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Assistant Team Leader

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: US

Company: Glanbia

Assistant Team Leader


Reports To: Production Supervisor

Department: Production

Location: Orange

Exempt Status: Nonexempt

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.



Provides assistance to the operator and fills in for basic operator duties as assigned. Maintain production area cleanliness and safety standards. Must complete all applicable SOP and QA trainings.





  • With direction from the supervisor assists in maintaining the quality of production on the shift.
  • With direction from the supervisor assists in meeting the shift productivity goals.
  • Responsible and accountable to follow production schedule.
  • Responsible for bringing any production issues to management for appropriate escalation.
  • Ability to take good notes, address issues with management and escalate concerns or requests brought up by employees.
  • Directly supervises the successful startup of first batches as necessary.
  • Receives and acts on instructions given from superiors
  • Interacts and communicates with all shifts in a professional and productive manner.
  • Interacts and communicates with other departments (Maintenance, Warehouse, etc.) in a professional and productive manner.
  • Establishes and maintains a good working relationship between shifts. 
  • Working knowledge and ability to operate all blenders and equipment to include packaging, milling and cleaning equipment is preferred.
  • Will be required to become a technical matter expert for all manufacturing processes, safety and quality in order to train employees and make observations/corrections as needed.
  • Audits equipment cleaning and use log books.
  • Accurately audits completed batch records and makes necessary corrections.
  • Recommends changes to batch records to reduce errors, improve efficiency, etc.
  • Completes work orders as needed and records equipment problems which could not be corrected.
  • Completes worker related accident forms.
  • Assists in workplace accident investigations as necessary.
  • Records ideas for productivity improvements and other matters of importance and shares them with management as appropriate.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the department's paperwork including but not limited to:
    • Ensuring that the correct batch record is being used.
    • How to record information on the batch records.





Education, Training:      


  • Minimum of High School Degree.


Experience Required:


  • Minimum of four years as a successful machine operator in a similar manufacturing environment.
  • Fork lift certification required.


Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:       


  • Organizational skills and ability to multitask (work on and manage several projects at once).
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Has well established work habits that can be used to set an example for the workforce.       
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Excellent record keeping skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills.





Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to work while wearing Personal Protective Equipment including respirator.
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 55 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves strenuous physical activity primarily labor intensive in nature.


Typical Environmental Conditions


  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).
  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.




  • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

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