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Production Manager

Vero Beach, FL

Order: 166886

Our client is in growth mode and they're looking for managers that want to be a part of that growth. The new members of the team must understand the importance of safety as that is paramount to the continued success of our company as well as our staff.

Their core value is RESPECT.

Production Manager – 3:00PM to Finish Monday through Saturday-(rotating)


Directs, coordinates and participates in production activities which include extraction, drumming, bottling and packaging personally and through subordinate supervisors to ensure quality product is being produced within a timely and cost effective manner while complying with all state and federal regulations for a food safe product.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Reviews production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.

  • In collaboration with the Plant Manager plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.

  • Ensure the production process is completed in the most cost effective manner.

  • Prepares operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.

  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.

  • Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization and reports any issues/concerns through Maintenance work order.

  • Understand and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) daily.

  • Ensure that all SQF, Organic, Non-GMP procedures are followed (no cross contamination).

  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and non-regulatory audits, such as FDA, SQF, USDA and customer initiated.

  • As needed sample product for quality. Evaluate staff performance. Responsible for ensuring staff are appropriately trained in their department.

  • Provide coaching and guidance to staff on an on-going basis and disciplinary action as needed.

  • Be an ongoing advocate for both Food & Employee safety. Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manages two to four subordinate leads who supervise a total of 20-30 production employees.

  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.

  • 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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Two to four years’ experience and/or training in production and/or manufacturing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Bi-lingual, English/Spanish a plus.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software including Word, Outlook and Excel. Also, individual should have the ability to navigate Internet as needed.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year