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QA/QC Manager

Cortland, NY, USA

Direct and control process and activities related to quality management, as well guide and verify their operation and application to ensure compliance with the quality in the finished product. Perform specific tasks according to standard operating procedures techniques, analytical methods, pre-approved and verifies analysis protocols.

  • Contribute to the overall company quality agenda, driving and adding to departmental projects.
  • Promote the vision, mission, and values of the organization and contribute to a culture of safety.
  • Coach and develop staff using their individual development plans and ensure individual training within their area of expertise
  • Support Quality Supervisors in managing indirect staff, ensuring compliance to procedures and best practices.
  • Attention to annually review and update facility audit for SQF , Gluten free, Halal, Kosher, and No GMO certifications.
  • Maintain and continue progression of position skills matrix, developing employee learning and advancement.
  • Assist all QC functions within the department i.e. batch adjustments for all processing lines, processing line checks and verifications, day after analysis, and any other customer or formulation requirement.
  • Verify all laboratory SOPs, ensuring performance metrics are achieved with a focus on exceeding customer expectations.
  • Ensure operations control checks are completed on time and in full including, but not limited to sterilization, in-process, and finished packaging worksheets.
  • Review all manufacturing deviations from operating parameters with Production and Quality staff to root cause effectively.
  • Oversee final disposition of finished goods.
  • Create training materials; SOPs, VWIs and OPLs for the successful implementation and adherence to company, customer, SQF, and regulatory food safety and quality requirements.
  • Verify all laboratory equipment and supporting operations measuring devices are calibrated, verified as scheduled and functioning as designed. Troubleshoot and or escalate to vendors for effective repair or replacement.
  • Ensure customer product sampling is completed and shipped in a timely manner to respective 3rd party contractor or customer’s preferred recipient.
  • · Experience in FSMA rules (Food Safety Modernization Act)

Must have the following credentials (or ability to quickly obtain):

  • SQF Practitioner
  • PCQI Certified
  • HACCP Certified
  • Knowledge of the FDA rules and Regulations

iSpice Foods provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to Commute:

  • Cortland, NY 13045 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Cortland, NY 13045: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Facilities Electrician

Benefits

Pulled from the full job description
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
 

Company Overview: iSpice Foods supplies the highest quality herbs and spices from around the world to the food service, industrial, wholesale industries in addition e-commerce products supplied direct to consumers. With worldwide processing and distribution capabilities, iSpice Foods is the obvious choice to fulfill your spice & seasoning needs.

Our mission is to be the leading supplier of spices, seasonings, & dry blends by offering the highest quality, fully tracible product across the industrial, retail & food service channels. We promise to continually drive efficiencies in our production & procurement processes to offer the highest value products to our customers.

Position Overview: We are seeking a skilled and experienced Facilities Electrician to join our manufacturing facility’s maintenance team. The Facilities Electrician will play a crucial role in designing, implementing and ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our facility’s electrical systems and equipment. This position requires strong technical expertise in electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and installation, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with other maintenance and production personnel ti support iSpice Food’s growth objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Installation and Upgrades: Safely install and upgrade electrical components, machinery, and systems as required. Ensure compliance with local electrical codes and safety standards during installations.

2. Troubleshooting: Diagnose electrical malfunctions, breakdowns, and issues quickly and accurately. Implement effective solutions to restore electrical systems to optimal functionality, minimizing downtime.

3. Electrical Maintenance and Repairs: Perform regular inspections, maintenance, and repairs on the facility’s electrical systems, including electrical panels, circuits, motors, generators, lighting, and other electrical equipment.

4. Preventive Maintenance: Develop and execute a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for electrical systems and equipment to proactively identify potential issues and prevent breakdowns.

5. Safety Compliance: Strictly adhere to all safety regulations, guidelines, and protocols related to electrical work. Promote a safety-first culture among team members and report any unsafe conditions.

6. Documentation: Maintain detailed records of electrical maintenance activities, repairs, and modifications. Update equipment documentation and schematics as necessary.

7. Collaboration: Coordinate with other maintenance team members and production personnel to address electrical issues impacting production schedules. Support team members in their respective tasks and contribute to a seamless maintenance workflow.

8. Emergency Response: Be available for on-call duty to respond to emergency electrical issues outside of regular working hours, if required.

9. Electrical Inspections: Participate in regular electrical inspections and audits to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Completion of a formal electrical apprenticeship program or a relevant trade certification is highly desirable.

2. Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an Electrician, preferably in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

3. Electrical Expertise: Strong knowledge of electrical systems, equipment, and controls, including PLCs. Familiarity with industrial automation systems is a plus.

4. Safety Conscious: Demonstrated commitment to safety protocols and the ability to work safely with electrical systems.

5. Problem-Solving Skills: Proven ability to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical issues effectively and implement appropriate solutions.

6. Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact with team members, supervisors, and external contractors.

7. Physical Ability: Must be physically fit and capable of lifting heavy objects, working in confined spaces, and standing for extended periods.

8. Flexibility: Willingness to work in a dynamic manufacturing environment with varying shifts, including weekends and overtime as needed.

9. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid electrician’s license and any additional certifications related to electrical work is an advantage.

Join our team as a Facilities Electrician and contribute your electrical expertise to ensure our manufacturing facility operates at peak efficiency while maintaining the highest safety standards. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for career growth within our organization. Apply now to become a valuable part of our team!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 – $39.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Compensation package:

  • Overtime pay

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

License/Certification:

  • Electrical License (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Cortland, NY 13045 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Cortland, NY 13045: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Forklift Mechanic

Cortland, NY, USA

Company Overview: iSpice Foods supplies the highest quality herbs and spices from around the world to the food service, industrial, wholesale industries in addition e-commerce products supplied directly to consumers. With worldwide processing and distribution capabilities, iSpice Foods is the obvious choice to fulfill your spice & seasoning needs.

Our mission is to be the leading supplier of spices, seasonings, & dry blends by offering the highest quality, fully tracible product across the industrial, retail & food service channels. We promise to continually drive efficiencies in our production & procurement processes to offer the highest value products to our customers.

As part of our commitment to operational excellence and safety, we are seeking a skilled and experienced Forklift Mechanic to join our maintenance team. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about forklift maintenance and enjoys contributing to a productive and safe work environment.

Job Summary: As a Forklift Mechanic, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient and safe operation of our forklift fleet in our manufacturing facility. You will be responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and repairing a variety of forklifts, including electric, propane, and diesel-powered units. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong technical acumen, excellent problem-solving skills, and a commitment to promoting workplace safety.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct routine inspections of the forklift fleet to identify potential mechanical issues, safety concerns, and general maintenance requirements.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks to ensure optimal forklift performance, including checking fluid levels, lubricating components, and replacing worn-out parts.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic issues on forklifts promptly and accurately.
  • Efficiently repair and replace faulty components, such as engines, brakes, transmissions, and steering systems, using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Adhere to manufacturer’s guidelines and company safety standards while carrying out maintenance and repair activities.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance performed, parts used, and equipment status for documentation and reporting purposes.
  • Collaborate with the maintenance team to prioritize tasks and maintain a well-organized workshop environment.
  • Assist in maintaining an adequate inventory of spare parts and consumables required for forklift maintenance and repairs.
  • Keep abreast of the latest forklift models, technology, and industry trends to enhance your technical expertise and knowledge.
  • Participate in safety training and promote a safety-first culture, ensuring all forklifts are in compliance with safety regulations.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; formal technical training in forklift mechanics or related field is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Forklift Mechanic, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Solid understanding of forklift systems, including mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic components.
  • Proficient in diagnosing and troubleshooting mechanical issues, and skilled in carrying out repairs with precision.
  • Familiarity with forklift maintenance schedules, procedures, and safety guidelines.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, schematics, and diagrams.
  • Strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to problem-solving.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • A commitment to maintaining a safe working environment and promoting safety best practices.
  • Valid forklift operator’s license and any additional certifications in forklift maintenance are a plus.

