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

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About Basic American Foods

Basic American Foods is supplying important and innovative food to America and beyond. From our humble beginnings with a vision of moving excess food from California to the East Coast, we are now a critical supplier in the food service industry with shelf-stable potatoes and beans. (What is food service? Think restaurants, cafeterias or many places you buy a cooked meal!) We are also an innovator in the Health and Wellness space with our Modern Table brand bringing healthy, yummy and easy meals to everyday life.   

Why work for Basic American Foods?

This position is in beautiful Southeastern Idaho, we are a family-owned, family-friendly and growing company that highly values our employees and innovation. We are growing both our established business as well as in the Consumer and Health & Wellness space to be an innovator and leader. This growth will give you challenging opportunities as well as the ability to grow your career. Additionally, as a medium-sized business the contributions you make are much more visible and impactful. Our size also allows us to be more flexible with career interests. It is an exciting time to join!


Provides supervision across functionalities to maintain safety standards (both personnel and food) while ensuring that the lines meet budgeted rates. Enforces all policies - maintains proper crewing levels and levels of training and is actively involved in employee development.  


  1. Responsible for both personnel safety as well as food safety. Actively involved in the SAFE process; coaches employees on all aspects of performing their duties in the safest manner possible for both personnel safety and food safety. Conducts Employee Communication Meetings.
  2. Oversees adherence to production and packaging schedules and distributes crewing. 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.
  3. Responsible for coaching and developing team members. Facilitates team problem solving, decision making, fair and timely disciplinary action, and conflict resolution. Ensures performance appraisals and progress reports are done in a timely manner.  Facilitates the communication between shifts and teams.  Work with team leads and Continuous Improvement Coordinators to ensure that crew is properly cross trained and follows the principle of TWI. 
  4. 4. Acts as on-shift representative for emergency response coordination, and compliance to Company policies (drug/alcohol, attendance, EEO, etc.). Responds to personnel issues as needed and conducts thorough investigations and coordinates results/issues. 
  5. Responsible for meeting customer requirements through communication, documentation, training of team members, and adherence to sanitation guidelines and GMP's, including the HACCP program. Responsible, in part, for meeting requirements of various supplier certification programs and audits. Maintains plant cleanliness to satisfactory degree. 
  6. Demonstrates a daily commitment to the continuous improvement process by following Lean Manufacturing concepts and the Basic Principles. Strives to improve each work process. Identifies/implements value added and cost savings activities and projects.


  • Bachelor's degree and two years related experience is preferred; or 5 to 7 years of directly related experience.


  • Should have knowledge of Database software; Halogen Human Resource systems; Adage, Ops Reporting Manufacturing software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


  • Manufacturing Plant Environment
  • Must move/lift up to 100 lbs.


  • Proactively manage safety by ensuring compliance with all Federal and State regulations and internal Company policies. Regularly complete behavior based safety observations.  Ensure unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner.  All employees are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF.   All employees are responsible for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality, or plant security issues to management.

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