Careers at Litehouse Foods

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

Our Current Openings at Litehouse:

S14-064 / Web Designer / Sandpoint, ID:

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

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

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

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

 

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

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred Skills:

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

Education/Experience:

  • 5 or more years of recent experience in industrial control

LL14-005 / Forklift Operator / Lowell, MI:

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

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

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

 

LL14-011 / Maintenance Electrician / Lowell, MI:

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

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

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

LL14-032 / Line Attendant / Lowell, MI:

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

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

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

LL14-33 / Machinist / Lowell, MI:

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

LL14-031 / Forklift Operator / Lowell, MI:

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

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

 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

To apply for these jobs, click the Apply Online button below.
For other mail correspondence, please submit to:
H. R. Department, Litehouse, Inc. , P O Box 1969, Sandpoint, ID 83864.
or Fax it to: (208) 265-7741 (for Sandpoint, Idaho)
(616) 897-9375 (for Lowell, Michigan)