager spends approximately 70% of his or her time traveling to the markets within the region to work with brokers, distributors and retail accounts.  All activities should be designed around building business plans and relationships that will deliver the assigned goals and meet the needs of our customers. This includes business reviews, promotional planning and forecasting, securing new distribution in targeted accounts, efficient tracking of trade spending, selling methods, techniques and merchandising objectives. In addition, he or she will travel to and participate in key industry trade shows.
  • The Eastern Regional Manager spends approximately 30% of his or her time forecasting, promotional planning, analyzing business trends, identifying business opportunities and providing recaps of the region performance addressing the status of goal achievement and performing individual audits of the markets. These updates and audit findings are to be reported on a monthly basis to the NDS and will be used to define direction needed to improve the region performance.
  • Assist with input of the development of new products and suggestions of improved “go to market” strategies that will deliver “value added” proposition for the category, consumer and the trade within the region.
  • Assist in developing marketing activities and merchandising vehicles that extend “brand reach” beyond the current applications and usage of the existing product dynamics.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:

  • 10 years retail sales management experience with Food/CPG organization
  • Prior sales/broker management experience, preferably with a manufacturer of  Specialty Cheeses in Deli
  • Promotional optimization and the ability to execute programs to achieve volume, revenue, profit, market share and brand equity objectives.
  • Direct headquarter/distributor experience at multi Eastern US retail accounts
  • Strong analytical skills including category management and trade promotion efficiency experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft office, including Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Self -motivated, forward thinking, results driven with proven leadership qualities
  • Strong execution, negotiation, organization, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Proven sales management experience leading cross-functional resources

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership sills & managing others
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Decision making and judgment skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Computer skills

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:
 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

S15-007 / Kitchen - 2nd shift / Sandpoint Ella:

Purpose and Scope
The Kitchen worker prepares, measures, weighs and tests ingredients to be utilized in the formulation of products.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and weigh raw ingredients for Mixers
  • Utilize data collection system to maintain inventory accuracy and traceability
  • Maintain clean kitchen area
  • Assist formulation crew in daily formulation of products
  • Check quality of raw ingredients with Quality Assurance to determine if product quality is questionable
  • Takes samples; titrations and viscosity
  • Switch processors, and pump airlines, buttermilk tanks and mill
  • Read daily production reports to determine formulation needs
  • Participate with changeovers
  • Operate an electric pallet jack
  • Ensure correct entries into factory software
  • Ensure products produced are meeting or exceeding customer requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience. and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and write correspondence basic correspondence. 
  • Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to get an electric pallet jack license.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 
 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. 
  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms. 
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. 
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. 
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 Starting wage: $11.85/hr + shift differential
The duties listed in this position posting are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

LL13-021 / Over the Road Truck Driver / Lowell, MI:

Pay is based on experience and drivers are paid by mile driven.

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Drivers for tractor trailer combination to transport and deliver products/materials in liquid, loose or packaged form
  • Will be on an OTR route which may vary depending on company needs.
  • Inspect truck for defects before and after trips and submit truck condition report
  • Assist in loading/unloading truck
  • Multiple stop delivery/pick up
  • Entry to Canada required

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Refrigerated commodity experience preferred
  • Need two years verifiable over-the-road experience with LTL and tanker in eleven western states and Canada
  • Good driving record; Class A CDLs with air and tanker endorsement required
  • Must have excellent logbook / record keeping skills and able to complete required paperwork accurately and on time

 

LL13-040 / Electrical Controls Technician / Lowell, MI:

This position will be responsible for the engineering design and implementation of communications, PLC and machine controls for a wide variety of projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and resolve technical problems or assist others in solving equipment issues.
  • Assist in capital projects from concept to operation individually or as part of a project team.
  • Inputs to equipment design as it relates electrical and control considerations.
  • Create, update, and install control systems for various manufacturing equipment.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years practical experience in programming and commissioning of PLC’s – Allen Bradley
  • Experience as controls engineer, electrical engineer or technician in process- or factory automation.
  • Experience with electrical installation onsite, debug and device trouble shooting.
  • Computer literate in all MS Office products and AutoCAD.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and in teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and takes initiative with a “hands-on” approach

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in panel design, network design.
  • Experience with electrical installation onsite.
  • Experience in applicable codes and regulations NEC, OSHA, ASME
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Some technical writing experience
  • Allen Bradley PLCs including SLC500, PLC5 and ControlLogix
  • Allen Bradley HMI’s including Panelview, Panelview Plus, RSView32
  • Network configuration skills (Ethernet, RS232, RS485)
  • Control panel design
  • Ability to create, read and troubleshoot electrical schematics (AutoCAD)
  • Experience with the following hardware: VFDs, Process Controllers, Industrial networking equipment, DC Power supplies, Motion control, Pneumatics, wiring/panel and cabling systems
  • Ability to fabricate parts from scratch or prints
  • Working knowledge of National Electrical Code

Education/Experience:

