Discover Your New Career at Georgia Nut Company

Are you interested in beginning a career with Georgia Nut Company?  We have several positions that may be a perfect match for your education and experience.  Positions are available at both our Skokie, IL and Niles, IL facilities.  Below is a list of particular positions that we are currently seeking to fill. If you are interested in a career at Georgia Nut Company, please fill out an application form.

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Machine Operator

Job Description

  1. Reports food safety and quality problems to personnel with the authority to initiate action.
  2. Employee will follow allergen procedures as required
  3. Employee will document weight control, metal detector checks, all changeover steps.
  4. Employee will follow all formulas, customer specifications as described in the work order
  5. Employee will always run retain if needed
  6. Employee will pull COA’s as required
  7. Employee must perform sanitation steps as trained
  8. Employee must document all production, quality, safety and sanitation reports accurately and clearly as required
  9. Employee must in their department as required and ready to work at required times
  10. Employee will clock into proper departments as required
  11. Employee will train other employees as needed
  12. Employee will present any ideas to their supervisor or department lead
  13. Employee will work together as a team
  14. Comply to all GNC policies and procedures
  15. Employee will work to improve efficiency, safety and quality
  16. Take active role in safety, promote and encourage safety practices
  17. Provide feedback to upper management for continuous improvement
  18. Provide support to other departments to achieve GNC directives
  19. Maintain GMP’s within all areas of responsibility
  20. Employee will work with management on any investigation and provide any facts to help with investigation
  21. Adhere to all GNC safety policies and procedures
  22. Provide HR all required documents
  23. Have knowledge and perform operation of all equipment
  24. Follow all production policies, procedures and guidelines
  25. Adhere to processing procedures
  26. Adhere to material usages and provide feedback on any investigation

Required Skills

  1. High School Diploma
  2. Some basic computer skills.
  3. Basic math skills: such as telling time, addition/subtraction/multiplication/division of whole numbers and fractions.
  4. Basic reading skills: such as reading labels, formulas, directions/instructions and completing basic forms.
  5. The ability to communicate effectively in English.
  6. GMP’s Training
  7. Allergen Training
  8. GNC Sanitation Training
  9. All GNC Safety Training Required
  10. ALL GNC Production as Required
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Plant Manager GN

SUMMARY

This position directs and coordinates all production activity through subordinate department managers and supervisors, with full accountability for results in terms of production efficiencies, material usage variances, production / warehouse inventory accuracy, quality assurance programs, sanitation programs, and the training / development of production / production supply warehouse employee personnel.  The position is responsible for 8 different production process departments along with the production material supply warehouse activity covering a 24 hour / 7 day a week operation.  There are 4 production department managers, a warehouse manager, and a sanitation supervisor directly reporting to this position.  Direct reports to the management team include 20 supervisors covering both production and the production supply warehouse activity.  This position requires a thorough understanding of various production processes; formulas, routes & specifications; standard throughputs; interdepartmental work flow; labor & machine time reporting; material consumption; manufactured item reporting / receipts; inventory transactions; and inventory movement transactions.  This position will have a complete understanding of the costs associated with production including labor and overhead absorption / variances; material consumption cost / variances and how they flow through the financial statements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Vision and Strategy – creating the future state vision and the strategies to accomplish that vision; finding continuous improvement opportunities and implementing change to realize those opportunities (5S; Lean; Six Sigma; Equipment & Process Standardization)
  • Leadership – creating culture change and accountability through employee expectations, empowerment, and development
  • Financial reporting / accountability of materials usage and production labor variances in total; by department; by work center; by item
  • Employee staffing structure; expectations / roles & responsibilities – management team; supervision team; key employees; operators and line leads; production, production supply warehouse, sanitation
  • Employee training and development program – management team; supervision team; key employees; operators and line leads; production, production supply warehouse, sanitation
  • Financial Budgeting – production utilization factors; capacity staffing; pay rates; production and warehouse department budgets
  • Team building, communication, and interaction with all departments either supporting or being supported by production including QA; Engineering; R & D; Maintenance; Inventory Control; Production Scheduling; Finance; and HR.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • 15+ years of increasing management responsibilities as a production manager / plant manager within a food manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, power point, and outlook
  • Experience with ERP / MRP programs / systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team concept (employee empowerment / engagement) management style
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to multi task in a fast paced / opportunistic environment
  • Ability to measure / monitor production processes to create efficiencies – reduce cost, waste, and downtime; eliminate material consumption variances
  • Develop, coach, train, and mentor personnel across all levels
  • Prepare and analyze budgets; complete financial understanding; strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to create a future vision and implement strategies towards accomplishing that vision – continuous improvements
  • Ability to analyze a process flow, identify root cause process breakdowns, and implement process changes / improvements / corrective actions
  • Develop goals and objectives; monitor / measure with key performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Strong leadership skills – providing clear expectations and responsibilities
  • Bachelors degree in Business / Operations Management

