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Production Supervisor (Protein, located in Lemoore, CA)

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Within our flagship "Lemoore West" manufacturing facility located in Lemoore, California - Leprino is seeking a seasoned Production Supervisor to join our Protein department to monitor all aspects of the process relating to product testing, equipment operations and employee actions.
At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $81,000 and $97,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 10%.

  • Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to improve labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met.
  • Leads and coaches team employees in Protein Department by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee engagement and productivity.
  • Builds strong working relationships and fosters positive collaboration within the team.
  • Reinforces company and plant policies fairly and consistently.
  • Determines equipment repair needs and initiates maintenance work orders to minimize production downtime.
  • Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs.
  • Participates in safety investigations and corrective actions.
  • Leads and carries out the department's quality systems to achieve quality goals.
  • Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.
  • Monitors team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements.
    You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
    • College Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology, or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
    • 5+ years of experience in food manufacturing environment, additional education may substitute experience where applicable.
    • 1+ year of experience leading, mentoring, and/or delegating work to others.
    • Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems.
      We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
      • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience.
      • Previous supervisory experience in manufacturing environment.
      • Knowledge and experience working within CI methodologies in the following areas: Kaizen, Standard Work, 5S Program, Process Mapping, Cause Mapping, and Project Management.
        Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that leverages the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.
        Offering You In Return:A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.
        Our Story: Leprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?
        The "Easy Apply" option through LinkedIn is not considered an official application with Leprino Foods. If you would like to formally apply for this open position, please visit

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