Sparta Area Job Opportunities


The Village will post job opportunities from area businesses to help match employees with employers. Any contact for the openings needs to be directed to the business listed in the posting. 

Northwest Optometry Job Opportunity

We have a part-time position available and we are looking for a motivated, energetic, "people person" to help with tasks including (not limited to) front desk reception, scheduling, insurance verification, answering phones, and general office work. Optical experience is not required but experience in a medical office setting is preferred. (set non-negotiable hours to start are Monday Noon-5PM, Wednesday Noon-5PM, Thursday 2PM-7PM) If you, or someone you know is interested you may drop off a resume or email it to info@northwestoptometry.com

Packaging Personified Job Opportunities

Maintenance Mechanic position(s) open at Packaging Personfiied, Inc:
*Job Summary*

We are Packaging Personified, Inc., a flexible packaging manufacturer, and are hiring two Maintenance Mechanics for openings on 1st and 2nd shifts. This position is a valued member of the production maintenance team. We rely on our Maintenance Mechanics to keep downtime to a minimum by using their expert skills at troubleshooting, maintaining, repairing and installing all electrical, production equipment and company assets. Safety and quality are our passion and commitment to our clients.

*Responsibilities and Duties*
* Meet plant objectives in safety, quality, cost and customer care.
* Perform breakdown repairs, installation, preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, etc. on all production equipment, utilities, and building to maximize efficiency and reduce down time.
* Perform moderate to complex adjustments, maintenance and repairs to plant equipment such as slitters, extruders, flexographic presses, side-weld bag machines, and solventless laminators.
* Troubleshoot both electrical and mechanical problems with emphasis on electrical.
* Respond to immediate repair requests of electrical, production machinery and building equipment.
* Work from drawings, schematics, blueprints, job layouts and written or verbal instructions to perform assigned tasks.
* Perform routine preventive maintenance checks on all production equipment and machinery.
* Seek out ways to improve equipment performance and quality of product. Recommend changes related to equipment use to increase efficiency; keep the supervisor informed of problem areas.
* Use PLCs for routine troubleshooting.
* Uphold all OSHA regulations, GMPs, and food safety regulations.
* Other duties as assigned.
*Qualifications and Skills*
* *Must have 3+ years experience in electrical and mechanical maintenance, repair, and installation in a manufacturing environment*
* Strong ability in all areas of electrical maintenance, including 480v 3-phase motors, variable frequency drives, and controls is required
* Experience with mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, blue prints, motor drives, controls and PLC
* Strong mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills; understand root cause, impact on production and prevent down time in the future
* Strong commitment to conduct preventive maintenance
* Verbal and written English skills
* Required to supply own hand tools
* High school diploma or GED required; AA or vocational schooling is a plus
* Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks)
Excellent benefits including medical, dental, prescription, vision, life, 401K and paid time off!

Resumes can be sent via email to spartahr@packagingpersonified.com or via fax to (616) 887-7266.

Spartan Graphics Job Opportunity

Purchasing/Estimating Producer for Printing Company

Spartan Graphics, a specialty printing company, is recognized for its expertise in the design and development of unique point of purchase and all types of marketing material. Our Litho, Screen and Digital print capabilities allow us to print on a variety of different substrates including rigid plastics, pressure sensitives, paperboard, and numerous specialty materials. Prototyping using our professional R&D department sets us apart. Custom kit packing with our pick to light fulfillment process and a finishing department offering die-cutting, gluing, and laminating positions us as experts in the printing industry.

SUMMARY
Jointly responsible for purchasing and estimating. Manages supplier relationships and leverages spend, along with structuring estimates, and establishing pricing. Defines material and supplier options, manages inventory, and coordinates purchase orders. A strong negotiator. Acts as an estimate engineer responsible for job routings that maximizing cost efficiency. Establishes and leverages sub-contractor relationships maximizing profitability. Delivers knowledge of material options, labor requirements, and operations functions to the team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leverage spend with material suppliers facilitating efficiencies
  • Drive negotiations that hold suppliers accountable generate savings
  • Manage quote requests by organizing and communicating material and cost detail
  • Determine pricing while looking for opportunity to maximize profit
  • Maintain an intimate understanding of each cost center in the production process
  • Participate in improvement focused teams
  • Maximizes subcontractor relationships ensuring lowest price and best deliver
  • Communicates opportunity for improvement and drives necessary change

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4 year degree in Print Science, Supply Chain, Engineering, or Accounting
  • 5 years working in a printing operation
  • Complete understanding of manufacturing and job shop work environment
  • Competent in Microsoft Office
  • Detail oriented with a service/sales aptitude
  • Ability to multi task
  • Strong commitment to accountability
  • Personality traits = results oriented, demonstrates a sense of urgency, good communications skills, and ability to work as a team
Submit Resumes to: resumes@spartangraphics.com

HomeTown Pharmacy Job Opportunity

HomeTown Pharmacy (Momber's) is currently seeking an evening clerk. Hours would be Mon-Fri. From 3-7. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test. They can apply in person.

Sparta Carpet Job Opportunity

SALES JOB AVAILABLE
We are looking for a motivated person to join our sales team. 

Customer oriented, friendly person desired for showroom sales in a flooring store.
Knowledge in the flooring business is a plus, but we’ll train someone with retail experience.
Proficiency in computer skills, capacity to multitask, and ability to work a few Saturdays a month is required. Design background is helpful as well as organizational skills.  Some job duties include: following through with customer projects from selection to installation, keeping product & pricing current and general showroom maintenance.

We carry exciting new looks in tile, wood, luxury vinyl and carpets as well as timeless favorites.
Apply for full or part time by emailing your resume to Dave@spartacarpet.com
 

Sparta United Methodist Church Job Opportunity

Sparta United Methodist Church has a job opening in the church office. The position is for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 am to 1 pm. Job responsibilities include answering the church phone, greeting visitors, and preparing the bulletin and church newsletter in Publisher. Interested candidates should contact the church right away at spartaumc.employment@gmail.com, stop by the church office (54 East Division Street, Sparta) for an employment application, or request an application by email (p. 887.8255).
 
 

Hart Enterprise Job Opportunities

Tool Maker/Mold Maker

Job Description: Includes small intricate precision work consisting of jogs, fixtures, mold, dies, gauges, prototyping and custom machines used in the manufacturing of medical devices. Candidate must have own tools and be proficient in the operation of conventional lathes, mills, grinders, and drill presses. The successful candidate will possess excellent machining skills (No CNC machines) with an emphasis on versatility and quality. The candidate must be able to do their own set ups and work from sketches and/or concepts, ideas and verbal descriptions. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. We offer a clean, friendly, and flexible environment.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: $18.00 to $23.00 per hour depending on experience, paid health insurance after 60 days, 401k, optional dental insurance, educational reimbursement, and five reviews with potential pay increase within the first two years.

To apply, please submit your resume or apply in person at 400 Applejack Ct. Sparta, MI 49345 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. No phone calls please.



Assembly/Inspection/Production

Job Description: Medical Device Manufacturer is looking for individuals with good work habits and good attendance to work in light assembly and inspection. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.

Employment Type: Full-Time, 1st shift

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, fully paid health plan to the employee after 60 days of employment, 401k plan with employer match, paid holidays and vacation.

To apply, you must submit an application in person at Hart Enterprises Inc. 400 Applejack Ct. Sparta, MI 49345 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., or submit a resume.



Engineering Technician

Job Description: Medical Device Manufacturer has an immediate opening for hands on, practical, self-motivated individual with good analytical skills and work habits to join our engineering team. Responsibilities include fixture and tooling design, developing, analyzing and troubleshooting processes, assisting with new product launches, and supporting production. A successful candidate must be able to work well with office and production staff alike. Experience with Auto-CAD, Microsoft Office Suite, and good mechanical aptitude and technical experience in a manufacturing environment required. Also desired are experiences and familiarity with Solid Works, plastic injection molding, and metal fabrication. College degree not required, but education in an engineering field is a plus.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience, 401k, insurance, tuition assistance program provided.

