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Associated Milk Producers Shift Lead in Sanborn, Iowa


JOB SUMMARY: Provide leadership to all operations, functions, and employees of the plant. Create environment of respect and responsibility through professional communication, accountability, budget consciousness, team work, quality, safety and security. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time. 1. Administers plans and directs plant operations while continually striving for improvements to increase efficiency and reduce costs. 2. Works within approved budget while developing and implementing cost saving measures which will contribute to overall profits and revenue to the organization. 3. Assists with overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of plant operations. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 4. Manages competing demands and changes approach or method to best fit the situation. 5. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner by gathering and analyzing information skillfully. Works well in group problem solving situations and develops alternative solutions. 6. Creates a positive team with the ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives. 7. Ability to manage projects by creating workable plans; communicates changes effectively and builds commitment and overcomes resistance. 8. Understands business implications of decisions while displaying an orientation to profitability. 9. Develops realistic action plans, by prioritizing and planning work activities. Plans for additional resources as needed. 10. Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement. Makes oneself available to staff, provides regular performance feedback, develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth. 11. Ability to react well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions and follows through on commitments. 12. Leads and guides all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity 13. Leads and guides all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity 14. Leads and guides GMP policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job: • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills • Ability to adapt effectively within a continually changing and demanding environment • Demonstrate an understanding of the products manufactured and the processes involved • Basic understanding of equipment operations and minor troubleshooting ability • Must be able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to communicate effectively in order to maintain high levels of Safety, Quality and Efficiency • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures and company guidelines in order to maintain regulatory compliance • Ability to understand daily production needs • Able to read and comprehend standard operating procedures • Lead in a team environment safely • Detail oriented, be quality minded • Able to perform at a high level in a fast paced environment EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), preferred. • Prior experience in dairy or food production, manufacturing, industrial process operations or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. • Knowledge of SQF, HACCP, GMP's, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.

• Physical Demands – Employee is frequently (more than 75% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The employee is frequently (up to 60% of the time) required to walk and stand. The employee must occasionally (up to 20% of the time) lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

• Work Environment – Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet work conditions, fumes or airborne participles. Employee is frequently exposed to refrigerated or warm temperatures. Employee is regularly exposed to chemicals during sanitation processes. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. • Protective Equipment – Personal protective equipment is required depending on the job being performed, including protective eye wear, or face shields, hearing protection, hair and beard nets, uniforms, and boots. Additional equipment is required working with chemicals, such as rubber gloves and use of chemical proof aprons as appropriate for job being performed.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




  • High School or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)