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Dried Fruit Manufacturer seeks entry level position to support Product Manager in marketing initiatives for the retail grocery and convenience channels. Must be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
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The strength of any great organization lies in the strength of its people. Do you have what it takes to join a dynamic and entrepreneurial team? Are you ambitious, innovative, energetic and inspired by opportunity? If this describes you and you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact, this may be the organization for you!
Mariani Packing Company is a privately held, global, growing, industry leader in consumer products manufacturing based in Vacaville, California. We have made recent investments in European, Asian and Central/South American markets in addition to our domestic, U.S. business, and are now in over 64 countries. We are family owned and have been exceeding our customer’s expectations for over 100 years. Through consumer insights and dedication to innovation, we continue to bring the best premium dried fruit products to consumers worldwide. Our dedication to quality, innovation and our commitment to keeping employees engaged in the overall success and future of the business is what makes us successful. Our employees are passionate about our products and we strive to create a culture that is personal, intimate and a true family company.

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QC Supervisor

Focus is the assurance to safeguard product Quality and Food Safety. Confirms compliance with site adherence to GMP’s Policy and comply with all Food Safety procedures. Responsible for the effective utilization of Quality Assurance Department resources and for participating on management teams to provide information or direction on special projects. Other duties and responsibilities in addition to the following may be assigned by the QA Manager..

Quality:

  • Responsible for planning labor and monitor efficiency of department.
  • Implement goals and achieves objectives of Quality Team.
  • Coordinate with Production on staffing.
  • Collaborate with QA Manager concerning management decisions.
  • Setup cross-training programs to provide backup support.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained for optimum performance.
  • Ensures all equipment is properly calibrated on a regular basis.
  • Performs tests on all equipment on a routine basis to ensure familiarity with testing protocols.
  • Responsible for ensuring products meet specifications and food safety standards.
  • Responsible for maintaining HACCP Program execution.
  • Supervise the return to service, pre-op testing and analysis.
  • Required to rotate shifts.
  • Position may require overnight traveling up to 5%.

Supervisory:

  • Directs, coordinates and evaluates QC Inspectors and QA Lab Techs.
  • Executes supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Train employees on SOP’s, safety, GMP’s, Chemical storage and control, tool storage and control.
  • Perform planning, assign jobs and direct work; appraise performance; reward and administer corrective action; address complaints and resolve problems.

Communications:

  • Informs Quality Assurance Manager of known or anticipated problems and wherever possible recommends corrective action.
  • Ensures clear and timely communication to maximize quality, productivity and minimize downtime.
  • Present technical information or procedures to QA team, and play active role on Production management teams and quality management teams.
  • Effectively use MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

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Customer Service International Supervisor

The primary function of the Customer Service International Supervisor is to assist the Customer Service Manager in delivery of superior customer service by ensuring calls and customer questions are answered effectively and efficiently throughout the day. The primary functions of this role are supervising overall call traffic, processing of incoming customer orders, resolving escalated issues, assisting Account Coordinators with any customer related questions and ensuring adherence to schedules, policies and procedures while managing key accounts.
This position requires a person that can analyze the amount of tasks needing completion and organizing their time accordingly. The Customer Service International Supervisor has to be “hands on” and have the ability to multi-task and adapt to change. This position will be assigned strategic corporate accounts. This position requires some degree of coordination between different departments of the company. It is critical for the Customer Service International Supervisor to be able to make decisions based on known facts/data. This position is directly responsible for developing a customer-focused culture by implementing and managing initiatives aimed at achieving customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention. Additionally, this position utilizes resources, tools and information to effectively manage resources in order to achieve the desired outcome. Also may be assigned special projects under the direction of the Dept. Manager.

