Processing Manager

Operations
Goodyear, AZ
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

Job details

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife smart snacks®, a drinkable snack to help curb hunger between meals; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife drinks are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose: The Processing Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily/nightly operations of the Goodyear Product Processing Department. The Processing Manager reports to the Plant manager and oversees the supervisory staff and implements operations programs and policies.  This is a key role to ensure the wet processing front end of the site is running efficiently and we are creating a modern work culture for our employees.

 

responsibilities:

  • Review daily inventories and the daily production plan with the Production Planner, develop production and efficiency reports, and coordinate schedule demands with staff and product movement personnel
  • Work in parallel with the Packaging Manager.
  • Accountable for third party Food Safety and GMP audits/results as well as internal Quality and Food Safety programs
  • Review plant quality through the review of microbiology test results, investigation and eradication of high or repeat area or product counts
  • Review product and equipment specifications to ensure conformance to product specifications are realized
  • Review all nonconforming product or ingredients with Quality Assurance Manager
  • Monitor processing department throughout shift and assure employee compliance with GMP’s, sanitation, and safety. Review daily audit reports
  • Verify that all plant processing equipment is in good working condition and all preventative maintenance is being performed on a scheduled basis by reviewing Preventive Maintenance schedules with the Maintenance Manager
  • Review all work orders and daily maintenance reports
  • Manage processing department’s budget within financial guidance
  • Manage processing teams on different days and schedules
  • Perform other duties as necessary

 

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or on the job training >12 years in dairy manufacture with proven knowledge of process flow and fluid mass balance
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Fluid Milk or Value-Added processing required
  • Working knowledge of PMO or other milk regulations in food safety
  • Proven experience working directly with FDA/USDA and/or other Federal/State regulatory agencies
  • Proven experience working in a 24/7 operation with customers both upstream (Producers) and downstream (Packaging and Supply Chain)
  • Ability to implement fundamental Lean Principles including 5S
  • Ability to meet production schedules with shifting priorities
  • Understanding of basic CIP operations, functionality and chemistry
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the business
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills
  • Ability to work all shifts including off shifts
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.

 

position location: Goodyear, AZ

reports to: Plant Manager

travel requirements: 5-10% annually, 30% during training/onboarding period

Why fairlife



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  • “What I like most is the sense of family around me. It’s hard to leave your family daily, but to feel that you are walking in to see your second family makes the daily routine easier.”
    Erica Peppers
    Corporate Controller
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager
  • “What I like most is the sense of family around me. It’s hard to leave your family daily, but to feel that you are walking in to see your second family makes the daily routine easier.”
    Erica Peppers
    Corporate Controller
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.