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Senior Technical Supervisor

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Allendale
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Within our 300-person Allendale, Michigan manufacturing facility (20 minutes outside of Grand Rapids), we are seeking a highly qualified Senior Technical Supervisor to take charge and improve the technical training capabilities of the production departments.

Leads and provides coaching and development opportunities for the Technical Specialist.
Assess, build, and implement plans to build the technical capability of department employees.
Mentor and develop existing employees to improve technical capability.
Completes final proficiency assessments for operators, supervisors, and managers.
Collaborate with Corporate Technical Capability to develop and deploy companywide production technical development solutions and procedures.
Evaluate current and future state of assigned processes to identify change impacts to knowledge, skills, and behavior and develop interventions designed to resolve gaps.
Ensure Standard Work and Work Instructions for the plant are high quality.
Provides ongoing technical support to production department employees by frequent assessments of production floor, processes, operational practices, and equipment in order to drive continuous improvement.
Provides leadership to the overall cross functional project management of the technical projects, ensuring trials, new product implementations and other R&D initiatives are completed on time and budget.
Identifies and implements innovative processes and technologies that continuously improve technical operations.
Collaboration with production leadership and business leaders to provide technical and operational expertise for plant operations to improve yield and efficiencies.
Responsible for creating an environment that fosters teamwork.
Exhibits self-leadership and personal development.
Oversight of production make plans and process standardization.
Find opportunities for cost reduction and process improvements that lead to cost reductions/savings.
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 a related field.
Progressive leadership and management experience in a manufacturing environment.

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
A Master's degree in the above mention fields.
Five (5) years of leadership experience in a dairy manufacturing environment.

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?

The "Easy Apply" option through LinkedIn is not considered an official application with Leprino Foods. If you would like to formally apply for this open position, please visit URL

Keywords: Leprino Foods, Grand Rapids , Senior Technical Supervisor, IT / Software / Systems , Allendale, Michigan

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