Welcome to the makers of Ruggles® Ice Cream and our other delightful dairy products. Smith Dairy has grown steadily since 1909 when our horse drawn milk wagons were first purchased in Orrville, Ohio. Over the years we have added a production facility in Richmond, Indiana along with four distribution facilities in Toledo, Marion, Columbus and New Philadelphia, Ohio. From our humble beginnings of two horses and two brothers we have grown to 500 associates under the same family ownership and still just two brothers who represent the Schmid family.
Smith’s has grown to become synonymous with quality and service in the dairy industry for our products: milk, ice cream, cottage cheese, and a variety of byproducts. How can our longevity and success be explained? Our associates and their vision of working together as a team has led us to perform the impossible in serving our customers at much higher levels.
It’s not always easy, nor do we always succeed, but we strive to live up to the standards of our mission statement as stated below.
Smith Dairy’s mission is to treat our customers, our associates, and our owners according to the example of Christ.
The Three-legged Milk Stool can be used to describe our corporate mission. The three legs stand for the three most important groups to Smith Dairy.
The first leg represents our Customers. We all work to serve them. Without customers, none of us would be here.
The second leg stands for our Associates. To ensure that all of our associates treat our customers properly, we must create a satisfying and rewarding work environment.
The third leg depicts our Owners. Our owners provide the capital necessary to operate our business. We must manage our operations profitably to keep our company healthy.
It takes more than just three legs to provide a solid place to sit. The seat base tightly holds the legs together in just the right way. Without a solid seat as a foundation, the legs will not support anything. At Smith Dairy, this foundation is our commitment to treat everyone according to the example which Christ demonstrated to us.
If you’re an individual who can help build our team along with a desire to serve our customers, please consider the opportunity of working with Smith Dairy.
Current Employment Offerings
|4/29/2013||Ice Cream Production Planner/Procurement|
|5/3/2013||IT Support Specialist|
|4/4/2013||Summer Ruggles Road Tour Public Relations Representative|
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Dairy Enterprises Incorporated
Thank you for your interest in working with our team at Smith Dairy. We will contact you if your qualifications match our position requirements. Please do not call us about your application or resumé status. We do appreciate your interest in exploring a career opportunity with us at Smith Dairy.
Print the application out and fill in the required information. When complete, mail your application to the address below.
|Dairy Enterprises Incorporated
Attn: Human Resources Manager
1381 Dairy Lane
P.O. Box 87
Orrville, OH 44667
|Wayne Dairy Products Co.
Attn: Jessica Keeton
1590 NW 11th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
or resumés may be sent to: