Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Production Lead

    Job Locations US-MO-Carthage
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/1/2018 10:43 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Direct Laborer / Operator
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Any Shift
  • Overview

    The Team Lead is responsible for delivering operational targets and leading an engaged production team. The Team Lead drives safety, quality, continuous improvement, associate development, team engagement and operating results for their assigned area. Team Leads must proactively identify any safety risks, food safety issues, and quality and production losses. Team Leads must also lead and help problem solve, coordinate resource requirements, effectively communicate priorities and issues within their area and across shifts.


    • Ensure equipment is put together correctly, area is clean, organized and runs efficiently, belt speeds, proper adjustments of equipment, adjust low pressure air, etc.
    • Able to lift machinery parts weighing 20# to 50#
    • Manage production line crew
    • Enforce & Follow SOP’s, GMP’s & HACCP
    • Perform job duties safely
    • Maintain accurate daily production records and inventories
    • Communicate problems to supervisor/manager
    • Ensure that all employees’ breaks are taken in a timely and orderly fashion
    • Verify all operators have the supplies needed for the upcoming runs
    • Communicate any upcoming changes in a timely manner to appropriate personnel
    • Ensure that all employees follow the production schedule, test procedures, etc.
    • Ensure that all affected employees are aware of changeovers
    • Organize any rework that needs to be done
    • Understand how the equipment runs and be able to fill in as necessary
    • Operates electric palletjacks
    • Climbs ladders to make adjustments or check on machine operations
    • Responsible for training of employees and filling out necessary production reports
    • Required to wear hairnet, smock, boots or overshoes, ear plugs, gloves, plastic sleeves, and aprons provided by the Company.


    Required Education, Experience, Certification, License or Membership:

    • Prefer High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
    • Forklift/Palletjack Certification 
    • Minimum of 1 year of experience in food manufacturing environment or equivalent type of manufacturing
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written



    Employee Safety Responsibilities:

    • Report all injuries, unsafe conditions, unsafe acts & horseplay
    • Use proper lifting techniques
    • Use mechanical assistance (handjacks, forklifts)
    • Use personal assistance (buddy)
    • Use handrails
    • Use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


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