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Production Lead in Sebastopol, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Direct Hire
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  • Pay Rate
    $45760.0 - $49920.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Are you looking for a leadership role with a growing manufacturing company?

Our client is looking for a Lead that work closely with the production staff daily to create a positive team work environment, open communication dialogue, and continue to boost productivity improvement goals!


Under the direction of the Production Management, the Production Lead is responsible to efficiently direct the operation of juice manufacturing equipment, maximizing productivity and quality. The Production Lead is responsible to troubleshoot and adjust equipment when quality or efficiency issues occur. The lead will also have to set in as a backup and operate equipment where needed. The goal of the Production Lead is to maximize uptime and minimize waste while maintaining the highest standard of safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Treat all employees with respect and dignity.
  • Direct employees to proper work stations and activities.
  • Ensure that employees are knowledgeable and trained on how to comfortably and accurately perform their assigned task.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the production making equipment, to include preventive maintenance.
  • Train new and current operators on new procedures and best practices.
  • Help operators troubleshoot equipment or quality issues.
  • Provide training on safety procedures and establish new safety procedures when necessary.
  • Ensure the schedule is being executed correctly.
  • Monitor product quality and consistency.
  • Inspect materials for defects.
  • Complete proper testing to ensure customer specifications are met.
  • Complete sales order paperwork.
  • Attend occasional training sessions.
  • Perform general housekeeping to keep work areas clean and organized.
  • Follow all Company policies and safety procedures to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Ensure case/container codes, labels and packaging materials are correct prior to start up.
  • Ensure that Pre-Start checks done by QA are acceptable – confer with the Food Safety Technician.
  • Ensure that machines are changed over and ready for production well in advance of startup – preferably the day before production but possibly in the early morning prior to start up.
  • Issue tools/supplies to employees. Track issuance and ensure tools are returned at the end of their assignment.
  • Ensure that the line starts up on time and runs at optimal speed throughout the day.
  • Keep the production team informed of production for the next day's run.
  • Operate manufacturing equipment during breaks, vacations, and/or when the regular operator is not present
  • Ensure that Breaks/Lunch are taken on time in accordance with the contract/State Law by determining the daily lunch/break schedule.  If the line is running through lunches, schedule relief operators.
  • Monitor and schedule overtime, breaks and lunch periods so that production output is not negatively impacted.
  • Plan and execute labor rotation to ensure a safe work environment for the team.
  • Prepare labor report documenting employees that worked on the line each day.
  • Audit the paperwork of the Food Safety Techs and of operators performing checks.
  • Report Maintenance, Safety, Quality, and Production issues to the Production Manager and the appropriate Department Manager.
  • Ensure the line is cleaned properly at the end of production
  • Ensure that Packaging Materials and Ingredients are available for the next production day.
  • Employees are responsibility to fully participate in all company policy and program initiatives for Food Safety, Food Quality and Food Defense; each employee, no matter their position or job function serves a key role in contributing to safe, quality food.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees to promote positive employee relations, and to maximize productivity, efficiency and quality in a way that is consistent with the company values.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • High School Graduate, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of related experience.

Volt Workforce Solutions is an equal opportunity employer!