Lead, Nights
Van Drunen Farms

Crown Point, Indiana

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The Van Drunen Family of Companies is growing!

WHAT'S GROWING AT VAN DRUNEN FARMS AND FUTURECEUTICALS? WE ARE!
As a global, growing, and vibrant ingredient and nutritional supplement supplier to the world's best companies, Van Drunen Farms and FutureCeuticals are always seeking positive and talented employees to help our company reach the next level. We provide a family- oriented company and an opportunity to grow professionally and personally.

JOB OVERVIEW:
The Lead effectively and efficiently oversees and gives guidance within a complete production area and performs tasks to prepare food production runs following established safety, quality, and production standards for drying, freezing, dry processing, wet processing, sifting, grinding, boxing, re-boxing and packaging. The processes and tasks include disassembling, assembling, sanitizing, transporting, loading, unloading, and setting-up materials, supplies and equipment as well as assisting in the tending of various machines used throughout the production process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Lead, direct, and motivate a team in a work area. Set work plans and prepare for each shift. Fill in for the supervisor as needed.
• Support the employees through constructive coaching and positive leadership. Communicate professionally to ensure all tasks are completed correctly and on time.
• Handle or report issues with safety, quality, operational procedures, or personnel. Identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Direct employees and handle problems effectively.
• Verify compliance to all procedures in a work area. Correct issues using verbal and written communication. Set standards and maintain them. Report issues with employee performance.
• Arrive on time to work and when returning from breaks. Maintain an excellent attendance record. Plan for effective shift-to-shift communication. Prepare ahead to ensure items are ready for the next shift. Take ownership over production demands and stay over to meet production goals.
• Verify attendance standards are maintained by staff members. Work with supervisor to address attendance issues.
• Ensure quick start-ups ad efficiency during production time. Prepare for each shift and ensure everything is ready. Verify that the production schedule is followed, and all customer requests are met.
• Respond to management instructions, make excellent decisions, and verify all tasks are completed on time. Remain actively involved in learning.
• Liaison with other departments frequently to make decisions regarding equipment operation that may improve efficiency, quality, or safety.
• Ensure all training has taken place for new staff members. Assist with and provide feedback for written reviews and development. Keep others up to date on new procedures.
• Take ownership over equipment set-up and operation in a work area. Is an expert at operation of the equipment. Verify equipment readiness shift-to-shift.
• Train a team to follow all General Manufacturing Procedures (GMP's) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) while working. This includes wearing masks, safety glasses, protective equipment, ear plugs, etc. Remind co-workers of these expectations.
• Actively identify and correct issues with product quality or handling. Work with the safety and quality departments to verify all staff members complete required training.
• Perform Critical Control Point (CCP) checks and verifications during production processes. Ensure all checks are done properly.
• Follow all safety procedures and verify the work area is always safe. Work with safety and quality to ensure the staff is available to complete required trainings.
• Report all safety issues using a computer program and participate in safety audits.
• Know the required Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) procedures. Participate in all LOTO procedures in a work area. Understand LOTO procedures throughout the plant. Verify others in a work area follow all LOTO procedures. Immediately stop any improper LOTO procedures.
• Lead and participate in extensive cleaning and sanitation procedures including documentation. Participate in internal audits to identify issues.
• Responsible for completion of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual cleaning tasks according to a schedule. Coordinate with other departments to ensure tasks can be completed on time.
• Assist with and participate in team meetings and shift change meetings.
• Able and available to work overtime as required in order to meet production goals.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB EXPERIENCE:
• At least 2 years of previous production experience required or equivalent combination of related experience, education, and training. Previous experience leading a team is preferred.
• Previous forklift experience a plus.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
• Basic computer skills and/or data recording skills including entering data into Excel, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) scanner and desktop use, email, internet use for online training, and basic data entry. Open, save, and share files.
• Create shift reports, record documentation, and internal communication documents. Analyze basic data to communicate performance using charts and graphs.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Count items and report weights accurately. This position requires the employee to count, track, and make adjustments to inventory in a work area.

EDUCATION:
• Forklift certification may be required. Education and certification will be provided as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Standing, walking, using hands and arms to feel and reach.
• Ability to walk up and down stairs and ramps.
• Ability to climb ladders.
• Regularly or routinely lifting or handling boxes/bags/equipment up to 50 lbs.
• Routinely bending, stooping, and kneeling.
• Regularly pushing or pulling sizeable equipment from a standing position.
• Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Use of personal protective equipment including respirators, hearing protection, eye protection, and head protection.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to work in a dusty, cold, hot, humid, wet, loud, or outdoor work environment depending on the assigned work area.
• Primarily works in a production environment with minimal administrative duties.

Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and technical skills required of personnel so classified.

In the Van Drunen Family of Companies, commitment to excellence is in everything we do! As a global ingredient and nutritional supplement supplier to the world's best companies, we thrive on nourishing others with our products and our care for people. If you are looking to make an impact and grow with a family-friendly, values-driven company, you'll fit right in with the Van Drunen Family of Companies!

We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our employees are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, creativity, innovation, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our Company's achievement as well.

The Van Drunen Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at recruiting@vandrunen.com.

Van Drunen Family of Companies does not accept unsolicited resumes. Any resumes, CV's, and other unsolicited assistance from search firms that do not have a submitted request and written search agreement for a position-specific requisition will be deemed the sole property of Van Drunen Family of Companies and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by our Company.


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