Production Team Leader

    Updated 8 days ago
    Allentown, PA 18101
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Just 65 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Allentown – or Lehigh Valley – is in close proximity to many of the major Northeastern U.S. cities, which makes it an ideal location for manufacturing and distributing consumer goods. We utilize thermal processing and high-speed canning to produce varieties of our Friskies®, Mighty Dog® and Alpo® brands – brands we have carefully produced, packaged and shipped since 1955. Allentown balances the identity of a busy industrial city, as well as a beautiful rural environment that Purina is truly proud to call home.As the Production Team Leader, you will be responsible for executing all day-to-day operating activities of the Allentown Wet Plant. You will be responsible for the daily supervision of hourly employees along with managing key operating indicators such as safety, performance, quality and sanitation. You will also be responsible for recommending and implementing improvements within the operations.We're a "safety first" culture driven by a zero defect and zero waste mentality set out to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. As a leading pet food manufacturer, we carry on the legacy of our Founder who led us to reshape the larger pet care category. Over 120 years in existence, we've grown our passionate Nestlé Purina Family as we've grown the breadth of our business. Your needs are our responsibility—job security, benefits, safety, and career growth. But, we leave it up to you to shape our future and your career aspirations.*Must be willing to work night shift and weekendsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Motivate and lead a shift of approximately 20 employees. Coach, mentor, and train employees for effective performance and safe operation. Lead change initiatives and continuous improvement efforts. Review daily achievement targets and report variances. Implement action plans to address root causes of failures. Maintain efficient operation of department including the proper use of labor and equipment. Perform administrative functions including maintaining records critical to department operation.*Performs all other duties as assigned.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent Experience: 1+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment. It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace. To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home. The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.
    Posting ID: 619733735Posted: 2021-05-01Job Title: Production Team Leader