Team Lead-2nd Shift hours are 1:30pm-10pm

Location: 590 Woodrow St Denmark, WI
Date Posted: 06-14-2017
Are you looking for a position to develop your current leadership skills?  Are you looking for a challenging opportunity with endless opportunities to enhance with a continuously growing company?  If you said yes to these questions then Salm Partners is looking for you!! 
 Located in Denmark, WI, Salm Partners is a co-manufacturer of smoked sausage and hot dog products and is looking to hire a 2nd Shift Team Lead.


Provides technical direction and assistance in Sleeving, Stuffing, Rapid Pak packaging, Case Pack, Production Staging and Palletizing areas to ensure safe and efficient production and sanitation processes.  Maintains compliance with safety, food safety, quality, SQF, GMP, and USDA requirements.
Essential duties & responsibilities include the following:
  • Assist the Facilitator with identifying temporary worker staffing needs on a weekly basis based on the established production schedule, and communicate staffing needs to Human Resources.
  • Enter new temporary workers in the hours tracking database, and instruct workers in its use.
  • Greet temporary workers and communicate the assigned job at the start of the shift.
  • Assist the Facilitator with pre-shift communication meetings.
  • Facilitate production activities to ensure safe and efficient operations.
  • Verify correct set-up of equipment per the established Operational Parameters.
  • Assist with operation and daily maintenance of equipment; support Operators in adjusting machines and equipment as needed to optimize performance.
  • Assists with performing the production duties as needed during the course of the shift.
  • Confer with Maintenance personnel, operators and production partners to resolve equipment problems.
  • Ensure production supplies are available to meet the production schedule for the shift; control and record supply usage and inventory or film, labels and boxes for production during the shift.
  • Monitor quality of product and record hourly performance results for waste, #1 and #2 product; report problems and work with operators to resolve in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and performance issues in the packaging and boxing areas.
  • Communicate information to and from the Stuffing Room, Quality Assurance and Expediting personnel.
  • Keep management informed with regard to equipment performance, product quality, safety and food safety issues or concerns.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with all Salm Partners and USDA sanitation and food safety requirements.
  • Monitor and maintain sanitary conditions in the production areas; direct and assist with the daily sanitation and the Master Sanitation activities on the shift.
  • Communicate major production issues to the Facilitator and/or Shift Manager in a timely manner.
  • Provide backup assistance to production shift personnel as needed.
  • Provide input and feedback to the Facilitator on partner performance.
  • Promote a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Comply with all established safety policies and procedures; promote and maintain safety awareness, and identify and resolve potential safety issues.
  • Ensure department personnel follow established Lock-out/Tag-out procedures without fail.
  • Conduct periodic Safety Observation Audits and Lockout/Tag-out audits to ensure compliance.
  • Support the Lean Manufacturing initiatives of the company.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities                                                  
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.  Indirectly oversees the Rapid Pak Operators, Palletizers, Vat Washers, and Production Line Workers assigned to the shift. 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have strong communication skills and enjoy teaching and developing people.  Must be able to effectively handle multiple priorities and time demands in a deadline-intensive environment.  Must have a strong mechanical aptitude.
Education and/or Experience                                                
A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is normally required.  Prior leadership experience and previous work experience in a USDA-regulated food manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.  A minimum of 3 years experience in an Operator role in the company is also normally required.  A thorough understanding of our QX extrusion system and cook-in-package process is also strongly preferred.
Language Skills                                             
Must possess effective interpersonal communication skills, with strong verbal and written communication skills.  Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Must also have the ability to speak effectively before small groups of partners of the organization.  Must listen well, and promote an environment of open communication and problem solving.
Computer Skills                                             
Must possess computer proficiency with Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Previous experience using MAS500 or related integrated ERP manufacturing software systems is preferred.
Mathematical Skills                                                   
Must possess strong math skills, with the ability to accurately add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Must also possess the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume, and to create and interpret bar graphs and data charts.
Reasoning Ability                                          
Must possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, and the ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.  Strong trouble shooting and problem solving skills are required.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the Partner is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear. The Partner is occasionally required to use hands for fine manipulation.  Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception.  
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the Partner is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and caustic chemicals.  There is a wide variation of temperatures ranging from 35° F to 100° F in the various work areas.  The work environment is wet and slippery most of the time.  The noise level in the production work environment is usually loud.  Partners are required to wear frocks, hairnets, slip-resistant footwear, and hearing protection at all times in all production areas.  Gloves, goggles, face shield, rain suits, and rubber boots will be required at different times in the course of the work being performed.
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.
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