To apply, please submit resume, or apply in person at 400 Applejack Ct. Sparta, MI 49345. No phone calls please.

Elite Landscape Job Opportunity

Position: Fertilizer Technician (Full Time)

Description: Elite Landscape Maintenance is looking to add another certified fertilizing technician. You must possess a valid driver’s license, a chauffeur’s license and DOT medical card. If you do not have these, we will work with you to attain them. Wages are from $14-18 per hour. You must be certified in 3A and 3B, and 6. We will help with getting certified. We are looking for 2+ years of experience.

Responsibilities: Work with customer to determine needed products-grub control, weed control, fertilizing, etc. Detect issues with property and suggest remedies. Maintaining equipment. Fertilizing customer’s properties. Maintain accurate records and paperwork. Ability to work outside for prolonged periods of time in various types of weather i.e. heat, rain, etc.

Submit resume to elitelandscape@majesticandelite.com or stop in at 300 South State St. Sparta, MI 49345 for an application.

Wilbur Ellis Opportunities

Warehouse Representative, Seasonal (Sparta, MI)
 
Can you repetitively bend and lift boxes and bags up to 80 lbs. while working in a non-climate controlled environment? Do you have excellent interpersonal skills with a team approach and positive attitude? Are you willing to operate material handling equipment including forklift, order picker, pallet jack, and other equipment as required? If you said yes to all of these questions, we’d like to hear from you!
 
For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
 
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
Wilbur-Ellis is seeking a motivated individual who will assist in all aspects of general warehouse duties. This will include, but is not limited to, stocking and retrieving package and bulk containers, driving a forklift, and general housekeeping. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with a diverse customer base in a fast-paced setting.
 
Key Skills and Abilities Include:
Ability to work and contribute to a team approach with a positive attitude and outlook
Present a professional image to the Wilbur-Ellis customer through personal appearance and overall branch cleanliness
Willingness to operate material handling equipment including forklift, order picker, pallet jack and other equipment as required
Ability to repetitively bend and lift boxes and bags up to 80 lbs. while working in a non-climate controlled environment
Willingness and desire to work overtime hours during busy seasons
Key Personal Attributes Include:
 
Enjoy and embrace a diverse/variety of job duties and responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be versatile, flexible, and willing. Can effectively multi-task.
Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred but not required)
Requires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees
Forklift Driver and Driving Certification (offered on the job)
Valid driver’s license preferably with CDL/or willingness to achieve CDL
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:
 
Receive and ship inventory items
Perform vehicle safety inspections
Maintain mileage and fuel logs on all vehicles
Assemble customer orders for delivery
Handle freight with care on forklift to avid damage to product
Maintain accurate inventory records, ensuring no product leaves, or enters the warehouse without necessary paperwork
Meet and complete all WECO regulatory safety requirements
Attend product training sessions and meetings when necessary
Responsible for warehouse cleanliness
Notify Safety Director immediately if products spills
Respond to inquiries in a timely, accurate, and appropriate manner
All other duties as assigned
Compensation and Benefits:
 
Competitive hourly wage (determined based on experience and other factors)
Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings
 
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Class-A CDL Truck Driver, Local, Home at Night, Seasonal (Sparta, MI)
 
Do you have a Class-A CDL with Hazmat endorsement? Do you have at least two years' commercial driving experience with a good driving record? Are you willing to work overtime hours during busy seasons? Do you have a positive outlook and excellent communication skills? If so, we want to hear from YOU!
 
For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
 
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
Wilbur-Ellis is seeking an experienced career-minded Commercial Driver to be part of a close, efficient team that delivers goods and services to a diverse customer base using a company delivery truck. This position also stocks and retrieves packages and bulk containers. We are looking for someone who can drive a forklift and assist as necessary. A positive attitude and willingness to grow and build relationships with team members and customers is expected.
 
