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Production Manager, Food Processing

Production Manager, Food Processing


A well-known food processor in the Central Valley seeks an experienced Production Manager who will manage people as well as projects.

The Production Manager is responsible for all aspects of production during their shift/operational area including safety and employee satisfaction. This individual will direct the work of the production team and be held accountable for the safety, customer service (internal & external) Quality and productivity. They will also be involved in maintenance management.

This position requires a seasonal commitment during July ? September, which involves 75 straight days of work, 12 hours/day, 7 days/week, and probably night shift. For the balance of the year this is a day shift position. During high season overall duties include:

Management of department supervisors, overall crew of approximately 600 including Union employees
Identify production bottlenecks
Troubleshoot equipment and improve inefficiencies
Identify and justify ways to improve quality and productivity
Develop performance measurement process, develop key personnel

During the off-season, responsibilities will include:

Project management, including the creation of reports in Excel and Access to analyze production numbers
Involvement with Environmental reporting and compliance as well as Utilities Management
Assist Maintenance Managers with purchasing and recordkeeping
Assist in development of Preventive Maintenance Program

The PM should be able to develop systems and processes to manage continuous improvement of key indicators such as: pounds per man hour, downtime reduction, produce turn around response time, recordable accident rate, facility food safety audit rate, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

5 years experience in Supervision and Management of hourly employees.
Operations background with hands on experience.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Excel, Word and Access.
Proven/demonstrated process improvement ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associates or Bachelors Degree in Business or food manufacturing, Engineering, Accounting, Business or related area.
Food processing experience
Bilingual English/Spanish
Cost control/reduction/management background
Regulatory compliance experience (Air, Hazmat, OSHA, City/County, Etc.)
Project Management experience
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