Production Lead

Ready Roast Nut Company - Madera, CA (30+ days ago)3.0


Ready Roast Nut Company was established in 2006 by a trio of professionals from the food processing industry who saw an opportunity to address the growing demand for value-added tree nuts. We started with a processing facility in Hughson, CA (USA) where we produce large volumes of oil and dry roasted nuts for the dairy and other food processing industries.

In 2007 we acquired Madera Quality Nut (MQN) facilities. MQN was a well established nut processor who had been serving ingredient buyers worldwide since 1996 and continues to be a strong and trusted brand for natural, roasted and manufactured almonds and tree nuts.

Our most recent facility was completed in 2012. Also located in Madera, it allows us to offer even more to our customers; incorporating the latest technologies for quality, sustainability, stringent controls for food safety and added space for increased processing and storage capacity.

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for operating the main laser line and related equipment while acting as lead person on the processing floor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide leadership for sort staff, and operators and ensure RRNC policies and procedures are being followed, including adherence to GMP's, SOP's, safety guidelines and adequate breaks/lunches.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Daily attendance to avoid interruption of production.
  • Inspect all input prior to loading, report any nonconformities to supervisor.
  • Install screens as per instruction to meet customer specification.
  • Verify proper materials and adherence to schedule.
  • Act as support for staff and adjust crewing or inputs as needed.
  • Adhere to GMP's, safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • Follow approved clean up procedures and shutdown.
  • Report progress and/or issues directly to raw manager.
  • Review and enforce the Company’s food safety, quality and regulatory standards.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Works evenings and weekends as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

To execute 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.

  • Ability to follow instructions written and/or oral in a fast paced environment over multiple lines.
  • Sound decision making and reporting skills.
  • Ability to add/subtract and account for tare weights, and fulfill orders.

Good understanding of granulation concepts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand for long hours, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or moveup to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. All employees must wear ear protection at all times while in the plant.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is high.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. RRNC is an At-Will Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • production lead: 1 year