  • 5 or more years of recent experience in industrial control

LL14-005 / Forklift Operator / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and ScopeThis position utilizes a forklift for loading and unloading trucks and stacking materials in a safe manner.  This position also tracks inventories, picks orders, and supplies workers materials.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture-Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles.
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe work environment at all times.
  • Abide by OSHA and state guidelines including forklift safety practices.
  • Ensure food safety guidelines are being followed.
  • Follow Litehouse guiding principles.
  • Provide an environment of high morale and positive team work.
  • Follow procedures and ensure accuracy of delivery and paperwork and Litehouse guidelines.
  • Drive electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices; forklift to hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move product, equipment and materials.
  • Inventory materials on work floor and supply workers with material as needed.
  • Meet picking standards, set forth by Warehouse department.
  • Load or unload material onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting devices.
  • Pick orders as required.
  • Unload and stack materials
  • Weekend work required, as needed. Occasional work on holidays, as needed.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED.)
  • One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and write short correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations or to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Basic computer skills required for using scanners.
  • Basic math skills, including counting, adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Regularly required to sit.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job, include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently exposed to extreme cold.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 

 

LL14-011 / Maintenance Electrician / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and Scope
Maintain and assist in coordinating routine and preventative maintenance on all facility production equipment.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles.
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Set up machines and equipment.
  • Requisition materials required to keep all equipment running properly.
  • Respond to internal customer needs to optimize facility efficiencies.
  • Troubleshoot/repair automated equipment including PLC, PAC, Servo, and VFD.
  • Examine items produced to determine if specifications are met.
  • Perform all equipment repairs and replace parts as needed.
  • Complete required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
            Education/Experience/Certifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED); minimum 2 years’ experience in maintenance field plus Journeyman’s Electrician license.
  • Master Electrician license, preferred.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):

  • Know how to troubleshoot/repair automated equipment including PLC, PAC, Servo, and VFD.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting ladder logic/schematics.
  • Ability to fabricate parts from scratch or prints.
  • Able to analyze and resolve technical problems or assist others in solving equipment issues.
  • Knowledge of Rockwell / Allen Bradley Software a plus.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to work and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Frequently required to stand, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to taste or smell and work in a confined space.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Specific visions abilities include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust/focus.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions and vibrations.
  • The noise level is usually moderate.

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

LL14-015 / Forklift Operator (Line-Feed) :

Purpose and ScopeThis position ensures that materials are delivered to manufacturing in a timely manner and are binned properly to storage areas, allowing for easy retrieval and proper inventory control. 
 
Guiding Principles-Culture-Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles.
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Drive safely, electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices; forklift to hitch, to push, to pull, lift, stack or move product, equipment or materials.
  • Review production schedules to ensure proper amount of inventory materials on work floor, and supply manufacturing with materials, as needed.
  • Use scanner to properly bin items from one area to another.
  • Deliver and remove unused materials from the manufacturing areas and return them to the appropriate storage location.
  • Work with the inventory team on any discrepancies or miss-binned items.
  • Must follow all safety practices that meet OSHA and MIOSHA standards.
  • Must properly store items meeting food handling programs, such as allergens, organics, refrigerated, non-refrigerated conditions.
  • Handle items with care and store in an organized, safe manner.
  • Unload and stack materials.
  • Load and unload materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting devices.
  • Week-end work required, as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
 
Education/Experience/Certifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED.)
  • Must be able to obtain a Litehouse forklift driver/operator license through a training program that meets OSHA requirements.
  • Preferred three to five years of work experience and have the ability to execute all functions performed by Forklift Operators.
  • Preferred experience with driving sit-down and stand-up forklifts.
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
     
  • Ability to read and write short correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations or to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Basic computer skills required.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job, include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to focus.
  • Frequently exposed to extreme cold.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 

LL14-032 / Line Attendant / Lowell, MI:

                                                                         
Purpose and Scope
The Line Attendant packages and stacks product and materials for storage or shipment.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble containers to be used for packaging
  • Package product into containers
  • Palletize containers to specifications
  • Inspect product and labels to verify conformance to specifications
  • Requisition containers and other supplies for delivery to work stations
  • Maintain production records
  • Participate in changeovers
  • Participate in housekeeping duties throughout the facility
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications

  • High School diploma or GED or minimum 3 month experience in a production environment

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, comprehend instructions and write correspondence
  • Able to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Average hours per work day: 8-12 hours; 3-6 days per week. Shift: Days & Swing.
  • Total cumulative time required for each activity: 8-12 hours.
  • Lifting requirements: Up to 55 lbs., rarely.
  • In an average work day, the employee may be required to perform: Climbing, occasionally; Bending/Stooping, occasionally to frequently; Kneeling, rarely; Crouching, rarely; Twisting, occasionally to frequently.
  • Use of upper/lower extremities: Reaching (shoulder height or below), frequently; Reaching (above shoulder), occasionally; Grasping/Handling, continuously; Fine Manipulation/Fingering, occasionally; Pushing/Pulling, occasionally to frequently
  • Sensory requirements (speech, vision, smell, touch, hearing): All
  • Employee is able to vary physical position or activity to perform the job
  • Time spent inside: 100%
  • Temperature: Normal Inside Range
  • Humidity: Normal Range to Wet/Humid
  • Atmospheric Conditions and Noise: Mists and Noise
  • Potential Hazards: Mechanical, electrical and chemical
  • Protective clothing or personal devices required: Gloves, eye protection and ear protection

 
The duties listed in this position posting are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
To apply for this position, please complete an online application at www.litehousefoods.com/careers or submit a Litehouse Employment Application to: Jamie Stackhouse, Manager, Human Resources - Lowell, MI

LL14-33 / Machinist / Lowell, MI:

