Schlotterbeck & Foss

Good Clean Food Since 1866

When you’ve been in business for over 150 years, you learn a lot. From our beginning in 1866 as a prescription apothecary shop, founders Augustus G. Schlotterbeck and Charles S. Foss earned a reputation for quality handcrafted products and fair dealings. They maintained these principles when they moved on to develop patented medicines and flavoring extracts in the 20th century.

In the 21st century we have kept with tradition and emerged as a leader in the private label, premium sauces, marinade and condiments’ space. Our core competency in product development supports our proprietary small batch manufacturing capabilities, resulting in marquee specialty foods. Our unmatched product development, using our selection of organic, clean label and non-GMO ingredients allows us to offer highly differentiated, innovative products that drive consumer loyalty.

Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Jul 07, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck & Foss  is New England's oldest food-service manufacturer of condiments, sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. Today, we still produce in small batches, with the care of handcrafting to bring out the most vibrant flavors. From the horse and buggy days to the present, we have earned and maintained a reputation for quality, local products and great service.  The  Maintenance Technician  is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing all equipment and company assets. The following is a sample of duties: Proactively maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and alters defective equipment. Provides maintenance on complex production equipment. Responsible for controlling inventory and requisitioning appropriate parts. Performs maintenance checks on buildings and equipment. Maintains electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Complies with company safety and sanitation guidelines. Performs general equipment repair and installation of safety equipment when necessary. Teams with production staff to encourage proper use and care of all equipment. Maintains appropriate maintenance and repair logs. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices. Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area. Follow all required work safe practices. This would include lockout-tag out requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall   restraints, etc. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately. Perform other duties as assigned. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Perform other duties as assigned, while following company, safety, quality policies and procedures. Minimum Qualifications: An associate degree in Electrical Mechanical Science or 2 years minimum experience in a maintenance role, with minimum experience with one or more technical experiences including but not limited to Mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer controlled equipment, and PLC experience preferred. Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine sequences of assembly. 4th Class    Boiler Operator License desired. PLC Automation Controls experience preferred. Ability to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems and independently take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment down time. Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends. Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and written communications. Self-directed, detail oriented, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Work week consists of 4- 10 hour days, Sunday-Wednesday.  Overtime on a as-needed basis.  Training will be Monday-Friday for one month. Benefits: Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products!  Salary based on experience.  Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Chester, VT, USA
Jul 07, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck & Foss is one of New England's oldest manufacturers of premium condiments, chef sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. The company has grown steadily in recent years and is positioned to grow more significantly as it continues to rapidly expand its private label partnerships with key grocery retailers across the country. Our fine specialty foods are produced in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Westbrook, Maine and Chester, Vermont. The  Food Scientist  reports to the Research & Development Director and assists with new product development, sensory testing, product improvement and quality control. The position will produce bench top samples, support documentation and perform sensory/analytical tests. Supporting Quality Assurance, the position will perform sensory evaluation, product testing, trouble shooting, and audit preparation. Responsibilities and Primary Duties: Produce benchtop samples, conduct sensory analytical tests and identify product improvements Formulate new products and improvements on existing products Develop manufacturing process specifications containing formula, bill of materials, instructions and quality requirements. Participate in commercialization activities for new products including new ingredient and supplier evaluation, scale up and first production runs. Establish technical specifications detailing ingredients, nutrition information and quality parameters. Support regulatory and audit requirements, including GMP, HACCP and GFSI processes. Support research projects and new product initiatives, including product and process improvements, manufacturing commercialization and resolving product quality problems. Perform Quality Assurance testing to ensure the safety and quality of food samples, including in-process and equilibrium testing. Record and analyze results. Support quality initiatives including development of procedures to assure product quality, audit compliance of process parameters, and maintenance of ingredient register. ·Perform administrative duties, including maintaining process and technical specifications, entering and analyzing data, preparing sample shipments and maintaining equipment and a clean work environment. Perform other duties as assigned, while following company, safety, quality policies and procedures. Occasional travel to Westbrook, ME for cross-training and to support staff at Westbrook, ME facility. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or a related field 2 - 5 years’ product development experience in Salad Dressing, other liquid sauces and emulsions is preferred. 3 - 7 years’ experience working in food industry, culinary experience a plus. Knowledge of quality assurance systems and sanitation. Ability to comprehend complex technical articles, research papers, or presentations, and apply technical knowledge learned from such sources. Demonstrate strong analytical, problem solving, organizational and communication Self-directed, detail oriented, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Benefits:  Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, full medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products! NO PHONE CALLS OR RECRUITERS PLEASE Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Schlotterbeck & Foss