Education:

  • College degree in Business Administration, Agriculture or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in customer service is required, preferably in a food, beverage, grocery or consumer packaged goods industry.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a people-leadership position is required.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Total management of customer orders. This involves assisting the international account coordinator team with
  • issues regarding receiving, scheduling, and shipping and after sales service of customer purchase orders.
  • Requires close contact with sales team and coordination with production and logistics.
  • Responsible for accurate entry of orders into system, working internally within manufacturing to ensure product is shipped in a timely manner. Act as a voice of the customer within Mariani.
  • Effectively interfaces with the Operations team to manage manufacturing schedules in line with capacity and supply lead-time challenges and management of customer demand in line with priorities and pressures.
  • Works with sales and logistics team to effectively commit best “can do” ship commitments against new business opportunities or large / short lead-time customer purchase orders.
  • Ensures compliance with country import requirements including export and import documentation.
  • Manages complex customer situations promptly and professionally meeting commitments for service and assistance.
  • Embraces ongoing process development and beneficial change to identify best solutions. Identifies opportunities to improve practices.
  • Drives effective communication up, down and across business to ensure we are meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers while balancing the company’s business needs.
  • Prepares daily, weekly and/or monthly reports as needed/required.
  • Ensures each Account Coordinator understands the duties, policies and procedures of their job and provides feedback to training and assists in the development of training materials and procedures. Identify and resolve any personnel issues. Effectively coach to improve service skills and adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Provides proper guidance and ongoing coaching to Account Coordinators, as defined and as needed, by utilizing support resources (sales, scheduling, quality, training, etc.). Delivers excellence through managing team productivity.
  • Inspires individuals and the team to excel; maintaining and promoting a positive attitude while meeting productivity goals and delivering key messages.
  • Accountable for overall team performance by providing individual support and coaching to employees. Ensures that the team is achieving established metric targets.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail, good follow-through and organization skills are paramount.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) are imperative to ensure quality & efficiencies with external and internal customers. English required, bilingual a plus.
  • Excellent decision-making abilities and ability to apply information.
  • Reliable, flexible, proactive, team player and highly motivated.
  • Knowledge of food production, including food quality and safety programs is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, pressured and ever changing environment.
  • Keep manager aware of significant issues or concerns identified during routine activities.
  • Liaison with Quality Assurance addressing complaints, questionnaires and documentation.

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Production Manager

Reporting to the VP of Operations responsible for effective utilization of the Production Bag Line, Processing, Raisin and Cut Fruit Departments. Oversee the Maintenance, Sanitation and Facilities department activities. May participate from time to time on management teams in the company in order to provide knowledge, information or direction as necessary on special projects.

Education and experience:

  • BA or BS in Management or a related field preferred.
    3 to 5 years related management experience required.
    CPG, food, beverage or grocery industry experience a plus.

Accountability: Production

  • Approves plant payroll and payments for purchased materials or products
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods
  • Plans work force utilization workflow and work pace for maximum efficiency
  • Provides estimates for order completion, materials, supplies, and equipment needs
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements and related issues for management decisions
  • Ensures that machines and equipment are properly maintained to provide optimum utilization & performance
  • Interacts with management concerning product design and configuration to ensure efficient production
    methods
  • Manages the production of products according to specifications and quality standards
  • Ensures GMP’s are adhered to and Food Safety measures are complied with
  • Evaluates manufacturing capability and production schedule to facilitate production process
  • Performs any and all necessary functions to help in the overall effectiveness of the plant's productivity
  • May coordinate co-packing activities

Accountability: Managerial

  • Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 75-125 community members
  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Develops SOP’s and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards
  • Responsible for resolving worker issues on the production floor
  • Responsible for training on SOPs, Safety, HAACP, GMP’s, Forklift, and other training as deemed necessary
  • Plans and Coordinates SPC meetings for assigned areas
  • Provide an annual budget for all report departments
  • Responsible for employee evaluations and administering disciplinary action as necessary
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work;
    appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving
    problems.