Join our team and become an integral part of our commitment to excellence, safety, and continuous improvement in our manufacturing facility. Apply now and make a significant impact on our operations through your expertise as a Forklift Mechanic.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Cortland, NY 13045 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Cortland, NY 13045: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Facilities Plumber

Cortland, NY, USA

Company Overview: iSpice Foods supplies the highest quality herbs and spices from around the world to the food service, industrial, wholesale industries in addition e-commerce products supplied direct to consumers. With worldwide processing and distribution capabilities, iSpice Foods is the obvious choice to fulfill your spice & seasoning needs.

Our mission is to be the leading supplier of spices, seasonings, & dry blends by offering the highest quality, fully tracible product across the industrial, retail & food service channels. We promise to continually drive efficiencies in our production & procurement processes to offer the highest value products to our customers.

As we continue to grow, we recognize the importance of maintaining and optimizing our facilities to support our operations effectively. We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Facilities Plumber to join our team and play a crucial role in ensuring the proper functioning and maintenance of our manufacturing plant.

Position Summary: The Facilities Plumber will be responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining the plumbing systems within our manufacturing plant. This role involves performing a variety of tasks related to plumbing, such as designing, implementing, inspecting, troubleshooting, and resolving issues to create and maintain the facility’s plumbing infrastructure in excellent working condition. The Facilities Plumber will work closely with the Facilities Supervisor and other maintenance personnel to contribute to a safe, efficient, and productive working environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Installation and Upgrades: Install new plumbing systems for water and compressed air, steam and condensate, fixtures, and equipment as needed for facility expansion or upgrades, ensuring compliance with relevant building codes and safety standards.
  • Plumbing System Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain the plumbing systems throughout the manufacturing plant, including compressed air lines, steam and condensate lines, water supply lines, drain lines, and sewer systems, to identify and address potential issues proactively.
  • Repairs and Troubleshooting: Diagnose and repair plumbing-related problems, such as leaks, clogs, and faulty fixtures, in a timely and efficient manner to minimize downtime and maintain uninterrupted operations.
  • Pipefitting: Perform pipefitting tasks, including cutting, threading, and joining pipes to ensure proper flow and alignment of plumbing systems.
  • Backflow Prevention: Implement and maintain backflow prevention measures to safeguard potable water quality and prevent contamination.
  • Emergency Response: Be available for emergency plumbing repairs and respond promptly to urgent maintenance requests to mitigate potential risks and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of all plumbing-related work, including repairs, inspections, and preventive maintenance tasks, using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) or other relevant documentation methods.
  • Compliance: Stay up-to-date with plumbing codes, regulations, and safety standards, ensuring that all plumbing work adheres to the necessary guidelines.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with the Facilities team and other departments to address cross-functional maintenance issues and contribute to overall plant efficiency and productivity.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Journeyman Plumber certification or equivalent trade license.
  • Proven experience as a plumber, preferably in an industrial or manufacturing setting.
  • Strong knowledge of plumbing systems, materials, and fixtures.
  • Proficient in reading blueprints, technical drawings, and plumbing schematics.
  • Familiarity with building codes and safety regulations related to plumbing.
  • Ability to use plumbing tools and equipment effectively and safely.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

If you are a highly skilled plumber looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a dynamic manufacturing plant, we invite you to apply for the position of Facilities Plumber at iSpice Foods. Join our team and play a vital role in building and maintaining a top-notch facility that supports our mission of producing exceptional products for our valued customers.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

License/Certification:

  • Journeyman Plumber (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Cortland, NY 13045 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Cortland, NY 13045: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Director of Human Resources

Cortland, NY, USA

Position Description:

The Human Resources Director acts as a trusted business partner to management on all issues related to human resources. The Director is a strategic, dynamic hands-on leader that is a proactive communicator and change agent, focused on successfully balancing employee needs with business objectives to create efficient integrated solutions.

