Careers – Jackson

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QA/QC Manager

Jackson, AL, 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

Work Location: In person

Facilities Electrician

Jackson, AL, 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.

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

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Compensation package:

  • Overtime pay

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

License/Certification:

  • Electrical License (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Forklift Mechanic

Cortland, NY, USA

Job Summary: As a Forklift Mechanic, you will play a crucial role in ensuring our forklift fleet’s efficient and safe operation 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 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 using appropriate tools and techniques, such as engines, brakes, transmissions, and steering systems.
Adhere to manufacturer’s guidelines and company safety standards while maintaining and repairing.
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.
< UNK> To enhance your technical expertise and knowledge, • Keep abreast of the latest forklift models, technology, and industry trends.
Participate in safety training and promote a safety-first culture, ensuring all forklifts comply 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 precisely carrying out repairs.
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 systematic approach to problem-solving.
Good communication skills and working 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 integral to our commitment to excellence, safety, and continuous improvement in our manufacturing facility. Apply now and significantly impact our operations through your expertise as a Forklift Mechanic.

Job Type: Full-time

Shipping and receiving clerk

Jackson, AL, USA

Shipping/Receiving/Warehouse supervisor reports to the assistant plant manager and works independently within the scope of authority described in policies, procedures and practices that govern these activities.  As he is the first person, who sees the incoming merchandise and the last person who sees the merchandise loaded and taken away he is an important part of the food safety team and serves as the primary inspector of the conditions of the inbound and outbound carriers.

  • Under the guidance of the plant manager and following appropriate policies, procedures and practices, conducts shipping, receiving and warehousing of merchandise and supervises the activities of forklift drivers and employees assigned to material handling tasks.
  • Conducts the inspection of the carriers and notifies the plant manager, his assistants, or Quality assurance of any deficiencies which, in his judgment, render the carrier unfit to transport of food products.
  • Assembles and prepares outbound shipments in accordance with Shipping Procedures (detailed in pre-requisites programs) 
  • Receives merchandise, supplies and services in accordance with Receiving Procedures(detailed in pre-requisites programs)
  • Maintains storage of raw materials, ingredients, and finished goods in accordance with Warehousing Procedures (detailed in pre-requisites programs)
  • Assists Quality Control in collection of samples, when requested.
  • Issues materials to production as directed by the plant manager and as requisitioned by line supervisors and senior operators.
  • Maintains records pertinent to above activities.
  • Keeps plant manager and the assistants plant manager informed regarding above activities.
  • Provides the assistant plant manager with data required for the maintenance of accurate inventory records.
  • Participates in product recall (or mock exercises of recall) 
  • At the end of each business day returns to the traffic clerk all outbound bills of lading and delivers to the assistant plant manager all paperwork relating to the receipt of merchandise and supplies
  • Provides on – the – job training and instructions to the material handlers assigned to him and supervises their activities.

In absence of a quality control person, he will collect deliver to the plant manager’s office samples of bulk materials that are tested by an in–house laboratory.

During his absence, plant manager will assign one of his assistants to supervise the work of material handlers and to carry out the tasks normally performed by this supervisor.  If that is not feasible, the plant manager will assign one of the senior operator who supervises the assembly and preparation of orders to supplement the shipping/receiving team.  Quality Assurance or Quality Control persons will be requested to conduct carrier inspection and examine the inbound products in accordance with applicable procedures.

Person or persons substituting for the Shipping/Receiving/Warehouse supervisor are required to maintain and submit all of the records and paperwork that this supervisor would.

 

Maitenance Mechanic

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

Pay: $25.00 – $33.00 per hour

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