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Quality Assurance Lab Tech

Performs laboratory tests to ensure water control systems and food products meet specifications. Compile, monitor and analyze data for special projects as needed. Prepare analytical reports for internal and external contacts. Responsible for the effective utilization of all Quality Assurance Department resources and for participating on management teams to provide information or direction on special projects. The following is a general list of the essential duties & responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned as needed to assist within the department or in other departments. The duties associated with this position are not limited to the follow:

Accountability: Quality

  • Collect samples, perform laboratory analyses and prepare reports to regulatory agencies for water treatment, drinking water and storm water systems.
  • Analyze & Troubleshoot flow rates / test results / production sop’s to where data is used to justify improvement strategies.
  • Insure proper operation of Auto-chlorination system.
  • Perform analyses for food products, document results on control charts and computer.
  • Laboratory analyses include determinations for sulfur dioxide, potassium sorbate, oil, volatile fatty acids, total suspended solids, glycerin (gas chromatographic method), moisture, water activity and brix.
  • Responsible also for microbiological testing, including agar media preparation, plating, and counts.
  • Responsible for cross-training backup for monitoring & maintaining compliance of Water Control Systems.

Accountability: Communications

  • Informs QA Supervisor and appropriate production department of known or anticipated problems, and recommends corrective action.
  • Ensures clear and timely communication to maximize quality, productivity and minimize down time.
  • Present technical information or procedures to QA team, and play active role on quality management teams.
  • Work under the philosophy of: One cross-functional OPERATIONAL TEAM, rather than DEPT. SILOS.
  • Effectively use MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

Accountability: Personal Growth

  • Exercises tact and discretion in interpersonal contacts.
  • Respects confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Supports the Company Values.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued personal and professional growth and development

Qualifications:

  • The individual should have a Bachelors and/or the equivalent experience in science, with emphasis in food Science, microbiology, chemistry/ or the like.

 

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Customer Service Manager

Accountability: Customer Service

  • Oversee all activities related to Consumer Affairs & Customer Service Department
  • Responsible for the processing of all order requirements (from data entry to invoicing)
  • Provide clear direction to staff thru a Results Oriented Management Philosophy
  • Develop Customer Service budget & explain variances
  • Handle hiring practices and disciplinary action for all Customer Service staff (up to and including termination protocol)
  • Establish department goals / complete performance appraisals. (Goals must be quantifiable and measurable)
  • Maintain / update job descriptions & Customer Service SOP’s.
  • Responsible for Integrity & Accuracy of RAC Export Program complianceMaintain active dialogue & communications with NVOCC / Freight Forwarders
  • Attend and participate in meetings
  • Ensure back-ups exist for all staff members & yourself
  • Problem Solving: Develop lasting solutions & changes that improve overall efficiency & accuracy that can impact staff, internal and external customers
  • Provide reports to Director of Supply Chain charting fulfillment / cost savings / staff development, etc.
  • Manager positions his or herself on a time schedule that allows them to effectively supervise staff during normal work hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Accountability: Managerial

  • Follow organization's policies and values
  • Assess staff performance & ensures accountability of their actions by: training / acknowledgment of their understanding / counseling / and re-enforcing positive behavior
  • Encourage and apply Continuous Improvement philosophy in self and staff that sustains momentum over time
  • Able to effectively communicate with department personnel, peers and upper management both in writing and verbally
  • Work as a team player with fellow managers to deploy actions & changes that represent overall philosophy of “What is Best for the Company”
  • Lead by example
  • Exercise tact and discretion in interpersonal contacts
  • Respect confidentiality of privileged information

Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Export experience is required
  • 1-2 years of customer service manager experience in CPG or Food & Beverage industries is required
  • Must be experienced with a personal computer, MS Word, Excel MS Outlook and System 2000
  • Acts as a problem solver and team player
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ensure clear and timely communication within department and with other departments to maximize quality and productivity, while minimizing down time

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Maintenance Mechanic - Industrial

Under the direction of the maintenance manager or maintenance lead, performs preventative maintenance activities on al process equipment while assisting with facilities maintenance, equipment installation, and overhauling of all plant equipment.

