Supervises all food production staff and Performs all operations of food production facility including a variety of duties related to production to proper USDA/FDA specifications and procedures. Other duties include hot and cold prep, maintaining a clean, safe and sanitized environment, and at all times is in complete support of all proper USDA methods and manufacturing practices. Keeps a good rapport with all plant staff in order to guide them with strong leadership skills to maintain motivation and uphold company standards through all tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Plan day and assess proposed production demands
Opening meeting with plant staff
Understands and can operate all plant equipment
Works with QA to execute master sanitation schedule
Interacts daily with Operations and QA
Completes all tasks requested by Operations and QA in a timely manor on a daily basis.
Is receptive and driven to meet goals given by operations.
Maintains open communication with operations regarding issues, set backs, and the reasonability of expectations on a daily basis.
Oversees all production activities on the plant floor
Understands, adheres to, and enforces all company policies and procedures.
Ability to dismantle, clean and sanitize equipment
Start and shut down equipment
Completes and manages log book duties
Ability to run a tow motor
Knows how to use a scale
Understand and adhere to government regulations and documentation requirements
Comply with USDA and HACCP programs
Keeps production organized and efficient via communication and planning.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires a well organized individual that is self motivated and takes charge, is dependable and responsible, enjoys new opportunities and challenges, enjoys working with and developing people, deals with criticism calmly and effectively, is careful about detail and is thorough in completing tasks as assigned and on time, is flexible and open to change
Able to read, analyze, and interpret ingredient specifications and recipes, general business periodicals, and or governmental regulations. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, staff and owners.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of weights and measures. Ability to apply concepts such as ratios, and proportions for ingredient and nutritional information.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to regularly stand, stoop, kneel and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The work environment is quick paced in close quarters. Exposure to heat from equipment and product is frequent. Exposure to cool temperatures form coolers/freezers is occasional.