• Production Supervisor (Cheese)

    Posted: 12/27/2021

    Production Supervisor (Cheese)
    New  · Leprino Foods  · Allendale
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    Within our 300-person Allendale, Michigan manufacturing facility (20 minutes outside of Grand Rapids), we are seeking a highly qualified Production Supervisor (Cheese) on our Plant Production team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food quality, safety, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.
    * Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to improve labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met.
    * Leads and coaches team employees in Cheese Department by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee engagement and efficiency.
    * Builds and fosters strong working relationships, collaboration within their team and a positive work environment.
    * Reinforces company and plant policies fairly and consistently.
    * Supervises the daily cheese shift operations to ensure production standards and quality parameters are met.
    * Achieves targeted production volumes.
    * Resolves equipment repair needs and initiates maintenance work orders to minimize production downtime.
    * Ensures work is accomplished in a safe manner and the workplace is free of safety hazards.
    * Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs.
    * Leads and demonstrates safe practices.
    * Participates in safety investigations and corrective actions.
    * Leads and executes the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals.
    * Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness.
    * Monitors team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements.
    * Executing to the Cheese Department’s financial performance goals to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.
    * Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.
    You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
    * A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical Engineering, OR equivalent work experience.
    * Two (2) years of previous experience as a supervisor, superintendent, or manager in a food, beverage, chemical, or pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
    * The ability to perform shift work in a 24/7 operational plant (the milk never stops coming).
    We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
    * A Master’s in Food or Dairy Science, Food Technology, or Chemical Engineering including four (4) years as a production supervisor in a dairy manufacturing facility (cheese, yogurt, cream, or milk).
    Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
    Offering you in return:
    A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.
    Our Story:
    Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?
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