Extraction Lead
SunOpta Inc. - San Bernardino, CA

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The position supports the Production Supervisor in meeting daily production requirements by providing training and leadership to fruit extraction personnel and resolving operational problems while working alongside other team members.
  • Monitors the daily department production activity and facilitates departmental workflow.
  • Organizes workload by reviewing daily production schedule requirements.
  • Assists Production Supervisor in meeting daily production requirements by monitoring and enforcing workforce productivity and quality; assists in resolving operational problems.
  • Leads the workforce by onboarding and training extraction personnel, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Promotes a high level of safety awareness, continuous improvement, and safety practices with the extraction team.
  • Monitors equipment and supplies and keeps Supervisor and Manager informed.
  • Runs and maintains extraction machines, provides oversight of the fruit sorting and washing area, and maintains fruit source by use of the yard dog.
  • Monitors extraction crew to maintain proper headcount based upon fruit quality.
  • Assists Supervisor in auditing work stations to ensure SOP’S are being followed.
  • Coordinates with other departments to meet production targets.
  • Monitors employee attendance and maintain asttendance log.
  • Follows company GMPs and all quality programs.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned
Required Skills
  • Ability to communicate fluently both in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with little or no supervision) and as a member of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, adaptability, regular attendance and mechanical aptitude required.
  • Ability to operate yard dog equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret written documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements including continuous standing and walking throughout the day; repeated twisting at the torso while lifting and pulling inventory from shelves; regular lifting of up to 50 pounds; occasional climbing of ladders; and use of pallet jacks. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Required Experience
  • HS diploma or GED preferred and minimum three years related experience and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong familiarity with the standard concepts, practices, and procedures of a food manufacturing environment and ability to learn those specific to SunOpta.
  • Demonstrates strict adherence to all Safety policies (i.e. Lock Out Tag Out, Machine Guarding, etc.)

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SunOpta is a leading global company with a focus on natural, organic and specialty foods. We specialize in the sourcing, processing and...