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Our heritage stems back to the early 1990s when over 1,100 entrepreneurial farm families built our state-of-the-art durum mill and pasta manufacturing plant. We quickly grew to become the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Today, we are proud to be part of Post Holdings, Inc. We make over 150 pasta shapes from Acini de Pepe to Ziti Rigati in traditional, whole wheat, organic recipes and more! People across America and beyond enjoy our pasta daily in restaurants, at home and through convenience prepared meals.

Lead Production-AL

Operations Administrative


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Position Summary:

Our Production Lead is a valuable part of our team. In addition to performing the normal functions of their job, the Production Lead performs training, onboarding, and troubleshooting as needed during their shift. At the direction of company leadership, this role guides front-line employees to accomplish production/packaging throughput and quality goals in a safe and cost-efficient manner at the direction of Management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively monitors and measures production department throughput and quality metrics daily
  • At direction of company leadership, this role is accountable for being an active participant and steward for all Health and Safety initiatives (model safe work behaviors, Safety Issue Reporting, incident reporting) to maintain safe working environments and to advance production department safety programs
  • Under the guidance and direction of company leadership, reviews work order needs and resources necessary to accomplish daily objectives and provide work direction to front-line staff. Raise production and quality issues in a timely manner and partner with department leader to resolve issues
  • At the direction of the sanitation leader, provide work direction to front line staff to ensure that sanitation responsibilities are completed in a timely, effective, and compliant manner
  • Leverage work order plans, company leadership direction, and technical knowledge to ensure operators complete work in a accurate (quality) and timely (productive) manner, resulting in minimal machine downtime; escalating complex issues to shift supervisor as needed
  • Uses lean manufacturing processes to identify and troubleshoot issues and concerns
  • Partner with company leadership to proactively identify and execute on continuous improvement opportunities in the areas of: safety, quality, productivity, and sanitation
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education and Experience Required:

  • 3+ years manufacturing experience as an operator
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime, as needed
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • HS Diploma or GED Equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Previous experience operating multiple types of packaging machines and processing machines.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to balance, bend, crouch, kneel, and stoop for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to balance for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to walk or stand for up to 12 hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach above shoulders and climb/work off ladder for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment, high heat, or humidity for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to push, pull, and feel for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to team or lift assistance to lift greater than 50 pounds for up to 4 hours per shift
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word
  • Must be able to make fine distinctions by sound
  • Must be able to distinguish object or equipment visually
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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