Production Manager

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Job Description

Position Summary:


Production Manager will be responsible for setting the direction for the day-to-day production and directly supervise employees in a manufacturing and packaging environment.    


Key Activities:


  • Review next day’s schedule to plan for production.
  • Communicate with Production Scheduler, Sanitation, Warehouse, and Maintenance Department’s to assure the most efficient use of equipment, materials, and personnel.
  • Effectively use associates to maximize production efficiencies.
  • Assign personnel to specific areas and tasks and clearly communicate expectations.
  • Monitor areas for Safety and assure safe working habits and conditions.
  • Communicate with Human Resources in managing all personnel actions for assigned subordinates.
  • Including hiring, disciplinary actions, promotions, time and attendance, leave, performance reviews, training, and assigned materials.
  • Review processing specifications and assure missing or incorrect information is updated. Including equipment and line set-ups, yield, rate, crewing assignments, and special notes.
  • Assure all required paperwork is completed and turned-in as required.
  • Includes but are not limited to; raw material usage, finished product production, downtime, production time, personnel counts, HACCP paperwork, accident reports, work orders, and time and attendance reports.
  • Assure compliance to HACCP plan and quality policies
  • Identify process improvements and cost savings ideas.
  • Production efficiencies throughout the day to assist in identifying reporting or standard errors.
  • Develop employee involvement for process improvements.
  • Participate in Physical Inventory when required.
  • Timely and cost effective manufacture of products through increased efficiency, quality standards, and company objectives.
  • Responsible for the hiring, termination, and disciplinary actions required with production employees.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of both Scheduling procedures and costing of products is required to ensure the production of products in an efficient & cost effective manner.
  • Managers are responsible for developing the proper attitudes toward safety and health in them and in those they supervise, and for promoting that all operations are preformed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved including themselves.



Required Qualification:


  • Bachelors degree is desired.
  • 7+ years related experience in food manufacturing.
  • Management and Supervision courses and/or training.
  • Ability to manage people.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to understand and evaluate costs involved with production.
  • Ability to communicate with employees with very limited English skills.
  • At least 4 years of manufacturing supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Food Manufacturing desirable.

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Posted: Sep 10, 2020

Type: Full Time

Category: Production