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:

S15-023 / Truck Driver Tractor Trailer / Sandpoint, ID:

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.
 

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.

S15-018 / 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.

S15-019 / 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.

LL15-018 / Forklift Receiver-2nd shift / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and Scope
The Forklift Receiver is responsible for receiving all inbound materials and transport and deliver materials and products needed, or to be stored, to various warehouse locations.
 
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 all receiving duties and deliveries
  • Load and unload materials and product onto or off pallets, skids or lifting device
  • Ensure accuracy and timely completion of all required receiving paperwork
  • Follow OSHA and state safety guidelines including forklift safety practices
  • Participate in all functions of production tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Unload bulk tankers
  • When needed must be able to pick outbound orders

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

  • Must be forklift and electric pallet jack certified
  • Some computer skills required; Smart Client/data collection, email, etc.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or one to three year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos and write correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one or small group situations to other employees of the organization
  • Ability to compute basic math calculations
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form

 
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 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 55 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color and 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
  • Able and available to work weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • Able and available for overtime with little notice, as needed.

 
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.

LL15-017 / Forklift Operator-1st shift / 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.

LL15-019 / Line Feed-2nd shift / Lowell, MI:

                                                                                                                           
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.
Job closing date: 6/30/2015

C15-019 / Scheduling Manager / Sandpoint ID or Lowell MI:

Purpose and Scope
The Scheduling Manager will lead a team of Schedulers in our various facilities in preparing daily production schedules and long-term production plans to satisfy customer demand while maximizing operational efficiency and minimizing inventory levels.  The Scheduling Manager will serve as a leader, developer, and expert resource to the Scheduling team, improving and refining the scheduling process for improved performance.  Strong collaboration with internal cross-functional departments will be critical to meeting business objectives.
 
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:

  • Supervise Schedulers in all facilities.
  • Travel at least semi-annually to each facility to meet with Scheduler and plant personnel to assess and improve performance of the Scheduling function.
  • Serve as backup Scheduler for all facilities.
  • Work with Schedulers on KPI’s, goals, process improvement, and employee development.
  • Create production plans for cheese wheels, retail cheese packing, and fluid dairy products.
  • Enter interplant transfers and constantly monitor transfer volumes to identify opportunities to produce items in the destination facility.
  • Represent Scheduling function in cross-functional meetings and teams.
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts, Customer Service, Marketing, and Sales teams to ensure Scheduling process accomplishes service goals and effective execution of new product offerings and new distribution.
  • Collaborate with Operations, Purchasing, Warehouse, Transportation and related departments to ensure Scheduling process optimizes efficiency across the company by balancing various measures, including:
    • Inventory value
    • Customer service level (fill rate)
    • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
    • Transfer freight
    • Procurement expenses
  • Serve as subject matter expert and resource in Scheduling.
  • Serve as technical expert and resource in the use of Scheduling software (APS, IP/RP).
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of Litehouse production processes, or similar food manufacturing processes, is required.
  • A minimum of two years of previous Scheduling experience is required.
  • APICS certification preferred.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to function in a high-pace, high-pressure production environment.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, financial reports, or governmental regulations.
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.
  • Present information clearly and respond to questions from groups of managers, coworkers, and customers.
  • Compute basic mathematical calculations.
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Understand statistical concepts and models relevant to the Scheduling function.
  • Proficiency in Excel required, advanced proficiency preferred.
  • Proficiency in Access preferred.
  • Proficiency in APS preferred.

 
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 travel to Litehouse plants and locations as well as occasional external travel for training, etc.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to sit 
  • Occasionally is required to stand and walk
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Overnight travel is required

 
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.
Salary: DOE

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

 

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

LL14-035 / 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.
 
 

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.

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.

LL15-10 / Mixer / Lowell, MI:

Purpose and ScopeMeasure and blend 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

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Operate blender to blending ingredients.
  • Load ingredients into blender manually and using pumping and metering systems.
  • Start machine and adjust 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.
  • Maintain production records.
  • Follow all food safety guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Uphold a positive team environment.
  • Provide an environment of high morale and positive team work.
  • 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

  • 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.

