Lead Packaging Operator - Second Shift


Position Title: 2nd Shift Lead Packaging Operator

Location: Manhattan, KS

Pay: $24.20 plus $1 Shift Differential Per Hour

Shift and Hours: 2nd Shift Monday - Friday, 3pm - 11:30pm

Comprehensive Benefits Offered:
  • Eligible for up to 7% quarterly bonus pay.
  • Platinum level health insurance with low premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs.
  • Company paid life insurance.
  • Up to 5% 401(k) match.
  • Generous PTO (paid time off).
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave programs.
  • Wellness programs, service awards, and company events.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Excellent working environment and the opportunity to make a difference.

Position Overview: This position is responsible for leading the operations of a production line that involves packaging trail and snack mix products according to customer and company specifications. Responsibilities include ensuring accurate documentation of production, which includes recording production outputs, quality checks, equipment inspections, KPI information, rework, downtime, materials consumption, etc.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performing quality checks on all materials, ingredients, and finished products.
  • Conducting preventive maintenance, including daily and monthly sanitation of packaging areas.
  • Implementing, maintaining, performing self-audits, and documenting sanitation systems to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Local, and Corporate regulations.
  • Assist in training employees as changes or new methods arise.
  • Leading and mentoring team members to achieve production goals and maintain quality standards.
  • Ensuring smooth workflow and resolving any issues that arise during the packaging process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
  • Lifting: Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds regularly.
  • Standing and Walking: Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods, often for the entire duration of the shift.
  • Bending and Stooping: Frequent bending, stooping, and reaching to clean various equipment and facility areas.
  • Manual Dexterity: Must have good manual dexterity to handle and operate cleaning equipment and tools.
  • Climbing: Ability to climb stairs and ladders as needed to reach high areas and equipment.
  • Pushing and Pulling: Must be able to push and pull heavy cleaning equipment and carts.

Leadership Skills and Requirements:
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a production or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and develop a team to achieve production targets.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively lead team members.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback and performance evaluations to team members.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure efficient workflow.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work environments.
  • Qualifications:
  • Experience: Previous leadership experience preferably in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Attention to Detail: High level of attention to detail to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Physical Stamina: Ability to perform physically demanding tasks consistently throughout the shift.
  • Teamwork: Strong ability to work collaboratively with other team members and departments.

Get to know us:
  • A people-focused company that cares: We're a 90-year-old company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup and a focused eye on the future. As a midsized, privately held company with a portfolio of beloved food and beverage brands, our people are the most important ingredient in our success.
  • A valued and supported workforce: We place tremendous value in our employees and provide competitive pay and comprehensive benefits to ensure our employees can create the best life for themselves. Benefits include a top tier health insurance plan with lower-than-average employee cost share, generous PTO, 401(k) match, and more.
  • An engaged and energized culture: At The Krusteaz Company, collaboration and ingenuity drive our fierce commitment to creating extraordinary product experiences that people love.
  • A place to grow and make a difference: An entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of our company since the beginning, attracting self-starters who are curious and love to learn and to share ideas.

The policy of The Krusteaz Company is to hire and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.