Manager, Production in Stockton CA

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Mizkan America
Title: 
Manager, Production
Date: 
03/14/2020
Job ID: 
1179
Location: 
Stockton CA
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Prod./Plant Management
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Operations Development Manager (Mizkan America, Inc. Stockton Ca-Tomato Processing) Primary Duties (During Season) •

Leads performance management, including identification and communication of critical success factors and key performance indicators. • Accountable for achieving forecasted financial and operating performance targets. • Drives continuous safety, quality, cost, and compliance improvement based on current Best Practices. • Ensure compliance and perform all duties in accordance with all safety, environmental, food, local, state and federal rules and regulations. • Oversees Maintenance Crew ensuring facility is operating at peak performance Primary Duties (Off Season) • Executes assignments as directed by management with adherence to time lines and budgets. • Directly manages maintenance crew and directs them thru the Plant Rebuild Process • Partners with corporate and plant management teams to ensure the generation of detailed scopes of work, effective project generation and implementation upon approval. • Provides engineering expertise in the areas of raw material and product handling, processing and packaging. • Conducts engineering studies as assigned on new and existing manufacturing processes, equipment, tooling and materials to optimize production efficiencies, minimize waste/scrap and ensure quality standards and safety requirements are met. • Recommends methods, materials, and layouts for improvements based on manufacturing needs and capabilities. • Develops detailed project submittals with accurate cost generation for project submission, ROI analysis and approval consideration. • Works with plant maintenance and contractors to generate costs to complete installation and startup of projects. • Performs problem solving studies for root cause analysis determination, develops recommendations and resolves manufacturing problems identified within plant operations. •

Supervises and directs other project lead people where appropriate and controls outside contractors relative to plant policies and scope of work. • Tracks capital expenditures for adherence to approved project spending limits. • Interface with OSHA, EPA, BRC and other regulatory and 3rd party agencies as required. • Assist management in developing, implementing and maintaining annual engineering budget and 5-year plans. Additional Contributing Duties • Provides leadership in developing, communicating and implementing operating strategies and goals for the facility. • Help champion, support and role model the Behavioral Based Safety programs and practices throughout operations in partnership with other Department Heads and Safety Supervisor. • Provides overall leadership in managing, coaching and developing Manufacturing Staff •

Provides guidance and leadership directly to supervisors/salary non-exempts/union hourly/temporary workforce within the department. • Contributes to the process of managing the capital projects and cost reductions process. • Ensure positive relationships with key strategic external customers. Il. Position Responsibilities (Expected Work) • Ensures labor management scheduled according to Plant Demands • Makes sure Plant is ready to process Tomatoes on "Opening Day" •

Works with other departments making sure hourly staff is trained based on their job assignment • Executes daily/weekly staff performance reviews by providing constant feedback • Tracks key performance indicators on an ongoing basis; identifies and communicates issues to senior management and implements appropriate corrective action to deliver departmental results. • Partners with Plant Associate Finance Manager and Plant Manager to develop the Annual Operating Plan budget for the department. Closely monitors and controls departmental costs, including labor and overtime; adjusts as necessary to meet budgetary guidelines • Direct interaction with the Quality Manager to Facilitate and/or direct resolutions as it relates to food safety and quality Challenges •

Plant / manufacturing environment, subject to temperature swings, climbing stairs, and movement throughout a large plant setting. • During the fresh fruit processing season (July-October), extended work hours and increased time on the plant floor •

Understanding Mizkan America, Inc. Policies, State, Federal and other legal requirements, and working with site personnel ensuring compliance to the requirements. • Inspire and motivate individuals to perform work for 90-100+ day tomato pack season. • Drive changes in the plant via Continuous Improvement projects to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, make right the first time, etc. • Schedule-must be able/flexible to support multiple shift manufacturing operations. • Must build and leverage positive, cross-functional relationships to address identified gaps and implement best practices. Works with Logistics Manager to set production rates for Planning (Annual/Weekly)

Education: BS in Engineering,

Experience: • 5 to 10 years (minimum) demonstrated experience managing a large, complex Food manufacturing facility. • 5 to 10 years (minimum) demonstrated manufacturing experience in roles of increasing responsibility. • Demonstrated (general) primary food processing/aseptic/evaporator experience. •

Thorough knowledge of effective management and supervisory methods. • Ability to support and effectively deploy change management. • Broad knowledge of safety, environmental, quality, and employment systems, procedures, and rules and regulations • Technical skills in engineering, project development, and costing. Ability to work with all levels of plant and corporate management including cross functional team.

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