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Spangler Candy is a fourth generation family-owned private company that has been making candy since 1906. The candy industry is both fun and challenging, and we will continue to succeed in the future by following the principles that have been established and guided our actions since our founding in 1906. Spangler Candy Basic Beliefs: Be Honest, Be Practical, Be Market-wise and Be Independent.

Iconic Brands: Dum Dums, Marshmallow Peanuts, Saf-T-Pops and Candy Canes

Talented Employees: Over 5,700 years of candy making experience in our current workforce. Spangler Candy currently employs over 400 individuals. 

Competitive Benefits: Incentive program, shift premiums, health, dental, vision, company-paid Basic Life and AD&D, paid vacations, holidays and retirement programs. 

Tuition Reimbursement: Reimburse 100%  of tuition and one-half book costs. 

Wellness: Wellness incentive programs, health management resources, and company provided YMCA membership.

Commitment to Community: We are a positive force in the communities where we do business. 

Work-Life Balance: Family, life and work balance is important. 

Technology: State of the art manufacturing facility with the latest food production and packaging automation equipment.

See below for job openings at Spangler Candy Company.


Purchasing Assistant

This position will perform diverse administrative duties, utilize a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), apply various standard procedures, and prepare reports, purchase orders, requisitions, schedules, and other control records.

 

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal, communication, administrative, and organizational skills. Proficiency in MS Office and strong attention to detail is required. Previous administrative assistant experience is a plus.


CANDY PACKERS - PRODUCTION (SUMMER)

Works individually or in a group along a conveyor, bagger operation or table to sort, inspect and package finished products. Assembles, folds and tapes cartons, inserts or boxes into which product is to be placed.

Bags or boxes product by hand, sort’s product that is obviously broken or imperfect and places in proper scrap container. Inspects candy visually to ensure proper color and wrap is maintained.

Stacks cartons of packaged candy on skid in prescribed order and dates and labels cartons when necessary.Cleans floors including white lines, walls, windows, partitions, sinks and doors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, washing, waxing and dusting throughout the facility.

Picks up string, sticks, slip sheets, pallets, cardboard and other debris by hand (including outside). Cleans manufacturing areas as directed including various production accessories by hand.

Uses container washer to clean utensils, rework containers, and other accessories.

Follows all Spangler Candy safety/sanitation policies and procedures. Supports the organization’s commitment to ensure that our food safety and quality plans conform to all regulatory requirements, and with food quality and safety requirements of our customers.  Reports any problems or potential problems observed concerning food safety and quality to Supervision immediately.


Consumer Engagement Specialist

The Company will be accepting resumes/applications for the Support Staff position of Consumer Engagement Specialist.

This position will follow and respond to consumer inquiries received through social media, email, postal mail, telephone and personal contacts. Respond to routine consumer questions, requests, and complaints and/or refer to appropriate departments, and interact with consumers through social media. Manage and create social media communication in alignment with marketing objectives. Represent company beliefs, values, strategies, and products to the public, and serve as liaison between consumers and various departments. Maintain records, prepare and analyze required reports and perform a variety of administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional communication, interpersonal and creative skills, in environments including written, verbal, and face-to-face. Minimum of Associates Degree or two years relevant experience. Adept in Microsoft Office Outlook Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, preferred. Solid understanding of and experience with social media, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Ability to read, write, follow instructions, record, analyze, and report information and draw conclusions from visual and/or physical inspection of assigned tasks. Knowledge of general office procedures.


Materials & Shipping Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Spangler Candy Company has an opening for a Materials & Shipping Supervisor, 2nd shift. Ideal candidate will possess 2+years of related experience in a warehouse, distribution of manufacturing shipping & receiving environment.

Primary responsibilities include ensuring accurate coordination for incoming materials and outgoing shipment of product to customers by directing activities within the Shipping and Receiving Department to meet both customer and company expectations. Must be detail oriented and able to quickly adapt to change and problem solve.

This position will be a rotating position within the Shipping & Receiving department and shifts in order to train and observe the entire process and provide backup coverage when necessary. 

Successful candidate will possess ability to coach, mentor and develop skill sets of employees in a world class food manufacturing environment. Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables using standard problem solving techniques. High awareness and strong commitment to plant safety, food safety and quality. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Possess a positive, supportive and team oriented attitude. Use logic to analyze, problem solve, explore alternatives and propose quality solutions. Proactive style and effectively take action to develop appropriate solutions. Experience with freight scheduling  LTL, FTL and container loads. Strong computer proficiency in MS Office.


Refrigeration/Utilities Technician

Plans and performs required work, insulation work and repairs to industrial air conditioning systems, HVAC controls and other associated A/C and refrigeration related equipment.

EPA Universal (Type I, II and III) Refrigeration certificate required.

Additional desired certifications: Pipefitter’s certification (Ohio Braising Certification-Pipe) or a Steam System Certification (Ohio High Pressure Boiler Operator License).

Requires a high degree of technical knowledge and experience with A/C chiller, light commercial HVAC systems.

Proficient in equipment troubleshooting skills.

Temperature controls experience a plus.


Steam Systems/Utilities Tech

Join our team at SPANGLER CANDY COMPANY as a 2ND shift Steam Systems/Utilities Technician.

Plans and performs required work, and repairs to boiler system, water/well systems, gas systems, HVAC and steam associated control systems, compressed air and system related equipment and other steam system related equipment. 

Steam System Certification (Ohio High Pressure Boiler Operator License) required.  Additional desired certifications:  EPA Universal (Type I, II and III) Refrigeration certificate, Pipefitter’s certification (Ohio Braising Certification-Pipe)

Requires a high degree of technical knowledge and experience with the installation of steam system equipment such as pumps, valves, traps, piping, boilers etc.  Operates, maintains and installs compressed air system equipment.


PROCESS MECHANICS - MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT 

Repairs, rebuilds and troubleshoots process equipment on the production floor and throughout the plant.  Responsible for maintenance and adjustment of equipment to provide a quality product at an efficient, productive level.  Works closely with the production process striving to improve quality and efficiency.

Troubleshoots process and related machinery breakdowns on the production floor and throughout the plant to determine repair requirements.

Performs simple electrical checks, disassembles equipment, makes repairs by replacing or fabricating needed parts or mechanisms; reassembles equipment and restores to proper operation.

Services all types of packaging and auxiliary equipment related to process machinery such as box makers, overwraps, labelers, printers, conveyors, air-operated devices, robots, etc., that are synchronized with the process.  Fits, adjusts and properly times these devices.

Machines parts, solders, brazes and welds; installs piping, tubing and sheet metal, fabricating as needed.

Oils and greases machinery and performs daily preventative maintenance.

Instructs and assists production personnel in proper operation of equipment; ensures that safety devices are in place and operating properly.

Studies the production process constantly taking corrective action necessary to ensure an efficient, high quality product line.

Follows all Spangler Candy safety/sanitation policies and procedures.

Supports the organization’s commitment to ensure that our food safety and quality plans conform to all regulatory requirements and with food quality and safety requirements of our customers and report any problems or potential problems observed concerning food safety and quality to Supervision immediately

Keeps work area clean and orderly including areas throughout the plant and facilities where work is performed.

Assists in training new process mechanics.Requisitions parts as needed.

Assists the Electrician with process repairs such as motor changes, etc.Performs and completes other work as assigned by supervisor.

Good vision, color vision, hearing, speaking and finger dexterity skills as well as ability to perform close work.  Ability to work under time pressure, work rapidly for long periods, sit, stand, walk, stoop, climb, kneel, reach, push, pull, use keyboard, lift and/or carry up to approximately 50 lbs.

Ability to read, write, follow instructions, perform mathematical calculations and draw conclusions from visual and/or physical inspection of equipment or materials.  Minimum of 1 to 2 years industrial maintenance experience preferably in a production process atmosphere.  Must be able to read schematic diagrams, manuals, parts lists and detailed instructions.  Troubleshooting requires mechanical aptitude and some imagination.  Accepts training and maintains skills necessary to meet new and changing technology.

 Various hand and power tools, assorted wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, wire strippers, wire cutters, hammers, utility knives, tape measure, lathes, mills, welders, soldering equipment, computer and required PPE.

 Exposed to heat, dust, dirt, fumes, chemicals, dampness, vibrations, noise and cramped areas.  Occasionally exposed to burns, cuts, falls, pinch points, electrical shock, sprains and strains.


CANDY PACKERS - PRODUCTION

Works individually or in a group along a conveyor, bagger operation or table to sort, inspect and package finished products. Assembles, folds and tapes cartons, inserts or boxes into which product is to be placed.

Bags or boxes product by hand, sort’s product that is obviously broken or imperfect and places in proper scrap container. Inspects candy visually to ensure proper color and wrap is maintained.

Stacks cartons of packaged candy on skid in prescribed order and dates and labels cartons when necessary.Cleans floors including white lines, walls, windows, partitions, sinks and doors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, washing, waxing and dusting throughout the facility.

Picks up string, sticks, slip sheets, pallets, cardboard and other debris by hand (including outside). Cleans manufacturing areas as directed including various production accessories by hand.

Uses container washer to clean utensils, rework containers, and other accessories.

Follows all Spangler Candy safety/sanitation policies and procedures. Supports the organization’s commitment to ensure that our food safety and quality plans conform to all regulatory requirements, and with food quality and safety requirements of our customers.  Reports any problems or potential problems observed concerning food safety and quality to Supervision immediately.


Qualified individuals should apply to:

http://spanglercandy.balancetrak.com/


Company offers wage/salary commensurate with experience and education. Competitive benefit package includes health, dental, vision, accident & life coverage, paid vacations & holidays, 401K plan, tuition reimbursement & more.

Spangler Candy Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans.

Spangler Candy Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all associates and job applicants. Spangler Candy Company will recruit, hire, train and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, genetic information and disability.

Applicant information will only be kept for positions for which we are currently recruiting.

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