Production Supervisor (Whey)
Company: Leprino Foods
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Within our 300-person Allendale, Michigan manufacturing facility
(20 minutes outside of Grand Rapids), we are seeking a highly
qualified Production Supervisor (Whey) on our Plant Production team
to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food
quality, safety, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our
vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more,
and continually innovate.
- Use your natural leadership ability daily to build, lead,
mentor, develop, and grow highly functioning team of hourly
- Actively lead the processes for performance management,
employee development and engagement.
- Build and foster strong working relationships, collaborative
teams and a positive work environment.
- Oversees the execution of sanitation program within the
specialty product line, to ensure food safety standards are
- Implements plant safety programs to ensure compliance and a
safe working environment.
- Monitor department operations and make recommendations for
labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality
- Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative,
results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino
You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
- A Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical
Engineering, related field OR five (5) years of previous production
- One (1) year of previous experience as a supervisor,
superintendent, or manager in a fast-paced manufacturing
environment leading teams of at least 20.
- The ability to perform shift work in a 24/7 operational plant
(the milk never stops coming).
We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
- A Master's in Food or Dairy Science, Food Technology, or
Chemical Engineering including four (4) years as a production
supervisor in a dairy manufacturing facility (cheese, yogurt,
cream, or milk).
- People leadership within the food or beverage manufacturing
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 over 4,300 employees
throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our
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
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