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COBOL Programmer

The Schwebel Baking Company is seeking a full time COBOL Programmer at our Corporate office in Youngstown, Ohio. This position will be working with ISeries/AS400 to help maintain existing legacy applications that support current business operations and also develop new applications as needed. The environment is the ISeries/AS400 with 80% COBOL and 20% RPG working in a manufacturing and distribution environment. The candidate should possess 3+ years experience in the development/testing/implementation and maintenance of ISeries/AS/400 batch and interactive COBOL programs. The candidate should also possess strong analytical and communications skills.


Responsibilities / Duties / Characteristics include:

  • Works directly with users to translate requirements into system specifications.
  • Analyzes existing program logic to determine best method of accomplishing required changes or cause of program malfunction.
  • Performs maintenance and modification of programs currently in production to keep them responsive to user needs and to assure efficient operation in the production environment.
  • Thoroughly tests coded programs to validate accuracy.
  • Analyzes production programs to isolate problems or to determine more efficient methods.
  • Documenting the detailed application specifications, translate technical requirements into programmed application modules and develop/enhance software application modules
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge and development expertise with ISeries/AS/400 DB2, CL, DDS, DFU, DSPF, Query, and Client Access.
  • Experience in the Windows 7 & 10 environment a plus.


*Please note that this job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; individuals may perform other duties as assigned or required.*


We offer an excellent starting salary and a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.


Additional Requirements

Schwebel’s will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


EOE Statement

The Schwebel Baking Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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