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Plant Operations Manager

Company: B & W Quality Growers, LLC
Location: Fellsmere
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description We are looking to add a Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Plant Operations Manager to our team The ideal candidate will have prior experience in manufacturing or food production and is driven to maintain quality, safety, and an engaged workforce ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. -- Direct and supervise employees in all aspects of their departments (Shipping, VAP and Bunch Personnel) while monitoring productivity and effectiveness. -- Coordinate production and schedules based on workloads, sales and arrival of raw products. -- Ensure accurate and timely completion of finished products to be shipped to the customers. -- Be the key interface with employees, troubleshooting issues, and communicating needed information between departments. -- Monitor and suggest modifications to ensure product safety and superior cleanliness of the facility to be prepared for scheduled and unscheduled audits. -- Drive efforts to decrease downtime while improving productivity. -- Improving operational processes and policies by decreasing waste, increasing yields and drive profitability for overall growth for the company. -- Maintain Overall inventory of the facility. -- Regularly develop and maintain positive employee morale within the workplace. -- Ensure compliance by keeping all required paperwork (Schedules, Production Reports, etc.) current. -- Monitor Turrati System on the VAP Line to ensure the product will be at its optimal condition when packaged. -- Assist the Plant Manager with any addition duties required to complete. -- Expected to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in a safe manner and per the standard set by B & W. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise 4 - 6 direct reports (40-60 indirect). QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. --------------- EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE --- High School Diploma or Equivalent with basic math skills. Ability to understand food and machine safety and sanitation standards and guidelines. management experience preferred. COMMUNICATION SKILL LEVEL --- Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Required. COMPUTER SKILLS --- Basic. Should have a basic knowledge and experience with Word, Excel, and Outlook PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS Previous packinghouse management experience. CERTIFICATIONS and/or LICENSES REQUIRED Valid Driver---s License MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED --- Smock, Gloves, Hair/Beard Net, Protective Sleeves, Boxes and Pallet Jack in addition to standard office equipment and supplies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to see, hear, talk, sit, walk, push, pull, twist, lift, squat and stand. Must be able to lift and carry approximately 25lbs occasionally. Travel on occasion to our Fellsmere Packinghouse and Offices for training or if needed. WORK ENVIRONMENT OR ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to work weekends, and long hours if needed. Environmental conditions are similar to those of a typical production or manufacturing office and that of a packinghouse where temperatures vary inclusive of working in cold controlled temperature of 34degrees. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Company Description B&W was started in 1870 in the state of NJ. The company and has grown into the world---s largest growers of watercress and baby arugula. We currently farm in 8 states and have packing facilities in 3 states. The company not only grows the products, but also packages and markets them to customers on the East Coast of the United States, Canada, and to an affiliate in the United Kingdom. We pride ourselves on the quality of the product that we provide to our customers and take every step necessary to insure that the customers receive product of the highest quality. Our business philosophy is to only focus on a few niche items but be the very best in each.

Keywords: B & W Quality Growers, LLC, Palm Bay , Plant Operations Manager, Professions , Fellsmere, Florida

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