PURPOSE and SCOPE:
The Machine Technician operates and leads the operation of one production line in an area or department and performs basic preventative machine maintenance and troubleshooting.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:
·         Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
·         Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
·         Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
·         Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Operate and lead the operation of one line in an area or department
·         Maintain required throughputs; set up, operate and make adjustments
·         Perform changeovers and washes
·         Perform basic maintenance/controls, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
·         Other duties may be assigned
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO PERFORM WORK:
            Education/Experience/Certifications
·         Fully trained and experienced in the operation of the designated production line machine
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA):
·         Ability to read, comprehend instructions and write correspondence.
·         Capable of presenting information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
·         Knowledge and experience in the operations and mechanics of the designated production line machine
·         Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Day to day work includes:
·         Total cumulative time required for each activity: Combined standing/walking 6-7 hours. Maximum consecutive time required for each activity 2-3 hours
·         Lifting requirements: 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-35 lbs occasionally; 35-55 lbs rarely
·         In an average work day, the employee may be required to perform: Climbing occasionally; Bending/Stooping occasionally to frequently; kneeling rarely; crouching rarely; twisting occasionally to frequently
·         Use of upper/lower extremities: Reaching (shoulder height or below) frequently; Reaching (above shoulder) occasionally; Grasping/Handling continuously; Fine Manipulation/Fingering occasionally; Pushing/Pulling occasionally to frequently
·         Potential Hazards: Mechanical
·         Protective clothing or personal devices required: Gloves, eye protection and ear protection
 
The duties listed in this position posting are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position

LL14-031 / Forklift Operator / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and ScopeThis position utilizes a forklift for loading and unloading trucks and stacking materials in a safe manner.  This position also tracks inventories, picks orders, and supplies workers materials.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture-Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles.
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe work environment at all times.
  • Abide by OSHA and state guidelines including forklift safety practices.
  • Ensure food safety guidelines are being followed.
  • Follow Litehouse guiding principles.
  • Provide an environment of high morale and positive team work.
  • Follow procedures and ensure accuracy of delivery and paperwork and Litehouse guidelines.
  • Drive electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices; forklift to hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move product, equipment and materials.
  • Inventory materials on work floor and supply workers with material as needed.
  • Meet picking standards, set forth by Warehouse department.
  • Load or unload material onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting devices.
  • Pick orders as required.
  • Unload and stack materials
  • Weekend work required, as needed. Occasional work on holidays, as needed.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED.)
  • One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and write short correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations or to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Basic computer skills required for using scanners.
  • Basic math skills, including counting, adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Regularly required to sit.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job, include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently exposed to extreme cold.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

LL14-035 / HR Generalist / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and ScopeThe Human Resources Generalist serves as a business partner to our employees by providing excellent human resources and customer service support including, but not limited to, benefits administration, employee on-boarding, payroll, database entry, ADP reporting, and other administrative functions of Human Resources.  This position will support the Human Resources Manager with operational and strategic business goals and initiatives.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture-Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with the HR Manager and corporate HR team on administering initiatives and programs.
  • Collaborate with the plant management team and cross-functional business partners in the planning and implementation of policy/procedure, staff development/training and health and safety.
  • Schedule and coordinate New Hire Orientation.  Review benefit information, company history and culture, assign lockers, and issue uniforms to new employees.
  • Advise employees on their rights and responsibilities for Family Medical Leave and other leaves of absences.  Ensure compliance with state and federal laws and properly document and track absences and required paperwork. 
  • Administer employee benefits and keep apprised of changes to the corporate benefit plans.
  • Administer and oversee the payroll function for the plant facility.
  • Maintain ADP database, wage information, reporting, and share point user profiles.
  • Maintain human resources data base and records by developing filing systems and entering data from change notices.
  • Ensure compensation practices are in alignment with pay grades and ranges.
  • Answer human resources related questions and respond to requests.
  • Track attendance of employees, exceptions, and time off requests in ADP.
  • Schedule, track, and maintain First Aid/CPR Training, Audio Program, Blood Borne Pathogen certifications, Hi-Lo Licenses and Waste Water permits.
  • Responsible for administrative function of human resources, i.e. filing, database entry, faxing, maintaining bulletin boards, job posting log, etc…
  • Perform employment verifications on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate random drug testing and ensure proper compliance with state and federal regulations, as needed.
  • Report monthly statistics to the Department of Labor.
  • Assist in Company sponsored employee events. Coordinate United Way Campaign and Benefits Fair annually.
  • Manage employee suggestions and ensure that suggestions receive a follow-up response.
  • Manage employee uniforms and shoe reimbursement program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or certification(s) in a related area preferred and/or 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Strong understanding of standard human resources concepts, practices and procedures.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiar with standard concepts, HR practices, and laws within the human resources industry.
  • Knowledge of payroll systems and payroll law.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer systems, preferably ADP, Microsoft Office, Internet, and Outlook.  Has familiarity with database systems.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, required.  Must be able to work in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully, diplomatically, and in confidence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Able to work with basic mathematical concepts and perform mathematical calculations.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. 
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk; lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Rarely required to lift/move/push/pull up to 50 lbs with assistance.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
 

S14-072 / Truck Driver Tractor Trailer / Sandpoint, ID:

Job #S14-072

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:           Truck Driver Tractor Trailer Pay Classification:    Exempt
Department:             Transportation Location:                     Sandpoint, IC
Title of Supervisor:  Director, Transportation Wage:                          Paid by the mile
Opening Date:          November 5, 2014 Closing Date:              Open until position filled

