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Production Manager - Bilingual

Company: Lakeview Farms
Location: Taunton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Production Manager - Bilingual
At Lakeview Farms we do desserts, dips and specialty products---and we do them very well. With locations in Delphos, OH, Buena Park , CA, Taunton, MA and Riviera Beach, FL, the company has grown to provide an extensive portfolio of fresh, refrigerated dip products that includes hummus, salsa, layered dips and a wide variety of dairy, deli and seafood dips. Lakeview Farms also produces delicious sweet treats and desserts that include many varieties of gelatin, pudding, parfaits and premium desserts that delight consumers across the country. We are proud of our creative product development, innovative packaging, quality assurance protocols and modern production facilities that enable us to satisfy our customers and consumers as we build on our commitment to Creating a World of Fresh, Delightful Foods

We currently have an opening for a Bilingual Production Manager (Spanish or Portuguese) in our Taunton Massachusetts facility. The Production Manager leads, directs and oversees all manufacturing operations within assigned facility location. The incumbent guides multiple supporting supervisors in the areas of manufacturing, to ensure the timely, efficient, safe, and cost-effective manufacturing of high-quality products

Responsibilities:
Directs and oversees ongoing performance efficiency of plant functions through the establishment and monitoring of various organizational goals that seek to meet and/or exceed objectives.
Responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and positive work environment.
Responsible for scheduling, planning and organizing work and Production activities across two shifts, clearly communicating goals and ensuring that all staff are familiar (and in compliance with) the appropriate standards and procedures.
Oversee the sanitation team, performance and records
Drive line efficiency improvement through root cause and corrective action
Partners with Maintenance on identifying and correcting unplanned downtime
Manages resources to control costs and optimize profitability to meet internal and external client expectations.
Provides support and guidance in the management of product quality and ensures compliance with quality and sanitation policies, procedures, and systems to include HACCP, GMPs and the management and reduction of consumer complaints.
Provides support and guidance in the management of employee performance development.
Reports food safety and quality issues and initiate action, as necessary.
Follow all Food Safety guidelines, but not limited to: GMP's, Allergen Program, Quality, Sanitation, and Safety.
Works with Project Engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The Reliability Engineer is responsible for adhering to the Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new and old assets.
Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria.
Participates in the final check out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications.
Guides efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems.
Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an Asset Maintenance Plan that include value-added preventive maintenance tasks and effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
Provides input to a Risk Management Plan that will anticipate reliability-related, and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operation.
Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility the Reliability Engineer applies Data analysis techniques, e.g., Statistical Process Control; Reliability modeling and prediction; Fault Tree Analysis; Weibull Tree Analysis; Six Sigma Methodology
Performs Root-cause, Root-Cause Failure and Failure Mode Effectiveness Analysis (RCA, RCFA, FMEA)
Works with Production to perform analyses of assets including, Asset Utilization, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Remaining Useful Life and other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets.
Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel.
Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign, and make/buy decisions.
Provide process engineering support for required equipment upgrades and or modifications and champion these efforts including writing and directing all change control activities/ deviations as required by our quality systems, OSHA etc.
Assist in and or champion investigation of deviations that are facilities/maintenance related etc. and ensure the appropriate corrective actions are taken.
Direct and or assist in the design and execution of all capital projects assigned.
Train production/maintenance personnel in problem solving techniques.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or manufacturing or equivalent.
Minimum 10 years' experience in a manufacturing management role within the food or beverage industry or related capacity.
Bilingual English - Spanish (a/o Portuguese) is required.
Previous Production Management experience.
Proven track record of driving operational improvement through the use of lean tools and methods
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, individuals or outside vendors.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple priorities and strong attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (verbal/writing) effectively.
Strong analytical / problem solving skills.
Ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization and across other functional areas.
Work with minimal supervision execute for results in a fast paced environment.
Ability to lead change and execute on strategic decisions.
Conflict resolution skills.

Lakeview Farms is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. It is the policy of Lakeview Farms to grant equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions, veteran's status, or any other conditions or identifications against which discrimination is prohibited.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, a health savings account and Company matched 401(k).

Keywords: Lakeview Farms, Taunton , Production Manager - Bilingual, Executive , Taunton, Massachusetts

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