|Location:||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Salary Range:||Based On Experience|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Description:||Responsible to monitor and work to minimize product losses on a day-to-day basis to meet all operational and divisional goals.
|Duties:|| Ensures that the operation of all production equipment such as the aseptic processing, batching system, HTST system, and all production fillers are performing as per the manufacturer’s specifications.
Works with QA to manage activities necessary for the effective implementation and maintenance of food safety and quality plans and pre-requisite programs.
Ensures the highest standards of quality are met for these systems to ensure that all product shipped to the customer is in adherence with policy.
Proactively develop and implement new procedures and policies to maximize the efficiencies of manufacturing systems.
Plans and controls expenditures in accordance with the operating budget of the department.
Ensures that the plant is maximizing its production efficiency.
Enforces the Company’s current policies and procedures and the occupational health and safety program.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
|Qualifications:|| Technical College degree in Food Science Technology, Engineering, Automation or related discipline is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Engineering, Manufacturing or related discipline is preferred.
Minimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing operation is required.
Dairy or food industry experience strongly preferred.
Strong experience and knowledge of computer software, computerized maintenance systems, and process automation systems including Rockwell Automation; Knowledge and skill in performing calibration of critical controls.
Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership skills and the ability to work in a team.
Computer literacy, ideally with MS Office (Word and Excel), and MS Access.
Project management skills and experience required.
Composure: calm under pressure, not defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature, can handle stress.
Customer Focus: is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; act. with customers in mind
Decision Quality: makes good decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement; most solutions are correct and accurate when judged over time.
Drive for Results: can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is bottom-line oriented, steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Integrity and Trust: is widely trusted, seen as direct, truthful and can present the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, does not misrepresent self for personal gain.
Functional/Technical skills: has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
Priority Setting: quickly zero in on what is important, eliminate roadblocks, create focus.
Problem Solving: uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
Organizing: can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
Time management: uses time effectively and efficiently.
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