Welcome to Alpha Baking Company Careers!

Join Alpha Baking Company, the industry leader known for its exclusive and trusted brands including S. Rosen’s, Mary Ann, Natural Ovens, Kreamo, Golden Hearth and Castle.

Be a part of a dynamic team dedicated to providing its customers with superior service while offering the largest selection of baking goods that have been recognized for over a century for its distinctive fresh daily taste, high quality and consistency.

Explore available positions within our company by scrolling down or by visiting our CAREERS section (coming soon).

If you are a disabled veteran or an individual with a disability and as a result of your disability you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our online application process, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation. To request an accommodation, please call 773-261-6000 or send an email to humanresources@alphabaking.com.  Please include your first and last name, phone number, position you are interested in, location, and the type of accommodation you are requesting.  Alpha Baking Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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Parts and MVP Clerk

Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is now hiring a Parts and MVP Clerk.  Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pre-employment screening required.  Must be eligible to work in this country.  M/F/V/H.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Parts) 

  • Manage all the orders for the Maintenance Department, projects, and other departments' requests as needed
  • Receive the orders from mechanics, establish best source for purchasing the items, look out for best possible price, providing multiple quotations when asked
  • Get purchase approval from Chief Engineer and create PO in our Adage system.  Communicate back with individual who requested the order with a PO# and an estimated delivery time using emails and/or "Maintenance Parts Ordering Software" (MPOS)
  • Receive the orders as they arrive, and put the parts away
  • Manage parts room inventory and condition of the room
  • Prep paperwork for Accounts Payable Department, and send it to them within the same week parts are received
  • Manage and track Maintenance Repairs and Building Repairs budgets
  • Notify Chief Engineer how much is spent each week, and about reaching weekly allowance before additional purchases are made
  • Deal with outside vendors coming in to the building, and negotiate best possible price with vendors
  • Provide any report from Adage requested by the Chief Engineer

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (MVP) 

  • Create Preventative Maintenance's (PM) Work Orders (WO) for the entire month.  Each month, print the master list of the all WOs for the month, highlight incomplete PMs from last month, and post list
  • Organize all WOs into the binders in numerical order
  • Manage all WOs as they are filled out.  Enter into the system all the information provided by mechanics on the WO
  • Create a follow up WO based on the notes written from mechanic on a past WO
  • Manage and control all WOs and notify the Chief Engineer about completed and past due WOs
  • Scan and manage all WOs, and organize them electronically, as well as save and organize hard copies
  • Create reports from the MVP
  • Close all WOs of PMs for the month by end of month
  • Build and manage parts inventory in MVP system

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Minimum three (3) years of Parts Clerk and Administrative job experience
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Possess good typing skills - minimum 30 words per minute
  • Possess good communication skills

 

If interested, please submit your resume and/or cover letter via e-mail here.

CDL A Drivers

Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is now hiring CDL A Drivers.  Benefits include nights at home, health insurance, a pension plan, and vacation time.  Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pre-employment screening required.  Must be eligible to work in this country.  M/F/V/H.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Responsible for transport and delivery of product to assigned customers
  • Manage proof of delivery paperwork from customers
  • Complete routine mechanical checks of the vehicle
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures to transport goods
  • Develop and maintain positive company image in the industry to achieve the objective of overall growth
  • Assist lift drivers in unloading trailers
  • Perform related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Good driving record, and clean MVR's
  • Must be in possession of a CDL Class A License
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer drug test, physical, and background check
  • Must have good knowledge of roads
  • Prior customer service experience is preferred

EXPERIENCE (YEARS/TYPE) 

  • CDL A Driving - 2 years

If interested, please submit your resume and/or cover letter via e-mail here.

Part Time Dock Worker - Farmington Hills, MI

Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is now hiring for a part time dock worker for our Farmington Hills, MI depot.  We are looking for someone to work the evening shift (6:30 PM - 12:30 AM) Sunday - Monday, and Wednesday - Friday, with Tuesdays and Saturdays off.  The position will average more than 30 hours in the summer, and slightly less than 30 hours in the winter, and has an hourly salary of $12 an hour.  Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pre-employment screening required.  Must be eligible to work in this country.  M/F/V/H.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Sorting and stacking of empty bread trays
  • Unloading of incoming pallets and bread tray stacks from the bakeries
  • Reloading the trucks with stacks of empty bread trays
  • Building orders for individual stores
  • Keeping the depot work space clean and organized

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Must be able to work in varying conditions (heat in the summer, cold in the winter)
  • Must be able to stand, crouch, turn, bend, and twist repeatedly during the shift
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds repeatedly 
  • Must be able to use a hand dolly and pallet jack

EXPERIENCE (YEARS/TYPE) 

  • At least 1 year of dock experience is preferred, but not necessary

If interested, please submit your resume and/or cover letter via e-mail here.

