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Production Group Leader

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where you'll work

At our Baltimore, MA facility we are part of the Fleishman’s Vinegar division and hundreds of different products for Kerry and our retail customers. If you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you. We are looking for someone to help us keep things running!

What you'll do

POSITION SUMMARY

Direct and supervise all production related areas within the plant.   Responsible for the scheduling of vinegar production and quality of the product.  Responsible for safety and training in the plant.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare work schedules and insure proper staffing is maintained at all times.
  • Monitor all activities on plant production, filtration, transfer and storage operations and schedule activities to fit within plant staffing guidelines and product requirements.
  • Train plant personnel in all areas of OSHA, Regulatory Compliance, Kosher and Organic product requirements.
  • Some development of training materials and operating manuals is required. 
  • Perform necessary accounting entries to record production and inventory on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Supervise and direct 8 employees which includes Vinegar Operators, Loader and Maintenance personnel.
  • Work with Plant Manager to monitor inventory levels of all critical raw materials and place orders in a timely manner to insure smooth production and storage utilization.
  • Monitor and oversee all operations to insure compliance with Plant Quality Assurance Programs.
  • Maintain record keeping in accordance with current quality assurance programs.

What you'll need

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statements(s)

  • Accountability  --  Ability to accept responsibility and accountability for his/her actions.
  • Adaptability  --  Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Communication – Oral/Written – Ability to communicate effectively with others clearly and concisely.
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions, occasionally under pressure, while following company procedures.
  • Critical Thinking – Ability to critically and logically determine the proper path for resolving issues related to production and operations.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution, based on root causes and taking in to account interconnected plant and regulatory requirements and to deal proactively with work related problems.

Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to minute details of a project or task.
 
Education
      A four year college degree in a technical or core business field preferred.  Extensive relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a college degree.
 
Experience
Three to Five years supervisory experience.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Computer Skills
            Intermediate to proficient in Word, Exel.  Some experience in PowerPoint and other software programs a plus. Strong basic mathematical skills


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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