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Production Team Lead

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Twin Falls, ID, ID, US, 83301

Company: Glanbia

Supervisor’s Title:              Production Manager

Department:                        Operations

Location:                              Twin Falls, Idaho


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.


Oversees daily production operations, coach and develop hourly employees, identify and implement process opitmization projects. Provide the leadership that ensures all employees on shift can improve and sustain a zero loss work culture that drives out injuries and ensures products are safe and meet quality specifications. Manage all aspects of shift plant operation ensuring budget, output, and continuous improvement by engaging all employees.


Essential Functions

  • Assist management in ensuring plant productivity, quality, and safety standards are met.
  • Maintain plant safety programs to ensure the safety of all employees and products.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of Glanbia non-negotiables
  • Coordinate production within budget parameters.
  • Ensure all plant employees are responsible and accountable to maintain Glanbia GMP and site standards which include FDA, USDA and Idaho state standards.
  • Ensure product quality and food safety by ensuring plant employee’s sustains quality systems. ( HAACP, SQF, SOP, GMPs)
  • Schedule and coordinate shifts and employees’ work schedules.
  • Conduct audits to ensure employees are performing tasks according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Perform inventory checks and sampling.
  • Coordinate, with logistics, warehouse and shipping.
  • Provide performance coaching to and development of hourly employees. 
  • Ensure troubleshooting capabilities are developed with all operators and maintenance personnel.
  • Liase with maintenance department in developing preventive maintenance schedules, and make decisions regarding emergency maintenance.
  • Ensure adherence to production schedule.
  • Conduct employee meetings, supervise production workforce and assist in employment resolution.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in verbal and written communication and in behavior. 
  • Complete TL Standard work lists and tasks each shift
  • Ensure equipment is operated according to centerline control and reporting process
  • Report out on plant performance as part of daily review and staff meetings.
  • Perform hourly employee PDP process and provide feedback periodically on performance, including disciplinary and attendance occurrences.
  • Provide performance coaching to and development of hourly employees. 

Additional Functions

  • Serve on committees as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a hard science preferred but not required; a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiply projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Intermediate personal computer skills, including electronic mail, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Must complete Glanbias Team Lead certification program.





Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

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

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, and observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, and judge distances and spatial relationships. 

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and areas with possible air contamination, 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.

Travel Requirements

  • Minimal travel limited within the local area.


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: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls