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Natural Grocers Production Lead-Bulk Automatic Packaging in Golden, Colorado

Overview

The Bulk Production Lead position is responsible for leading a team of 13 employees in the automated packaging room. This position monitors daily schedules, efficiencies, work quality, documentation, and adherence to Food Safety guidelines. The Production Lead position provides training, vacation relief, equipment trouble-shooting, any other duties under the direction of production management; Keeps management informed of daily activities and significant issues; Promotes a positive work environment by encouraging teamwork among production crews, maintenance, sanitation, and quality assurance.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Conducts daily start up tasks including preop inspections, machine setup, and material setup

  • Coordinates employee schedules to ensure production capacity needs are met

  • Arranges for, and assists with position coverage during vacations and absences

  • Participates in production process: Stages materials, operates and trouble-shoots bagging machines, operates forklift equipment, audits production records for accuracy and completion

  • Enters weekly production performance data to trend successes and opportunities

  • Provides suggestions to management for process and line efficiency improvements

  • Ensures that work areas are kept clean and organized; Keeps areas inspection-ready

  • Ensures work teams follow all SOP’s and food safety standards

  • Performs all operations in a manner that promotes safety

  • Assists in orientation, training, and coaching new and temporary employees

  • Assists in other warehouse tasks such as inventory

Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required

  • 5+ years of experience in an automated food manufacturing facility required

  • Experienced working with sanitary operating processes and knowledge of food safety/HACCP desirable

  • Mechanical aptitude is required

  • Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing desirable

  • Knowledge of 5s (clutter free, efficient work environment) desirable

  • 2 years of experience in a Lead or supervisory position, preferred

  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and concisely is required

  • Strong communication skills working with a diverse staff required

  • Ability to work effectively with others in a fast-paced team environment

  • Good attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness is a must.

  • Must be flexible with working hours to accommodate production needs

  • Must be reliable and on time every day

  • Must be able to work in seasonally warm or cool environment

  • Forklift / Extended Reach Truck experience helpful

  • Willing and able to assist in other departments as needed

  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel

  • SAP experience helpful

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs., repetitive lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion

  • Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on a frequent basis

  • Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed

  • Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body

  • Must be able to walk and stand for at least 90% of the time

Thisjob description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Store Support Center manager that might not be listed in this job description.

Check off on a scale of N-C what is physically and environmentally required to perform the daily tasks and job duties.

Physical Demands: N = Never

Key for Physical Demands: O = Occasional; 1-33% of time

F = Frequent; 34-66% of time

C = Constant; 67-100% of time

Activity

Frequency

Activity

Frequency

Activity

Frequency

N

O

F

C

N

O

F

C

N

O

F

C

Lift/Carry:

Push/Pull:

Walk

X

10 lbs or less

X

15 lbs or less

X

Sit

X

11-20 lbs

X

16-30 lbs

X

Stand

X

21-50 lbs

X

31-50 lbs

X

Fine motor manipulations

X

51-100 lbs

X

51-100 lbs

X

Gripping

X

100+ lbs

X

Squat/kneel

X

Bend

X

Drive:

Computer:

Twist/turn

X

Manual

X

Data entry

X

Crawl/Climb

X

Automatic

X

Use of mouse

X

Reach outward

X

Reach above chest

X

Environmental Demands: N = Never

Key for Environmental Demands: O = Occasional; 1-33% of time

F = Frequent; 34-75% of time C = Constant; 76-100% of time

Demand

Frequency

Demand

Frequency

Demand

Frequency

N

O

F

C

N

O

F

C

N

O

F

C

outside work

X

sharp tools/equipment

X

chemicals

X

cold

X

noise

X

dust/fumes

X

heat

X

contact stress

X

vibration

X

wet/humid

X

heights

X

congested worksite

X

I have reviewed this jobdescription and have determined that it accurately reflects the position.

Manager Signature Date Crew Member Signature Date

Benefits

Here’s an overview of the benefits we offer our good4u Crew to help ensure the health and wellbeing of you and your family, now and well into the future:

All Crew Members

  • Birthday Bonus Pay

  • Vitamin Bucks (up to $2,080 earned as store credit annually)

  • Holiday Pay for 5 Holidays – Stores Closed

  • Paid Time Off (sick days and vacation) that Increases with Tenure

  • Paid Nutrition Education

  • good4u Crew Member Discount

  • {N}power Program (customer appreciation and rewards program)

  • Regular, Scheduled Pay Increases

  • Advancement Opportunities and Career Development

  • Health and Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee Referral Program

Full-Time Crew Members (30+ hours/week)

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Medical Leave (through company paid short-term disability insurance)

  • Company Paid Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Voluntary Benefits Including Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Term Life Insurance

  • Retirement Savings Plan (401k) with discretionary Company Match

  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Match

Diversity Statement

At the heart of Natural Grocers' commitment to our community and crew is this belief: All people should be empowered to experience health and wellbeing! We cannot be true to this conviction without honoring diversity and cultivating inclusion throughout every aspect of our organization.

At Natural Grocers, we honor our differences, embrace diversity, and cultivate inclusion because both individual and societal health are rooted in these principles. Our Crew is diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, and age but also in cultural backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas. Celebrating our diversity refreshes, expands, and shapes our perspective, energizing our mission of equitable access to health and wellness for all. We welcome everyone who would like to join us in this mission, with gratitude for the unique life experience each person brings to the table. We’re committed to nurturing an ecosystem of diversity and inclusion in which our Crew can continue to thrive.

Min

USD $19.00/Hr.

Max

USD $33.38/Hr.

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LocationUS-CO-Golden

CategoryDistribution Center

Job ID2020-16244

Address4403 Table Mt Dr

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