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Production Manager

Primal Pet Group
Abilene, TX
  • Expired: August 15, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Company Overview

Primal Pet Foods is an Abilene, TX based manufacturer of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods and treats for dogs and cats. Primal Pet Foods was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild.

Job Summary

Provides strategic direction to the Production Department. Responsible for the efficient manufacturing and continuous improvement of all products and processes ensuring that product quality, employee safety, and food safety standards, as well as regulatory requirements are all met or exceeded.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead production efforts to ensure day to day operational success throughout the facility while promoting teamwork at the highest level.
  • Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business.
  • Oversees employee's productivity, implements and supports GMP's, including the proper use of equipment materials, minimizes turnover and ensures a reliable and agile labor force.
  • Responsible for department work schedules, to ensure the production schedule supports the highest levels of customer service and production efficiency. Provide feedback and corrective action plans to support schedule adherence.
  • Creating, adjusting and printing recipes
  • Provides direction and consensus to scheduling department for production schedules.
  • Develop and execute training plans, documentation and SOPS necessary to build a flexible workforce, achieve cost savings, and ensure that maximum efficiency.
  • Checking e-mail and corresponding with staff in a timely manner.
  • Complying with GMPs, HACCP and other Food Safety, quality and security guidelines
  • Reporting all malfunctions of equipment immediately and communicating the level of urgency for the items to be fixed
  • Leading and document team meetings and attendees
  • Monitoring employee punch in/out times for shifts, breaks, lunches and any overtime
  • Helping ensure security standards are met
  • Recognizing problems in production, reacting quickly and offering immediate solutions
  • Monitoring the recording of all information on production paperwork
  • Requisition items from warehouse before production
  • Filling the demands of day-to-day operations by stepping in and filling in for different roles when needed and completing other tasks as assigned
  • Maintain a safety conscience manufacturing environment by ensuring all potential hazards are addressed and corrective actions are in place when necessary.
  • Create a positive work environment that rewards superior performance. Reports and documents violations of policies.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Punctual and Regular Attendance Required


Qualifications and Skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• 3 to 5 years' experience at a management level in a manufacturing environment.
• Strong leadership skills, with an ability to build trust, provide direction, and vitality to execute with excellence and achieve extraordinary results.
• Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business.
• Thrives in a challenging, entrepreneurial atmosphere; open to change, create change and embraces continuous improvement.
• Exceptionally strong communication skills, both oral and written and strong managerial skills including: good judgment, planning, organizing, innovative approach to problem solving, motivate employees.
• Must have a good practical knowledge of FDA, GMP's, HACCP, OSHA, etc., with a good background with processing and packaging equipment.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Good ability to read, speak and communicate in English with employees, direct supervisors, team leads and upper management. Bilingual ability preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add and subtract numbers and to multiply and divide and understand percentages. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement and quantity measurements.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must be able to achieve Power Industrial Truck (PIT) operator certification and HACCP Certification

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, varying temperatures including extreme cold, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Benefits and Perks
  • This is a full-time, regular position and comes with full benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, 7 Paid Holidays each year, and paid time off.

Primal Pet Group is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Primal Pet Group

Address

Abilene, TX
79601 USA

Industry

Manufacturing