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Truck Driver Tractor Trailer drives gasoline or diesel powered tractor trailer combination to transport and deliver products or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Drives truck to destination
  • Inspects truck for defects before and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition
  • Maintain driver log according to I.C. regulations
  • Assist workers in loading and unloading truck
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certification

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Class “A” CDL and current DOT medical certificate

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals 
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel 
  • Frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste or smell
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Frequently exposed to vibration
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

 
The duties listed in this position posting are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
To apply for this position, please complete an online application at www.litehousefoods.com/careers or submit a Litehouse Employment Application to: Patti Clemons, Manager, Human Resources - Sandpoint

Food Process Engineer, Plant Commercialization:

Job S14-080

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:            Food Process Engineer, Plant Commercialization Pay Classification:      Exempt
Department:              Operations Location:                      Lowell, Michigan
Title of Supervisor:   VP Operations Starting wage:             DOE
Closing Date:              Until filled  

 
Purpose and Scope
The role of the process engineer is to evaluate existing processes and identify systems that improve production, reliability, and sustainability, reduce cost, and develop best practices. The process engineer works as part of a diverse team to evaluate and implement solutions that safely and efficiently meet production goals while maintaining high ethical and compliance standards. They will provide plant engineering technical support in the day-to-day operations of LH manufacturing plants.

Lead or support technology transfer of products and processes from development to commercial production, administer trial manufacturing protocol and change control programs and provide technical support for product, ingredient and process improvements. Participate and provide support for product development activities, which may include pilot plant scale up trials.

  • Lead or support technology transfer activities of food product and processes (for four manufacturing facilities and 3rd party vendors) from development to commercial production.
  • Responsible for preparing and approving manufacturing forms and related technical documentation needed to manufacture product.
  • Evaluates processes and procedures that drive continuous improvement. Ensure effective communication.
  • Works closely with and is an integral part of the product development and planning process
  • Demonstrated knowledge working with emulsion systems and there components, including natural and synthetic emulsion stabilizers in food applications.
  • Documented history effectively using mechanical processes to generate stable emulsions and a working knowledge with the mechanisms of emulsification – surface tension theory, repulsion theory, and viscosity modification.   
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of product and process development flow from conception to product launch, specifically for shelf stable salad dressing or other oil in water emulsion systems.
  • Must be a good problem solver; must be able to identify, interpret and analyze the correct data, and provide detailed directions to development projects.
  • Maintains active knowledge and understanding in areas beyond Product Development, including Operations, QA, Packaging, and a thorough understanding of Marketing needs and financial hurdles.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and solve technical project hurdles through the use of effective technical solutions and sound scientific principles.
  • Requires the ability to interact and communicate effectively with Senior R&D Management, Engineering, QA, Plant Management and Line Operators.
  • Sustains a high level of competence and professionalism in a dynamic business environment (i.e., proficiency in driving team alignment on technical solutions and strategies).
  • Collaborate with internal Litehouse departments, such as Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Plant Operations, Customer Service, to align and streamline execution of activities required to maintain or secure new customer or customer projects.
  • Works with technology & product development and manufacturing staff to develop process or equipment to reach attainment goals of new or existing production line.
  • Develops, presents, and communicates proposals of new processing technology equipment or cost reduction opportunities, including determination of ROI and other benefits, process, or equipment specifications and estimated capital investment and production capacity and attainment.

Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) preferred, but Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or similar scientific discipline with 6 years related experience in food industry required.
  • Experience with shelf stable dressing/sauce technologies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office with specific emphasis on advanced Excel and Word utilization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using statistical processes to extract underlying cause and effect relationships. 
  • Experience using Ross computer systems or other mainframe based computer systems preferred but not required.
  • Experience using analytical quality computer systems preferred but not required.
  • Selection, acquisition, installation, commissioning, start-up, and troubleshooting of new and existing process equipment and systems
  • Process optimization during startup and early production
  • Training of line supervisors, operators and maintenance personnel
  • Lead / Support of multifunctional teams:
  • Development and scale-up of processes requiring complex mathematical and engineering analyses of data collected from multiple sources 
  • Prepares manufacturing feasibility assessments and capital cost estimates for various process-related projects 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and write correspondence using basic technical/scientific terminology. 
  • Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
  • Sound understanding of basic and advanced mathematics, with some basic statistical knowledge preferred.  Must have the ability to use and manipulate mathematical computations containing fractions in both percent and decimal equivalent forms.
  • Demonstrate proficiency of univariate polynomial equations with real and decimal equivalent variables.
  • Mathematical knowledge will be assessed through proficiently testing.

Travel Requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 40% of time should be expected, including overnight travel
  • Travel may be required with little or no prior warning.

