Area Production Manager

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Job Title: Area Production Manager

Company: Agropur

Location: Jerome, Idaho

Description:The Area Production Manager supervises, coaches, trains, and provides mentoring to supervisors and operators in the department area.  This position provides technical knowledge to operators to increase their skills and help them perform their job in a successful manner.  The Area Production Manager has the ultimate responsibility for operations and quality in the department area.

  • Provide training and coaching to ensure compliance with Safety standards and incident prevention.  Conduct work in a safe manner and abide by all company safety policies.

  • Responsible for operation of workers and equipment in the production of high quality/ high value products while applying learned knowledge of processes involved and production methods.

  • Train employees in work methods and procedures.  Develop Standard Operating Procedures for the department and communicate expectations to supervisors and hourly employees. 

  • Provide feedback to supervisors to help coordinate activities of workers engaged in manufacturing handled at the highest level of quality.

  • Plan and develop systems and procedures to improve quality and efficiency of the department.

  • Analyze laboratory data, data trending, and react accordingly data trending.  

  • Act as mentor to supervisors and employees to ensure compliance with the inspection of product to verify conformance to specifications and direct setup and adjustments of machines.

  • Carry out duties as requested by Plant Management.

  • Demonstrate good mechanical skills and understanding with ability to communicate and work with the maintenance department so that all equipment is maintained at the highest level to reduce unnecessary down time.  Provide guidance to supervisors and hourly employees as needed to increase their mechanical skills. 

  • Coach supervisors and hourly employees in the department to follow company standard Good Manufacturing Practices in their daily production runs. 

  • Maintain compliance with food safety programs and HACCP. 

  • Able to complete and/or assist in the duties of all jobs related to production when circumstances demand.

  • Manage reporting of yields, recovery and maximize opportunities.  Act as a coach and mentor to help supervisors and hourly employees understand the process. 

Experience, Skills, and Abilities: 

The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in manufacturing required.

  • Supervisory experience required.

The Extras (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Business, Operations Management, or any other related field preferred.

  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a dairy and/or food production plant preferred.

Hours/Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: N/A

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