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Group Leader (Birmingham) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Category Manufacturing/Operations  
Location Birmingham, AL Plant  
Req Number MAN-17-00440  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.

 
Description

Setup, inspect, operate, monitor and clean equipment in order to produce products for sale in the most efficient manner while maintaining the highest level of product quality at all times and minimizing waste. Operate all line equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Assist in managing Production Department by delegating job assignments to the line crew. Lead the effort to operate the production lines by providing support, guidance, and leadership to production personnel. Ensure that tasks assigned to personnel on the line is completed. Take a proactive approach to handling problems. Ensure that all employees are working in a safe manner and that they comply with GMP's and SOP's. Work closely with production supervisors to address issues and problems. Prior to start-up check equipment for maintenance issues and to ensure that the equipment is set-up properly. Perform minor adjustments to the equipment, as needed. Inspect the equipment per the requirements of the Pre-Op Inspection checklist. Ensure that corrective action is completed and documented (if required) prior to start-up. Monitor and review all reports for the process and packaging line. This includes, but is not limited to, votator logs, filter/change-over logs, code date verification, weight sheets, metal detector logs, SIS logs, and seal test forms. Operate the equipment to maintain the operation within the established parameters. Document parameters and report incidents where the process is not within the established parameters. Document corrective action and preventative action, as required. Ensure that all reports are completed accurately and submitted on-time, as required. Be able to work different shifts, as needed, to cover for absent employees. Participates in the training and evaluation of new hires, successful bidders, and part-time employees, and temporary personnel. Comply and assures compliance of others with all GMP's, Safety Procedures, Process Safety Management procedures, Company Policies, Quality Policies & Procedures, and HACCP Plan requirements, as applicable. Communicate with all departments and all shifts any issues. Update production board to show current schedule status at shift end. Work with all departments to ensure good operations, quality, and safety for all. Work with production supervisors to identify root causes and recommend corrective actions. Report to the Supervisor all items that need repair. Complete and attach UMI tags on equipment, as needed.

 
Position Requirements HS Diploma or GED, 3-5 years relevant work experience. Good knowledge of GMPs and production equipment operation Must possess good reading and math skills to accurately perform requirements of the job. Mechanical aptitude, good hand & eye coordination is required. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Computer Literate. Must be qualified as a machine operator on production areas (as defined by production manager) meeting all qualifications of Process Operator. Must be able to interpret and relay information effectively. Problem solving skills are a necessity, as well as the ability to apply sound decision making skills to daily situations. The ability to work and coach cooperatively and constructively will all employees is required. Must be able to identify and report any food safety and food security concerns.  

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