As a Production Team Lead, you will oversee the production operations of our spray drying processes to ensure efficient and effective execution of manufacturing goals. Your responsibilities will include supervising a team of operators, coordinating production schedules, maintaining equipment, providing on-the-job training for team members, and reenforcing adherence to safety and quality standards. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in spray drying operations, excellent leadership skills, and a commitment to delivering high-quality products.
- High school diploma or equivalent; associate degree or bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field (preferred).
- Excellent organizational and time management abilities, with ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Proven experience leading and motivating teams effectively.
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to make quick decisions under pressure.
- Knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), environmental, and safety protocols, procedures, and compliance.
- Experience in manufacturing and production environments, preferably with spray drying operations.
- Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with staff and management.
- Fluent in English and Spanish (preferred).
- Experience with forklift and pallet jack operation is preferred.
- Flexibility to work 12 hours, rotational 3-2-2-3 shifts.
- Safety and Environmental Compliance
- Promote a culture of safety and environmental responsibility within the production team by ensuring PPE is properly used at all times and Alltech’s Best Practices (ABPs) are applied in day-to-day functions.
- Enforce adherence to safety protocols, identify potential hazards, and take corrective actions to prevent accidents or incidents.
- Ensure compliance with environmental regulations, waste management practices, and proper handling of hazardous materials.
- Immediately notifies management of any safety hazards or incidents and completes appropriate documentation to elevate the concern.
- Quality Control and Compliance:
- Ensure adherence to quality control standards and compliance with relevant regulations and company policies.
- Monitor the production process to identify and resolve any deviation or issues affecting product quality.
- Collaborate with the quality control team to conduct regular inspections, implement corrective actions, and improve process efficiencies.
- Maintain clean and orderly working environments in accordance with quality and facility standards.
- Review all production records for accuracy and completion daily.
- Always maintains a clean and orderly facility.
- Supervise Production Team:
- Lead and supervise a team of batching, spray drying, and packaging operators to provide guidance, training, and support to ensure the successful execution of daily production goals.
- Coordinate work schedules, assign tasks, and monitor team performance to ensure efficient production operations.
- Foster a positive work environment, promote teamwork, encourage continuous improvement initiatives, and promote a safe working environment.
- Provide mentorship, training, and coaching to all team members to ensure individuals can effectively complete assigned tasks.
- Production Planning and Coordination:
- Collaborate with production planning and scheduling teams to develop production plans, ensuring timely and accurate execution.
- Ensure the Production Schedule is adhered to, and any deviations are brought to the attention of management in a timely manner.
- Coordinate with cross-functional teams, such as quality control, maintenance, and logistics, to optimize production processes and resolve any operational issues.
- Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting:
- Oversee the maintenance and troubleshooting of spray drying equipment, ensuring that all machinery is in proper working condition.
- Liaise with the maintenance team to address equipment issues and coordinate repairs or replacements as necessary.
- Performance Monitoring and Reporting
- Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to production efficiency, yield, and quality, and take proactive measures to achieve targets.
- Generate reports on production activities, performance metrics, and process improvements, and communicate them to managements.
- Complete shift reports and participate in shift change meetings to ensure smooth team transitions.
- Additional duties and functions may be assigned by management when deemed necessary to meet plant objectives.
- Must be physically able to operate motor vehicle and forklift.
- Ability to lift up to 55 pounds.
- Ability to stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time.
- Ability to work in a production environment with varying temperature and noise levels.
- Ability to take a pre-employment medical physical.
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