Production Line Coordinator
Rich Products Corporation - Arlington, TN

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Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies with more than 7,300 associates worldwide.

We currently have a great opportunity as a 2nd shift Production Line Coordinator. Please visit our website at www.richs.com/careers to apply for this position or view other exciting opportunities.

A Production Line Coordinator is responsible for converting raw materials into finished goods in the required quantity and quality, and performs this function in a safe and sanitary manner following HACCP and GMP guideline at a minimum cost. Conduct production activities in accordance with the agreement between the union and the company.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows production schedules for the various production lines and batch rooms to ensure that goals are met. Directs the flow of materials and utilization of labor to ensure adequate production of various products of required quality.

Responsible for insuring waste of packaging and raw materials are below budgeted targets.

Directs work orders for maintenance and repair of production equipment. Recommends improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods. Directs requisitions of manufacturing supplies.

Provides associate work schedules to insure productivity levels are achieved with minimal staffing and overtime costs.

Facilitates the operation of all production areas and coaches Associates in the performance of their duties.

Organize crews as needed for product rework. Develops standards for the time necessary to complete rework and ensures these goals are meet.

Ensures Company standard practices and procedures are followed and perform periodic procedure audits. Corrects any deficiencies found in these audits and communicates results to the shift leader.

Responsible for the motivation and development of production associates to optimize their performance.

Maintains and reports production standards for yields, efficiencies, and labor utilization to the Shift Lead.

Provides additional information and insight as to the causes and solutions of poor yields, line and mix efficiencies, and labor utilization in the daily operations meeting.

Keep abreast of latest manufacturing technologies and systems.

Ensure smooth transition of production activities between shifts.

Follow up on work, sanitation, and safety work orders with the applicable Associates to ensure expeditious performance of the requested work.

Participate in weekly GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the Production departments and have corrected, or issue work orders to correct any identified deficiencies.

Performs other duties and handles special projects from time to time as assigned by Shift Leader.

Assists other departments in utilization of labor, sharing of information and cross training.

Perform all necessary tasks to ensure that all schedule work is completed within established guidelines

Associate's degree in Food Science, Technology, or Engineering - preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a professional demeanor.

Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is expected.

Individual must be a fast learner and able to assimilate new software, procedures and techniques as they are constantly introduced into this environment. Experience with SCADA, SAP, and IQS are a plus.

Excellent working knowledge of equipment and production standards a must.

Must be able to handle multiple assignments concurrently, possess excellent organizational and time management skills, and be able to function in a fast-paced production environment. Individual must possess the maturity to deal with matters of a highly confidential nature.

Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to facilitate constant interaction with a wide variety of personalities and management styles. Also, the ability to maintain focus on assigned tasks in spite of constant interruptions. Will need to be able to work effectively with others and have a high degree of problem solving ability. Should exhibit proven ability to get along with fellow Associates.

The ability to work extended hours, weekends, and multiple shifts as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Will be required to perform tasks such as lifting up to 25 kilograms (55.12 pounds), walking, standing, climbing, reaching, stooping, pulling, pushing, grasping, and balancing as part of production activities out on the floor. Continuous repetitive movement may be needed. Will be required to see and hear well enough to understand associates questions and respond to their concerns. Will be required to work in freezers, near noisy machinery, near confined spaces as part of daily production activities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified candidates to apply. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and productive environment and hire talented and qualified associates, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background investigations.

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