H15-007 Mixer-Hurricane, UT:

Job Post #H15-007

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:            Mixer—2nd Shift--Hurricane Pay Classification:   Non Exempt
Department:              Formulation Location:                    Hurricane
Title of Supervisor:   Operations Supervisor Starting Wage:          $13.50/hour
Opening Date:           04/10/2015 Closing Date:  Until Filled

                                                                                                                                                             
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.
 
Submit a Litehouse Internal Application to: Kris Tompkins, Manager, Human Resources

LL15-012-Quality Assurance Supervisor:

 
Posting # L15-011

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:           QA Supervisor Pay Classification:   Exempt
Department:            Quality Assurance       Location:                  Lowell
Title of Supervisor: Quality Assurance Technical      Manager Starting Wage:        DOE
Closing Date:       Open until filled        Shift:                         1st   

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The QA Supervisor promotes quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organization. Ensures compliance with standards and regulations through inspections, testing, record-keeping and provides overall quality assurance support.
 
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:

  • Ensure the highest standards of quality and continuously seek out opportunities to improve products and processes and set QA compliance objectives to ensure targets are achieved
  • Comprehend and model correct behavior in the core principles of quality manufacturing as they relate to the food industry such as HACCP, GMP & SQF
  • Ensure compliance with national (third party audits) and international (GFSI-BRC) standards and food safety guidelines through enforcement of environmental, health and safety standards and implement programs necessary to maintain GFSI compliance, using the BRC standards
  • Review, update, and standardize current policies and improvised plans to improve upon existing quality standards
  • Participate in basic customer and/or consumer complaint investigations as they relate to the Sandpoint plant operations
  • Manage and maintain quality inspections, product release and hold programs implemented at the plant level, for incoming and in-process materials and components, processes and finished goods
  • Inspect product throughout production cycle and conduct inspection, testing and sampling activities
  • Ensure first case checks are completed at startup and checks are collected at designated intervals throughout production
  • Ensure tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated and that product modifications are investigated if necessary
  • Ensure the execution of corrective action and compliance with customers’ specifications
  • Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications
  • Collate and analyze performance data and charts against defined parameters
  • Perform routine housekeeping audits; report issues and follow-up on corrective actions
  • Monitor performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports
  • Create, implement and document inspection criteria and procedures on production floor
  • Assist in preparing clear explanatory documents for internal and customer use, including investigating and responding to customer/consumer inquiries
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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

  • High school diploma with a min of 1 year experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Some working knowledge of ROSS or other inventory management system, NWA or other statistical analysis system and SharePoint or other similar system is preferred.
  • Familiar with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be able to work productively and independently at a self-established pace and seek direction as needed

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to understand and use all necessary laboratory testing equipment (including but not limited to:  pH meters and moisture analyzers) including setup, calibration, basic maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Ability to understand and perform analytical tests on ingredients and finished good including, but not limited to: pH, salt, moisture, protein)
  • Sound understanding of basic and advanced mathematics, with some basic statistical knowledge preferred
  • Must have the ability to use and calculate mathematical computations containing fractions in both percent and decimal equivalent forms and must be able to demonstrate mathematical proficiency
  • Demonstrate proficiency of Microsoft Office with specific emphasis on advanced Excel and Word utilization
  • Experience using Ross computer systems or other mainframe based computer systems preferred
  • Experience using analytical quality computer systems preferred

 
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.

  • Maintain a safe work environment at all times
  • Frequently required to sit, use hand to finger, reach with hands and arms
  • 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
  • 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

C15-015 Business Systems Analyst-Corporate-Sandpoint, Idaho:

 
Posting # C15-012

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:           Business Systems Analyst Pay Classification:   Exempt
Department:             Information Technology Location:                   Corporate-Sandpoint, Idaho
Title of Supervisor: Business Solutions Manager Starting Wage:         DOE
Closing Date:            Open until filled Shift:                          1st

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Business Systems Analyst will work to ensure alignment of business process with Litehouse systems.  This position will strive to make current systems more efficient for users while constantly evaluating the changing needs of the business and looking for improved solutions, acting a liaison between business departments and IT.
 