The HR Director is responsible for employee relations, recruitment and retention, onboarding and off boarding, safety, HRIS/Payroll systems and processes, benefits, management of employee leaves, policies and procedures, employee engagement and employee events/activities. The Director manages the HR Department staff which includes 3-5 direct reports in multiple locations. The HR Director’s duties include, but are not limited to:

· Develops and implements HR strategies and initiatives, as well as the related policies and programs aligned with the overall business strategy.

· Serves as a liaison between management and employees with questions and work-related issues.

· Maintains understanding of the company’s culture, operating plans, financial position, and external competition.

· Trusted advisor to management providing guidance when appropriate.

Employee Relations

· Mediates and resolves employee relations issues; conducts thorough and objective investigations when necessary.

· Ensures regulatory compliance with legal and safety requirements pertinent to the day-to-day management of employees; collaborate on items when necessary.

· Collaborates with colleagues to develop policies, programs, and solutions.

· Identifies practices to build morale, improve workplace relationships, and boost productivity and retention.

· Provides support and guidance to management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise.

Talent Management

· Manages the talent acquisition process, including recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, for all positions.

· Ensures job descriptions are written and current.

· Drives performance management process throughout the organization and ensures consistency and compliance.

· Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.

Compensation & Benefits

· Works with benefits broker and insurance carriers on annual renewal, enhancements, and reconciliation of costs to ensure budget is adhered to.

· Develops and Manages company’s compensation strategy across different geographic regions.

· Completes monthly, quarterly, annual reporting for the HRIS system data.

Development

· Works closely with the Director of Training to develop programs, processes and protocols that ensure employee development and retention.

· Manages, develops, and coaches HR team. Ensures the team is focused on business objectives and goals and holds each individual accountable for achieving results.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or a closely related field.

· 4+ years in a leadership position.

· 6+ years of progressive Human Resources experience in a similar role with a similar degree of responsibilities.

· Experience with a variety of HR disciplines including employee relations, performance management, recruitment, resource planning, compensation, employee engagement, benefits, and learning/development.

· Effective research and analytic skills with the ability to draw conclusions and provide solid recommendations.

· Experience engaging all levels of an organization in a collaborative and confident style that engenders credibility.

· Robust leadership skills and proven experience managing and leading a HR team.

· Highly developed interpersonal skills.

· In-depth knowledge of HR practices and an understanding of labor laws.

· Experience with preparing and presenting HR data to the board a plus.

· Advanced computer capabilities, including experience using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point), email and the Internet.

· Proven experience leveraging an HRIS system to streamline HR processes.

· Protects confidential information and sensitive materials.

· Demonstrates even temperament and adaptability at all levels of the organization as well as outside of the company.

· Servant leader with strong morals, ethics, and sound judgement.

· Strong and demonstrable strategic skills and the ability to act as a visionary for the organization.

· SHRM or PHR certification preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

 

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Maitenance Mechanic

Cortland, NY, USA

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and support (automated) packaging lines to allow for efficient and safe packaging of quality food products by strictly adhering to GMPs, OSHA and company’s SOPs.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and electronic packaging, milling and blending equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and programming of PLCs, hydraulic and pneumatic as well as lock out/tag out
  • Partner with other mechanics, Line Leaders and operators to ensure understanding of operational issues and corrective actions to be taken while minimizing production down time.
  • Perform Line change overs, Set up, Start up, and complete all applicable documentation.
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance including unplanned/emergency repairs.
  • Support Manufacturing, Engineering and Product Development departments with ongoing and new projects and their validations.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or higher.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a hands-on maintenance high-speed industry.
  • Experience with over Wrappers, Labeling and high-speed packaging/powder filling equipment.
  • Excellent abilities and experience in electrical and mechanical troubleshooting.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Ability and experience in reading schematics to troubleshoot.
  • Must have high speed packaging experience in pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, consumer goods, or medical device industries.
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of GMPs, SOPs, Lock Out Tag Out, GFSI, and OSHA regulations.
  • Experience with PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), automated and Vision systems (A Plus)
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish A Plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

E-Commerce Associate

Cortland, NY, USA

 

Company Overview: iSpice Foods supplies the highest quality herbs and spices from around the world to the food service, industrial, wholesale industries in addition to e-commerce products supplied direct to consumers. With worldwide processing and distribution capabilities, iSpice Foods is the obvious choice to fulfill your spice & seasoning needs.

