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WAV Foreperson 8

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Waverly
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

Leprino Foods Company, a global leader in the dairy food and ingredient industry, is seeking a dedicated employee to join our team located in Waverly, NY. Leprino Foods is the world's largest supplier of mozzarella cheese and one of the largest suppliers of premium dairy nutrition ingredients. Our customers and business partners span the globe and include many of the world's largest food companies, restaurant chains and distributors.
Cheese Foreperson must be able to understand the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), follow safe handling of hazardous chemicals, and keep accurate record-keeping as required. This position works closely with department employees, Cheese Supervisors, Cheese Manager, Main Lab, Warehouse, Maintenance Department, and Whey Department.
A minimum of six months are necessary to become proficient in the cheese production operations from Milk Receiving through Bulk Pack, including HTST, vats, mixer, brine tanks, CIP systems, milk receiving, P2, DMC, and Noltec.
The Cheese Foreperson position is a working foreperson and must be capable of disassembly, assembling and making minor adjustments to all cheese production equipment. The Cheese Foreperson must be able to communicate effectively in order to train and provide instructions to employees and exchange information with supervisors.
This position also directs housekeeping efforts .
Current vacancy is for day shift from 5:45am-6:15pm
Leprino Foods is a 24/7 operating facility, and the employee must be willing and able to work weekends, holidays, and other shifts as necessary. Our schedules run 12 hours on a 2-2-3 rotation that allows for every other weekend off. After training is complete, new hires will be assigned a regular schedule on the next available shift.
Pay Rate:
$30.52/hr/ G8
$0.75 Evening Pay Differential for every evening hour worked between 3:00pm-6:00am
$0.50 Weekend Pay Differential for every hour worked Saturday & Sunday
Conduct training of hourly employees as required on their assigned equipment
Enforce GMP and safety policies
Inspect the production process on an hourly basis, completing the Shift Management Walkthrough report
Verify the data each area is caputing in the MES System
Monitor prodution process to meet required customer and regulatory specifications
Respond to any equipment or operation faulures
Place orders with Warehouse for ingredient requirments and make any necessary adjustments
Communciate any Fine Saver or Separator issues to the Whey Department
Notify the Whey Department when the Vat Room re-starts
Enter quality alerts
Issue maintenance work orders as needed
Inspect equipment for potential extraneous , track in program binders, and recmmend report or replacement
Complete Shift Summary with the Cheese Supervisor or Cheese Manager
Perform special projects as assigned
Lead pre-shift meetings as requested by supervisor
Cover for operator positions as needed
Back up the Cheese Supervisor as needed
Other duties as assigned
Must be a minimum of 18 years old
Must be able to work Sunday - Saturday, off-shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7-day operation.
One year of experience working in fast-paced manufacturing environment.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrate skill to get work accomplished through others.
Action oriented and the capacity to drive for results.
Demonstrate the ability to lead others effectively, including training, coaching, and developing others.
Familiarity or ability to learn SAP, MES, or similar integrated manufacturing system.
Ability to influence and communicate upward, laterally, and downward without any direct line authority.
Preferred skills:
Experience in a manufacturing environment.
Proficient computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office products.
Familiarity or ability to learn SAP, or similar integrated manufacturing system.
Prior food industry experience.
High School diploma or GED
Physical Demands & Environment:
This position will be exposed to working in a wet/slippery environment with loud noise in varying degrees of temperature. Must be able to withstand high heat and humidity.
Specific vision may be required for this position, including close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception, and the ability to read computer screens for extended time periods.
Ability to pass a physical abilities test to assess ability to bend, reach, lift, pull, and climb stairs/ladders.
Able to access confined space and work on a platform off the ground.
Must be able to lift up to climb ladders.
Why work for Leprino Foods in Waverly?
A career with Leprino Foods means you'll be part of a worldwide family of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers and one another.
What we Offer:
Profit Sharing
Monthly Safety/Quality Incentive Bonus
Matched Retirement Savings
Paid Vacation (40 hours vacation every 6 months which increases with tenure)
9 Paid Holidays
56 hours of Paid Sick Time, annually
Healthcare Benefits starting the first of the month following your hire date (includes wellness incentive program)
Educational Assistance
Discounts on Leprino Foods products
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO / Affirmative Action Employer M / F / Disability / Veteran Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.
Additional information about this process can be obtained at Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Additional information about this process can be obtained at
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranNearest Major Market: Binghamton

Keywords: Leprino Foods, Binghamton , WAV Foreperson 8, Other , Waverly, New York

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