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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Processing Manager - Wakefield

Operations Administrative


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Responsible for leading the Wakefield Hard Cooked and PSE processing areas as profitable and efficient departments by providing direction and overseeing supervisory staff, ensuring that company policies, procedures and government laws are followed and to coordinate activities between departments.

This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.


  • Responsible for all aspects of product manufacturing within the Hard Cooked and Sanitation departments.
  • Initiate and lead continuous improvement activities and teams involving human safety, food safety and process improvements.
  • Develop and lead strategies and implementation plan to meet and exceed operational KPIs and goals of the departments.
  • Develop efficient operations teams while maintaining the programs necessary to ensure all employees are trained in order to meet company objectives relating to human safety, product quality and safety, human relations and professional development.
  • Actively participate in the plant management initiatives to promote facility growth and development. Interact constructively with all departments to achieve plant KPIs and goals.
  • Prepare department operating budgets, monitor and control expenditures. Proactively take corrective action to maintain optimum profitability and continuously reduce operational costs.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of product quality and yields.
  • Regular reporting and presentation of departmental performance and status.
  • Support the quality assurance department in consumer complaint investigations and implementation of corrective action.
  • Direct interaction with regulatory inspectors. Take appropriate corrective action in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain a broad understanding of the company rules, procedures, practices and operational processes and parameters associated with the manufacturing facility.
  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP’s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality
  • Ensures regulatory compliance at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Able to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in production and supervision.
  • Supervising personnel in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience leading, motivating and developing teams and succession planning.
  • Knowledge of plant operations and production scheduling.
  • Preparing and managing department budgets.

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Effective computer skills in MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position.



    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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