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Production Group Leader

Location: 

Lodi, CA, US, 95240

Req ID:  27210
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

SUMMARY:  The production team leader is responsible for the performance of the line in one of the following areas: Bread Production, Bread Packing, Bagels, Danish, Donuts, Cake and Finishing Departments; ensures that the line is running safely and meeting all production targets (t-max, metal detectors, quality, yield, etc.).  The line leader keeps production on schedule and handles changes and problems. The line leader also makes line decisions when the Supervisor is unavailable and backs up the production aspects of the Supervisor position for days off, vacations and illness.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Turnover with other line operators at both ends of the shift to discuss production changes and which tasks still need to be completed
  • Check schedules for production changes
  • Give work direction to the teams on the shift - make sure the Line Workers have a copy of the Playbook
  • Use the computer to access information and checklists; fill out various forms as well as entering data into the computer
  • Order ingredients, boxes and other materials
  • Set up and prepare line for production
  • Handle any unscheduled work, reassign line workers as necessary
  • Know how to operate all machinery in his/her area of responsibility and check to make sure it is functioning correctly
  • Schedule and relieve Line Workers and Machine Operators for rotations, breaks and lunch
  • Pick up labels from the Label Technician; make up and print out any additional labels
  • Act as liaison with other departments – Quality Control; Maintenance; Sanitation; Shipping & Receiving; Safety
  • Perform pre-inspection of the line with QC to make sure it’s clean and ready to run the next productRe-emphasize safety and proper operating procedures on the line

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferable; or 3 to 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, E-mail, and simple database applications
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Proficient in performance of all Line positions (Line Worker – Levels 1&2 and Machine Operator – Levels 1&2) tasks;
  • Ability to read and understand English required
  • Willingness to work weekends and overtime when required
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  These include:
    • Constant Walking, Standing on hard concrete surface
    • Frequent Bending, Stooping, Squatting, Pushing, Pulling
    • Occasional Lifting and Ladder climbing
    • Periodic lifting of up to 50 lbs    

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.


Nearest Major Market: Stockton

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