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:

  • Create and maintain a strategic partnerships with the business users in order to analyze and evaluate current and future business needs
  • Align business needs and system processes
  • Elicit and develop business requirements through interviews, meetings, existing systems documentation and/or procedures.
  • Create business and technical documentation defining processes, roles and technology interaction
  • Communicate effectively business needs to internal and external Application Developers
  • Participate in the upgrade and/or enhancement process of existing business software
  • Coordinate or lead the testing and/or training process for new systems or new functionality
  • Instruct users in the proper use of equipment and software.
  • Recommend or perform actions to correct problems.
  • Contribute to a positive IT work environment that is built on hard work, collaboration, respect for each other, and a desire to learn.
  • Collaborate with the IT Business Solutions and Technology groups
  • Develop new reports using Gembase, SSRS, Quantrix, and other systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience. 
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ work related experience.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must demonstrate competency in the following areas: Technical Understanding, Analyzing Information, Informing Others, Problem Solving, Coordination, Strategic Planning and Quality Management

  • Familiar with Relational Database Concepts and Client Server Concepts
  • SQL experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of ERP systems
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals 
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers and users.
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions

 
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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently is required to sit, climb or balance, and talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to 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 more than 100 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Occasional weekend work and rotating on-call schedule required
  • Occasional travel is required

 
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

H15-009 Spice Prep-Hurricane, UT:

Job Post H15-009

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:                 Spice Prep Pay Classification:      Nonexempt
Department:                  Formulation / 1st & 2nd shifts Location:                       Hurricane, UT
Title of Supervisor:       Shift Supervisor Starting Wage:            $11.72/hr
Opening date:              05/12/2015 Closing date:                Until Filled

                                                                                                                                                             
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.
 
To apply for this position, please complete an online application at www.litehousefoods.com/careers
Or Submit a Litehouse Internal Application to: Kris Tompkins, Manager, Human Resources-Hurricane, UT
 

H15-010 Machine Technician I-Hurricane, UT:

Job Post H15-010

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:     Machine Technician I Pay Classification:     Non-exempt
Department:       Packaging / 1st & 2nd shifts Location:                    Hurricane, UT
Reports to:          Operations Supervisor Starting Wage:           $12.74
Opening Date:    05/12/2015 Closing Date:              Until Filled

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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.
 
To apply for this position complete a
Litehouse Internal Application
Submit to:
Kris Tompkins, Manager, Human Resources – Hurricane, UT

H15-012 QA Technician-Hurricane, UT:

Job Post #H15-012

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:         Quality Assurance Floor Technician Pay Classification:   Non-exempt
Department:             Quality Assurance Location:                   Hurricane
Title of Supervisor:  Manager, QA Tech Grade:                        D
Opening Date:          May 18th, 2015 Closing Date:            Until Filled

                                                                                                                                                                           
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 External Application and submit to
Kris Tompkins, Manager, Human Resources - Hurricane

 

                                                                                                                                                             

H15-013 Sanitation I-Hurricane, UT:

Posting #H15-013

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:           Sanitation I Pay Classification:  Non-exempt
Department:             Sanitation Location:                  Hurricane, UT
Title of Supervisor:  Sanitation Supervisor Grade:                      C
Opening date:           June 4, 2015 Closing date:           Until Filled

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope:
The Sanitation I position is responsible for tearing down, cleaning, sanitizing, and reassembling plant 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
  • Help uphold a “Team Member” environment supporting others with positive behavior

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize all plant facilities (restrooms, offices, lunch rooms, etc.)
  • Clean and sanitize tanks/tankers or other food storage containers and facilities
  • Utilize tools and cleaning equipment to perform duties
  • Assess and identify mechanical and/or electrical problems during disassembly and reassembly of equipment
  • Participate with changeovers
  • Help train new and temporary employees in the department
  • Complete any required paperwork/documentation
  • Weekend work required as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:

