Manager – Plant – WA job vacancy in Darigold, Inc. (Sunnyside, WA 98944)

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Company name : Darigold, Inc.
Location : Sunnyside, WA 98944
Position : Manager – Plant – WA

Description :
Darigold is seeking an experienced and driven food manufacturing professional to fill the Cheese Plant Manager position at our Sunnyside, Washington plant. The Cheese Plant Manager will be tasked with leading and developing a team of five salaried supervisors who directly oversee a 24/7/365 cheese plant. This team will have full responsibility for improving the safety of the cheese department, reducing operational costs, and improving the quality of our finished product. The successful candidate will work closely with the Whey Plant, Milk Powder Plant, and with the Maintenance and Quality Managers. This position reports to the Site Director.
Benefits of working at Darigold:

Employer 401K contribution of up to 9%
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits
Employer paid life and disability coverage
Paid Time Off and paid Holidays
8 weeks paid paternal leave
Education assistance
Community giving through matching donations

What you will do:

Provide leadership and supervision to Cheese Plant production shifts.
Effectively communicate with other managers, supervisors, and operators to assure superior levels of safety, reliability, sanitation, and quality.
Ability to work with all departments to create a collaborative environment.
Develop an expert knowledge of the cheese production process and associated equipment.
Be able to troubleshoot manufacturing issues and develop the team to be self-directed in the same activities.
Ensure that proper GMP procedures are followed.
Develop production schedule, as needed.
Understand sanitation, including CIP’s, and ensuring proper parameters are being followed.
Develop SOP’s and collect data, as needed.
Ability to understand and report on plant financials.
Be able to perform daily checks and reports to ensure that the products produced are of the highest quality.
Reinforce sense of urgency during production runs and periods of equipment downtime.
Effectively communicate issues to the management team.
Implement continuous plant improvements to increase productivity and reduce waste.
Support the Darigold Performance System initiative.

What you will bring:

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to work effectively with plant manufacturing teams and serve as a liaison to our customers.
Demonstrated ability to achieve results through others, as well as the ability to operate independently as required.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to work with a vision toward continuous improvement.
Strong technical background in cheese manufacturing preferred. Utilizes technical skills to train and develop others.
Knowledge of word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook and other software applications.

What you will need:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science or related discipline preferred.
Minimum of five years’ experience in management or supervisory position preferred.

Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, OSHA, and Department of Labor operational standards
Previous experience as a Plant Manager in a manufacturing environment

Our Commitment to Diversity
Achieving our vision to Lead Dairy Forward requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify –
Darigold is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability and genetic information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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