Ice Cream Maker Three - 2nd Shift

Manufacturing/Operations Tulare, California


(Ice Cream Maker Three - 2nd Shift )

Are you looking to catapult your career by driving high-impact transformation with household brands?  Do you crave an entrepreneurial, fast paced and engaging growth assignment working with incredible people from across the globe?

At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up and coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply chain, and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it.

Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.



The Ice Cream Maker Level III position is responsible for freezing and filling cups or freezing and forming bars in accordance with product specifications. This position includes operating, cleaning, and preventative maintenance of ice cream freezers, fillers, extruders, wire cutters, stick inserters, tamper, hardening tunnels, chocolate system, fruit feeders, variegate pumps, metal detectors, check weighers, coders, and barcode scanners. The operator is also responsible for the inclusion of particulates and variegates at specification levels and within quality guidelines. Accountable for overall production line performance: safety, quality, shrink, attainment, and line efficiency.



  • Operate and clean assigned equipment.
  • Make adjustments to ice cream freezer temperature, viscosity, air mixture, and flow of mix.
  • Responsible for the flow of mix from univat to freezer to filler.
  • Responsible for the operation of the metal detector, proper settings per flavor and calibrate, verify proper functioning and document as required.
  • Responsible for the operation of check weigher, proper settings per flavor, calibration, and document as required.
  • Set-up pumps and fruit feeders to deliver add-ins at product specification levels
  • Monitor fruit feeder; variegate; pumps (give directions to other employees as required).
  • Chocolate System: batch specifications per flavor; adjust temperature and level; document chocolate rerun usage.
  • Safely and properly clear machine jams.
  • Observe machine operation to detect malfunction. Troubleshoot and make operator adjustments on freezer and fillers during production. Take corrective action as necessary.
  • Complete pre-start checklist
  • Set up, monitor, and maintain the ink coders and/or laser coders: verify codes; proper coding; adjust as necessary; and change code as necessary for product changeovers.
  • Complete quality checks: cup weight; inclusion levels and distribution; metal detector; packaging verification; ingredient magnets; t-strainers; barcode scanner; cup coding; temperature exiting tunnel and other product specific requirements.
  • Complete quality checks: mix weight; bar weight; bar height; coating weight; stick placement; bar displacement; metal detector; packaging verification; ingredient magnets; t-strainers; in-line chocolate strainer; barcode scanner; carton coding and case coding.
  • Pull samples for lab.
  • Complete appropriate documentation: HACCP; MCP; lot trace; start-up and shutdown check lists; control charts; code verification; production record; performance record; sanitation record; and downtime sheets.
  • Perform SKU product changeovers during production
  • Wash out univat, filler, and fruit feeders when changing flavors
  • Volumetric and time fill
  • Know all product changeover requirements and procedures
  • Perform physical and sensory evaluation of products.
  • Complete OPMs, inspect equipment for unusual or excessive wear.
  • Participate in troubleshooting of micro and environmental issues.
  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble assigned parts and equipment.
  • Responsible for CIP hookups.
  • Perform sanitation critical record checks.
  • Responsible for training new Ice Cream Maker Level III.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, write, and follow instructions and correspondences. Ability to learn technical terminology.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude. Ability to troubleshoot equipment failure.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Two years of related experience or one year of Ice Cream Maker I experience preferred.



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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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 occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is required to work in an environment that may include exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, electricity, and vibrations. PPE and training are provided to eliminate/reduce the risk of harm. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.