HVAC Technician

SUMMARY

 The Maintenance HVAC Technician role is a skilled labor position that requires a high level of technical proficiency in the maintenance, repair, replacement, and installation of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, controls and distribution systems. The qualified individual should also be certified in high pressure boilers and be familiar with their operation.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Reports food safety and quality problems to personnel with the authority to initiate action.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, adjust, and replace equipment and components involving heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, boilers, and air compressors systems.
  • Conducts daily boiler water treatment testing.
  • Conducts daily checks of process and building HVAC equipment which includes; chillers, boilers, air compressors and air handlers etc.
  • Performs routine Preventative Maintenance and corrective maintenance pertaining to all HVAC equipment.
  • Offers opinions and suggestions towards the improvement of existing equipment and supplies.
  • Completes assigned work in an acceptable and productive time frame.
  • Keep work area clean at all times.
  • Responsible for communicating equipment breakdown status to shift dispatcher.
  • Perform work in a safe, clean, thorough and professional manner.
  • Assesses situations and develop solutions and estimated time frames to satisfy work requests.
  • Researches and comprise parts lists necessary to satisfy work requests.
  • Must adhere to all company and department policies and procedures.
  • Accurately document information on work orders, such as, time it took to perform task, parts used etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals to assist in troubleshooting as well as identifying parts needed for repairs.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by performing and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with co-workers including manufacturing associates, other support department associates and management.
  • All other duties as assigned by Manager.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Five or more years of experience working with complex HVAC equipment including chillers, boilers, package units, direct digital, pneumatic / automated control systems, heavy rigging, pipe and steel fabrication experience a plus.
  • EPA Universal Certification/HVAC License
  • Stationary Engineer Certification
  • Ability to use simple math; adding, subtracting, multiplication and division.
  • Ability to take measurements.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems without supervision.
  • Ability to read and follow instructions.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and diagrams.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot mechanical equipment and machinery.
  • Ability work overtime and weekends.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external personnel (suppliers).
  • Basic knowledge of bearings, bushings, gear boxes, fixed / variable power transmissions systems, pump seals, clutches, brakes, manual / automatic control valves, motors, couplings, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, variable frequency drives, transducers, solenoids, relays, motor starters, switches (flow, Photo, proximity, level, pressure, etc), encoders, tachometers, AC and DC drive controls, pipe, tubing, pipe fittings, circuit boards, Programmable logic controllers, transmitters, machining, welding and fabrication etc.
  • Ability to set up and operate shop equipment and portable power tools.

