Assistant Team Leader

Date: May 10, 2024

Location: West Haven, CT, US, 06516

Company: Glanbia



Partners with Production Supervisor to direct and coordinate edible film and glitter production and cleaning activities.  Liaises with Warehouse, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Planning, and Purchasing to ensure orders are safely produced and fulfilled on time, while maintaining high quality and yield standards.



Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times 
  • Independent, proactive, detail oriented, dependable, organized, and able to handle multiple tasks 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude proven by past experience. 
  • Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team goals 
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem-solving skills. 
  • Proven ability choosing appropriate course of action while considering related costs and benefits 
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing, and conflicting priorities 
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations 
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism 
  • Independent operation and expert troubleshooting of all equipment centers once fully trained
  • Competent demonstration of autonomous maintenance activities at all equipment centers once fully trained
  • Willing and capable of successfully training team members on all film equipment centers and processes once fully trained
  • Must act as subject matter expert in all areas to new employees as well as current employees needing retraining in any areas once fully trained
  • 5S Ownership
  • Full compliance with PPE & safe working practices
  • Competent demonstration of working safely, following rules and regulations
  • Clear understanding of SOP’s, GMP’s, Allergens, HACCP, Food Defense, Color Code, Documentation, Log Books, Hand Washing, Uniform and Locker policy once fully trained and onboarded.
  • Maintains and retrieves production records and reports 
  • Partner with supervisor to coordinate effective onboarding and training for new manufacturing team members 
  • Partner with supervisor to council, coach and or discipline team members as needed 
  • Partner with supervisor to hire, train, evaluate, resolve personnel grievances, and discharge staff in coordination with human resources 
  • Acts as production supervisor when needed
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned





Education, Training:      


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Ability to follow direction and work with Standard Operating Procedures.


Experience Required:   

  • 3+ years’ experience in a production environment required
  • >1 year supervisory experience preferred


Language, Computer & Numeracy:        


  • Clear command of the English language both verbal and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge + MS Office Suite



Physical Requirements:


  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 55 pounds routinely
  • 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


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

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.

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford