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Operations Manager - Confidential #7865

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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

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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