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Warehouse and manufacturing operations Associate – Nebraska City, NE 68410

Overview:

WayFare Health Foods is an innovative manufacturer of plant-based, dairy-free foods. Headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, the family-owned company strives to bless the world by creating simple, delicious, amazing food – all from plants. The current line of products includes plant-based, ready-to-eat cream cheeses, dips, sour cream, butters, cheddar sauces, and puddings that are sold in retail locations in many parts of the U.S. and used as ingredients by restaurants and bakeries in the U.S. and Canada.

The Warehouse and Manufacturing Operations Assistant is an integral part of the production of WayFare products. Production occurs in the Nebraska City manufacturing facility and includes cooking, packaging, palletizing, shipping, and cleaning responsibilities. The Warehouse and Manufacturing Operations Assistant role requires responsibility, initiative, flexibility, respect for safety, appreciation of physical labor, and efficiency. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Job Functions:

  • Package and palletize finished products
  • Build pallets with wrapped finished products
  • Load pallets onto trucks using forklift
  • Use forklift to transport and place pallets
  • Count inventory regularly
  • Pull and stage raw materials for production
  • Complete required documents and logs
  • Cross train on other skilled positions throughout the plant, including bean cooking; monitoring running and assisting with filling equipment; packaging finished product, etc.
  • Help keep plant organized, orderly and clean
  • Follow QA/QC procedures and system
  • Perform forklift maintenance
  • Receive shipments, store, and log into inventory
  • Monitor equipment
  • Assist in cleaning and maintaining a sanitary environment
  • Maintain accurate production documentation
  • Perform duties in the packing area as required
  • Perform other duties as required. This list of responsibilities and duties is not all inclusive and may change over time.

Core Deliverables Required:

  • Count a variety of items quickly and accurately
  • Read and understand lot codes and digital printer
  • Lift weights up to 20 repetitively
  • Lift weights up to 50 occasionally
  • Understand and apply GMP principles
  • Understand and use critical control points
  • English reading and writing skills sufficient to record production and cleaning information

Core Competencies Required:

  • Problem Sensitivity – the ability to determine when something is wrong or likely to go wrong
  • Internal Drive – the desire for excellence
  • Service Orientation – actively looking for ways to help people and function as a team player
  • Stress Management – making emotional and physical changes to manage, control, and reduce tension in trying situations
  • Accountability – the ability to follow through on an established obligation and a willingness to accept responsibility of the outcome
  • Integrity – the ability to adhere to moral and ethical principles
  • Perseverance – the ability to continue in some effort or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition
  • Professionalism – adherence to courtesy, honesty, and responsibility in one’s dealings with co- workers and customers
  • Interpersonal – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do; being flexible; and, listening to others with full attention, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Judgment and Reasoning – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one; and, combining pieces of information and applying general rules to problems to produce answers/conclusions that make sense
  • Problem Solving – Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Time Management and Attendance – Managing one’s own time and consistently reporting to work, meetings, or other scheduled events in a timely manner; and, notifying others appropriately of planned or unplanned absences and tardiness.

If you think you’d be a good fit, please send a cover letter and resume to info@wayfarefoods.com.


Food Safety and Quality senior technician- Nebraska City, NE 68410

Overview:

WayFare Health Foods is an innovative manufacturer of plant-based, dairy-free foods. Headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, with a production plant in Nebraska City, NE, the family-owned company strives to help people live, and live more abundantly, by creating foods that promote health, wellbeing, and joy. The current line of products includes plant-based, ready-to-eat cream cheeses, dips, sour cream, butters, cheddar sauces, and puddings that are sold in retail locations in many parts of the U.S. WayFare products are also used as ingredients by major food service companies and in restaurants throughout the nation.

The Food Safety and Quality Senior Technician is an integral part of ensuring the safety and quality of WayFare products. This role requires initiative, reliability, flexibility, efficiency, prioritization of food safety and all best practices. This position is responsible for upholding quality program, recording quality aspects of daily production, inspecting product for release, assisting in preparing facility for audits, and monitoring kosher, organic, and BRC programs. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

Job Functions:

  • Conduct and record quality and food safety logs during production.
  • Coordinate retains tracking and storage system.
  • Drive organoleptic testing and product release process.
  • Implement and record shelf-life testing program.
  • Conduct internal audits.
  • Support and champion food safety control systems including, but not limited to, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and BRC standards.
  • Assist the Director of Quality and Food Safety in providing leadership and direction to plant staff in outputting uniform product, maintaining HACCP programs, and implementing other food safety control system programs.
  • Provide support for all Quality Control improvement projects.
  • Assist with all BRC preparation activities.
  • Communicate with R&D to further R&D goals, help implement R&D projects at the plant, and liaise between Food Safety and R&D departments.
  • Uphold WayFare purpose, way, impact, and values.
  • Protect WayFare’s intellectual property.
  • Perform other duties as required. This list of responsibilities and duties is not all inclusive and may change over time.

Core Deliverables Required:

  • Ability to maintain and repair complex mechanical assemblies
  • Lift weights up to 80 occasionally
  • Assemble and disassemble production equipment
  • Understand and apply GMP principles
  • English reading and writing skills

Core Competencies Required:

  • Problem Sensitivity – the ability to determine when something is wrong or likely to go wrong
  • Internal Drive – the desire for excellence
  • Accountability – the ability to follow through on an established obligation and a willingness to accept responsibility of the outcome
  • Perseverance – the ability to continue in some effort or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition
  • Professionalism – adherence to courtesy, honesty, and responsibility in one’s dealings with co- workers and customers
  • Communication – the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented in writing, through spoken words and sentences, and the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and speaking so others will understand
  • Interpersonal – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do; being flexible; and, listening to others with full attention, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Problem Solving – Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

If you think you’d be a good fit, please send a cover letter and resume to info@wayfarefoods.com.