  • 1-3 months cleaning experience; 6-12 months to learn job.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, comprehend simple 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.
  • 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: 10-12 hours; 4-5 days a week.         Shift: Days or Graveyard
  • Total cumulative time required for each activity: Sitting, 0-4 hours; Combined standing/walking, 10-12 hours. Maximum consecutive time required for each activity: 1-3 hours before rotation into seated position or break.
  • Lifting requirements: 0-10 lbs. continuously; 11-55 lbs. occasionally; 55-100 lbs. rarely. Parts lifted are 0-27 lbs.
  • In an average work day, the employee may be required to perform: Climbing, kneeling, crouching frequently; bending/stooping and twisting frequently.
  • Use of upper/lower extremities: Reaching (shoulder height or below) and pushing/pulling (0-100 lbs. effort) frequently; reaching (above shoulder) and fine manipulation/fingering occasionally; grasping/handling continuously.
  • Sensory requirements (speech, vision, smell, touch, hearing): All
  • Employee is able to vary physical position or activity to perform the job rapidly.
  • Employee is able to enter confined space with round opening that is 17” across.  Then once inside confined space employee needs to be able to move their body between an opening that is 9” inches wide. 
  • Employee needs to be able to lift their body out of confined space using their arms. 
  • Time spent inside: 95%          Time spent outside: 5%
  • Temperature: Normal inside range - Normal; Outside range (exposure to weather) - Extreme Heat and Extreme Cold; Extreme temp. change.
  • Humidity: Wet/Humid
  • Atmospheric Conditions and Noise: Fumes; Odors; Mists; Gases; Poor Ventilation; Noise.
  • Potential Hazards: Mechanical; Electrical; Burns; Toxic/Caustic Chemicals; Other (slippery floors, trip hazards, heights and sharp objects).
  • Protective clothing or personal devices required: Rain suits, rubber gloves, goggles, glasses, face shield, gloves, respirator, hearing protection, chemical gloves.

 
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 go to this link: www.litehousefoods.com/careers

C15-016 Cost Accounting Manager:

 
Posting # C15-016

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:           Cost Accounting Manager   Pay Classification: Exempt
Department:             Finance Location:                 Corporate-Sandpoint, Idaho
Title of Supervisor:  Senior Director of Finance Starting Wage:       DOE
Closing Date:            Until Filled Shift:                         1st

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Cost Accounting Manager is directly responsible for leadership and best practices management necessary to ensure the accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of all cost accounting activity within Litehouse.  The position is expected to provide leadership and continued process improvements in the functional areas of cost estimates, lean manufacturing, standards rolls, annual operational budgets, capital asset requests, financial/performance review and analysis, and visibility into the performance of the Transportation department. 
 
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:

  • Provide leadership in process improvement, best practices, streamlining, and automated systems necessary to bring about efficiency and cost savings
  • Provide insight and recommendations  to decision makers for improved operational and organizational performance
  • Develop and review monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) with the Finance/Accounting Team and Litehouse leadership
  • Lead the Cost Accounting team, helping the department to deliver superior performance and world class customer service, in an efficient and timely manner, with special attention to developing strong relationships throughout the organization
  • Direct and oversee Cost Accounting team all aspects of their functions and personal development
  • Prioritize, review, approve, and perform post-review assessments on all capital projects as well as cost estimates for new and proposed product or service costs
  • Initiate, collaborate, and partner to develop annual operating forecasts/budgets, as well as post review and analysis of the performance against those forecasts/budgets
  • Develop and maintain the cadence of Cost Accounting performance reporting to the organization, including Operational, Transportation, Capital and Costing reporting
  • Provide management with insight specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
  • Review monthly financial statements to ensure that inventories are properly valued, expenses are correctly classified and reserves are appropriate
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with Litehouse Leadership to review results, identify root causes and develop action plans to improve performance and execution
  • Collaborate and partner with cross functional teams to implement procedures to drive performance and control costs
  • Ensure the departmental staff are properly trained and annually evaluated against annual performance goals; assists in the development of training opportunities to enhance skill levels of the staff with the goal of establishing a successful and progressive department that is an active contributor towards organizational goals and objectives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications
Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and 8 years of Cost Accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ross experience desired and Continuous Improvement experience a plus