Our mission is to be the leading supplier of spices, seasonings, & dry blends by offering the highest quality, fully tracible product across the industrial, retail, food service and E-Commerce channels. We promise to continually drive efficiencies in our production & procurement processes to offer the highest value products to our customers.

Job Summary: An E-Commerce Associate plays a crucial role in the efficient and accurate operation of the iSpice E-Commerce Fulfillment Center. This position involves various tasks related to receiving, storing, picking, packing, and shipping products to ensure timely and accurate order fulfillment for e-commerce customers.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Receiving and Unloading:

  • Receive incoming shipments and verify their accuracy against purchase orders or invoices.
  • Unload merchandise from trucks and inspect items for damage or discrepancies.
  • Sort and organize received goods for efficient storage.

2. Inventory Management:

  • Ensure proper storage and organization of products within the warehouse.
  • Perform regular cycle counts and participate in periodic inventory audits.
  • Label, tag, or mark products as needed for easy identification.

3. Picking and Packing:

  • Utilize order picking systems (such as RF scanners) to locate and retrieve items from designated locations.
  • Accurately pick items from shelves or bins to fulfill customer orders.
  • Pack orders securely to prevent damage during transit, following specific packaging guidelines.

4. Quality Control:

  • Inspect products for quality and report any issues or discrepancies.
  • Check packing slips or order forms for accuracy before shipping.
  • Maintain high standards of product quality and accuracy.

5. Shipping and Documentation:

  • Prepare shipping labels, documents, and invoices as required.
  • Ensure packages are properly labeled and ready for carrier pickup or delivery.
  • Coordinate with shipping carriers to schedule pickups and track shipments.

6. Equipment Operation:

  • Operate warehouse equipment, such as forklifts, pallet jacks, and conveyor systems, safely and efficiently.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on equipment and report any malfunctions.

7. Safety and Compliance:

  • Follow all safety protocols, including proper handling of hazardous materials.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures, including security measures.
  • Comply with regulatory requirements and maintain a clean and organized work environment.

8. Teamwork and Communication:

  • Collaborate with team members to achieve daily fulfillment goals.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, coworkers, and other departments as needed.
  • Assist in training new warehouse associates when required.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (some positions may require additional education or certifications).
  • Previous warehouse or fulfillment center experience is a plus.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Proficiency in using warehouse management systems (WMS) and related technology.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Adherence to safety guidelines and best practices.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced and physically demanding environment.

iSpice Foods is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $22.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance

Shift:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Commute:

  • Cortland, NY 13045 (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Cortland, NY 13045: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

 
 

Maintenance Coordinator

Cortland, NY, USA

 

Job Summary: The Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and managing the maintenance and repair activities within a facility or organization. This role involves managing the asset and spare part inventory, scheduling, coordinating, and ensuring that maintenance tasks are completed efficiently and effectively to maintain a safe and operational environment.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Maintenance Scheduling:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive maintenance schedule for all equipment, machinery, and facilities utilizing state-of-the art software tools.
  • Prioritize maintenance tasks based on urgency and impact on operations.
  • Coordinate with maintenance staff or external contractors to schedule repairs and preventive maintenance activities.

2. Equipment and Facility Inspections:

  • Regularly inspect equipment, machinery, and facilities to identify maintenance needs and safety hazards.
  • Document and report findings to the appropriate personnel.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and maintenance standards.

3. Work Order Management:

  • Receive and process maintenance requests from various departments or employees.
  • Create and assign work orders, ensuring they are completed within specified timelines.
  • Maintain a record of all maintenance activities and associated costs.

4. Vendor and Contractor Management:

  • Collaborate with external maintenance contractors and vendors.
  • Obtain quotes, negotiate contracts, and oversee the quality and timeliness of contracted work.
  • Ensure that contractors adhere to safety protocols and company standards.