Route Salesperson

Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is now hiring for a full-time route salesperson/driver for multiple markets. Our Chicago location on Polk Street, as well as our Madison, WI, Hammond, IN, Detroit, MI, Aurora, IL, Rockford, IL, and Northbrook, IL locations all have openings they're looking to fill.  Benefits package available.  Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pre-employment screening required.  Must be eligible to work in this country.  M/F/V/H.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Deliver and merchandise product at our retail customer accounts
  • Order and deliver products to Retail Customer Accounts in a timely manner
  • Customer service
  • Collections
  • Route inventory

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Must have an excellent driving record
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to maintain a DOT certification 
  • Must have the ability to work independently while managing time and productivity

EXPERIENCE (YEARS/TYPE) 

  • Prior sales experience is helpful

If interested, please submit your resume and/or cover letter via e-mail here, and include which location you're applying for within the body of the e-mail.

Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Supervise plant maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for keeping machinery and support systems operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Follow, maintain and evaluate preventive maintenance (PM) program and schedule.
  • Administer “Red Tag” program to monitor adherence to food safety goals through the maintenance, sanitation and quality verification steps for all maintenance work performed in food safety risk areas.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all other departments.
  • Train and cross-train mechanics in performing a wide range of both, mechanical and electrical repairs on a range of equipment.
  • Required to come in during off shifts if needed for breakdowns and must be available to be contacted during off hours.
  • Complete project jobs from preparing BOM list to completed job.
  • Ensure all mechanics, visitors, contractors, and all other Employees on the assigned shift are following all Company and OSHA rules relating to safety, GMPs, security, and PPE policies and guidelines to keep the plant in compliance.
  • Ensure all mechanics are following all EPA rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for keeping the shop and all maintenance areas clean and in good condition.
  • Administer disciplinary action in accordance with Company policy where needed.
  • Responsible for isolating repetitive line problems, working with the line leaders, Manager and Chief Engineer to come to a proper solution.
  • Notify the Plant, Chief Engineer and Managers in a timely manner of all pertinent issues.
  • Notify the Quality Assurance Manager of any potential food safety risk.
  • Responsible for scheduling work for all maintenance personnel on the shift.
  • Communicate and administer all Company policies and procedures consistently.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Skills

  • Electrical – better than average troubleshooting knowledge of 3 phase 480VAC, control circuits of 110VAC and 24DC, AB PLCs
  • Welding – able to weld with TIG and stick
  • Cutting - torch, band saw, grinder, plasma cutter.
  • Fabricating – able to fabricate simple guards, covers, catch pans, etc.
  • Drilling/ Milling – knowledge of use: power drills, dill press, mill and lathe machines
  • MS Office – fluent in MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word.
  • Good communication and leadership skills

Experience (Years/Type): 

  • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • 3 years of prior Supervisory experience
  • Better than average knowledge of maintenance functions such as electrical, electrical controls, PLCs,  plumbing, conveyors, motors/gearboxes, read schematics/blueprints

Please submit via email a resume and/or letter of interest.

Maintenance Mechanic

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Respond to breakdowns and failures on the plant floor.
  • Troubleshoot and correct equipment.
  • Perform electrical, plumbing, pneumatic and hydraulic tasks.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on plant equipment in a thorough and safe manner.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and management
  • Work in team environment or independent.
  • Train production employees as well as other mechanics and be willing to be trained by other mechanics.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Skills

  • Electrical - troubleshooting knowledge of 3 phase 480VAC, control circuits of 110VAC and 24DC, AB PLCs
  • Welding – able to weld with TIG and stick
  • Cutting - torch, band saw, grinder, plasma cutter.
  • Fabricating – able to fabricate simple guards, covers, catch pans, etc.
  • Drilling/ Milling – knowledge of use: power drills, dill press, mill and lathe machines

Experience (Years/Type): 

  • Preferred minimum two years of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Must have general knowledge of maintenance functions such as electrical, plumbing, conveyors, motors/gearboxes, read schematics/blue prints

Please submit your resume and/or cover letter via e-mail here.

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