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Production Lead

Department: Production
Location: Osceola, AR


With relation to current production schedule, coordinates crew, assigning duties, setting equipment parameters and performing various product quality inspections.  Maintain effective communication with production supervisor, mixer, operator, and QC personnel.  Responsible for using Food Safety Procedures to ensure quality product.

Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.




                              % OF

ITEM                    TIME        JOB FUNCTIONS


1.                           50%           Coordinate crew assignments, ensuring position rotation throughout shift.  Keep check on all code dates and check weights. Enforce safety and sanitation regulations. Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of finish goods, such as mixers, operators, lid setters, packers, production material handler and stackers. Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.


           25%          Measure internal temperatures on all products, complete weekly sanitation documents.  Ensure crew follows all GMP’s.  Monitor rework to make sure that it is done according to procedures to minimize the loss of product. Monitor all documentation associated with re-work and reprocessing. Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Demonstrate equipment operations and work and safety procedures to new employees, or assign employees to experienced workers for training. Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.

3.                           10%           Track all hourly case count efficiencies with floor efficiency boards.


4.                           10%           Assign and lead all operational employees in daily position requirements as well as set up break/meal breaks for breaks. 


5.                           5%             perform other duties as needed or assigned by supervisor


            TOTAL     100%



Internal Contacts:

            Operations supervisor, paste/dice prepping and dumping employees, batch operators and filler operators,  packaging operators and inventory employees, temporary personnel and QC/QA


External Contacts:



Education Level and Focus:

            High School diploma or equivalent preferred


Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

            5 years + in a leadership position implementing tracking systems and procedures.  Teaching/training/directing employees in all areas of operations from bin staging and reconciliation to dumping of ingredients (including dice and paste), batching, filling, packaging, inventory tracking.




            Ability to be punctual with regular attendance.  Ability to work overtime as needed.


Interpersonal and Communication:

            Ability to function with minimal supervision, including the capacity to follow verbal and written instruction, team player, ability to speak and write English.  Ability to teach/train/direct employees to achieve quality goals, efficiencies outputs, meet safety standards and maintain open communications between all departments/areas.


Technical and Analytical:

            Ability to use Microsoft programs; Excel, Word, Outlook.  Ability to reconcile case counts and material usage in raw ingredients as well as packaging yields.  Experience in product development and working with support organizations i.e Research and Development, Quality Assurance, customer representatives.  Experience in supervising processes and employees through Regulatory audits.




Administrative and Operations:

            Experience in developing S.O.P’s. Ability to train employees in policy/procedures as well as teaching employees on safe work habits and completing all injury reported documents.   Ability to develop line reports and tracking systems for efficiencies, Inventories and material usage reconciliations. Ability to work in stressful environment and meet deadlines.


Physical Demands:

            Agile, ability to stand for long periods of time, reaching, bending, lift 40+ lbs, pushing, pulling, stretching


Work Environment:

            Food plant, cold, hot and humid conditions, wet floors, high noise levels, forklift and pedestrian traffic


Special Equipment Used:

            Forklift, thermometers, scales, pumps and bin dumping equipment, cryovac fillers and checkweighing equipment, case forming and sealing machines, palletizer, stretchwrappers,  case coders, glue pots and machines, case packer, tape sealing machines, label machines.  Communication radios, PC computers.

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