5. Inventory Management:

  • Maintain an inventory of spare parts, tools, and supplies required for maintenance and repairs.
  • Reorder materials as needed and manage stock levels to prevent shortages.

6. Budget Oversight:

  • Assist in developing and managing the maintenance budget, tracking expenses, and identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Provide cost estimates for maintenance projects and initiatives.

7. Compliance and Documentation:

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to maintenance and safety.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, inspections, and equipment history.

8. Training and Development:

  • Provide training and guidance to maintenance staff on safety procedures and best practices.
  • Encourage skill development and certification among maintenance team members.

9. Emergency Response:

  • Develop and implement emergency response plans for maintenance-related incidents.
  • Coordinate with relevant personnel during emergency situations to mitigate risks and minimize downtime.

10. Communication:

  • Maintain open and clear communication with other departments and management regarding maintenance activities and status updates.
  • Report major maintenance issues and potential disruptions promptly.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (additional technical training or certifications may be preferred).
  • Proven experience in maintenance coordination or a related field.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Knowledge of maintenance management software and tools.
  • Familiarity with safety regulations and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.

A Maintenance Coordinator plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation of iSpice facilities and equipment, contributing to the safety and efficiency of our organization. This role requires a proactive and organized individual who can manage maintenance activities effectively.

iSpice Foods is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 3 years

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person

Experience:

  • Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Cortland, NY 13045 (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Cortland, NY 13045: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

 
 

Facilities Supervisor

Cortland, NY, USA

Job Summary: The Facilities Supervisor at iSpice is responsible for overseeing all aspects of facility management in a food processing environment. This includes ensuring the facility operates efficiently, meets food safety and quality standards, and complies with all relevant regulations. The role involves managing a team, coordinating all facility and infrastructure construction and maintenance activities, and ensuring the facility’s integrity and cleanliness.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Management:

  • Lead and mentor a team of maintenance technicians and facility staff.
  • Assign tasks, provide training, and conduct performance evaluations.

Facility Maintenance and Repairs:

  • Schedule and supervise routine maintenance and repairs of equipment and facility systems to minimize downtime.
  • Ensure that all equipment, machinery, and utilities used in food production are in excellent working condition.

Space Planning and Allocation:

  • Plan and allocate office and workspace to meet the organization’s needs.
  • Coordinate construction, office moves, renovations, space utilization projects.

Safety and Regulatory Compliance:

  • Develop and enforce safety protocols and procedures for both employees and visitors.
  • Stay updated on industry regulations, including OSHA, and ensure compliance.

Budget Management:

  • Prepare and manage the facilities budget, including cost estimates for maintenance, repairs, and improvements.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and efficiencies in facility operations.

Environmental Compliance:

  • Monitor and manage waste disposal and recycling programs in compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Implement sustainability initiatives to reduce the facility’s environmental impact.

Vendor and Supplier Management:

  • Negotiate contracts and service agreements with suppliers, contractors, and service providers.
  • Ensure vendors meet quality and safety standards.

Food Safety and Quality Compliance:

  • Ensure that all facility operations adhere to strict food safety and quality standards, including HACCP and FDA regulations.
  • Implement and enforce hygiene and sanitation practices throughout the facility.

Emergency Response:

  • Develop and implement emergency response plans, including fire safety and evacuation procedures.
  • Coordinate drills and training for employees.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain detailed records of maintenance activities, safety inspections, and equipment maintenance.
  • Prepare regular reports on facility operations, safety incidents, and compliance.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in facilities management, engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven experience in facilities management, with specific experience in food manufacturing facilities preferred.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations (HACCP, FDA, etc.) and quality standards.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving abilities.
  • Budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Familiarity with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and make decisions under pressure.

The Facilities Supervisor in a food manufacturing facility is essential to ensuring that the facility operates efficiently and safely, with a strong focus on food safety and quality compliance, which are critical in the food industry.

iSpice Foods is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Experience level:

  • 5 years

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person

Experience:

  • Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Cortland, NY 13045 (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Cortland, NY 13045: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person