Meat Blending Team Lead-12 hour shift 5pm-5am 2-2-3 work schedule

Location: 590 Woodrow St Denmark, WI
Date Posted: 11-29-2017
Looking to develop your leadership skills and experiences with opportunities for growth and development?  Salm Partners, LLC, located in Denmark, WI, is the largest co-manufacturer of smoked sausage and hot dog products in the United States. We lead the way in technology for producing sausage product, making us one out of five companies in the U.S. that use the co-extrusion process. Salm Partners is driven to provide an avenue of growth for our partners. Our success is based on our partnerships with our internal, supplier, customer, and community partners.

We currently have an opening for a Blending Team Lead on a 12 Hour 5pm-5am 2-2-3 schedule.

Primary duties are to provide direction and assistance with blending and seasoning activities to ensure safe and efficient preparation of raw meat product for processing, and sanitation of the Blending and Seasoning rooms in compliance with all safety, food safety, quality, SQF, GMP and USDA requirements.  The work schedule is established as 5pm-5am 2-2-3 schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Oversee the set up and operation of the blending room equipment and processes to meet the blending schedule.
  • Adjust the Blender Operator work schedules as exceptions arise to ensure production needs are met; works with Shift Facilitators to ensure adequate helper coverage is available as needed.
  • Review and monitor all paperwork generated and completed by Blending Operators, including batch sheets, rework usage log, etc.
  • Create LPNs for meat received.
  • Plan and schedule regrind usage from Case Pack, controlling inventory and ensuring regrind quantities are within the specifications identified within the operational parameters by product.
  • Oversee blending production; monitor the blend during the mixing process; conduct process checks to verify the blend consistency for stuffing, and assist with weighing spices and performing blending operator duties as needed.
  • Complete the daily production report, tracking and reporting staffing, down time and blends completed.
  • Review and update Standard Operating Procedures; ensure they accurately represent the process in place and are being followed.
  • Monitor the production process flow and make suggestions for throughput improvements; complete continuous improvement projects as assigned.
  • Participate in test product planning meetings prior to and after the test runs.
  • Communicate major production issues and concerns to the Plant Manager; relay concerns with regard to equipment performance, product quality, safety and food safety in a timely manner.
  • Promote a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Assist with and ensure sanitation duties are completed as required, and perform more extensive sanitation tasks as assigned on Master Sanitation days.
  • Follow and ensure compliance with all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as required.
  • Follow and ensure compliance with established equipment Lockout/Tagout procedures.
  • Follow and ensure compliance with all safety rules and regulations per established company policies.
Previous leadership experience is preferred, and a minimum of 6 months experience as a Blending Operator would be helpful. Must possess strong computer proficiency, and exposure to MAS500 preferred.  Must have the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, and have excellent problem solving skills.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing environmental conditions.  Must possess strong math skills, effective interpersonal communication skills, strong verbal and written skills, and the ability to read and interpret documents such as product information, process instructions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

 Salm Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, and we are committed to the employment and advancement of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.
Salm Partners
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