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to think critically and with a team-based approach to work at all levels to find resolution to complex issues
  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills with a commitment to customer service
  • Strong analytical ability leading to the establishment and monitoring of performance metrics, resource allocation, cost efficiencies and decision making
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in development and accomplishment of operating and strategic financial objectives
  • Broad financial and management experience necessary to provide leadership to a variety of business functions and processes
  • Advanced understanding of process manufacturing and Standard Cost principles
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Excel and Quantrix is preferred
  • Experience with integrated software systems
  • Experience with Microsoft products suite and other PC based software for operating, analytical, forecasting, and report purposes

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively manage under high pressure and high volume requirements
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, usually on a multiple basis
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Write routine reports and correspondence 
  • Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Ability to effectively communicate a point and create an open dialogue
  • Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Solve practical problems and manage a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

 
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 travel to Litehouse plants and locations as well as occasional external travel for training, etc.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to sit 
  • Occasionally is required to stand and walk
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Some overnight travel may  be required

 
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

H15-014 Plant Accountant:

 
Posting # HC15-014

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:            Plant Accountant     Pay Classification:   Exempt
Department:             Finance Location:                   Hurricane, Utah
Title of Supervisor:  Cost Accounting Manager Starting Wage:       DOE
Closing Date:             Until Filled Shift:                          1st

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Plant Accountant is directly responsible for ownership and personal responsibility to best practices management necessary to ensure the accuracy, integrity, cost effectiveness, and timeliness of all plant activity within Litehouse.  The position also is expected to strive for continued process improvements in the functional areas of cost estimates, lean manufacturing, standards rolls, annual operational budgets, capital asset requests, financial/performance review and analysis, and visibility into the performance of the Transportation department. 
 
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:

  • Provide leadership in process improvement, best practices, streamlining, and automated systems necessary to bring about efficiency and cost savings
  • Develop and review monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) with the Finance/Accounting Team and Litehouse leadership
  • Execute on the cadence of Department leadership vision of performance reporting to the organization, including Operational, Transportation, Capital and Costing reporting
  • Provide Department leadership with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
  • Prioritize, review, prepare, and perform post-review assessments on all capital projects as well as cost estimates for new and proposed product or service costs
  • Initiate, collaborate, and partner to develop annual operating forecasts/budgets, as well as post review and analysis of the performance against those forecasts/budgets
  • Review monthly financial statements to ensure that inventories are properly valued, expenses are correctly classified and reserves are appropriate
  • Provide insight and recommendations  to decision makers for improved operational and organizational performance
  • Show initiative, helping the department to deliver superior performance and world class customer service, in an efficient and timely manner, with special attention to developing strong relationships throughout the organization
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with Litehouse Leadership to review results, identify root causes and develop action plans to improve performance and execution
  • Collaborate and partner with cross functional teams to implement procedures to drive performance and control costs
  • Direct and oversee Cost Accountants in all aspects of their functions and personal development
  • Ensure the Cost Accountants are properly trained and annually evaluated against annual performance goals; assists in the development of training opportunities to enhance skill levels of the staff with the goal of establishing a successful and progressive department that is an active contributor towards organizational goals and objectives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Work:
Education/Experience/Certifications
Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and 5 years of Cost Accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ross experience desired and Continuous Improvement experience a plus

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to think critically and with a team-based approach to work at all levels to find resolution to complex issues
  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills with a commitment to customer service
  • Strong analytical ability leading to the establishment and monitoring of performance metrics, resource allocation, cost efficiencies and decision making
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in development and accomplishment of operating and strategic financial objectives
  • Broad financial and management experience necessary to provide leadership to a variety of business functions and processes
  • Advanced understanding of process manufacturing and Standard Cost principles
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Excel and Quantrix is preferred
  • Experience with integrated software systems
  • Experience with Microsoft products suite and other PC based software for operating, analytical, forecasting, and report purposes

