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Operations Lead (7:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Company: Agropur Inc
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

For Current Agropur Employees: Please apply for this job through the Career application of your Workday Home Page.Job Type: RegularWorking at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!Who we are:We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World." www.agropur.comWhat this role is all about:We are looking for an Operations Lead in Grand Rapids, MI to work 7:00 am - 7: 00 pm.The Operations Lead works closely with the Production Supervisor and the Production Manager and is responsible for the operations team; ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the equipment in the assigned area as necessary to meet production demands, minimize product shrink and maintain product quality requirements. The Operations Lead trains new and current employees in new and existing processes and equipment. The Operations Lead is expected to be able to run all production equipment.Responsible for the safe, effective and efficient set up, operation, and cleaning of aseptic and non-aseptic equipment.Consistently meet production needs and goals while making efforts to minimize product shrink and downtime.Assist in managing the processes and cleaning of the product line(s) and ensure they are running efficiently and effectively.Proficiently operate various types of equipment on the line to produce high quality product.Monitor, assess and guide the performance of team members; escalating any personnel issues to the Production Supervisor.Provide training and on-going support to team members on the assigned product line(s).Participate in device reviews; providing input on functional requirements, testing procedures, schedules and potential problems.Review procedure documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, completeness and to mitigate risks.Continuously evaluate product flow and product handling systems and recommend efficiency improvements; evaluate and recommend new equipment.Actively promote a safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing safety standards and procedures, and complying with all legal regulations.Perform Food Safety checks and CCP monitoring activities as specified by HACCP.Report out of standard/specification results to the Quality Department and Supervisor.Report unsafe conditions or other compliance issues to the Supervisor.Complete handwritten instructions and on-line documentation including Quality and Critical Control Point (CCP) checks accurately and at the required frequencies.Maintain accurate and detailed work logs and inventory records.Monitor and review inventory and production levels to achieve the most efficient operating conditions.Maintain assigned work area and production environment in a clean orderly condition; completing environmental cleaning requirements as needed.Actively participate in shift exchanges and work team meetings.Identify Critical Control Points (CCP).Fill in for the Production Supervisor as needed.Work with the Production Supervisor on communications to other team members.Assist Production Supervisor with other department needs such as planning, communication, scheduling, and staffing/performance recommendations.Establish protocols, setup, monitor and execute rework opportunities.Possess a thorough knowledge of all processes on the production line.Be proficient in the operation of all production machinery/equipment as applicable.Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and policies.This position requires the ability to work with dairy and nut products in addition to other related ingredients and allergens.Safety ProtocolStop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures.Correct or report any observed safety hazards.Support safety policies and programs.This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications): High School Diploma or equivalent required.Minimum three (3) years of experience in a food manufacturing environment required.Ability to be Lockout Tagout (LOTO) certified.The Extras (Preferred Qualifications):Associate's or Technical School degree in Science, Engineering or Business preferred.What we offer you:Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:Health, Dental and Vision optionsHealth Savings and Flexible Spending AccountsCompany paid life insurance, short and long-term disability401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company matchTuition Reimbursement ProgramHealth and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance ProgramOpportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and BereavementAn environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and IntegrityOpportunities for advancementTraining programsEmployee Referral ProgramCommunity Involvemen

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