Basic American Foods
  • Operations/Production
  • Shelley, ID, USA
  • TBD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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Production Shift Manager

What is cooking with us?

We believe that kitchens and dining rooms should be filled with food people love to make and love to eat, and that's exactly why we're helping to create A WORLD FULL OF MEALTIME VICTORIES.  

With manufacturing facilities in beautiful Southeast Idaho, family-owned Basic American Foods is the market leader because we want to HELP PEOPLE SERVE GREAT FOOD to as many people as possible.

Are you the perfect blend of leader & achiever that motivates others to accomplish goals as a team?

Our Production Shift Manager provides leadership and supervision across multiple production & packaging lines to ensure people & food safety as well as achieving manufacturing efficiency goals.

What will you do?

  1. Ensure the safety of both people and food. Be significantly involved in the SAFE process to maintain our commitment to safety. Coach employees on all aspects of their job duties in the safest manner possible.
  2. Responsible for coaching and developing team members. Facilitates team problem solving, decision making, fair & timely disciplinary action and conflict resolution while living our BAF Values. (Learn more about our Values.)
  3. Oversees adherence to production and packaging schedules and crew assignments.
  4. Works with other team members to reach budgeted line rates, prevent out of specification production, oversee line maintenance, manage raw material changes, and when necessary, uses the hold process to prevent out of specification product from reaching the customer.
  5. Facilitates the communication between shifts and teams.  Works with team leads and Continuous Improvement Coordinators to ensure that crew is properly cross-trained and follows the principle of TWI. 
  6. Acts as on-shift representative for emergency response coordination, and compliance to Company policies. Responds to people issues as needed
  7. Responsible for meeting customer requirements through communication, documentation, training of team members, and adherence to sanitation guidelines and GMP's, including the HACCP program.
  8. Responsible, in part, for meeting requirements of various supplier certification programs and audits. Maintains plant cleanliness to satisfactory degree. 
  9. Demonstrates a daily commitment to the continuous improvement process by following Lean Manufacturing concepts and the BAF Values. Strives to improve each work process. Identifies/implements value added and cost savings activities and projects.

What do you need?

  • Bachelor's degree and two years related experience is preferred; OR 5 to 7 years of directly related experience.
  • Must possess supervisor or manager experience
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills necessary
  • Ability to work 12 hours shifts on a rotating day & night schedule with every other weekend off.
  • Able to lift and move up to 50 pounds is required
  • Microsoft and database knowledge preferred


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