Production Technician- Donuts (Overnight Shift) Full-Time- Multiple Openings!!

Mel-O-Cream Donuts International, Inc.

Springfield, IL


Mel-O-Cream Donuts is in institution in Springfield, having been in business since 1932. While our roots are in the donut shop, today we are supplying bakeries throughout the Mid-West from our manufacturing plant on Springfield’s west side. Like so many businesses, we have been challenged to find the right people to staff our facility.

What do we do? We make donuts. This involves mixing dough, processing, cutting, shaping, and forming donuts. Some products are filled, glazed, or iced. This is done in a 30,000 square foot manufacturing area. While working in our production department, can seem hectic, there are those out there who thrive on being on their feet and working in a fast-paced environment, then this opportunity may be for you. If this interest you, please apply online.

To be considered for this position we require that you take a cultural survey. The cultural survey takes approximately 5-8 minutes, it is not a test, it helps our supervisors and managers understand how to be better leaders to our team by understanding the job role from your perspective.

You can take the survey by clicking on the following link or copy and paste the following link into your web browser:

Multiple Openings!!

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

The Production Technician is responsible for working on the production line in various positions. This position is responsible for preparing sponges, doughs, or batters, and may work on make-up bench or machine making up raw dough products. This position also includes these duties line monitoring, sanitation, packaging and handling and storage of packaged products.

This position may do the work of a Donut Finisher or Sanitarian at the facility.

  • Accountable for ensuring the company Safety, Food Safety, Quality & Legal requirements are met within the Production department.
  • Responsible for ensuring all products packaged are of the highest quality.
  • Must observe product during production and check for proper weight, proper cut and proper form, as well as check for any other product deficiencies.
  • During the production of certain products, the Technician must arrange, align, reshape, tie, twist or move them to a proper configuration or specification before the product travels into the proof box.
  • Responsible for mixing doughs and recording ingredients going into each batch.


  • PTO (Paid Time OFF)- Weekly Earning
  • Weekly PAY
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • B&C Trust Pension Plan Participation
  • Employee Assistant Program


Qualifications (Physical, Experience, Education):

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Ability to be on feet eight to ten hours a day
  • Ability to be to work on time and on schedule shifts.
  • Ability to bend at the waist, stoop, crouch, crawl, climb, full range of reaching away from the body, standing, walking, grasping objects with hands and fingers, and an acute tactile sense.
  • Ability to use a computer, computer software, basic math and problem-solving skills.
  • Requires several repetitive motions during the production/and or packaging of certain products.
  • Requires that one be able to lift up to 50 pounds several times an hour.
  • Must be able to work in a cooler (30 degree) environments for periods of up to 60 minutes at a time.

Mental Ability

  • This position requires that an individual have enough visual acuity to read labels on cartons and ingredients; as well as being able to read and understand scales, computer terminals and other controlling devices.
  • Technicians are also required to enter some data into various computer applications, as well as completing on-line sanitation reports.
  • This position requires the ability to effectively communicate production-related problems to a production supervisor or lead technician.
  • People holding this position must be able to read directions and follow them accordingly.
  • They must also be able comprehend and execute oral direction.
  • A Technician must be able to count, add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • As new people are hired, Technicians who have learned the job functions well may be called upon to assist in training of new employees.