Ice Cream Maker One

Manufacturing/Operations Bakersfield, California


An Ice Cream Maker is responsible for operating, cleaning, and providing general maintenance and upkeep for a variety of equipment. These functions include a variety of duties and responsibilities that are directly, or indirectly, linked to the safest production of the highest quality ice cream products possible.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the highest quality product by performing all required procedures, quality checks and documentation to meet specifications
  • Measure and monitor critical control points and make appropriate process changes to keep process running in control
  • Operate and troubleshoot equipment
  • Communicate with upstream and downstream operations to maintain process flow and prevent production disruptions
  • Disassemble, clean/sanitize and reassemble all required equipment
  • Maintain line housekeeping and sanitation including performing CIP/COP hookups
  • Set up, maintain, monitor, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain product, quality, and safety specifications
  • Conduct required quality checks on product.
  • Communicate and interact with others in a manner consistent with the company's Grooves and "I Can Make a Difference" philosophies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Work Environment

In this position, the employee will regularly work with and around others; in a wet and/or humid environment; in areas of high noise level; and around mechanical, electrical, and pressurized equipment. The work is fast-paced.


Nestle USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates in employment. EOE M/F/D/V


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Aptitude for automated mechanical processes with good troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
  • Ability to read and write legibly in English
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, math and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work multiple shifts and/or schedules.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • One year related experience (preferred).

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Adaptable - Adjust approach to match varied task requirements; Adjust behavior to others' styles; Change priorities to meet changing demands;  Adjust quickly to new responsibilities and tasks
  • Communication - presents ideas effectively, actively listens and works across functional boundaries.
  • Teamwork/ Cooperation - effectively working within and outside the formal line of authority.

Physical Demands:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to stand; use hands to finger; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and depending on the area assigned may regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.