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Whey Supervisor

Tracy, CA USA
Requisition ID:  8302
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Job Function:  Production Operations
Description: 

Overview

Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

 

We are seeking a Whey Supervisor to help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety at our Tracy, California production facility.

 

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Provides guidance and direction to a team of hourly employees in the Whey Department. Make solid decisions pertaining to product quality, department safety, and department efficiency for team. Monitor all aspects of their team in the Whey Department including product testing, equipment operations, and employee actions. Take accurate product inventories and schedule employees to meet production needs. Builds an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing direct reports.  

 

 

We Ask of You:

  • Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to maximize labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met.  
  • Leads and coaches team employees in Whey Department by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee engagement and productivity.   
  • Builds and fosters strong working relationships, collaboration within their team and a positive work environment.  
  • Reinforces company and plant policies fairly and consistently.  
  • Ensures team employees have completed all required training.  
  • Responds to employee questions and concerns. 
  • Supervises the daily protein shift operations to ensure production standards and quality parameters are met.  
  • Achieves targeted production volumes.  
  • Determines equipment repair needs and initiates maintenance work orders to minimize production downtime.  
  • Implements plant safety programs to ensure compliance and a safe working environment.   
  • Ensures work is accomplished in a safe manner and the workplace is free of safety hazards.    
  • Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs.  
  • Leads and demonstrates safe practices.  
  • Participates in safety investigations and corrective actions.  
  • Leads and executes the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals.  
  • Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.  
  • Monitors team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements.  
  • Executing to the Whey Department’s financial performance goals to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.   

 

 

We Offer in Return:

  • Competitive salaries with equally competitive performance bonuses and relocation packages!
  • 401(k) along with a lucrative annual Profit-Sharing plan – we hire to retire!
  • Tuition reimbursement, award recognitions, merit increases, and outstanding health/dental/vision benefits.
  • An opportunity to reside in Tracy, CA, with a population of 85,000, a short drive to both Stockton and Modesto, and just sixty miles east of San Francisco. Tracy is centrally located between all the National Parks to the east and the beautiful Bay area to the west.

 

Physical/Mental Requirements and Work Environment:  

  • Works in both the plant production environment which requires walking, climbing, standing and in an office environment which requires standing and sitting. This position is expected to spend time out on the production floor observing operations and interacting with employees. 
  • May be required to occasionally independently move and handle objects up to 25 pounds. 

 

 

You Have (Minimum Qualifications): 

  • College Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology, or other related field, or equivalent work experience 
  • 5+ years of experience in food manufacturing environment, additional education may substitute experience where applicable 
  • 1+ year of experience leading, mentoring, and/or delegating work to others 
  • Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems 

 

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience  
  • Previous supervisory experience in manufacturing environment 

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com

 

Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.

 

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at https://www.psychemedics.com
 
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
 
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran


Nearest Major Market: Stockton