 
 
 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:
                                                                                                                                                             
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
Apply for this position by submitting a Litehouse Internal Application and Personal Resume to Mary Mahoney, Director-Human Resources or
Zualita Magana-Human Resources – Sandpoint, ID

LL14-36 / Shift Supervisor / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and Scope
The Shift Supervisor will inspect products to verify conformance to specifications and food safety guidelines and direct setup and adjustments of machines.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the operations of production
  • Manage Coordinators who directly supervise the workers on a day-to-day basis
  • Manage safety programs including adherence to food safety guidelines
  • Study production schedules and estimate worker hour requirements
  • Interpret company policies to workers and enforce safety regulations
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assign duties
  • Establish or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiencies
  • Analyze and resolve work issues, or assist workers in solving work issues
  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Maintain time and production records
  • Estimate, requisition, and inspect materials
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments
  • Analyze and resolve personnel and disciplinary issues and maintain written documentation
  • Perform activities of workers supervised as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience supervising, directing, coordinating, and evaluating employees 
  • Experience interviewing, hiring, and training employees
  • Experience in appraising and managing behaviors and performance

 
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):

  • Knowledge managing a food manufacturing facility
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations, rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear
  • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell 
  • Occasionally required to sit, lift and/or move up to 55 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts 
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Retail Direct Sales Representative-NorthEastern:

Job Post #S14-086

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:          Retail Direct Sales Representative-NorthEastern Pay Classification:  Exempt
Department:            Sales              Location:                  Corporate
Title of Supervisor: Regional Sales Manager Salary:                      DOE
Opening date:          January 5, 2015 Closing date:           Open until filled

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope

  • To ensure fresh product inventory in stores, grow Litehouse sales with secondary display and in-stock conditions at all times, shelf tag/POS placement as well as enhance overall retail broker coverage to assigned customer areas.
  • Territories are:

         Boston /New England
         Western Mass, Upstate NY
         New York, Long Island, Northern NJ
         Philadelphia, Southern NJ
         Western Pennsylvania
         Mid-Atlantic – Baltimore, Washington
 

Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
 

  • Represent Litehouse to the Store Produce Managers in your coverage area, creating a personal relationship with each produce manager and District manager in your coverage area.
  • Learn your market; determine which customers and stores have the greatest impact on Litehouse business.
  • Follow routes and maps provided by Regional Sales Manager to efficiently cover designated coverage area.  Coverage frequency will be determined based on store volume, importance to Litehouse, Sales Growth potential, and stores willingness to partner with Litehouse to grow sales.
  • Maintain and gain Litehouse share of shelf or greater share of shelf.  This can be accomplished by pursuing opportunities to help stores wherever possible, including store resets and grand openings, to enhance business relationship. 
  • Ensure product rotation based on the Litehouse freshness standards.
  • IRC should be applied to all products dated less than 60 days before your next visit.  If there is more product than can be moved before code date, contact your manager.
  • When possible, work with the produce manager to gain optimum placement for all Litehouse products in the produce department.  This may require stocking product, placing POS (Point of Sale) material, and get extra facings and secondary display as available.
  • If necessary, clean (dust off) products and shelving. 
  • Schedule and perform demos and coupon handouts to be done in your most important stores and grand openings (minimum of twice monthly).
  • Attend demo training sessions and educate demo personnel on Litehouse products and uses to maximize promotional efforts.
  • Identify and help design promotional plan with Regional Sales Manager to move close-dated product. 

 

  • Expand Litehouse line by working with produce managers to test products and department placement.
  • Conduct and submit corporate retail audits.  Complete daily and weekly call reports.
  • Uphold Litehouse Values in the market place and contribute to the Team effort at Litehouse.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:

  • High School diploma (College Degree preferred) and equivalent work experience
  •  

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and general public
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Understand and perform basic percentage and margin related equations. 
     
    Physical Demands/Work Environment:
    The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:
     
  • Must be able to travel to numerous store locations. 
  • Must physically be able to lift and move product.

 
 
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
Apply online at www.litehousefoods.com/careers

LL15-002 / Sanitation (Set-Up) / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and ScopeThis position is responsible for cleaning, sanitizing, and preparing equipment for use, ensuring that equipment meets company and regulatory cleanliness and food standards.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture-Service:

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.
  • Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow-up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Clean, sanitize, and prepare equipment for conformity to federal and state sanitation laws and plant standards.
  • Perform changeovers on a regular basis.
  • Handle all equipment according to good manufacturing practices, including tearing down equipment and preparing equipment.
  • Use chemicals and water to remove all excess products.
  • Prepare machine set-up after sanitizing.
  • Run checks to ensure cleanliness and reassemble equipment.
  • Ensure that equipment meets company and regulatory cleanliness and food safety standards.
  • Must follow all safety practices that meet OSHA and MIOSHA standards.
  • Meet or exceed performance numbers and expectations.
  • Properly use personal protective equipment.
  • Helps to uphold the “Team Member” environment supporting Supervisor and others with positive behavior.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
 
Education/Experience/Certifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED.)
  • One to three months related experience and/or training preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Excellent prioritization, organization, and time management skills.
  • Must be able to well with individuals and teams across all areas of the company.
  • Ability and desire to follow through on tasks from start to finish.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations or to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to utilize data collection scanning system.
  • Must be able to accurately complete required documentation, read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, used hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequently required to talk or hear.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job, include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to focus.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 

LL15-003 / Sanitation / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and ScopeThis position is responsible for cleaning, sanitizing, and preparing equipment for use, ensuring that equipment meets company and regulatory cleanliness and food standards.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture-Service:

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.
  • Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow-up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Clean, sanitize, and prepare equipment for conformity to federal and state sanitation laws and plant standards.
  • Perform changeovers on a regular basis.
  • Handle all equipment according to good manufacturing practices, including tearing down equipment and preparing equipment.
  • Use chemicals and water to remove all excess products.
  • Prepare machine set-up after sanitizing.
  • Run checks to ensure cleanliness and reassemble equipment.
  • Ensure that equipment meets company and regulatory cleanliness and food safety standards.
  • Must follow all safety practices that meet OSHA and MIOSHA standards.
  • Meet or exceed performance numbers and expectations.
  • Properly use personal protective equipment.
  • Helps to uphold the “Team Member” environment supporting Supervisor and others with positive behavior.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
 
Education/Experience/Certifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED.)
  • One to three months related experience and/or training preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Excellent prioritization, organization, and time management skills.
  • Must be able to well with individuals and teams across all areas of the company.
  • Ability and desire to follow through on tasks from start to finish.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations or to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to utilize data collection scanning system.
  • Must be able to accurately complete required documentation, read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, used hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequently required to talk or hear.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job, include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to focus.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 

LL14-016 / Maintenance Technician / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and Scope
Maintain and assist in coordinating routine and preventative maintenance on all facility production equipment.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles.
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Set up machines and equipment.
  • Requisition materials required to keep all equipment running properly.
  • Respond to internal customer needs to optimize facility efficiencies.
  • Troubleshoot/repair automated equipment including PLC, PAC, Servo, and VFD.
  • Examine items produced to determine if specifications are met.
  • Perform all equipment repairs and replace parts as needed.
  • Complete required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
            Education/Experience/Certifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED); minimum 2 years’ experience in maintenance field plus Journeyman’s Electrician license.
  • Master Electrician license, preferred.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):

  • Know how to troubleshoot/repair automated equipment including PLC, PAC, Servo, and VFD.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting ladder logic/schematics.
  • Ability to fabricate parts from scratch or prints.
  • Able to analyze and resolve technical problems or assist others in solving equipment issues.
  • Knowledge of Rockwell / Allen Bradley Software a plus.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to work and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Frequently required to stand, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to taste or smell and work in a confined space.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Specific visions abilities include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust/focus.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions and vibrations.
  • The noise level is usually moderate.

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

C15-005 Manager, Human Resources:

 
Posting # C15--005

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:           Manager, Human Resources       Pay Classification:   Salaried-Exempt
Department:             Human Resources       Location:                   Lowell, Michigan
Title of Supervisor:  Director, Human Resources Starting Wage:         DOE
Closing Date:             Until filled Shift:                           1st

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Manager, Human Resources serves as a key business partner to the Manufacturing facility, focusing on reinforcing Litehouse Guiding Principles, driving the employee experience, promoting leadership and empowerment, encouraging employee development and driving performance accountability through the organization.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with the Director of HR and Director of Operations to champion the Litehouse “People” culture, drive employee engagement and performance and enhance the overall Employee Experience. 
  • Serve as an employee and Brand ambassador. 
  • Deliver results against approved operational objectives and financial KPI’s and metrics for the HR function.
  • Understand the business and the market places in which the manufacturing plant operates. 
  • Counsel management on HR and leadership issues; develop good working relationships and act as coach and confidante.  Serve as a credible and effective sounding board and source of advice for key Business Partners. 
  • Assist in the development and execution of: talent acquisition process, onboarding, leadership development, employee experience and branding, employee engagement, employee relations, performance management and succession planning and management. 
  • Partner with Total Rewards to understand and utilize all of the tools available to help attract, retain and motivate employees and generate valuable business results. 
  • Oversee the talent acquisition pipeline internally and externally ensuring right talent, availability and retention. 
  • Prepare, monitor and amend onboarding schedules for all newly hired employees.
  • Prepare and deliver new hire and benefit orientation; 401(k), medical/dental/prescription plan, ESOP overview, vacation/sick plan, voluntary plans available and other benefits offered.
  • Oversee policy and procedure, employment processing, records management, safety, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations for designated Manufacturing facility.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Investigate grievances and/or complaints from employees (e.g. sexual harassment, pay and/or assignment disputes, etc.) for the purpose of reaching resolutions that provide a healthy work environment.
  • Prepare a wide variety of complex written materials (e.g. plans, funding requests, investigative reports, analyses, recommendations, procedures, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, providing audit references, making presentations, and/or providing supporting materials for requested actions.
  • Ensure proper execution and documentation of Family Medical Leave requests, adhering to federal requirements and company policy.
  • Document all workers compensation time loss and restrictions and update OSHA log as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:

  • Bachelor’s degree and PHR or SPHR preferred
  • 5-10+ years direct Human Resources experience required
  • Strong leader and role model with proactive results based style and well-developed strategic sense
  • Comprehensive understanding of progressive trends and best practices in Human Resources 
  • Organizational Development and training experience preferred
  • Proven experience in Employee Relations and Employment Law
  • Direct working knowledge of HRIS

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of KPI’s and metrics
  • Demonstrate strong results-orientation and commitment to quality, performance and deliverables
  • Effective multi-tasker adept at prioritizing with demonstrated ability to exceed customers’ expectations  
  • Organizational astuteness and proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Proven ability to establish strong credibility and build relationships
  • Strong working knowledge of P&L and its components
  • Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Visio

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Frequently required to sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Rarely required to lift/move/push/pull up to 55 pounds with assistance
  • Specific vision abilities require close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

 
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
Interested applicants should apply at www.litehousefoods.com

H15-002-Kitchen-Hurricane, Utah:

Job Post #H15-002

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:              Kitchen Pay Classification:  Non-Exempt
Department:               Formulation Location:                  Hurricane, UT
Title of Supervisor:    Operations Supervisor Starting wage:         $11.72/hour
Opening Date:             February 17, 2015 Closing Date:            February 22,2015

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Kitchen worker prepares, measures, weighs and tests ingredients to be utilized in the formulation of products.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior.

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and weigh raw ingredients for Mixers
  • Utilize data collection system to maintain inventory accuracy and traceability
  • Maintain clean kitchen area
  • Assist formulation crew in daily formulation of products
  • Check quality of raw ingredients with Quality Assurance to determine if product quality is questionable
  • Takes samples; titrations and viscosity
  • Switch processors, and pump airlines, buttermilk tanks and mill
  • Read daily production reports to determine formulation needs
  • Participate with changeovers
  • Operate an electric pallet jack
  • Ensure correct entries into factory software
  • Ensure products produced are meeting or exceeding customer requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience. and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and write correspondence basic correspondence. 
  • Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to get an electric pallet jack license.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 
 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. 
  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms. 
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. 
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. 
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 
The duties listed in this position posting are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
Interested applicants should apply at www.litehousefoods.com

C15-006-Replenishment Specialist/Sandpoint, Idaho:

 
Posting # C15-006

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:            Replenishment Specialist    Pay Classification:   Hourly Non-exempt
Department:              Operations Location:                   Corporate, Sandpoint, Idaho
Title of Supervisor:   Buyer Starting Wage:         DOE
Closing Date:              February 25, 2015 Shift:                          1st

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Replenishment Specialist processes and handles purchase orders and confirmations.  The Replenishment Specialist interacts with the suppliers, works with Transportation, Shipping, Receiving, Scheduling and Inventory Control and Quality Assurance.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Organize orders based on best utilization of transportation resources
  • Cross reference forecast against actual orders
  • Follow up on returns and credits
  • Place credit information on Accounting SharePoint
  • Place and confirm orders; track and close orders
  • Maintain expedited orders on Purchasing SharePoint
  • Maintain insurance documentation
  • Maintain Master Supplier Agreements and Nondisclosure Supplier Contracts
  • Maintain product Master; description, costs, units, and pallet configuration
  • Interpret specification documentation and lot codes
  • Request samples through NRM (New Raw Material) on SharePoint
  • Request ingredient documentation
  • Follow up with R&D on use of samples and request samples as needed
  • Follow up with buyer on ingredients moving into production
  • Collect and maintain documentation needed for ingredient reviews
  • Monitor spend analysis, commodity reporting, supplier service Levels
  • Provide potential supplier with Litehouse credit and banking information
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Collect and distribute required documentation for approval of new materials and new suppliers per company guidelines

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Must be a self-starter and capable of working independently with minimum supervision
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office Products; Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Experience with operations in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Purchasing experience preferred

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Perform a variety of complicated tasks, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Rely on good judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Ability to handle simultaneous tasks of varying priorities
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and maintain accurate documentation
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations
  • Knowledge of the use of Ross Enterprise ERP is required
  • Familiar with a variety of procurement concepts, practices and procedures
  • Familiar with the use of SharePoint tools

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste and smell
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop; or kneel
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities require close vision, distant vision and ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
Interested applicants should apply at www.litehousefoods.com

H15-001 Quality Assurance Floor Technician-Hurricane, Utah:

Job Post #H15-001

INTERNAL POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:         Quality Assurance Floor Technician Pay Classification:   Non-exempt
Department:             Quality Assurance Location:                   Hurricane
Title of Supervisor:  Manager, QA Tech Starting wage:          $ 12.74
Opening Date:          February 13, 2015 Closing Date:            March 6, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                           
Purpose and Scope:
The Quality Assurance Floor Technician validates through documentation, observation and performance of in-process line checks that systems are in place and functional. This position performs analytical tests on ingredients and finished goods, sanitation verifications, environmental monitoring and routine housekeeping audits.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Review in-process documentation at the mix deck and filling stations at regular intervals throughout production
  • Validate that quality systems are in place and functional by both observations and performance of in-process line checks such as pillow dimension, seal quality, metal detector operation, etc.
  • Perform first case checks at startup, shift change and product changeovers
  • Understand and be able to use all necessary laboratory testing equipment (including but not limited to: viscometers, pH meters, aw meters) including setup, calibration, basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Understand and be able to perform  analytical tests on ingredients and finished goods including, but not limited to: pH, salt, titratable acidity, water activity)
  • Understand and appropriately utilize the hold process; adding and removing items on hold, updating of ROSS and Sharepoint hold entries as necessary, etc.
  • Perform sanitation verifications such as ATP swabbing, allergen swabbing, visual inspections, etc.
  • Perform environmental monitoring swabbing as needed
  • Perform routine housekeeping audits; report issues and follow-up on corrective actions
  • Understand and model correct behavior in the core principles of quality manufacturing as they relate to the food industry such as HACCP, GMP & SQFI. 
  • Ensure food safety guidelines are being followed
  • Weekend work required as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
            Education/Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or G.E.D., one to three months experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Some working knowledge of ROSS or other inventory management system is preferred
  • Familiar with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Forklift operator certification may be required (or ability to obtain it)

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):

  • Must be able to work productively at a self-established pace and seek direction as needed
  • Read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Write correspondence
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers and other employees of the organization
  • Compute basic mathematical calculations, rate, ratio and percent