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years Food Manufacturing experience
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Industrial Electrical experience a plus

Accountability: Production Maintenance

  • Works in an extremely safe manner and protects not only him/her self but also other people and equipment in the facility.
  • Ensures that Food Safety Measures are adhered to in all operations.
  • Schedules and performs preventive maintenance in a timely manner.
  • Read sketches, prints, operating instructions and proceed accordingly.
  • Check Materials and parts and makes requests for same
  • Lay out work from sketches, drawings, etc.
  • Fabricate and assemble parts to construct machinery and equipment.
  • Locate line up and anchor machinery.
  • Test and time machinery.
  • Able to repair, adjust, trouble-shoot, and time food processing equipment.
  • Able to repair, adjust, trouble-shoot, and time weight scales, metal detectors and case printer.
  • Demonstrate welding skills with all metals, especially stainless steel.
  • Analyzes and makes necessary repairs of fluid power systems.
  • Lay out and install process piping systems
  • Understand food processing equipment computer control systems
  • Provide own appropriate hand tools and meters as required

Accountability: Communications

  • Must be proficient in following and enhancing Preventative Maintenance Programs.
  • Maintain maintenance records and logs work appropriately.
  • Communicates effectively and adequately voices opinion to accomplish goals.
  • Takes the lead in repair situations, communicating time frame and needs to production personnel and management staff.
  • Interfaces with contractors to insure facility standards and job requirements are met.

Accountability: Other

  • Must be able to work swing shift and weekends and frequent long hours.
  • Must be able to operate a forklift and high reach boom lift.

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Machine Operator - Mechanic - Bag Line

Supervisor or Manager is responsible for operating one or more production lines in the Bag Line area. Will be responsible to set up for production and ensure the products produced are within Mariani quality standards. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Maintenance experience required.
  • Certification from a tech school desired.
  • Must be a self-starter motivated and show leadership ability.
  • Must pass Mariani forklift certification.
  • Must be able to think on their feet and must have mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be able to work under a timeline and meet that timeline.
  • Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to keep focus under stressful situations.
  • Must be trained in the nature and properties of sanitation chemicals.
  • Must be able to lead a crew and set example for company values.
  • Must be able to stand for up to 12 hours a shift
  • Must be willing to work any shift

Operation of a production line

  • Operations
  • Sets up assigned line for operation in allotted time.
  • Starts, stops, sets up, and cleans machinery according to operational requirements.
  • Performs daily line inspection and reports findings to Supervisor and Maintenance.
  • Follows up reports to ensure maintenance tasks are completed.
  • Oversees production run ensuring that specific customer specifications are meet.
        This includes fruit requirement
        Bag coding is properly located and in the proper format.
        Case coding is in the right location and proper format.
        Pallet tag and placard information matches product information.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of any issues with production run.
  • Keeps in contact with Maintenance crew of any repairs needing to be preformed.
  • Will learn to perform daily general maintenance of the bag line and surrounding equipment.
  • Track productivity of line including spillage, through put, yield and any other critical parameters.
  • Properly reports downtime and materials used to Production Control.
  • Report productivity to supervisor on a regular basis.
  • May handle materials weighing up to 60 pounds occasionally.
  • Maintains correct product availability to line operations as directed.
  • May operate forklift on a limited basis.
  • Will not mishandle equipment in any manner.
  • Must ensure all line staff is following proper production specifications.
  • Must be able to train as needed. This may mean travel to outside training sites.
  • Must be willing and able to train other operators on production.
  • Will follow ALL GMP’s daily.
  • Reports quality issues to supervisor immediately.

 

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Cadet
Responsible for working in all operations departments working with the department manager to learn the activities in each area including throughput, yield, product quality, GMP’s and food safety. The Cadet will be responsible to minimize downtime, both scheduled and unscheduled, to a level not to exceed a total of 5% within the department. Ensures that operators and staff receive the information they need to run their assigned line and are responsible for the proper collection and transaction of all data in order to maintain lot integrity and product traceability. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and communicate same to assigned employees. Supervisor will ensure that Food Safety Measures are adhered to in all operations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Production

