• Plant Operations - North East, PA
  • North East, PA, USA
  • Full Time

When people think of Welch's, they think of our great tasting juice and jelly and a trusted, iconic brand. People also think we are a big company. We're not. We're a co-operative, owned by the family farmers who grow our delicious and nutritious grapes. Our work allows our farmers to maintain an agricultural way of life, send their children to college, and hand their farm down to the next generation as was done for over 150 years.

At Welch's you'll find people who are genuine and talented, and a collaborative community. We think like farmers - we're agile, we're resilient, and we're passionate about our grapes and our brand. We're real and honest people with a shared purpose. And we're building a team that's playing to win and daring to try new things.

We're looking for a Processing Supervisor to join our team to supervise the processing and blending of juice and food ingredient products at specified production efficiency, safety, quality and cost standards. Provides leadership, planning and resources to help create a high-performance work environment in manufacturing. Responsible for safety, sanitation, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations

What You'll Do:

  • Provide planning and direction to employees in daily operations of the Juice processing and blending department. This includes; assigning responsibilities, coordinating work efforts, removing obstacles, monitoring performance and driving for success.
  • Ensure the safety and quality of Welch's products by performing daily reviews of the HACCP and Quality paperwork, maintaining the Master Sanitation Schedule, and ensuring Safe Quality Food standards are met.
  • Ensure the safety of our people by maintaining a safe work environment and leading company safety initiatives.
  • Participate in internal audits of the facilities and employee GMPs and perform root cause analysis in developing action plans for non-conformance and/or not meeting production targets.

Who You Are:

  • A proven leader who takes personal responsibility for coaching and developing employees through 1 on 1 meetings or group trainings.
  • A proactive person who takes steps to improve plant performance, GMPs, safety and employee relations to ensure a healthy work environment.
  • Someone with a 'making it happen' attitude including; acting with urgency, embracing ambiguity, and daring to try.
  • A team player who has the interpersonal skills to manage relationships within the plant, and provide feedback to team members in a respectful manner.
  • Willing to work various shifts in a 24x7 operation, 12 hours during seasonal operations

What You'll Need:

  • A Bachelor's Degree ( Food Science , Viticulture, Operations Management or Engineering preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • At least three to five years of experience in a fruit processing and juice blending manufacturing environment is strongly preferred
  • Juice Blending, Pasteurization, Concentration and tank storage management a plus.

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results.
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch's products

Welch's is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

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