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Manufacturing Line Lead

Location: 

Brunswick, GA, US, 31520

Req ID:  25610
Segment:  Operations

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Production Line Coordinator is responsible for converting raw materials into finished goods in the required quantity and quality, and performs this function in a safe and sanitary manner following HACCP and GMP guideline at a minimum cost. Conduct production activities in accordance with the agreement between the union and the company.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES
  • Follows production schedules for the various production lines and batch rooms to ensure that goals are met.
  • Directs the flow of materials and utilization of labor to ensure adequate production of various products of required quality.
  • Responsible for insuring waste of packaging and raw materials are below budgeted targets.
  • Directs work orders for maintenance and repair of production equipment. Recommends improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods. Directs requisitions of manufacturing supplies.
  • Provides associate work schedules to insure productivity levels are achieved with minimal staffing and overtime costs.
  • Facilitates the operation of all production areas and coaches Associates in the performance of their duties.
  • Organize crews as needed for product rework. Develops standards for the time necessary to complete rework and ensures these goals are meet.
  • Ensures Company standard practices and procedures are followed and perform periodic procedure audits. Corrects any deficiencies found in these audits and communicates results to the shift leader.
  • Responsible for the motivation and development of production associates to optimize their performance.
  • Maintains and reports production standards for yields, efficiencies, and labor utilization to the Shift Lead. Provides additional information and insight as to the causes and solutions of poor yields, line and mix efficiencies, and labor utilization in the daily operations meeting.
  • Keep abreast of latest manufacturing technologies and systems.
  • Ensure smooth transition of production activities between shifts.
  • Follow up on work, sanitation, and safety work orders with the applicable Associates to ensure expeditious performance of the requested work.
  • Participate in weekly GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the Production departments and have corrected, or issue work orders to correct any identified deficiencies.
  • Performs other duties and handles special projects from time to time as assigned by Shift Leader.
  • Assists other departments in utilization of labor, sharing of information and cross training.
  • Perform all necessary tasks to ensure that all schedule work is completed within established guidelines
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Associate’s degree in Food Science, Technology, or Engineering - preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a professional demeanor.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is expected.  Individual must be a fast learner and able to assimilate new software, procedures and techniques as they are constantly introduced into this environment.  Experience with SCADA, SAP, and IQS are a plus.  Excellent working knowledge of equipment and production standards a must.
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments concurrently, possess excellent organizational and time management skills, and be able to function in a fast-paced production environment.  Individual must possess the maturity to deal with matters of a highly confidential nature.
  • Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to facilitate constant interaction with a wide variety of personalities and management styles.  Also, the ability to maintain focus on assigned tasks in spite of constant interruptions.  Will need to be able to work effectively with others and have a high degree of problem solving ability.  Should exhibit proven ability to get along with fellow Associates.
  • The ability to work extended hours, weekends, and multiple shifts as needed.

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

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