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General Production

Position: General Production


Location: Rochester, NY

Position Type:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Pennant Ingredients has been producing bakery mixes, toppings, and fillings in Rochester for more than 80 years. We have diverse and dynamic teams working to meet customer needs every day.  Our fast-paced manufacturing plants offer opportunities to learn every function and grow with us.  Pennant Ingredients offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare, 401k with employer match, dental, vision, vacation, 10 paid holidays, and training.

Position Overview

Pennant Ingredients has General Production openings on the B shift at our Rochester, NY facilities.

Shifts:  A & B Monday – Friday; Saturdays 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM, hours vary based on demand, role, and facility.

Hourly Rates:  $16.50 to $18.00

Job Summary

  • Learns, understands, and follows safe operating procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Follows established SOPs to ensures product quality standards are met.
  • Performs all tasks and duties required to ensure production and efficiency standards are met.
  • Assists in other areas in production as needed.
  • Performs lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 50 to 100 pounds regularly and stands for extended periods of time.
  • Reports all general safety, quality, sanitation, and maintenance issues to Production Supervisor
  • Maintains clean and sanitary work areas, machinery, and equipment.
  • Communicates with supervisors and co-workers all information relevant to the manufacturing process.
  • Ensures the proper set-up for the next shift and communicates with next shift.
  • Overtime hours may be required based on work demand.  Employee must be flexible with these hours.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Ability to lift, carry, and/or push up to 50 to 100 pounds consistently.
  • Attention to detail, including tracking of batch codes, use of recipes, and following instructions.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate both orally and in written form in English.
  • Prior food production experience preferred, but not required.
  • HS Diploma or GED preferred

Work Environment

  • Manufacturing environment – large equipment, noisy, busy, can be dusty or damp.
  • Use of PPE required (provided) – safety glasses, ear plugs/muffs, company uniform, hairnets and safety shoes.
  • Additional PPE including bump caps and dust masks required for some duties.
  • Standing, walking, lifting, cutting, climbing stairs and ladders for extended periods of time.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Use of electronic production equipment, including reading and manipulating touch screen monitors.
  • Some duties require working outside in Rochester weather.


Nearest Major Market: Rochester