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Production Lead

City & State: 

Swedesboro, NJ, US, 08085

08085
Job Category:  Bakery Operations
08085

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

 

 

Position Purpose

The Production Lead is responsible for the coordination and organization of the staff in order to produce the different products varieties in accordance with the production schedule requirements. Responsible to ensure products meet final expectations  in accordance with the product specifications

Key Accountabilities

The incumbent is responsible to assure donut line positions (Sheeter, Fryer, Mixing and Packing) are properly covered throughout the scheduled breaks during the daily production run.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists the employees and operators in the areas that incumbent is responsible for breaks and lunches.
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities of the Lead operators in the following areas:  Mixing, Fryer, Sheeter and Packing areas.
  • Communicates with Quality Assurance, Sanitation, Maintenance, Shipping & Receiving, to ensure own responsibilities are met.
  • Must provide coverage as required when Supervisor is out.
  • Must be able to work other shifts as required by supervisor
  • Lead would not have a specific shift instead will rotate as required by the company
  • Assists and cross trains workers in operating and setting up equipment in the mixing, make up stations and Fryer/packing areas.
  • Assists Operators organizing and assigning the employees to their workstations.
  • Assures the staff adheres to the production schedule.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Responsible for the documentation of starter production report, down time, batch reporting, lot # tracking, daily shaped batch report and process control sheets.
  • Responsible for making sure all data entry is entered efficiently, accurately and on a timely manner for proper reporting in SAP
  • Works to maintain and improve on the quality, legality and safety of each product and the processes used in their manufacture. Responsible for keeping assigned work area clean and tidy at all times and reporting any potential contamination and suspicious activity to a Supervisor immediately.
  • Coordinates work of employees in the production and packing department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; assisting in appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Verifies that metal detectors are operational and performs regular tests as directed by the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

 

  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Technical Skills - Shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Participates in meetings.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Delegation – Delegates and follows up work assignments; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People - Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level

 

Required

  • Ability to understand and operate mixing process controls and makes adjustment when necessary.
  • Basic knowledge of dough mixing and operating mixing equipment
  • Ability to comprehend scale and temperature readouts
  • Ability to document mixing and ingredients data accurately and timely
  • Math Ability - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to define and solve problems.
  • At least 6 months as an Ingredient operator or related experience
  • Ability to write clearly and legibly and possess basic effective verbal and written skills in English.
  • Three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 1 year as a Lead operator experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence; Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word; Excel, (SAP) company software as required

Preferred

  • Bilingual English and Spanish
  • High School Diploma or GED

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position requires the employee to stand for extended periods of time, have manual dexterity/use of hands and fingers, have the ability to reach with arms and hands, and have the ability to work in an enclosed environment.  With the aid of co-workers, the employee is expected to frequently push/pull proofing racks from 10 to 30 pounds approximately 15 to 100 feet.  The employee is expected to carry, twist, bend, and stoop in conjunction with frequent lifting between 10 and 100 pounds of supplies and trash with the aid of co-workers.  This position requires the employee to lift and dump up to 50 pounds.
  • This position requires employee to have adequate communicating and observational skills, including seeing, speaking and hearing, due to the operation of various types of moving equipment used in the bakery.  These requirements are for the safety of the employee and co-workers.  These requirements are also necessary for collecting and distributing information to subordinates, and communicating with co-workers.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and color vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is regularly exposed to extreme hot (non-weather) conditions and to changes in temperature, and occasionally exposed to hot or humid conditions (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather).  The employee must be able to tolerate a work environment that contains flour dust. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can get loud.

 

 

 

 

ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.