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Pretzel Baker - Pretzels - Lawrence, KS

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Pretzel Baker - Pretzels - Lawrence, KS

Posted Date:

May 17, 2023

Requisition Number:


Title: Pretzel Baker- Pretzels- Lawrence, KS

Location: Lawrence, KS

We are mixing up something new in Lawrence, KS. This is an exciting time to join our team. Pretzels, Inc is now a part of Hershey Salty Snacks. We have over 40 years of experience in making pretzels and delivering high quality snacks to consumers.


  • Starting at $20/hr, overnight shift has $1/hr shift differential
  • Overtime every other week

    Total Rewards:

    • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision) Starting Day 1
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan- with generous company match
    • Paid Time off


      • Day and Night shifts available
      • 12 hours shifts (6am-6pm or 6pm-6am)
      • Working 3-4 days/week (One week: Sun, Wed, Thurs Next week: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat)

        Candidate Process:

        Please note- communication will be through phone, email, and text. Ensure you have access to a valid email address

        • Qualified applicants will receive a phone call to schedule an onsite interview
        • Post Offer background check, drug screen, and physical assessment required


          Bakers are the start of the pretzel making process. You'll be responsible for running a large mixer and extruder with computer programing and hand measuring. Previous machine operating experience is a must. Large bakery experience is a plus.

          Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

          • Follow all SOPs to keep consistent product quality
          • Know how to start up and shut down the lines
          • Recognize the different dough textures
          • Keep hoppers filled with proper amount of dough
          • Properly measure the minor ingredients by performing catch samples
          • Check dough temperature
          • General Housekeeping in bakery
          • Check the flour sifter each shift
          • Check all drives, cookers, salters, ovens, dryers, discharge, and proofing conveyors to ensure they are properly operating and set to correct settings
          • Document cuts per minute as required
          • Check and record caustic every 30 minutes record on BakerQC
          • Check wet weights/length every 30 minutes record on BakerQC
          • Make inventory moves in Epicor
          • Record all ingredient lot numbers
          • Keep salter full with the correct level.
          • Notify leads, QA, and packers of any bad product and how long it will last
          • Communicate with immediate supervisor if any problems arise
          • All other duties assigned by supervisor and management

            Minimum Qualifications:

            • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire.
            • High School diploma or GED
            • One month related experience or training
            • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions
            • Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization
            • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, and decimals
            • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
            • Ability to deal with problems and find solutions in real time

              Preferred Qualifications:

              • Experience in a manufacturing/food manufacturing environment including the following: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Autonomous/Preventative Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, and Warehouse Management Systems such as SAP/LPR.

                Physical Demands:

                The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                • Must be in good physical condition to perform the tasks assigned.
                • Frequently required to stand and walk.
                • Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.
                • Work environment conditions may require/recommend the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, side shields, hearing protection and hair/beard nets.

                  Nearest Major Market: Lawrence

Keywords: The Hershey Company, Lawrence , Pretzel Baker - Pretzels - Lawrence, KS, Hospitality & Tourism , Lawrence, Kansas

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