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EDI/WMS Super UserEDI/WMS Super User Position Summary:
Hudsonville Ice Cream’s foundation is built around excellent products, superior service, deep personal relationships, and innovative solutions. If this reflects your desires, abilities, attitudes, and you want an opportunity with a rapidly growing dynamic company that is a special culture – read on.
As the EDI/WMS Super User you will be focused on finding ways for these systems to solve business issues and helping your teammates be successful. You will constantly seek to understand and explore the flow of material and information by going out and seeking ways to improve these flows. You will ensure that the data necessary to leverage these tools is clean- accurate and available. You value the benefits of data and can analyze it for accuracy.
You have a sense of urgency around trouble shooting the system to ensure they are functioning at a high degree. You generously give your time to the teams to offer support and coaching on how best to leverage them.
You are restless and curious about how to optimize the systems seeking to benefit the overall process and understand that may mean suboptimizing a particular team. You will interact with Customers and Operations teams to define the issues and collaboratively look for ways to make things better through people, technology, and process. You will lead continuous improvement efforts for these processes/systems and report out on the project and the outcomes of that project to the stakeholders and leadership.
You are a humble team player and collaborate with the Distribution team on workload planning and timing of orders being waved into the WMS. Ensuring material availability and material allocation is effective and efficient for the team.
Technical Operator- 3rd ShiftPosition Summary
Looking for a Technical Operator with leadership potential. Responsible for producing product, cleaning equipment, and involved in work including; preventative maintenance, plant cleaning, machine changeovers, cleaning and tear down of piping and equipment, assisting with other mechanics, etc. This person will be willing to take initiative and look for opportunities to continuously improve operations. You must operate safely and in compliance with food safety and GMP standards.
This is an entry-level position with prior experience required. The Sanitation Lead will be involved in all things sanitation throughout the plant. This position will be leading sanitation in the fill room at the end of the day. This position will also be responsible for leading the team that cleans all areas of the plant including offices, conference rooms, and rest rooms. Other duties would include titrations, verification, pre-op setup, and overseeing periodic sanitation schedules
Sanitation LeadPosition Summary
The sanitation team lead will be responsible for directing all sanitation requirements for machinery, equipment, and facilities. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining plant sanitation programs and procedures that are in compliance with regulatory agencies. In this role you will also be responsible for creating an engaged, team-oriented work force to improve sanitation results.
Facilities ManagerPosition Summary
The Facilities Manager plans, directs, and coordinates site activities concerned with the design, procurement, modification, repair and maintenance of all building and refrigeration systems associated with an automated food production facility. This position will be responsible for ensuring our facility is meticulously maintained, up to code, and fully operational.
Controls Systems Engineer 1st or 3rd ShiftControls Systems Engineer Duties and Responsibilities
• Maintain and troubleshoot software programs for process control systems, including PLC/PC controllers and industrial networks such as Ethernet and DeviceNet, motor control systems, servo drives, frequency drives, and electrical distribution systems.
• Assist in developing specifications for instrumentation, controls, and electrical components. Read and interpret software control logic, electrical diagrams, manuals, and drawings.
• Perform installation, maintenance, testing and calibration of transmitters, gauges, control valves, transducers, probes, level switches, pressure switches, temperature switches, flow meters, and associated equipment that send and receive data.
• Comply with arc flash, confined space, hot work, LOTO procedures and policies.
• Attend technical conferences and seminars to maintain knowledge of control system processes and procedures.
• Communicate technical issues and project timelines with leadership, operations, and the maintenance team. Explain production impacts and work closely with operations and engineering to ensure a thorough understanding of impact to systems.
• Help train and develop shift maintenance mechanics on controls systems concepts and procedures.
• Working knowledge of computer software and control system applications used in a food process facility (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, Allen-Bradley, Ignition, Opto22, Kuka, etc.).
• Must be a team player capable of working on multiple projects, must take initiative with assignments and be proactive with safety, and add value in group projects.
• Perform all other tasks as assigned.
Senior Plant Maintenance Technician 2nd or 3rd ShiftPosition Summary
The Plant Maintenance Technician will assist the maintenance team in working with production personnel to support plant systems for various process and packaging equipment in a highly automated facility. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and maintenance skills, with the ability to take on increasing levels of responsibility. In this role you are responsible for Equipment maintenance and repair, as well as overseeing plant utilities such as steam, compressed air, and Ammonia refrigeration. Able to repair and trouble shoot process and packaging equipment to avoid downtime and quality defects. Additionally, this individual will provide support for other shift operations including sanitation team members, facility support and project activities. Electrical work to include motor wiring, resetting of breakers, and minor repair of industrial electrical equipment.
