New Orleans, LA

Job Description

Production Manager


  • Plan, schedule and direct the work effort of the production floor to meet daily, weekly, monthly and annual production goals, and meet all annual plant objectives.
  • Assist in the development and ensure the physical execution of specific strategic objectives; for example, yield improvement, OPLH, GMP adherence, schedule attainment, safety improvement, operations standard operating procedures.
  • Manage all aspects of daily time for hourly employees including but not limited to job assignments and overtime.
  • Coordinate with cross functional departments to accomplish tasks and meet goals and objectives; for example, coordinating the release of equipment with QA and the repair of equipment with the Maintenance Team.
  • Manage employee performance through motivation, delegation, development, counselling and resolving conflict; evaluate and manage department staff.
  • Assist in developing and implementing techniques to improve quality, reduce unsellable product, and increase customer service satisfaction.
  • Complete Daily Production Reports timely and accurately. Communicate all issues timely and accurately to Production Manager/Assistant Plant Manager and/or Plant Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned by Plant Manager and or senior leadership.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma Required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Ammonia based systems
  • Experience with thermal cooked foods systems/preferably kettle cooked foods systems
  • Demonstrated ability and growth potential.
  • Knowledge of production, preferably hands on experience with troubleshooting, investigating incidents, identifying root cause and documenting findings.
  • Strong written communication skills with a strong ability to collaborate and work well with cross-functional teams
  • Track record of successful process/project work and problem solving
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


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