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JOB FILLED - Operations Manager - Confidential #7865

Job Description: 

The Operations Manager will provide direct supervision and leadership to the production, maintenance, and sanitation teams.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide direct supervision and leadership to production, maintenance, and sanitation.
  • Oversee receiving, storage, rotation, order selection, shipping, inventory, dry storage material and building maintenance operations.
  • Plan schedule and shifts, assign tasks appropriately both day and night shift.
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly productivity, and inventory reporting.
  • Maintain a visible presence on the plant floor to monitor machine operations and provide technical guidance during all production and sanitation phases.
  • Serve as a line of communication from our co-packing team to our partners in California regarding production, inventory, and quality issues.
  • Work to ensure construction/installations progress as scheduled and that work meets internal specifications, food safety and quality requirements.
  • Provide leadership to support all packaging and process staff and systems to meet USDA & FDA standards in a high speed, high volume packaged foods environment.
  • Plan and setup layout and ensure efficient space utilization.
  • Select, coach, and motivate hourly employees to sufficiently staff for planned production.
  • During various times of the year work maybe required after hours or on the weekends.
  • Perform various Team Building exercises and provide paths of development for team members.
  • Perform any other duties needed to help drive to our Vision, fulfill our Mission, and abide by our Organization’s Values.


  • B.S in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, or food science strongly preferred; however, equivalent experience with a business degree is also acceptable.
  • Strong leadership skills in leading a diverse, skilled team.
  • A minimum of ten years' food processing experience with seven years at the plant level.
  • Experience in food / fruit / vegetable processing is required.
  • Experience in high-speed packaging and processing is preferred.
  • Experience with small-scale waste treatment is highly advantageous.
  • Experience with Clean-in-Place, pasteurization/sterilization methods, and Ready-to-Eat environments are preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of USDA/FDA regulatory requirements and design practices, BRC Standards, GSFI, OSHA, GMPs, and related regulations.
  • Recent experience with Aseptic and Frozen Puree Production equipment highly desired.
  • SQF Certified or the willingness to obtain within 3 months of hire.
  • A background with slice and dice production is highly desired.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance
$55,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year
Confidential Job: 

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