Production Lead, 2nd Shift
H.P. Hood, LLC.

Job Order #: 19638640

Agawam, MA 01001

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 9/14/2023

EXPIRES 10/16/2023

Job Description


Job Category: General Plant
Requisition Number: PRODU008725
LocationsShowing 1 location
MA, Agawam, HPH
Agawam, MA 01001, USA

Job Details

Are you a self-driven person looking to advance your career as a high-impact player on a team? If so, we have an exciting challenge for you and your future!

HP Hood's culture is built on value commitments to innovation, quality, results, integrity, community, people, and collaboration that fosters a strong employee engagement, teamwork, safety and wellness.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, wellness programs, employee discount programs, 401k matches, tuition reimbursement, ongoing development, advancement opportunities and more. This position is also eligible for a bonus program.

Founded in 1846, today HP Hood is one of the largest and most trusted food and beverage manufacturers in the United States. Our portfolio of national and super-regional brands and licensed products includes Hood, Heluva Good, Lactaid, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Planet Oat, Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes and more.  

Job Function:

In the absence of the Shift Supervisor, the lead position serves as a role model and is responsible for all aspects of the operation within the department to include following all safety rules, company guidelines and GMP's.  The lead position requires the ability to work all shifts and all days of the week as needed. The lead is expected to efficiently and effectively communicate all instructions given by the Shift Supervisor.

Job Responsibilities:

Communicate effectively with Shift Supervisors, Manager, and employees to ensure successful production runs.
Maintain an open dialogue with the Shift Supervisor, keeping him/her advised of changes, problems and accomplishments.
Follow the chain-of-command and documentation in all matters requiring supervisory involvement.
Assist with training and integrating of new employees to the department.
Take the lead in promoting safety within the department and take an active role in assisting with accident investigations as needed.
Be familiar with all jobs performed in the department and assist with overseeing that daily goals/schedules are successfully met.
Ability to grow and assume increased responsibilities as production requirements dictate.
Flexible to vary work shifts dependent upon production and staffing needs.

Job Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent
Basic computer skills essential
Basic math skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to work well people and across departments
Prior experience as a Utility Operator or Processor, or strong knowledge of the operation including raw receiving, processing, filler operating and cleaning and CIP functions.
Must have a strong working knowledge of the department and the ability to receive direction and organize work and staffing schedules.
2-5 years' experience in the Production Department or related area is desirable.

Working Conditions:

Factory environment
Varying noise and heat levels.
Responsibilities allow occasional opportunity for varying work routine

Physical Demands:

Standing: Long periods (a minimum of 8+ hours)
Sitting: Occasionally for short periods
Walking: Long periods
Bending: Frequently
Twisting of Spine: Frequently
Lifting: Heavy (50+ lbs) frequently
Carrying: Heavy (40-60 lbs) frequently distance
Pushing/Pulling: under 75 lbs. without assistance frequently

SQF Requirements/Responsibilities:

Maintaining food safety and food quality through completing job tasks and maintaining the work area in a sanitary manner.
Support biosecurity and GMP measures.
Report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
Backup duties are covered by other leads and/or Production Supervisors.

How To Apply

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Agawam, MA 01001

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