Process Control Expert

To:  All Employees
Date:   01/26/2024

From: Luis De La Torre
Job Opening: Process Control Expert (Crew Lead)

Shift:  B Shift, Monday – Saturday, must be able to work any shift
Status: Union Hourly, Non-Exempt

Wage Range: N/A, Hourly Rate $19.00, once certified
Reports to: Shift Production Manager / Supervisor

Posting Date: 01/26/2024
Closing Date: 02/02/2024

The Company shall be the judge of the skills and qualifications and shall have the right to consider the employee's attendance record, ability to follow work and safety rules, productivity, and quality of work in determining whether the employee possesses the necessary skills and qualifications for the job, however, the Company will not exercise its right arbitrarily and seniority shall be taken into consideration. (Section 3, Job Bids, Master CBA.

Process Control Expert (Crew Lead)
Under the direction of the Shift or Line Supervisor, oversee running of production lines in a safe environment for hourly employees, while producing a high-quality product according to daily production requirements.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (other duties may be assigned as needed):

  • Train new and motivate employees to work together to maintain quality control and elevated levels of production.  Establish good working relationships with all employees assigned. Applicable to Agency Employees.
  • Oversee all production workers and activities and meet or exceed all production goals.
  • Assist production supervisor / manager to direct workforce & crew lead as needed such as line crew balancing.
  • Responsible to implement and execute “Nascar Mentality” in changeovers by enforcing team work and have multiple employees assisting to reduce downtime during this process.
  • Delegate work assignments as directed by shift Supervisor and or Production Manager.
  • Meet and exceed all production goals, including but not limited to, yields, downtime, schedule attainment, product waste and case fill.
  • Complete production and routine reports as assigned to include collecting, documenting, and filing required production and quality information.
  • Daily interfacing with Quality Control Technicians, Production Clerk and Production Machine Operators on assigned production lines.
  • Comply and follow established guidelines for Quality and Safety including all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain cleanliness of production areas.
  • Attend and participate in training.
  • Communicate tailgates, communications affecting or pertaining to the union employees.
  • Enforce and adhere to Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
  • Manage and comply with seniority per CBA as it applies or pertains to the union employees.
  • Utilize and submit Production Line Rosters weekly. Communicate any errors or staffing changes to Production Administrative Assistant.
  • Ensure line setup at start of shift and or order change. Including inspection of work areas and equipment.
  • Ensure materials and supplies are available to support daily line operations.
  • Maintains quality service by helping to establish and enforcing organization standards.
  • Completes production plan by analyzing schedule before execution.  Monitors production flow on hourly basis and measures results against key operating indicators.  Promotes root cause analysis to correct issues and establish priorities. 
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs.  Safeguards operations by measuring down time and enforcing Food Safety practices by following Sanitation requirement before re-starting operations after repairs or line incidents have taken place.
  • Operate manufacturing equipment such as centrifuge, Raytec, powered and non-powered pallet jackets, blending equipment, etc. 

  • Oversee production workers and activities to Crew Lead’s assigned production area.

SAFETY/GMP/Misc (if applicable)
  • Adhere to GMP’s in accordance with company policy.

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • High School graduate or GED equivalent from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing plant preferred but not required.

  • Literate in English and or Spanish. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Understand and carry out verbal and written instruction.
  • Ability to read, write and interpret work related documents and written work instructions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures.
  • Basic math skills with demonstrated ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers to assure proper inventory counts and fulfillment of customer orders.


  • Demonstrated ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Resolve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced-high pressure environment, collaborating with co-workers and management.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to suggest procedures to improve processes.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities.

  • Must be able to provide proof and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Pass pre-employment drug screen required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to work in a food processing plant.
  • Prior experience in a fresh vegetable or food processing plant a plus.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be a current member of or willing to sign up with the Teamsters Local Union No. 890.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly exposed to cold temperatures of 36 degrees and occasional heat when working inside/outside the production facility. The employee will be working inside a production facility where the use of chemical substances are present. Employee's work is also subject to the pressures of time constraints and deadlines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, high if the individual enters the food plant.  May participate in safety inspections in on/off sight locations, which are located both in a warehouse and administrative office environment.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) English
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Spanish 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) English
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Spanish
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Department: Production
This is a non-management position
This is a full-time position

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