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:

S14-054 / Kitchen worker / Sandpoint, ID:

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.

S14-053 / Spice Prep / Sandpoint, ID:

Purpose and Scope
The Spice Prep worker prepares raw ingredients and spice daily as needed for scheduled production.
 
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:

  • Weigh ingredients and spice according to recipes
  • Retrieve buckets, barrels or boxes or bags from walk in, dry storage or freezer
  • Label bucket contents, recipe, batch number, number of buckets, date, initials and lot numbers
  • Maintain ingredient and spice code records and usage
  • Pull samples of lotted items
  • Prepare ingredients for Hobart batches and mixes using Hobart; sample and test product integrity to meet specifications
  • Rotate stock and report any ingredient or spice that is getting low
  • Check weekly production report for ingredients to be pulled from freezer
  • Prepare add-ons before doing next day batches
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:

  • One to three months related experience and/or training

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Read and write basic correspondence
  • Present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Compute basic mathematical calculations
  • 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 regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job 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. 
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Personal protective equipment required: Rain suits, gloves, goggles, glasses, face shield, hearing protection, and any other PPE as deemed necessary to perform the job safely.

 
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.

S14-056 / Machine Technician / Sandpoint, ID:

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.

S14-052 / Line Attendant / Sandpoint, ID:

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.

S14-055 / Mixer / Sandpoint, ID:

Purpose and Scope
The Mixer measures and blends ingredients to create finished goods.
 
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:

  • Load ingredients into blender and use pumping and metering systems
  • Start and adjust machine to control speed and cooling fluids to jacket or devices in mixing chamber to aid in blending and densifying mixture
  • Operate machine until mixture reaches desired consistency
  • Sample and test product integrity to meet specifications
  • Requisition supplies and maintain production records
  • Participate with changeovers
  • Utilize data collection system to maintain inventory accuracy and traceability
  • Utilize scanner to use oldest ingredients first (FIFO)
  • 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 interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • Frequently required to climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste or smell. 
  • Occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • Regularly 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.
  • Occasionally must work in confined space.

 
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

 

LL13-025 / Maintenance Tech / Lowell, MI:

SUMMARY
Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as boilers, motors, pneumatic tools & equipment, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment by performing the following duties.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
Able to train others on proper, safe, and efficient operation of equipment.
 
Has an understanding of pneumatics and is able to trouble shoot and repair systems as needed.
 
Has an understanding of water treatment and safety controls needed for safe boiler operation.
 
Has an understanding of welding procedures and is willing to apply them.
 
Observe mechanical devices in operation, listen to their sounds to locate causes of trouble, and makes repairs.
 
Dismantle devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
 
Examine form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
 
Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
 
Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments.
 
Repair or replace defective parts.
 
Install special functional and structural parts in devices.
 
Lubricate and clean parts.
 
Start devices to test their performance.
 
Set up and operate lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
 
Initiate purchase order for parts and machines.
 
Repair electrical equipment.
 
Maintain and ensures compliance with all Litehouse, OSHA, MIOSHA, AIB, allergen and Food Safety standards at all times. 
 
Work with MP2 System on a daily basis.
 
Coordinate and communicate to supervisor on shift status of equipment.
 
Complete necessary paperwork to complete work orders.
 
Keep maintenance area clean and free of clutter according to GMP guidelines.
 
Willing to stand in and operate equipment as needed to insure customer’s needs are met.
 
Basic knowledge of operation of wastewater equipment.
 
QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
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.
 

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.
 

LL14-028 / 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.

LL14-029 / Machine Technician / 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.

LL14-027 / Spice / Lowell, MI:

PURPOSE and SCOPE
Prepare raw ingredients and spice needed for scheduled production on a daily basis.
 
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:

  • Weigh ingredients and spice according to recipes.
  • 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.
  • Retrieve buckets, barrels or boxes or bags from walk in, dry storage or freezer.
  • Label bucket contents, recipe, batch number, number of buckets, date, initials and lot numbers.
  • Maintain ingredient and spice code records and usage.
  • Pull samples of lotted items.
  • 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.
  • Participate with changeovers.
  • Operate a hi-lo.
  • Ensure correct entries into factory software.
  • Ensure products produced are meeting or exceeding customer requirements.
  • Rotate stock and report any ingredient or spice that is getting low.
  • Check weekly production report for ingredients to be pulled from freezer.
  • Prepare add-ons before doing next day batches.
  • Uphold a positive team environment.
  • Provide a safe work environment at all times.
  • Ensure food safety guidelines are being followed.
  • Follow Litehouse guiding principles.
  • Weekend work required as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO PERFORM WORK:
Education/Experience/Certifications

  • One to three months manufacturing or related experience.

 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA):

  • Read and write basic correspondence. 
  • Present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Compute basic mathematical calculations. 
  • Compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Has current hi-lo license or ability to obtain a license.

 
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 regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job 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. 
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Personal protective equipment required: Rain suits, gloves, goggles, glasses, face shield, hearing protection, and any other PPE as deemed necessary to perform the job safely.

 
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.

LL14-030 / 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.

S14-061 / Project Manager / Sandpoint, ID:

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

PURPOSE and SCOPE:
The role of the project manager is to facilitate the completion of each project through communication and coordination with internal and external resources, assuring that accurate information is available and timelines are achieved. The Project Manager also assists with pricing, cost reduction projects, and projects related to new product development from ideation to market commercialization.
In addition to the Foodservice responsibilities of this position, this person will also assist with other channels as required.
 
CUSTOMER SERVICE:

  • Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through values, guiding principles and customer service standards.
  • Accountable for outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers.
  • 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:

  • Responsible for managing the project process including reviewing project submission and completing project sheet, communicating back expected timeframes to project stakeholder and team members.
  • Coordinate information pertaining to project request i.e. customer information, item volume, recipe information, and capacity information.
  • Identifies current status and communicates next steps on a weekly basis to entire cross-functional team.
  • Active member of Proofing Team, ensuring channel labels are accurate and updated/completed within set timeframes.
  • Lead all change management affecting the Foodservice channel, i.e. box, spelling or ingredient recommendations.
  • Monitor, maintain and execute approved change forms.
  • Maintain and monitor Unique Ingredient Agreements, ensuring they are signed and on SharePoint.
  • Coordinate pricing, ensuring customer receives in timely manner and offer is loaded on SharePoint.
  • Supervise and review item master set-up.
  • Responsible for labels and information is accurate including claims, nutritionals, and classification and naming.
  • Reviews labels and website to ensure all information is up to date with current ingredients and nutritionals (as loaded on SharePoint), at least monthly.
  • Involved in formula tasting, ensuring quality and taste standards are met.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Foodservice marketing, finance, budgeting, sales, manufacturing and product development
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, and Word and SharePoint
  • Working knowledge of Ross and PowerPoint preferred
  • Proactive results-based style and well-developed strategic sense



 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA):

  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel (ability to create, update and maintain spreadsheets) and Microsoft Word
  • Must be detail oriented and able to accurately read, understand and interpret written correspondence
  • Knowledge of product lines sold by Litehouse.
  • Demonstrate strong results-orientation and commitment to quality, performance and deliverables.
  • Effective multi-tasker adept at prioritizing with demonstrated ability to exceed customers’ expectations
  • Proven ability to establish strong credibility and build relationships
  • Must be able to communicate inter-departmental needs and activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize your own work activities; analyze and disseminate numerical data; manage work time efficiently; follow procedures and policies; perform basic mathematical calculations; identify and solve problems; maintain a file system to include alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing activities.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, business writing, grammar and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to manage the pressures and stress associated with a deadline-oriented atmosphere and customer service issues.
  •  RELATIONSHIPS:

Ability to lead cross-functional teams to complete projects on time.  Must be able to manage tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment; be congenial with others demonstrating patience. 
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.
This work requires the following physical activities: Sitting, standing, reaching, walking, lifting up to 40 lbs. of material, finger dexterity for activities such as data entry and calculator use, grasping, repetitive motions, speaking, hearing, visual acuity, and mobility between departments. The work is performed primarily indoors.
 

 
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.

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For other mail correspondence, please submit to:
H. R. Department, Litehouse, Inc. , P O Box 1969, Sandpoint, ID 83864.
or Fax it to: (208) 265-7741 (for Sandpoint, Idaho)
(616) 897-9375 (for Lowell, Michigan)