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AT THE DAIRY IN SKOWHEGAN –

ARE YOU A MECHANICAL WHIZ? Join our maintenance team! Gifford’s has an immediate full-time, year-round opportunity:

Education/Essential Requirements:

  • Three to five years of experience in a related field
  • Two years of experience in a mechanical position required
  • Experience with welding and plumbing preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Trade school or college degree preferred
  • Willing to work nights and weekends when needed
  • Valid driver’s license required

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs or more
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to bend and twist at the waist
  • Able to push and pull up to 100 lbs or more
  • Able to sit and drive to ice cream stand locations or other destinations as needed
  • Able to withstand constant temperature changes (i.e. freezer like conditions)
  • Ability to climb ladders or scaffolding
  • Ability to crawl and work in confined spaces on occasion

Behavioral requirements:

  • Will need to be quality focused with attention to detail
  • Must maintain safe working conditions
  • Able to work in a team environment and independently
  • Have and keep a positive attitude
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate with team and manager
  • Ability to quickly respond to problems that may arise

Work Environment:

  • This position involves constant movement and time spent on their feet
  • Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves or hearing protection is required
  • May need to work in freezer conditions and constant temperature changes
  • The sounds and noise levels can be distracting when working on the production floor
  • Will be working both indoors and outside
  • May be subject to weather conditions if working outside
  • Exposure to chemicals that can cause irritation may occur during clean up
  • Work with machinery and moving parts occurs daily

Objective:

  • Troubleshoot to quickly identify potential problems
  • Keep machines in their best condition and fix issues as quickly as possible
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with supervisors and peers

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all maintenance wiring, installation of motors, switches, lighting, testing of circuits, programmable logic controllers, VFD’s and troubleshooting of all plant electrical.
  • Properly read and understand schematics and blue prints
  • Install, adjust, maintain, and overhaul all plant equipment as needed both electrically and mechanically
  • Work with boilers, ammonia and/or Freon
  • Repair conveyors, gearboxes, etc.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Welding: 1 year

 

You can download an application here and email it back to sonyap@giffordsicecream.com or print and mail it to us at 25 Hathaway Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

 

Production Worker

Our dairy in Skowhegan has a full-time, year-round, hourly opening working with production. Ice in your veins, some weight-lifting abilities, a taste for really good ice cream, and a penchant for having things neat, clean, and squared-away makes you our future production team member.

Qualifications:
Education/essential Requirements

  • High School Diploma Required
  • Experience Driving a forklift required
  • Experience using a pallet jack required
  • Must have reliable transportation

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to lift 35lbs above head
  • Must be able to handle cold temperatures
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 100 lbs
  • Must be able to use hands to finger and handle or feel objects with hands
  • Employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, crouch or crawl
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to accurately work at a fast pace
  • Must be able to push and pull a full pallet of ice cream using a pallet jack
  • Must be able to withstand extreme temperature changes
  • Must be able to write and record items on paper
  • Must be able to wear a hairnet and beardnet while in the production room
  • Must be able to work around moving machinery and equipment while staying safe

Behavioral requirements

  • Must be self-motivated
  • Must adhere to good manufacturing practices
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Must have basic mathematical skills
  • Must have organizational skills
  • Will need to be quality focused and pay attention to detail
  • Must be dependable
  • Must be able to manage own time
  • Must be willing to do various jobs and tasks
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must have and keep a Positive Attitude
  • Must be able to know when the environment is not safe
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

Work Environment:

  • Some work is performed in a freezer—will be required to withstand time inside of a freezer up to -20 Fahrenheit
  • Fluorescent lighting used indoors
  • Work load is fast paced
  • The position uses standard warehouse equipment such as hand jacks, box cutters, tape dispensers, and markers
  • Floors in the production room will be wet for food safety
  • Production room does not reach threshold of unsafe noise level, but is loud

Objective:

  • To help our production team with their daily production needs when requested
  • To help keep the Gifford’s product at a high standard of quality everyday
  • To keep accurate counts of product in inventory as needed
  • To palletize product neatly
  • To minimize product damages
  • To recognize problems in the production room and in the palletizing room
  • To maintain a neat, clean work area by adhering to Food Safety Standards

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • In the production room you will be asked to fill tubs, make tubs, and mix flavors.
  • Will perform cleanup in the production room at the end of the day as needed by: rinsing all equipment, cleaning all valves, cleaning and sanitizing all equipment
  • Palletize finished product
  • Fill in during break times
  • Help get ingredients or containers for production as needed
  • Sweep and clean palletizing area
  • Remove and take care of rubbish as needed
  • Sweep floors, clean walls and ceilings as needed
  • Help sanitation crew as needed
  • Prepare candy for production
  • Remove refuse tank from production
  • Sweep dry storage area

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