Production Manager

POSTED ON 11/18/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 3/22/2023

Job Posting for Production Manager at Cooks Venture Poultry

Cooks Venture is a group of farmers, cooks, and food professionals who couldn’t find what we wanted in the food system, so we are building it ourselves from the ground up, animal-by-animal, plant-by-plant, meal-by-meal. Our vision is a truly transparent, regenerative supply chain for the future.
Cooks Venture is seeking a Production Manager to join us in our mission to change the world through food! As part of our start-up team, you'll be a key player in building teams and processes that ensure we deliver the highest quality products at the lowest possible costs.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities: *

  • Maintain high production, quality, and yields while ensuring the safest working environment possible.
  • Checks daily production orders to ensure fulfillment of customer orders, ensuring every position is filled before start-up of production line, overseeing Team Members and ensuring all machinery is performing to the highest standard possible.
  • Maintains adequate knowledge of products and equipment to ensure the ability to direct employees to perform the job properly.
  • Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with HACCP and USDA regulations; taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Responsible for knowing and communicating company benefits and policies to Team members providing encouragement to team members in order to build the best team possible, and the critical ability to perform the human relations functions such as training, retaining, and counseling on personal and professional problems.
  • Works with the Assistant General Managers and/or Production Managers/Ambassadors to maintain knowledge of yields and variances, methods of calculations, typical problem areas and methods for corrections and improvement.
  • Suggests changes in work flow processes and use of equipment to increase efficiency of the department and/or production crew to maintain the lowest level of downtime and product costs possible.
  • Traces and analyzes key product result measures for improvement opportunities.
  • Other responsibilities as the need arises. Must be willing to work with chicken products.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2 years of related experience or 4 years of manufacturing industry experience in a production environment, required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills; email, smartphone apps, Microsoft Office, wireless printers, tablets, and other technologies. Experience with Google Suite is a plus
  • Able to lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with high-level process issues.
  • Strong problem solving, math, and analytical skills.
  • Ability motivate, train and coach employees to encourage optimum performance and engagement.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Ability to work in varying production environments (heat and cold).
  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and previous leadership experience
  • Knowledge of ADP, Red Zone, Internet, Spreadsheet, Word and Order processing, and Inventory software, preferred.
  • Previous food processing experience, supervisory experience, manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures, preferred.
  • Bilingual a plus

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

Job Type: Full-time

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