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Kitchen Lead 1st shift

Jack Link's Protein Snacks

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: April 27, 2024
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Kitchen Lead 1st shift
Company Description
When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We're not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It's in our DNA. We've turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world's largest meat snack business, that's still proudly family owned and operated.
We're a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.
At Jack Link's Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?
Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, BiFi, Peperami, Wild River, Golden Island and Country Fresh Meats.
Job Description
Lead a team of Production Workers within a production area (Formulation, Stuffing, or Packaging). Produce product, completing tasks, or receiving and shipping product. Keeps crew on task to meet production demands.
Duties And Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:
• Manage start-up to ensure proper materials are available throughout the shift.
• Perform necessary checks at start of shift and at each new product; document on paperwork, code date, correct label, etc.
• Follow daily production schedule and achieve specified goals.
• Prevent and minimize rework and/or inedible.
• Works closely with Supervisor to plan and schedule work for team.
• Update foreman/supervisor on a regular basis about progress on the daily production schedule.
• Monitor workflow and adjust personnel and resources to maximize production efficiencies.
• Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed, although not directly assigned.
• Completes reports and reviews for management. Handles and deals with customer, carrier, and employee issues.
• Complete all daily production paperwork completely and monitor others for for accuracy
• Perform inventories and reporting in a timely manner
• Ensure products are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition, and FIFO rotation.
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.
• Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.
• Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the foreman/supervisor.
• Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
• Monitor work environment for general food safety hazards and ensure all workers are following company safety policies.
• Keep foreman/supervisor informed daily of problems incurred during the shift.
• Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.
• Maintains great communication with all departments.
• Follow good manufacturing practices and HACCP training, along with company SOP’s, and SSOP’s.
• Assists in training all new personnel hired into the department
• Address employee concerns and coach employees on proper behaviors and performance.
• Contribute to the employee performance appraisal process by providing behavior and performance feedback to the foreman/supervisor.
• Directly supervises the performance and efficiency of all Team Members, relaying necessary personnel information to the Department Supervisor.
• Ensure team members are properly attired and ready to start production promptly at start time, and after authorized breaks.
Required Education : None
Required Experience : 6 months of relevant lead or manufacturing experience
Preferred : High School Diploma or GED and experience in the food industry
• Ability to work un-supervised
• Computer knowledge; Outlook, Excel, SAP
• Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Accuracy and attention to detail.
• Deals proactively with work-related problems
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to recognize and deal with priorities on the plant floor.
• Must have ability to understand production quotas and labor efficiency.
• Solid verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with different levels of management and employee groups.
• Must demonstrate leadership, problem solving, and employee motivational skills.
Additional Information
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be 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, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Jack Link's is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Jack Link's provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that Jack Link’s has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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