Production Team Leader
Since the doors opened in 1972, this factory has grown dramatically into a sustainable state-of-the-art facility. In 2013, we completed our largest solar project yet by installing a 450-kilowatt photovoltaic system of nearly 1,900 panels. The amount of energy produced annually by this solar array could power nearly 52 average-sized homes, or approximately 5,000 lights bulbs for an entire year. With sustainability and safety always top of mind, our Atlanta factory proudly and passionately produces 460,000 tons a year of our dry pet food brands, including Alpo, Beneful, Cat Chow, Dog Chow, Fit & Trim, Friskies, Nestl Purina ONE and Pro Plan. This plant location is just along the southern crescent of Metro Atlanta an area that nearly 5 million residents and over 340 of our associates can call home. Atlanta is considered the major commercial and financial center of the Southeast and, if this beautiful city were a country, it would be the 28th largest economy in the world.
As a Production Team Leader, you will manage, lead and coordinate activities of your team to support safety, production and continuous improvement initiatives. You will also be responsible for coaching, training and developing your team members and while maintaining daily production demands.
We're a "safety first" culture driven by a zero defect and zero waste mentality set out to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. As a leading pet food manufacturer, we carry on the legacy of our Founder who led us to reshape the larger pet care category. So, if you're up for the dare to expand your career in the world of manufacturing, join our Purina Family. We'll always challenge you to think: "What's Next?"
Ensure a safe and clean environment by conducting safety meetings and supporting Behavioral Based Safety program.
Conduct walk-through inspections of department areas to assist operators with achieving quality parameters and targets.
Support Nestle Continuous Excellence implementations and expansion in the facility.
Manage up to 20 team members to ensure execution of weekly production schedules.
Coordinate product changeovers with material handling, processing, packing and quality assurance.
Coach, train and develop team members by conducting performance reviews.
Manage time cards and attendance.
Escalate any concerns with future processing goals, quality issues and all production needs and schedule changes.
Perform all other duties as assigned.*
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
To our veterans and separated service membersyou're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our missionyou'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl Purina home.
The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
Job: Production Team Leader
Primary Location: Fairburn, GA US
Career Area: Professional
Nestle Purina PetCare Company