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear and lift and/or move up to 55 pounds
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally required to sit and walk
  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

 
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
To apply for this position complete a Litehouse Internal Application and submit to
Kris Tompkins, Manager, Human Resources - Hurricane

C15-008 Corporate Receptionist-Corporate- Sandpoint, Idaho:

Posting # C15-008

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:               Corporate Receptionist Pay Classification:   Hourly
Department:                 Human Resources Location:                   Corporate- Sandpoint, Idaho
Title of Supervisor:      Manager – Total Rewards Starting Wage:         DOE
Closing Date:                 March 4, 2015 Shift:                          1st

 
Purpose and Scope
To warmly welcome and greet all visitors and employees as they arrive at the Corporate Office, ensuring all visits begin with a positive experience.  The receptionist will provide general office support with a variety of clerical and related tasks. 
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to operate a multi-line computerized telephone system.
  • Sort and deliver mail; prepare inter-office mail to other sites.
  • Welcome and greet visitors and vendors as they arrive for meetings.
  • Maintain and update corporate phone extension list and user profiles.
  • Maintain fax machines, assist users, send and route faxes received.
  • Responsible for inputting data entry as assigned.
  • Responsible for updating employee’s email as changes occur.
  • Responsible for maintaining email groups in Outlook.
  • Receive payments for service and products and maintain and reconcile postal petty cash box.
  • Responsible for maintaining break room supplies and placing weekly orders.   
  • Support Human Resources department as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining office supplies and order replenishment as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent GED; prefer a one-year certificate from college or technical school or one year of directly related on-the-job training/experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be accurate, organized, timely and productive with attention to detail.
  • Must enjoy interacting with people.
  • Must possess excellent phone rapport and aptitude for customer service.
  • Must be intuitive and possess a proactive approach to serving others.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and take ownership of his/her work.
  • Must be poised, positive, outgoing and cheerful and maintain a professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Demonstrates integrity, honesty, teamwork and exhibit a genuine concern for others.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must understand the definition of empathy and is able to utilize that skill when appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to write professional correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to compute basic math calculations. 

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. 
  • Occasionally required to stand, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
                                                                                                                                                 
 
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various
Interested applicants should apply at www.litehousefoods.com

C15-009 Brand Manager-Corporate-Sandpoint, Idaho:

 
Posting # C15-009

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:             Brand Manager Pay Classification:   Exempt
Department:              Marketing & Communications Location:                   Corporate-Sandpoint, Idaho
Title of Supervisor:   Senior Brand Manager Starting Wage:         DOE
Closing Date:              March 9, 2015 Shift:                          1st

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
To act as the gatekeeper of the brand by developing and executing the brand strategy from beginning to end. Manage marketing activities for dips, cider, caramel and innovation across selling channels in alignment with company goals.
 
Guiding Principles-Culture- Service:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the dip, cider, caramel communication strategy for all selling channels.
  • Supervise brand content and deliver consumer communication campaigns from brief through to execution working with internal teams.
  • Measure campaign results, provide recommendations for the business and develop consumer marketing best practices for the company.
  • Manage external marketing partners such as advertising/packaging agencies, digital marketing firms and production companies.
  • Generate new ideas that meet consumer needs and fit the company strategy.
  • Integrate innovation into category business plans through stage gating process.
  • Train, supervise and develop Marketing Analyst to meet company goals within guiding principles.
  • Work with Marketing Analyst and use research to test new ideas with consumers.
  • Manage a cross functional team to launch projects on time and on budget.
  • Develop product, pricing, promotion, placement and profit strategies to optimize distribution gains, sell-through and ROI.
  • Write reports, specifications and creative briefs.
  • Use category and consumer analysis to develop a sound strategy and business plan.
  • Develop annual marketing plans.
  • Have a clear understanding of the consumer and their needs and use it to generate insights that will help to grow the business.
  • Responsible for achieving product line volume, revenue, gross margin, market share and awareness building objectives.
  • Set and manage budget and marketing spend for category. Prepare budgets for new product development – including expected revenues, product development and marketing support costs.
  • Provide sales tools to support brand campaigns and innovation launches.
  • Attend key trade shows.
  • Present at key retailer meetings on key brand initiatives.
  • Be a Brand Champion for our Sales Team and help educate them on the wider consumer and category insights.
  • Transform information into knowledge and learning; ensuring quality decision-making, anticipating conflicts and facilitating resolution.
  • Model exceptional leadership attributes while coaching team member to future success.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
BA/BS Business, Marketing or Related Field or 3+ years of directly related experience.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Three to five years of experience in brand management, preferably in consumer packaged goods.
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to transmit ideas effectively with customers, agencies, team members, retailers, brokers and supervisors in a professional manner. Good proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge plans. 
  • Approaches problems by using a logical, systematic, and sequential approach; utilizing category management and consumer research information to gain insight into the creation of marketing strategies. Ability to use business planning, budgeting and sales forecasting in order to meet business goals and objectives, with direct budgeting and P&L responsibility.
  • Ability to establish effective intra/inter departmental work relationships throughout the organization.

 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell food products.
  • Must be able to travel with some overnight stays required.
  • Frequently required to walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Specific vision abilities require close vision, color vision, and depth perception.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 
 
The duties listed in this position description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 
Interested applicants should apply at www.litehousefoods.com

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H. R. Department, Litehouse, Inc. , P O Box 1969, Sandpoint, ID 83864.
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