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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.


ASSOCIATE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

The Associate Product Development Manager is responsible for coordinating product changes with sales, marketing, manufacturing, engineering, purchasing and outside vendors. Provide investigation and analysis for product improvement and cost savings.  Position will provide administrative support to Marketing, Sales and Product Development on development of new products and project tracking.

Position Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business or engineering.  Ideal candidate will possess strong innovative, analytical skills and creativity to develop new ways to problem solve and execute appropriate solutions. Values accuracy, precise approach to work tasks and recognizes important details.  Possess a positive; team oriented attitude and excellent interpersonal skills. Strong PC skills, including expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with consumer goods packaging materials such as corrugate, chipboard, bag films preferred.


PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR TRAINEE

Spangler Candy Company has an opening for a Production Supervisor Trainee. If you have a strong desire to grow and ready to take the next step with your career, we have an opportunity for you. Learn from experienced leaders in a growing world class candy manufacturing environment.

Ideal candidate will possess 2+years of manufacturing work experience. Manufacturing knowledge and understanding of plant efficiencies and processing procedures.

Gain valuable supervisory experience by assisting department supervisors in supervising production employees, assuring effective supervision of manufacturing processes and managing line efficiencies. Assure safety, quality and customer satisfaction standards are achieved. Assist in training employees to ensure safe operating procedures are followed.

This position will be a rotating position in various departments and shifts in order to train and observe the entire process and provide backup coverage when necessary.

Must possess a high level of technical proficiency to assist operators in problem solving while exercising considerable judgement.

Successful candidate will possess ability to coach, mentor and develop skill sets of employees in a world class candy manufacturing environment. 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 purpose quality solutions. Proactive style and effectively take action to develop appropriate solutions. Experience in food safety and sanitation a plus. Strong computer proficiency in MS Office.


MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR - 2ND SHIFT

Spangler Candy Company, a world class candy manufacturer is currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor-2nd Shift to fill a full time position with the Maintenance team. Prefer technical degree or ten years in manufacturing environment. Minimum of five years’ experience in maintenance leadership position. Experience in food manufacturing facility a plus. Pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, PLC, welding and fabricating and refrigeration experience required.

Primary responsibilities include: Oversee maintenance activities including repair maintenance, preventive/predictive maintenance and install, repair and maintain equipment. Directs the activities of the shift specific maintenance employees with the ability to lead, coach and develop hourly maintenance employees. Interact with production management to ensure production and maintenance work as a team. Maintains safe and healthy work environment following standard, procedures and regulations. Ensures corrective work and project orders are assigned to ensure all repairs are completed in a timely manner.

Successful candidate must possess a positive, supportive and team oriented attitude. Ability to interact effectively with diverse work group at all levels. Ability to motivate and coach others. Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills. Computer skills in MS Office and CMMS.

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills in a complex environment. Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple assignments with challenging timelines and adapt to changing priorities. 


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 and report 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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