Jun 04, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck & Foss is New England's oldest food-service manufacturer of condiments, sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. Today, we still produce in small batches, with the care of handcrafting to bring out the most vibrant flavors. From the horse and buggy days to the present, we have earned and maintained a reputation for quality, local products and great service. Position Description The Customer Service Representative ( CSR) is the liaison between the company and the customer. The Customer Service Representative manages customer inquiries, order processing and overall communication regarding products and the company. The CSR must be able to multitask and prioritize while maintaining attention to detail and follow through with assignments. This busy office environment offers challenges and future advancement opportunity to the right individual. Minimum Qualifications 2-3 years of related experience in a customer service position handling inbound and outbound calls and emails. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and other proprietary information systems is required. Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and written communications. Must have ability to foster positive relationships with customers, vendors, clients, and coworkers. Associates degree preferred or equivalent work experience. Benefits Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products!  Hourly wage based on experience. Schlotterbeck & Foss is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religious affiliation, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Jun 04, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck & Foss  is one of New England’s oldest manufacturers of premium condiments, chef sauces, dressings, salsas, and ice cream toppings.  The company has grown steadily in recent years and is positioned to grow more significantly as it continues to rapidly expand its private label partnerships with key grocery retailers across the country.  S&F is currently seeking a  Category Manager  with strong analytical skills to develop actionable insights into customer and market data. The ideal candidate will be adept at presenting information in concise graphical presentations that are meaningful to the company’s internal sales team and external customers and well versed in the CPG industry.  The following is a sample of duties: Analyze industry and consumer trends utilizing syndicated data (Nielsen, IRI and SPINS) Research qualitative trends to assist in product development opportunities and fact-based selling presentations. Develop PowerPoint presentations for internal and external customer meetings which are both factually accurate as well as aesthetically attractive. Analyze all internal sales on a weekly basis and provide insights regarding increases or decreases in customer shipments. Query customer sales data and analyze results/trends; communicate opportunities or risks and make recommendations based on that data. Assist sales team in development of annual budget sales goals. Create sales forecasts on a quarterly basis together with the sales team. Manage the tracking analytics of the internal sales pipeline. Devise long-term development strategies for product categories and exit strategies for unsuccessful products. Work with suppliers to develop market data insights. Collaborate with sales team to analyze and determine competitive market pricing for both private label and branded products. Analyze internal data to understand drivers affecting growth and make recommendations to accelerate growth. Provide ad hoc sales reports or projects as requested. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: BA or BS degree or equivalent experience required 5-10 years of prior experience in a category management, sales or marketing role Proficient in Excel, including functions (VLOOKUP, IF, COUNTIF, etc.), pivot tables, conditional formatting, charts, etc. Strong analytical skills Proficient in PowerPoint Experience in Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods Well versed in analyzing syndicated data (Nielsen, IRI and SPINS) Excellent communication skills  Benefits: Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products! No Recruiters or Phone Calls Please Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Apr 10, 2019
Full time
The Filler Operator receives prepared product from cook/mixers and operates equipment that packs and labels the product. Job Duties Receives product from cook/mixers and operates the packaging equipment without compromising the integrity of the product through the entire packing process. Accurately records batch cards and any supporting documentation. Coordinates other line operators, line workers, and agency workers in the operation of the packing equipment from loading of empty containers to palletizing of filled containers. Responsible for the quality of the packing process from appropriate fill levels and specified weights, to proper capping, shrink banding, labeling, and cleanliness of the packed container. Responsible for accurate documentation of quantities of product packed and correctness of blocking patterns on pallets. Responsible for the rate of throughput of the packing line in achieving targeted standards of production Keeps work area tidy and performs routine cleanups. Must know which critical operations to shut down in an emergency. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Must have mechanical aptitude to set up equipment, perform changeovers and adjust controls to keep equipment operative at optimal efficiency Proficiency with arithmetic and utilization of a calculator. Must be capable of dealing with multiple facets of production equipment without losing control of any of the functions.Must be fluent in English (reading and writing). Physical Requirements Normally standing/walking with freedom of movement on a regular basis. Lifting requirement is 65 lbs. Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (8 - 10 hours) Frequent physical activity requires walking, climbing, bending, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting and stooping. Benefits Competitive pay benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life, std, ltd, 401(k) and 16 days of paid time off in first year of employment. Wage based on previous manufacturing experience. Schlotterbeck & Foss is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religious affiliation, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
