ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
1. Effectively manages assigned personnel, ensuring optimal performance.
a. Leads through effective goal setting, communication, and coaching.
b. Assists with personnel decisions including hiring, corrective actions,
disciplines, terminations, wage decisions, and promotions.
c. Motivates, coaches, corrects, and challenges personnel with a positive
d. Expert knowledge for all positions on assigned production line(s).
e. Maintains an open dialogue with assigned team members.
f. Resolves problems in a direct and positive way when approached with
feedback and concerns.
2. Monitors and supervises all aspects of assigned production line(s).
a. Supervises assigned personnel ensuring work standards are
implemented and followed.
i. Ensures lead associates properly use personnel team and follow
work standards to produce a defect-free product.
ii. Ensures work teams are fully staffed to maintain targeted
iii. Ensures lead associates provide work teams the tools and
supplies needed to accomplish standard work.
iv. Makes sure all production change-overs are performed properly
b. Ensures preventative maintenance is performed on machines, that work
teams are operating machines properly and safely, and that equipment
is stored properly.
i. Communicates to the maintenance team of any problems or
concerns with equipment.
c. Assists in production scheduling to improve production leveling.
d. Ensures area of responsibility has been properly cleaned and sanitized.
e. Assures compliance with all company safety rules and GMPs.
i. Has expert knowledge of all safety rules and monitors personnel
to ensure compliance.
ii. Ensures personal protective equipment (PPE) is being used
iii. Ensures areas are clear of safety hazards, floors are free of debris,
and equipment is free of excess product.
3. Assumes responsibility for production quality and continuous improvement.
a. Ensures products are produced to customer specification and defect
b. Ensures work teams follow standard work practices to promote
improved production efficiency and achieve production targets.
c. Ensures employees are properly trained on standard work practices and
perform job tasks as defined.
d. Ensures production flow is consistent, throughput is monitored, and
efficiency targets are met.
e. Ensures trainers train on proper work standards, maintain all proper
documentation, and are in their assigned areas monitoring processes
and product for defects and opportunities.
f. Ensures transfer of finished product from production floor to storage
area is performed within standard operating procedure.
4. Assumes responsibility for production related communication flow and
coordination between line workers.
a. Communicates issues or concerns with Quality Assurance Manager,
Production Manager, Production Coordinator and Facility Manager as
b. Takes a leading role in communicating among peer groups and
5. Ensures all administration tasks are completed timely and accurately.
a. Verifies demand schedule and usage sheets are all filled out.
b. Completes and verifies all activity logs are completed.
c. Ensures all documentation is routed correctly.
d. Completes end of shift reports, i.e. scrap, labor, yield and downtime
e. Ensure all production hours are accounted for ensuring personnel hours
are allocated to the appropriate department.
a. Maintain and enforce GMP practices, safety and product quality
b. Follow safety guidelines as well as adhere to related listings in the
c. Prepare information and assist in various certification/customer audits.
d. Enforce safety regulations with all production employees.
e. Ensure team members take scheduled breaks and lunches, start and
finish shifts on time.
7. Assumes other duties as assigned.
▪ At least one (1) year experience in the manufacturing industry is required,
unless the candidate has obtained an associate’s or bachelor’s degree
(completion of a degree program will be accepted in lieu of experience). Must have general knowledge of food production methods and techniques, gained through experience of education.
▪ Prefer experience in Light Industrial environment operating in a multi production process environment.
▪ Understands Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazarded Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs. SQF, GMP, and HACCP certification preferred.
▪ Able to comprehend USDA guidelines and manufacturing requirements,
processes and procedures.
▪ Knowledge of lean manufacturing and able to develop improvements in
▪ Computer and mathematics skills are required. Prior experience with systems tracking of materials is preferred.
▪ Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment; with minimum guidance from management.
▪ Available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and
overtime as business requires. The hours worked each week will be determined by the manufacturing needs of the department.
▪ Ability to understand, speak, read, and write English
▪ Strong verbal and written communication skills.
▪ Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
ACTIVITIES: Standing, walking, bending, lifting, stooping, crouching, kneeling intermittently.
HEARING: Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
REPETITIVE MOTION: Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers.
VISUAL ABILITIES: Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents, products, or operate machinery.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds throughout the day.
Ability to stand 8-12 hours per day, on cold wet concrete floors.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to work for long hours in a food processing environment, where it is wet, damp, and cold. Temperatures are frequently around 34 degrees, and employees are expected to remain in these conditions for the majority of their workdays. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The list of essential functions, other duties, mental and physical demands, requirements and licenses is
not meant to be exhaustive. Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to require other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job changes.