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Country Maid has a multitude of departments where many employees have dedicated 5, 10 and even over 20 years of employment to the company. It's not simply a job; Country Maid is an organization dedicated to employee development from internships to entry level and managers to the most seasoned employees. 

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Graphic Designer – West Bend, IA

Are you the dynamic, creative professional our team is searching for? 

If you thrive not only pushing the envelope, but by tearing the envelope apart and creating a more vibrant and visually stimulating way to market the letter altogether, this is your new career.  Country Maid is adding a Graphic Designer to join our Marketing team. 

Your Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design (or related) and your one- to three-years experience in the workplace has already prepared you to take feedback from customers to refine your designs and to present polished, streamlined designs based on customer needs and using marketing fundamentals. 

And your flair for the creative will be an outstanding fit in our energetic environment that values collaboration and energy. 

Environmentally, you get the best of both worlds, working in a private office to sink into your creative zone while still having your team nearby for when you need a brainstorming session, all in our state-of-the-art, modern facility in West Bend, IA. 

You’ll know no day will be the same as you work on new projects.  You’ll receive a competitive salary and the company’s full benefit package, including health, dental, vision, PTO, flexible scheduling, wellness benefit, free product, and even more! 

Take the next step in your career with a company who cares about you as an individual and will help you achieve your career goals. 

Apply today!

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Production Supervisor – West Bend, Iowa

Are you the servant leader our team is searching for? 

As the Bilingual Production Supervisor, you’ll strive to remove the roadblocks that prevent people from doing their best work.  You will help to maximize production output simply by helping our team achieve success by being a coach, a motivator, and a facilitator. 

If you take joy in seeing people excel.  If you work to help others be more effective.  If you love to solve puzzles.  If you get bored with doing the “same thing every single day” and want to never stop learning new things, this is your job. 

You don’t shy away from providing constructive feedback, but you’d never, ever consider embarrassing someone by giving that feedback in front of others.  You’re honest and open in an attempt to help people be the best they can, and you do it in a way that not only makes them feel comfortable, but also empowered so they can achieve it. 

Does this all sound like the way you lead? 

If so, in return for your hard work, you’ll get a competitive hourly wage, plus overtime for any hours you work over 40.  You’ll get most weekends off.  You’ll work first shift.  You’ll work four, 10-hour shifts most weeks, so you’ll often get three-day weekends.  Plus, you’ll get full benefits, paid time off, paid holidays, and a wellness benefit.  You’ll also become one of our employee owners; Country Maid is a 100% employee-owned company. 

Oh.  And did we mention all the free product you’ll be able to take home?  You may have to log an extra mile or two on the treadmill, but your friends and family will love all the Butter Braid® Pastries and Cake Rolls you bring home! 

Ready to support our team and take the next step in your career?  Apply today.

Lead QA Specialist (Food Manufacturing) – West Bend, IA

As the Lead QA Specialist, you’ll go home each night knowing you’ve been key in ensuring the bakery goods we’ve manufactured are wholesome and safe for our customers to serve their families.  You’ll work to ensure products meet customer needs and customer specifications. 

In your role helping to create and train on food safety policies, you’ll help to make every customer a repeat customer because they can trust in the high quality of our products.  And you’ll do it in a close-knit, supportive environment.  No one will yell at you on the bad days.  And we’ll share the credit with you and celebrate together on the good days.  Your thoughts, ideas and suggestions will be heard and acted upon. 

To be considered for this position, you must have a background in the food industry, knowledge of HACCP, SQF and other FDA regulatory requirements, understand GMPs.  Your day-to-day will involve helping with internal audits, monitoring and completing daily QA checks, and helping to update policies to match SQF code.  You understand sanitation and its micro requirements and their impact on the manufacturing environment. 

Just as importantly, you treat your colleagues and team members with respect and kindness, even when things aren’t going well.  You act with integrity.

In return, you’ll receive a competitive hourly wage and excellent benefits.  You’ll be treated with respect as one of our employee owners.  You’ll enjoy our state-of-the-art, modern facility, and will be able to take home all the cake rolls and Butter Braid® pastries you want.

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R&D / Food Science Intern (Summer 2021)

Country Maid, Inc. is seeking a summer intern to assist our R&D team.  The ideal candidate is a university or college student going into their junior or senior year.  We are seeking an inquisitive self-starter with a desire to gain R&D experience.  

The R&D Intern will assist with a broad range of projects and initiatives, but the Intern’s primary focuses, spanning the summer, will be to optimize formulas to improve the baking profiles of finished Wooden Spoon cookies and to identify and screen alternate ingredient vendors.  

WORK LISTING:  Specific work this position is accountable for includes, but is not limited to, the following: 

General:

• Assist with recipe development and formulation

• Coordinate sample receiving and storage

• Conduct product and environmental monitoring and testing and enter into Plex system

• Assist with testing on the line in a production environment

• Bakes and evaluates samples

• Communicates with vendors to obtain testing ingredients and maintain proper usage documentation

• Provides assistance as necessary with adherence to USDA/FDA/FSMA/SQF regulations

• Other duties as assigned.  

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

• This position is classified as a paid, part-time Summer Internship. 

• This position reports directly to the R&D Manager/Senior Food Scientist. 

• Internship will run from (approximately) June to August 2021. 

Production Associate I, II, or III (title offered will depend on experience)

We are looking to fill a regular, full-time position on our Production Team.

Full benefits - First-shift hours

The successful candidate will be trained in multiple areas, with the goal of being trained as a Line Operator (Production Associate III or IV) within three months of beginning employment.

Do you find yourself thinking, “That sounds interesting, but I’ve never worked Manufacturing before”? That’s ok! Some of our most successful operators hadn’t, either. They’ve come from service careers and brought reliability, curiosity and excellent puzzle solving skills. Those things are what it takes to be successful, not necessarily a production background. Don’t let never having worked in manufacturing before hold you back from this opportunity!

As a Production Associate, you’ll perform duties with the primary goal of ensuring we make high quality, cost-effective frozen specialty food products. You’ll work primarily on the braided pastry and cake roll lines but should be willing to assist where needed. Most importantly, you’ll follow and promote procedures to protect the safety of the humans in the plant and the safety of the food we produce.

Our ideal candidate understands growth means being excited to learn new skills, strong relationships require kindness and extending grace, even when things get stressful, and that having discipline means showing up for your team, even when you’d rather stay in your warm, cozy bed.

Because you’ve had customer-facing experience, you understand that our customers are everywhere. They’re internal – the people who count on us to work together to make our products – and they’re external – the people who consume our products. For that reason, you know the key to a team working in harmony is to listen. And while you want the team to succeed and you’ll always communicate professionally and appropriately at all times, you’re also not a “yes’ person. You’ll use your problem solving skills to help your team develop effective solutions to the puzzles we face together.

Your impact…
Most importantly, you’ll know you’re successful when you and all your team return home safely at the end of the day. Additionally, you’ll understand that your work didn’t just help create delicious braided pastries, cakes and cookies. Thanks to your hard work, you Helped Others Help Themselves. Our fundraising partners, with the assistance of our products, were able to send kids to camp, build playgrounds, fund scholarships, and more!

Are you our next employee owner?  Email your resume to sblair@countrymaid.net, get an application in person at 213 4th Avenue NE, West Bend, Iowa, or APPLY NOW!