Supply PlannerSupply Planner Position Summary
The Supply Planner is responsible for helping build the demand and supply plans, translate demand into master production and finite schedule, partnering with procurement on materials management of raw & pack, and the management of finished goods, work in process, excess & obsolete inventory. This position is key in creating, planning and coordinating with the operations team to balance customer service levels, capacity constraints and minimize distressed product risks. The role is tasked with maintaining strong partnerships with manufacturing operations, sales and customer service to manage stock levels – as well as using data insights to establish critical system parameters towards target & safety stock settings. The role also helps manage data horizons up to 52 weeks for capacity planning of production/labor resources. The role balances available stock within the distribution network for operational efficiencies with base & pre-build business situations.
Customer Order Management and Logistics RepresentativeCustomer Order Management and Logistics Representative Position Summary:
Hudsonville Ice Cream’s foundation is built around excellent products, superior service, deep personal relationships, and innovative solutions. If this reflects your desires, abilities, attitudes, and you want an opportunity with a rapidly growing dynamic company and value a special culture – read on.
You thrive on interacting with Customers and Co Manufacturing partners ensuring their orders are entered and accurate. Details and order are your thing! You analyze data ensuring the customer information is accurate for the system to work exceptionally well. Your daily passion is ensuring a customer focused culture; leveraging creativity to exceed these expectations and build Trust.
But to you it’s more than Customer Service, you possess the attitude of being the Customers advocate and express urgency and collaborate across all levels within Hudsonville to achieve that expectation. You drive and foster open communication, solicit feedback about Customer’s experiences, share this information in an organized manner, and curiously establish continuous improvement plans to become even better.
You like to see the whole picture, supporting the account strategies through proactive analysis, getting that information to Customers for service levels, demand information, inventory levels, and production schedules. You seek to expand Hudsonville’s value with the Customer and are generous with information and develop and prepare a variety of reports to assist in managing the assigned accounts. Leveraging Power BI, or customers’ systems, you identify opportunities and trends and present that data in an effective manner.
You like solving the puzzles, you will use Customer order information to create and plan Outbound loads. Effectively routing tenders to carriers per routing guidelines; ensuring coverage for all loads. Establish, or approve appointment times for all relevant stops and monitor performance to identify risks. Communicating to stakeholders with status updates. You follow up with carriers and provide required information. Review accessorial charge requests for approval or denial by the Customer and work with accounting to ensure all charges are billed properly.
You are a team player and collaborate with the Distribution team on workload planning and timing of orders being waved into the WMS. Ensuring material availability and material allocation is effective and efficient for the team.
Brand ManagerBrand Manager Position Summary
Project Manager, Data Nerd, Creative Thinker
You are the quintessential control freak. You like things to run smoothly, on time and on budget. You don’t rest until all things are in order and operating as they should be. You are experienced and efficient in project management to push through new packaging design, creative content and innovation through an organized and integrated process. As a gate keeper to all touchpoints on brand you have a solid understanding of omnichannel marketing and have previous experience working inside an agency setting or managing one from an outside partnership. You relish in the variety of new challenges that possibly weren’t a part of an original job description and look to make everything a little better than you found it. You can hold the fort down and the team trusts you implicitly.
Senior Lead Maintenance TechnicianSenior Lead Maintenance Technician Position Summary
The Senior Lead Maintenance Technician will provide direct supervision and coaching/mentoring for a shift specific maintenance team. Direction to include the targeted quality of maintenance completion, safety standards, diagnostic tools and the urgency required to support plant systems for various process and packaging equipment in a highly automated facility. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience and maintenance skills, with the ability to take on increasing levels of responsibility. In this role you are responsible for supporting a team focused on equipment maintenance and repair, as well as overseeing performance of plant utilities such as steam, compressed air and Ammonia refrigeration. You will also be responsible for employee development and associated leadership requirements (e.g. ongoing 1:1 events, performance appraisal creation and delivery, development conversations). You are responsible to monitor performance of major systems and utilize appropriate data to identify areas for continuous improvement initiatives with the ultimate goal of increasing equipment/process uptime and efficiency. You are also responsible for identification of training opportunities, developing/identifying the appropriate training content and monitoring team member capabilities to perform repairs in a safe manner in alignment with GMP requirements. You are also responsible to provide repair support, as needed, in order to meet the operation needs of the organization. Additionally, this individual will provide consideration for other shift operations including sanitation team members, facility support and project activities.
Plant SanitarianThe right candidate will be experienced in food plant sanitation, have a high level of technical ability, microbiological savvy, a stickler for compliance to procedures, documentation, root cause analysis and an ability to work at all levels