ACH Food Companies, Inc.
  • Summit, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Overview:

The Production Manager is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of safe and efficient operations in his/her assigned department.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Integrates organizational change, continuous process improvement, and quality improvement techniques. Provides technical expertise to improve operations.
  • Supports development of annual budget. Ensures activities occur to meet those goals and objectives.
  • Manages tracking mechanisms to identify downtime conducts and root cause analysis.
  • Reviews the process equipment flow and recommends and implements improvements which ensure maximum equipment efficiencies are being met.
  • Consistently and effectively communicates and promotes company and plant vision.
  • Participates in projects from inception to completion including; design, justification, equipment selection, installation, and start up. Assists in developing annual Capital Spending Plan.
  • Maintains good employee relations including strong feedback and communication; maintains a fair and consistent approach to recognition, disciplinary action and maintenance of good working relationships with all employees.
  • Ensures all corporate and regulatory safety rules and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensures all corporate and regulatory quality rules and guidelines are followed including supporting external customer requirements including SQF certification.
  • Shall report any and all food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Actively involved in all phases of CIL activities and procedures for operating personnel.
  • Prepares Management Reviews for all direct reports. Develops and implements personal development plans to foster growth of Production Supervisors.
  • Encourages and promotes both personal and professional development of subordinates.
  • Shall be responsible for enforcing cGMP's.
  • Shall be an SQF practitioner.
  • Shall cover for Production Supervisor(s) in their absence

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience and supervisory experience. Strong working knowledge of food safety procedures and programs; and in depth knowledge of food processing requirements/standards.
  • Requires PC skills including MS office products, e-mail, and AS400. Knowledge of packaging equipment is desired.
  • SQF Practitioner a plus.
  • HACCP certification or obtain within 6-9 months
  • Certification in Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing is desired.
  • Must have the ability to sit and walk for extended periods of times on a daily basis.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving abilities to accommodate a quick paced environment (a quick thinker).
  • Strong mechanical and operational aptitude.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Above average analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of food processing and packaging requirements/standards.
  • Project management skills are strongly desired.


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