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Utility Position

Post Date:
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Utility Position


Utility Positions are responsible for the ongoing production support areas they are assigned to on a day-to-day basis; including assisting mixer operators, oven operators, seal-out, washroom, pre-weigh ingredients, icing and trash/recycling.


  • 1st shift if 7:30am to 4:00:pm
  • 2nd shift is 3:30pm to 12:00am
  • Overtime and weekends are required


  • 1st shift is $15.00 per hour.
  • 2nd shift is $15.00 per hour, plus $1.00 per hour shift differential.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Pre-weighing and preparing of raw baking ingredients
  • Seal-out boxed cookie product with correct labeling for warehouse storage and shipping
  • Work with equipment on icing product
  • Manage trash and recycling duties of assigned areas
  • Maintain the washroom in a manner that meets all food safety requirements
  • Clean production equipment following established Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s)
  • Accurately and legibly maintain cleaning records
  • Ensure that all utensils, equipment, and work area is maintained in a clean and safe manner
  • Collect all recyclable materials and combine them appropriately
  • Follow all:
    • Company Policies
    • Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Food Safety Management System Policies and Procedures
    • Sanitation Procedures
    • Safety Procedures
  • Assist Mixer Operators in getting required ingredients as needed
  • Assist Oven Operators in change-overs as needed
  • Assist other areas of production as needed
  • Effectively communicate all relevant information to other production shifts and employees
  • Immediately report any and all food safety and quality problems to management.

Equipment Used:

  • Safety glasses
  • Water hose
  • Cleaning chemicals and foamer
  • Heavy machinery

Ellison Core Competencies:

The following Leadership Behaviors are important to the success of the organization.

  • Collaboration.
  • Develops Others.
  • Customer Focus.
  • Drive for Results.
  • Motivating Others.
  • Integrity & Trust.
  • Peer Relationships.

Skills/Work Experience Needed:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Read and follow work instructions
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers
  • Work independently; self-managed

Work Environment:

  • Production area can vary in temperature either be cool or warm depending on the season and possibly humid in the summer months
  • Concrete floors are slippery, especially when wet
  • Intact senses of sight, with corrective lenses are necessary
  • The work environment and physical demands described below may be representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Ellison Bakery is an equal opportunity employment employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protect