$15.00 hourly
Schlotterbeck & Foss Portland, ME, USA
Mar 04, 2019
Full time
Description: Schlotterbeck & Foss is New England's oldest food-service manufacturer of condiments, sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. We are located in Westbrook Maine. We currently have a position opening in our Shipping/Receiving department. The position works with the receiver to move received goods to warehouse location, stage materials for production and return unused materials to inventory. Move received materials to appropriate inventory locations. Stage production materials for cooks/mixers in a manner that minimizes time spent waiting for ingredients. Participate/support inventory counts Monitor raw materials for proper storage and any care necessary prior to use. Perform duties in a safe manner and according to GMP standards. Work hours may vary, but generally start at 5AM-4:30PM. Overtime is required and some weekend work is required. Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Requirements: HS Diploma or GED equivalent and use of basic arithmetic. Prior shipping/receiving/warehouse experience is required. Valid and unexpired drivers license is required. Certification in operating forklift/pallet jack Must have excellent attention to detail, neat/tidy, dependable and work independently with little supervision Physical Requirements: Frequently push/pull, climb stairs, ladders, bending, twisting, stacking and reaching. Frequent lifting up to 60 lbs on a repetitive basis. Benefits: Full benefit package offered including medical, dental, vision, life, std, ltd, 401(k) and paid time off. Starting wage is $15.00 per hour.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Mar 04, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck & Foss is one of New England's oldest manufacturers of premium condiments, chef sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. The company has grown steadily in recent years and is positioned to grow more significantly as it continues to rapidly expand its private label partnerships with key grocery retailers across the country. The Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety provides company-wide leadership and direction for all Quality Assurance and Food Safety functions at our manufacturing facilities in Westbrook, Maine and Chester, Vermont. Responsible for quality systems, programs and standards, providing consistent product quality in compliance with Schlotterbeck & Foss, customer, FDA, USDA, and other Federal/State requirements and regulations. Develops and implements policies and programs related to food safety, including production sanitation, product risk management, accurate recordkeeping, and success in government and customer audits. Fosters a Quality culture within the organization. Essential Functions: Manage Quality Assurance to ensure products comply with specifications and continuously improve quality. Oversee quality audit, testing, reporting and regulatory requirements. Manage Food Quality and Food Safety Programs, HACCP and FDA regulatory compliance including GMPs and 3rd party audit requirements (GFSI). Direct and monitor compliance with FSMA rules and regulations at all facilities, including supplier approval program and Foreign Supplier Verification Program. Interface with all regulatory agencies and appropriate trade associations to assure compliance with food laws and regulations. Set policy on microbiology requirements, specifications and testing to help assure safe products for all customers and consumers. Oversight of quality grading of all products to assure specifications are met within the desired levels of productivity, safety and quality desired by Schlotterbeck & Foss and customers. Oversite and supervision of Sanitation group. Develop, issue and review corporate quality and food safety policies, procedures, and specifications. Work directly with all sales managers to provide a high level of support and customer service. Maintain customer complaint program, including prompt investigations and responses. Maintain nutrition database and customer label approval program. Work closely with R&D, Sales, Production, Purchasing, Transportation, Customer Service and customers to advise and resolve any issues as needed. On behalf of Schlotterbeck & Foss participate in appropriate associations to maintain knowledge required to stay abreast of regulatory compliance and industry trends. Responsible for working in a safe and healthy manner, and to take reasonable care of the health and safety of all other staff. Perform daily stretching and/or proper ergonomics of workstation. Managers have a specific responsibility for the health and safety of their direct reports and other team members for which they have management responsibility. The Physical Requirements and Work Conditions as outlined in this job description are essential functions of the job. Travel is required to the Vermont facility 1-2 days per week. Perform special projects and other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or equivalent Scientific Discipline. Masters of Science, Ph.D. of Science or M.B.A preferred. 10+ years of experience in Quality Management experience in food industry, combined with a demonstrated track record of accomplishments in quality, food safety and sanitation. Continuous Improvement expertise, such as TPM, Six Sigma, or similar is preferred Experience with FSMA and current food related regulations. PCQI certificate. Experience with GFSI, regulatory, and customer audits. SQF experience preferred. Demonstrable leadership, communications, negotiating, and basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Internet). Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment Benefits: Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products! No Phone Calls or Recruiters Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.