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Production Manager
Ref No.: 15-02511
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 10/15/2015
 
Job Description
General Purpose: Responsible for ensuring that DFA products are produced and distributed to the highest food safety and quality standards. Responsible for the total operations and the supervision of all employees assigned to his/her shift. Must be able to recognize deviations from standards and determine the correct resolution to problems, seeking outside assistance when necessary. Requires thorough understanding of processing systems. Responsible for the transfer and receipt of product, requiring strict compliance to standards relative to safe and secure handling and prevention of product contamination. Responsible for the coordination and control of packaging and warehousing activities. Duties and Responsibilities: -Follow and enforce all DFA GMPs and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements. -Follow and enforce all safety regulations -Provide leadership in developing and maintaining a sound team effort among all workers; determines the quality of work performed and corrects performance immediately through re-training and/or counseling. -Provides instructions to crews and workers assigned to all departments throughout the shift to assure conformance to quality standards. Maintains the position of authority and accountability for employee relations by communicating work and company information to employees on a regular basis; seeks employees' opinions and ideas. -Follows the weekly schedule required to meet production requirements; directs the standardizing, product transferring, and tank-changing activities. Maintains accurate shift records of receivables and other production activities as required. -Monitors all equipment performance to assure that conditions are normal and standards of cleanliness are met; provides directions in resolving production problems and seeks appropriate help when needed. -Coordinates movement of product to assure that adequate bag and product supplies are available for packaging and bulk truck loading activities; observes quality of packaged product and assures proper stacking. -Maintains accurate records of inventory, rework and other product categories; assists accounting in resolving inventory questions. Records incoming milk receipts and totals; performs inventory activities as required; assigns tank fillings and mixing requirements. -Maintain control of inventory by monitoring and recording withdrawals; advises the Production Manager of items required from inventory and other requirements and deviations from established procedures; confirms receivables and advises accounts payable as directed. -Assist in orientation and training of new employees; record and report all actions which violate safety, dress code, and work standards; monitor unauthorized employee time away from work station. -Review and approve employee hours and related information; advise employees of correct procedures for requesting time off. -Maintain a thorough knowledge of all plant systems and equipment. -Provide training to employees in various required OSHA programs. Conduct Safety Tool Box Talks and Safety Observations. -Ensure safety program compliance as required. -Set up overtime schedules to assure necessary Client coverage. -Monitor and document progressive discipline procedures. -Perform other duties as required.
Requirements
-High School Diploma or GED and 4 years' experience within a food/beverage manufacturing environment; or -Bachelor's degree and 1+ year of food/beverage manufacturing experience. -1+ year of supervisory/leadership experience, required. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -Ability to use commercial English, grammar and arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimals and fractions is required. -Organizational and record keeping skills. -Basic computer knowledge including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office and SAP -Knowledge of safety related issues, including compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations -Strong teamwork skills -Strong communication skills -Labor Relations experience.