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Assistant Production Team Lead

Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: Corona, CA, CA, US, 92878

Company: Glanbia

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.

Production Lead

Reports To:                       Production Manager

Department:                     Production

Location:                           Corona, CA

Pay Status:                        Non-Exempt

Backed up By:                  Production Manager

Job Summary

Assist in the daily production operations, coach and develop hourly employees and identify and implement process optimization projects. Assist with the maintaining of the plant priorities including safety, sustainability, quality, and housekeeping. Lead shifts in daily production operators as required. Work with production supervisors and plant leadership to meet or exceed daily KPI’s.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)

  • Assist management in ensuring that plant productivity, quality, and safety standards are met.
  • Comply with safety policies, practices, and procedures in order to keep all employees safety and all products in quality condition. Report unsafe activities to supervisors.
  • Ensure that all plant employees are responsible and accountable to maintain Glanbia GMP site standards which include FDA, OSHA, and California state standards.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives including centerlining, rate lock, root cause, and autonomous maintenance.
  • Ensure that activities are performed effectively and respond to fluctuating workloads for all production lines
  • Ensure work is performed properly the first time by reviewing the work throughout the production process
  • Make certain  that relief operator is providing breaks and meal periods in timely manner to production personnel for all production lines
  • Coordinates production set ups including but not limited to equipment , raw materials, caps, sleeves, bottles, lot code verification, documentation, misc. supplies, QA check, maintenance items and personnel
  • Always aware of batching and processing schedule
  • Collaborate with co workers and supervisors to resolve work related problems
  • Train and coach employees in work-related activities in associate with the supervisor
  • Have knowledge of all machines on assigned production line
  • Ensure breaks and meal periods are given to employees in a timely manner and as labor laws require
  • Check product specification to ensure correct packaging materials and raw materials are being used and coding is correct
  • Continually check products to ensure that they are within specifications and of  high quality i.e. no leaks, proper and accurate lot numbers, ensure boxes and pallets have correct labeling and lot number information
  • Perform machine change-overs as required
  • Replenish packaging supplies such as film, boxes, cartons, glue, ink or labels
  • Make adjustments to machine as necessary and observe to detect any malfunctions
  • Clear away any damaged product containers
  • Keep work area clean following HACCP program
  • Perform cleaning and sanitation on machines as required between products
  • Perform trouble shooting, minor repairs and communicate with mechanics regarding any mechanical problems
  • Ensure that down time tracking and all lot information is completed accurately and in timely manner
  • Have a constant awareness of production flow; upstream and down stream
  • Hold a high degree of personal accountability and hold others to the same
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of two years of experience in food manufacturing environment or equivalent type of manufacturing

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measures, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions finished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Ability to work with amino acids, vitamins and fine chemicals in powder and liquid form as well as allergen products.

Language, Computer &   Numeracy:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and written
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong math skills, and knowledge of the metric system, are required
  • Heavy Data analysis including MS Excel pivot tables and spreadsheets to do calculations on cost potency changes, percentages, etc

Travel Requirements

  • Minimal domestic travel required (<10%)

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

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.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles