Cheese Team Leader

Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: St Johns, MI, US, 48879

Company: Glanbia

Production Supervisor (Cheese Team Leader)

Glanbia – MWC

Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey  

The Opportunity 

In the role you will direct and coordinate activities of whey production areas in processing raw materials and manufacturing customer specific products. This permanent position will report to the Whey Production Manager and will; 

  • Responsible for the total operation of the shift and will ensure adherence to production schedule and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Lead daily crew meetings that include discussion on safety, quality and production.
  • Operate machinery and troubleshoot any issues that arise while ensuring adherence to safety principles and practices.
  • Plan, assign and direct work of employees and provide performance feedback addressing any complaints, resolving issues and appraising performance(s).
  • Monitor cheese process equipment to identify potential errors and develop solutions to eliminate the reoccurrence of those problems.
  • Comply with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates.

  The Skills you will bring to the team

  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Forklift and scissor lift certification and general machine maintenance knowledge.
  • Provide leadership to others through examples and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiply projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to queries from leaders, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions to deal with a variety of concrete variable.   
  • Knowledge of safety policies, practices and procedures and ability to lead team to adhere to them. 

If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in St. Johns, MI. MWC is a state of the art cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, MI. MWC is a joint venture between Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select). This role is for the “C” Shift - 6a-6p Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sun one week and Wednesday Thursday the next week.


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, 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 celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.

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