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively manage under high pressure deadlines and high volume requirements
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, usually on a multiple basis
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Write routine reports and correspondence 
  • Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Ability to effectively communicate a point and create an open dialogue
  • Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Solve practical problems and manage a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

 
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 travel to Litehouse plants and locations as well as occasional external travel for training, etc.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to sit 
  • Occasionally is required to stand and walk
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Some overnight travel may be required

 
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

C15-017 EDI Specialist -Corporate/Sandpoint, Idaho:

Posting # C15-017

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:           Customer Service – EDI
                                 Coordinator       
Pay Classification: Non-Exempt
Department:             Customer Service Location:                 Corporate-Sandpoint, Idaho
Title of Supervisor:  Customer Service Lead Starting Wage:       DOE
Closing Date:            Until Filled Shift:                         1st

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Customer Service Representative has a comprehensive understanding of all the Litehouse product lines and customer service / order fulfillment systems.  This position is the primary point of contact for customers making a wide variety of business requests of Litehouse, from both internal and external customers. 
 
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:

  • Provide a world class customer service example to both internal and external customers/trading partners.
  • Process daily inbound EDI orders.
  • Ensure that inaccurate data is being updated in multiple systems, linking all systems and data together.
  • Maintain cross references between internal and external systems.
  • Resolve daily invoicing / order EDI challenges: Supports Accounts Receivable to resolve EDI invoicing errors.
  • Validate reports each day to maintain accuracy of all orders.
  • Solicit current customers to transition to EDI trading partners and follow through linking and testing of internal and external systems.
  • Develop, establish and sustain customer service standards, policies and procedures.
  • Leverage resources to resolve customer concerns thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Develop and strengthen business relationships with each customer, ensuring needs and expectations are met.
  • Inform the customer of new items and/or programs that maybe of interest; up-sell when appropriate.
  • Develop a strong working relationship with internal business partners to ensure all departments are aware of future orders and any specific requests.
  • Work closely with sales team to review orders and ensure accuracy in pricing and discounts.
  •  Review all orders to ensure accuracy.
  • Perform data entry for all orders.
  • Notify customer regarding orders placed staying in constant communication regarding unit price, shipping date, total cost and any additional information needed regarding the order.
  • Work closely with appropriate business partners to expedite or trace missing/delayed shipments and ensure shipment arrives in a timely manner, notifying customers 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 three years 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 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.
  • Demonstrates integrity, honesty, teamwork and exhibit a genuine concern for others.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Strong working knowledge with EDI.
  • Experience working with ROSS.
  • 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:

  • Regularly required to sit, talk and listen.
  • Frequently required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, kneel or crouch.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • 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

H15-017 Material Handler- Hurricane, UT:

Job Post #H15-017

POSITION POSTING

 

Position Title:                 Material Handler Pay Classification:     Non-exempt
Department:                   Inventory Control Location:                    Hurricane, UT
Title of Supervisor:        Operations Supervisor Opening Date:            June 17, 2015
  Closing Date:              Until Filled

                                                                                                                                                             
Purpose and Scope
The Material Handler will supply raw materials and dressings as production needs require.
 
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:

  • Supply production room with raw materials and dressing
  • Store finished goods and maintain accurate inventory
  • Stage materials for next shift scheduled run
  • Assist the production line when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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

  • Forklift experience required
  • Hand-held scanner data collection terminal use required
  • Must be detail orientated and must maintain accurate documentation
  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working independently with little supervision

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and write correspondence
  • Effectively 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
  • Ability to project future production needs
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Possess good interpersonal communication 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:

  • Combined stand/walk 10-12 hours; maximum time required for each activity, 2-3 hours
  • Frequently lift 0-10 lbs, occasionally lift 11-35 lbs, and rarely lift 35-55 lbs
  • Frequently bend/stoop/twist
  • Occasionally climb, fine manipulation/fingering and reaching above shoulder
  • Rarely kneel/crouch
  • Continuously grasp/handle
  • Frequently reach shoulder height or below
  • Occasionally to frequently push/pull

 
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 complete a Litehouse Internal Application and submit to
Kris Tompkins, Manager, Human Resources – Hurricane, UT

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