Production Group Leader
K&N's Foods USA, LLC - Fulton, NY

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Production Group Leader position is open at K & N's Foods USA, LLC, (poultry manufacturing plant), in Fulton, NY. This position is responsible for the day-to-day manufacturing operations in an assigned department. The incumbent will have responsibility to achieve safety, productivity, efficiency, customer service, cost, quality, and sanitation objectives through both individual and team contributions. Provide direction, leadership & development to direct reports through empowerment, teamwork, on-the-job assignments and continuous improvement initiatives.
Primary Duties Include:
Learn to operate, troubleshoot process equipment in a safe and efficient manner, (equipment may include friers, mixers, smokers, grillers, coaters, vacuum tumbler, vacuum fillers, vacuum packaging, x-ray, slicers, forming, oil heating units, cutters, and grinders).
Direct activities of hourly associates in assigned areas to ensure department production goals are met.
Learn and train Lock Out/Tag Out procedures for machinery, HAACP for poultry, SOP's, USDA, FDA and any other regulations/requirements
Coordinates timely and efficient lunch and break schedules
Keep supervisor informed of any issues that may affect efficiency and/or effectiveness
Learn evaluation process to provide feedback and evaluations to subordinates
maintain housekeeping, GMP's and safety in the area
Participate in and contribute to training programs, as designated by the company that are periodically required to enhance job performance, safety, quality, and cost
Perform all other duties, including all primary duties as assigned
Necessary Requirements Include:
Ability to learn all jobs, operational and safety requirements for the area
Good record keeping, communication (written and verbal), reading and math skills
Ability to interact with other employees in a professional and courteous manner
Ability to operate effectively in pressure and/or emergency situations
Ability to complete written and verbal assignments with minimal direction
Effective problem solving ability, including recommending and taking corrective action
Exposure to noise, cleaning agents, dust, and extreme temperatures and humidity, for extended periods of time
Ability to lift moderate to heavy objects and climb stairs and elevated platforms

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