Key Skills and Abilities Include:
Ability to operate material handling equipment including forklift, order picker, pallet jack and other equipment as required
Ability to operate a manual pallet jack with pallets weighing up to 3200 lbs
Ability to repetitively bend and lift boxes and bags up to 80 lbs
Safe operation of company delivery truck
Ability to work and contribute to a team approach with a positive attitude and outlook
Willing and shows desire to work overtime hours during busy seasons
Ability to be versatile, flexible, and willing. Can effectively multi-task.
Key Personal Attributes Include:
 
Present a professional image to our customer through personal appearance and overall branch cleanliness
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Valid driver’s license with Class A CDL or will obtain CDL.
Forklift Driver and Driving Certification (offered on the job)
Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)
Requires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees
Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:
 
Ensure all shipments include proper shipping documents
Perform vehicle safety inspections
Maintain mileage and fuel logs on all vehicles
Ensure no product leaves, or enters, the warehouse without necessary paperwork
Meet and complete all WECO regulatory safety requirements
Attend product training sessions and meetings when necessary               
Help maintain warehouse cleanliness
Notify Supervisor or Branch Manager immediately if product spills
All other duties as assigned
Compensation and Benefits:
 
Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
Comprehensive employee benefits

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Field Scout – Full-time (Sparta, MI)
 
Are you a college student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science or Horticulture? Do you possess excellent math skills? Do you have the ability to work overtime when necessary? If you said yes to these questions, and you have good interpersonal skills, we’d like to hear from you!
 
General Purpose and Scope of Position: 
Wilbur-Ellis is seeking and Agriculture Field Scout to be responsible for pest trap placement and monitoring/recording pest activity of various crops and pests. The Field Scout works closely with the field sales and the operations support team. This is a seasonal position.
 
Key Skills and Abilities Include: 
College student majoring in Agriculture, Plant Science, or Horticulture preferred
Knowledge and/or experience with agricultural operations (preferred)
Intermediate level proficiency with standard software including MS Office Suite
Ability to safely operate a vehicle within state laws and company policies and guidelines
Requires excellent interpersonal skills between both customers and fellow employees
Ability to repetitively bend, kneel and walk long distances while working in a non-climate controlled environment and outside in inclement weather
Excellent math skills and the ability to maintain accurate counts
Dependability/reliability. Occasionally may need to work Saturdays.
Good interpersonal skills
Willingness and desire to work overtime hours during busy seasons
Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:
 
Prepare traps for placement in the field
Install traps in fields. Inspect and monitor on a weekly basis.
Maintain data counts of the number of pests trapped
Use GPS technology to map fields
Comply with company safety standards
Take soil samples as needed or directed by sales
Scout crops for economic pests and report to appropriate Sales Representative
Compensation and Benefits:
 
Competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience and other factors
Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offering
 

Tesa Tape Opportunities

Machine Operator

If you like to work in a great team, and have the flexibility to grow and learn new skills you should apply to this position. Currently we’re experiencing tremendous growth with our $20+ million expansion. At Tesa, people, quality, and safety come first. We pay wages based on experience up to $18/hr and offer a full benefits package. We believe that we need to reward our employees for their commitment and quality work.

As a machine operator, some of your responsibilities include: Setup, operate, monitor and adjust machines for quality production, and perform routine machine maintenance.  Previous machine related experience is required.

Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: Up to $18/hr based on experience 
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Profit Sharing, up to 12% Quarterly bonus.

Please apply online at http://www.tesatape.com/about-tesa/career/current-vacancies?country=US
 

Dean Transportation Opportunities

School Bus Drivers

Train for a rewarding career!  Now hiring school bus drivers in Sparta, Cedar Springs, and Kent City.  $16.00 per hour to start with competitive benefits package provided including health insurance, 401K, and paid time off.  No prior professional driving experience required – we provide paid training to achieve a Commercial Driver’s License.  Must have excellent driving history, pass background check, physical exam and ongoing drug screening.

Apply online at www.deantransportation.com/jobs or in person Mon-Fri at one of our offices:

429 S. Union Street, Sparta
204 E. Muskegon Street, Cedar Springs
351 N. Main Street, Kent City