  • Coordinates with the production scheduler about production requirements on a daily basis
  • Schedules personnel required to meet the standard manning of the lines, working with the scheduler to ensure accurate staffing usage and reporting.
  • Uses the proper fruit according to product specifications.
  • Ensures proper reporting of fruit used daily.
  • Determines from the schedule whether to use tubs or fiber boxes to collect the fruit. Ensures that tubs or fiber boxes are available
  • Instructs the operators for the day’s production requirements
  • Ensures that a sufficient number of employees are available to run the lines on a daily basis
  • Ensures that the sorting process is properly completed for defects or contaminants
  • Makes line speed and temperature adjustments based on Quality Control reports to ensure product quality is completed by operators
  • Monitors to ensure that all pallets or bins are tagged, weighed, and delivered to the appropriate destination
  • Ensures that a copy of each pallet or bin tag is accounted for to make accurate computer transactions
  • Supervises department employees to keep them on tasks assigned
  • Cross-trains machine operators and other employees to offer maximum flexibility. Trains department employees on new tasks. Trains a back-up for this position
  • Enforces Company policies and documents disciplinary actions
  • Continuously monitors the lines for safety, including the proper use of PPE and safe conduct while working
  • Presents and documents one “Safety Talk” per week, with signatures of employees in attendance
  • Reports injuries and investigates all accidents and “near-misses”
  • Consults with operators to perform a DAILY inspection of equipment to ensure proper condition.
  • Reports any equipment concerns to maintenance.
  • Performs Weekly Lots by Bin Inventory of WIP product. Noting reasons for any variation from physical to system inventory.
  • Performs Cycle Count of Raw Materials daily and sanitation inspection daily.
  • Ensure production variance is reported on a daily basis
  • Completes annual performance appraisals for all direct report staff.
  • Implements and oversees the 5S’ management tool.
  • Cooperates with other leaders
  • Consistent Adherence and Application of Department SOP.

 

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Maintenance Electrician - Industrial

Under the direction of the maintenance manager or maintenance lead, assumes responsibility for the efficiency and safety of all plant electrical equipment and power distribution. Also assists with facilities maintenance, equipment installation, and overhauling of all process equipment.

3-5 years Industrial Manufacturing experience - Food Manufacturing experience.
2 years Industrial Electrician experience required.
Certification as journeyman electrician or equivalent required.
Experience with 480 power and motors required
Bilingual a plus
Mechanical Maintenance experience a plus

Essential Duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties and responsibilities in addition to the following may be assigned.

Accountability #1: – Production Maintenance

  • Works in an extremely safe manner and protects not only him/her self but also other people and equipment in the facility.
  • Responsible for scheduling and completing preventative maintenance on all electrical equipment, components and facilities power distribution in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoots manufacturing and facility equipment for electrical malfunctions.
    Maintains proper inventory levels for common electrical components and prepares orders for necessary material and parts.
  • Lays out work from sketches, drawings, etc.  
  • Performs, or directs all maintenance wiring, installation of motors, switches, switch panels, fuse boxes, lighting, testing, programmable logic controllers, and power circuits in compliance with the current national electric code.
  • Determines proper size and specifications of wire, conduit, switches, panels, fuses, etc.
  • Reads and understands blueprints and circuit diagrams.
  • Reads prints, sketches and operating instructions and proceeds with work accordingly.     
    Inspects motors, switches, junction boxes, switch panels, circuit breakers, transformers, fuse panels, lighting, controls, heating and power circuits. Makes a layout of electrical circuits as needed.
  • Performs or directs installation, connection, adjustment, and calibration of electrical gauges and recording instruments.
  • Familiar with installation, set-up and operation of VFD units.
  • Familiar with PLC’s and their functions in a production environment.
  • Installs, adjusts, maintains, repairs, and overhauls process instruments, control instrumentation and related equipment both electronic and pneumatic.
  • Participates in sub-station repairs and maintenance.
  • Provides own appropriate hand tools and meters as required.

Accountability #2: – Other

  • Is on call as necessary, must be available to work weekends and overtime.
  • Must be able to safely operate a fork lift truck and high reach boom
  • Familiar with the operational requirements of a solar facility is valuable.

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Resumes can be sent to - jobline@mariani.com, faxed to 707-453-8342, or sent via mail at 500 Crocker Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688, Attn: Human Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement
The policy of the Company is to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, Vietnam era/disabled veteran status, or disability, or other bases prohibited by applicable law. Company policy prohibits harassment of applicants or employees related to these bases. The Company has established a continuing Affirmative Action Program to assure equal employment opportunity in all its policy decisions affecting recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

 

 

   
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