Maintenance Mechanic

SUMMARY

 Maintenance mechanic will safely install, maintain, repair, move, replace, modify, upgrade, troubleshoot, diagnose, adjust, calibrate and perform preventive maintenance on industrial food equipment and devices used in production, office and utility areas. Provide support as needed to Production, Quality and Safety. Serves as a mentor and helps train production operators. The Maintenance mechanic will be a team player.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Reports food safety and quality problems to personnel with the authority to initiate action.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, adjust, and replace equipment and components involving mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing, relay logic systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Keep work area clean at all times.
  • Responsible for communicating equipment breakdown status to shift dispatcher.
  • Move equipment and machinery using standard methods of lifting, rigging, hoisting, blocking, skidding and rolling.
  • Perform work in a safe, clean, thorough and professional manner.
  • Assesses situations and develop solutions and estimated time frames to satisfy work requests.
  • Researches and comprise parts lists necessary to satisfy work requests.
  • Must adhere to all company and department policies and procedures.
  • Completes assigned work in an acceptable and productive time frame.
  • Accurately document information on work orders, such as, time it took to perform task, parts used etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals to assist in troubleshooting as well as identifying parts needed for repairs.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by performing and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with co-workers including manufacturing associates, other support department associates and management.
  • All other duties as assigned by Manager.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Possess a 2 year technical degree in a maintenance field or minimum of 5 years of experience in a maintenance field. Two of the five years must be in a food processing or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to use simple math; adding, subtracting, multiplication and division.
  • Ability to take measurements.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems without supervision.
  • Ability to read and follow instructions.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and diagrams.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot mechanical equipment and machinery.
  • Ability work overtime and weekends.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external personnel (suppliers).
  • Basic knowledge of bearings, bushings, gear boxes, fixed / variable power transmissions systems, pump seals, clutches, brakes, manual / automatic control valves, motors, couplings, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, variable frequency drives, transducers, solenoids, relays, motor starters, switches (flow, Photo, proximity, level, pressure, etc), encoders, tachometers, AC and DC drive controls, pipe, tubing, pipe fittings, circuit boards,Programmable logic controllers, transmitters, machining, welding and fabrication etc.
  • Ability to set up and operate shop equipment and portable power tools.

QA- Specialist

SUMMARY

The QA Specialist is responsible for monitoring products and employee practices on the manufacturing floor to insure the safety and quality of products manufactured by Georgia Nut Company.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Responsible to report any food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  2. Perform QA in-process inspections for each department/line once per shift by checking the following:  production paperwork, retain sample, code date/lot number/best by date, weight check documentation, metal detection documentation, label, color code, department cleanliness employee GMP practice and checking for any potential allergen cross-contamination
  3. Perform scale checks once per day
  4. Holds:
    • Place on hold materials due to quality, food safety per Hold Policy
    • Send out electronic hold reports to through  SharePoint and transfer PQ product to 100#
    • Release products which are on hold when approval is received
    • Generate disposal reports for materials on hold to be disposed
    • Perform hold level 1 and level 2 inventory
  5. Perform metal detector check as an audit during production
  6. DVU:
    • Perform verifications on DVU – (2 Log and 5 Log)
    • Perform alarm checks for roasters
  7. Perform changeover validation on production lines and perform clean equipment/ATP swabbing on equipment after sanitation policy 6615
  8. Perform environmental swabbing during manufacturing policy 6614
  9. Perform yearly allergen validation policy 6605
  10. Maintain inventory of QA supplies
  11. Make retain samples for Production
  12. Conduct internal plant audits
  13. Conduct glass and brittle plastic audit
  14. Perform magnet pull test annually
  15. Perform metal detection test on metal detectable ear plugs and band aids twice a year
  16. Monitor GMP on the floor and send out daily report of issues noted
  17. Train new QA Techs and QA Specialists
  18. Generate maintenance work requests
  19. Shut down lines/department when a serious food safety issue is noticed
  20. Filing QA documents
  21. Conduct any other functions as required by the QA department
  22. Check oil FFA and water chlorine
  23. Cover for QA technicians when necessary / Conduct tasks outlined in QA Tech-COA Coordinator, QA Tech-Raw Material Coordinator and QA Specialist job descriptions

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum high school diploma – college a plus
  • Basic math
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)