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Area Production Manager

Location: Jerome, ID
Company: Agropur Inc.
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For Current Agropur Employees:Please apply for this job through the Career application of your Workday Home Page.Job Type:RegularWorking at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!Who we are:We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World." www.agropur.comWhat this role is all about:We are looking for an Area Production Manager in Jerome, Idaho.The Area Production Manager supervises, coaches, trains, and provides mentoring to supervisors and operators in the department area. This position provides technical knowledge to operators to increase their skills and help them perform their job in a successful manner. The Area Production Manager has the ultimate responsibility for operations and quality in the department area.Provide training and coaching to ensure compliance with Safety standards and incident prevention. Conduct work in a safe manner and abide by all company safety policies.Responsible for operation of workers and equipment in the production of high quality/ high value products while applying learned knowledge of processes involved and production methods.Train employees in work methods and procedures. Develop Standard Operating Procedures for the department and communicate expectations to supervisors and hourly employees.Provide feedback to supervisors to help coordinate activities of workers engaged in manufacturing handled at the highest level of quality.Plan and develop systems and procedures to improve quality and efficiency of the department.Analyze laboratory data, data trending, and react accordingly data trending.Act as mentor to supervisors and employees to ensure compliance with the inspection of product to verify conformance to specifications and direct setup and adjustments of machines.Carry out duties as requested by Plant Management.Demonstrate good mechanical skills and understanding with ability to communicate and work with the maintenance department so that all equipment is maintained at the highest level to reduce unnecessary down time. Provide guidance to supervisors and hourly employees as needed to increase their mechanical skills.Coach supervisors and hourly employees in the department to follow company standard Good Manufacturing Practices in their daily production runs.Maintain compliance with food safety programs and HACCP.Able to complete and/or assist in the duties of all jobs related to production when circumstances demand.Manage reporting of yields, recovery and maximize opportunities. Act as a coach and mentor to help supervisors and hourly employees understand the process.The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):Minimum five (5) years of experience in manufacturing required.Supervisory experience required.The Extras (Preferred Qualifications): Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Business, Operations Management, or any other related field preferred.Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.Minimum five (5) years of experience in a dairy and/or food production plant preferred.What we offer you:Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:Health, Dental and Vision optionsHealth Savings and Flexible Spending AccountsCompany paid life insurance, short and long-term disability401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company matchTuition Reimbursement ProgramHealth and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance ProgramOpportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and BereavementAn environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and IntegrityOpportunities for advancementTraining programsEmployee Referral ProgramCommunity InvolvementThe Location:Our Jerome, ID, plant is home to approximately 400 employees and processes approximately 7 million pounds of milk per day. This facility produces various types of cheeses, such as; mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, muenster, parmesan, romano, Monterey jack, gouda, and asiago. They also run various whey streams, such as; deproteinized whey, sweet dairy whey, GMP, permeate, instantized, and our top-rated BiPro products.The Jerome, ID area is a paradise for those seeking unique recreation attractions. You can visit Shoshone Falls (the Niagara of the West), Perrine Bridge (the only legal spot to base jump from in the US), and the beautiful Snake River Canyon (perfect for canoeing, boating and walking). There are also multiple restaurants throughout the Magic Valley area with quality cuisine. You can also visit the Jerome Chamber or Twin Falls Chamber sites for more information on local events. AA/EEO - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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