IPM Foods

Why IPM?

When you join the IPM team you take on our mission to genuinely care for our family of food manufacturers and producers. You become committed to improving their packaging solutions and operations and producing the products that become some of the world’s signature brands. Through their work, our employees express a passion for service, for reaching their full potential and together preserving and strengthening our unique company culture. This is a place where every employee is proud to work and make a difference. So if this sounds like it checks most of your boxes, we invite you to take a look at the positions we have to offer.

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Job Summary

Leads an assigned production team to achieve goals and problem solve while demonstrating a commitment to employee’s safety, teamwork, and product quality. Responsible for product processing, packaging, and storage in compliance with FDA, USDA, and IPM Foods rules and regulations.

Responsibilities and Duties

Leads a team of front-line employees. Effectively communicates with and motivates employees in order to drive productivity and achieve company goals. Supervises employees to maintain discipline, teamwork, tracking attendance, and reviewing and approving time off for their direct reports. Responsible for work effort and appraisal of personnel.

Supervises and coordinates the activities of workers engaged in processing and/or the development of a product or a service. Maintains inventory records. Requisitions ingredients and/or supplies as necessary to meet delivery schedules. Evaluates materials and products to maintain organizational standards. Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities between departments.

Manages and utilizes various production reports. Reviews daily production against customer requirements. Interprets, understands, and manages reports within responsible area such as throughput, yield, etc. Meets production requirements while maintaining appropriate line speeds and efficiency ensuring quality products. Accomplishes all paperwork in accordance with established time frames or record keeping requirements.

Emphases a safe work environment. Promotes a safe work environment as well as meets safety requirements complying with all policies or regulations set forth by IPM Foods, OSHA, and various government agencies concerning safety, environment, handling of food products, packaging, ingredients and any related items.

Creates a continuous improvement culture. Fosters a continuous improvement culture for direct reports. Ensures operations are being performed appropriately in order to improve processes and to continually find ways to drive out waste. Applies LEAN concepts and procedures to the day-to-day production operations. Accomplishes quality performance which meets or exceeds all line, department, facility, company, and USDA/FDA guidelines or grading process for a total quality program and customer relations.

Communicates at all levels in order to meet production expectations. Collaborates with the functional areas of operations such as Human Resources, Safety, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Finance, Shipping/Receiving and others. Communicates at all levels to maximize processing of the highest quality product at the lowest cost possible.

Manages employees. Directs and supervises employees’ work activities and monitors work performance. Collaborates with Human Resources to screen, interview and hire candidates. Administers disciplinary actions and recommends performance improvement actions in collaboration with the Plant Manager and HR Manager. Monitors work performance and recommends compensation decisions based on guidelines. Follows IPM Foods values to develop and maintain a favorable working relationship with all employees. Promotes a cooperative and harmonious environment in order to facilitate positive employee morale, productivity, and continued improvement.

Qualifications and Skills

Minimum Education : 4 years related work experience with a minimum of 1 year experience in a leading role included in the 4 years related work experience.

Technical Experience: Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction required. Must be able to read and write English. Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource management, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Must be familiar with computers and be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

Industry Experience: Preferred experience within a food processing organization.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Production Supervisor: 4 years

Summary/Objective

The maintenance technician position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.

Essential Functions


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  2. Provide emergency/Unscheduled and Scheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  3. Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  4. Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  5. Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  6. Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  7. Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  8. Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  9. Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  10. Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  11. Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  12. Inspects and maintains all production equipment as necessary and as scheduled.
  13. Operates drills, saws, grinders, welding apparatus, presses and a variety of manual tools to repair and maintain production equipment.
  14. Monitors and maintains building and grounds functions such as plumbing, general electrical wiring, and painting.
  15. Test operates production machinery before and after repairs are made. Machinery including, but not limited to, mixers, saws, conveyors, box makers, sealers, fryers, freezers, Raytheon machine, fork-lifts, separators and baggers.
  16. Responsible for communication of progress of repair work, potential problems and general functioning to line supervisors and incoming maintenance shifts.
  17. Writes up and submits to proper personnel, requests for parts as necessary to facilitate repairs and maintenance.
  18. Records and maintains all relevant maintenance work completed and keeps a logbook of daily activities.
  19. Coordinates maintenance efforts with outside machinery technicians to facilitate expedient and proper repair.
  20. Makes equipment adjustments as requested by line supervisors to assist machine operators with accurate functioning of precision production equipment.

Competencies

  1. Technical Capacity.
  2. Ethical Conduct.
  3. Communication Proficiency.
  4. Results Driven.
  5. Initiative.

Supervisory Responsibility


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Travel

No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

[Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. See examples below.]

  1. High school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.
  2. 4+ years of manufacturing experience; strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills with some PLC experience and HVAC.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. An AA degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance.
  2. Vacuum furnace and or boiler experience.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Summary/Objective:

The Boiler Room Operator is responsible to safely operate high-pressure boilers and related equipment to generate steam for manufacturing processes while complying with government regulations and IPM Foods, LLC standards. Other responsibilities include the maintenance and troubleshooting of boilers and related equipment. Recognize and report equipment malfunctions, assist with annual instrument calibrations. Maintain housekeeping on a continuous basis in the Boiler house, assist with other duties as assigned, while reporting to the COO.

Essential Functions

  1. Capable of working on machinery in a variety of adverse positions, including squatting and kneeling.
  2. Ability to calmly and quickly respond to urgent boiler conditions.
  3. Ability to withstand stress, including hot temperatures over 100 degrees.
  4. Ability to work at shoulder and waist level.
  5. Capable of working independently and efficiently without close supervision as well as in a team working cooperatively with others.
  6. Ability to become certified in Lock Out Tag Out, Confined Space, Forklift Certified
  7. Ability to stand, walk, move, maneuver around uneven floor surfaces.
  8. Ability to lift and carry up to and including 50 pounds.
  9. Must be able to see and read small print from charts and digital displays and have good hearing.
  10. Ability to sit for extended periods throughout shift, ability to climb stairs and ladders, reach, bend, twist, and pivot. Push/pull with hands.

Required Experiences and Education:

  1. Post high school mechanical training or its equivalent; to include hands on working familiarity with a variety of tools.
  2. Basic knowledge of steam/air pressure, valves, and automatic instruments.
  3. Welding and torch cutting experience.
  4. Basic knowledge of electricity and hydraulics. Chemistry and math skills helpful as well as computer experience.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Part-Time

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