PRODUCTION (TREATTAROME) OPERATOR TEAM LEAD

Treatt USA 4900 Lakeland Commerce Parkway, Lakeland, Florida, 33805

Full Time | Posted 7 weeks ago

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Job title: Treattarome Production Operator Team Lead
Reporting to: Shift Manager
Location: Lakeland, USA

The Opportunity

You will be responsible for the operation of Manufacturing supporting the shift manager with the day-to-day management of the manufacturing area, ensuring an efficient operation. Monitoring any issues, ensuring production targets, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and quality standards are met in order to meet the requirements of the customer while ensuring a safe and an efficient operation.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavor and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:
“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita, Innovation Scientist

“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley, Distillation Control Team Leader
“Treatt creates an environment to help you be the best you can, with no two days the same and opportunities always available to help you learn and develop. The people and the culture create a fantastic company to be part of” – Rebecca, Commercial Coordinator

What you’ll be doing

The responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

• To report accurately and effectively on the daily progress of production including any delays and their causes to the Shift Manager, so that adequate decisions can be made to minimize effects on customer deliveries, production efficiency and future production planning.
• Communicating with the Shift manager and other support functions to ensure the plan is followed and thus ensuring communication between all the relevant departments are in line with achieving the weekly plan OTIF.
• Organizing & Preparing workloads for every operator and ensure minimum 95% labor utilization.
• Investigate and find the root cause of all Complaints, CAPA’s as well as the 5 whys and actions.
• Yield analysis to ensure the yields are met and the corrective actions are taken for low yielding products.
• Review and update run sheets and forms to ensure proper completion.
• Complete a comprehensive written shift report and verbally hand over to ensure safe, efficient running of all processes.
• Maintain high standards of GMP & BRC compliance in all aspects of production.
• Monitoring team performance and working with Shift Manager to address poor performance where required.
• Execution of training plan and ensure operators are competent according to the requirements of their assessment and ensure training gaps are identified through the process.
• Assist with ensuring SOP’s and cleaning procedures are relevant and up to date. Make small changes if required and report major deviations to manager.
• Look at distillation processes and maximum yields are achieved with efficient processing.
• Maintain site security out of hours and ensure that all building are locked, and any problems reported to shift manager.
• Compete accident and Incident investigation and ensure report is written with recommendations submitted to Shift Manager
• Contribute to a good approach to Food Hygiene, HACCP and Quality and ensure all relevant regulations are met.
• Demonstrate flexibility to work with all operators on all shifts
• Demonstrate ability to work cross functionally with quality, safety, and management team members
• Contribute to an excellent safety culture in general and specifically with regard to manual handling, Vehicle / Pedestrian safety, PPE and Accident / incident reporting.

Education & Training

• Educated to a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED)
• Team Leading and/or Trainer qualifications would be a distinct advantage.

Knowledge & Experience

• A can-do attitude with a pro-active hands-on approach to all tasks.
• Previous experience of team leading within a manufacturing environment.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• The ability to lead and motivate others.
• Be self-motivated.
• Hold strong relationship building skills.
• The ideal candidate will hold an understanding of BRC and Customer Quality Standards .
• Previous experience of working within a LEAN environment is advantageous.
• A good understanding and experience of using MS office and systems in which we operate (JDE, STARS, Teams, EXCEL).

Skills & Abilities

• Organization skills: An ownership mentality with the aptitude to work independently or in a team. You must be a self-motivator with the ability to support, plan and implement multiple tasks as required within a fast-paced environment.
• Creative and Analytical thinking skills: You will demonstrate a grasp on business acumen to provide sound judgement to determine next course of action and hold a strong eye for detail.
• Communication skills: You will establish and maintain effective communication with peers and senior management by communicating complex issues both verbally and in writing with excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
• Creativity skills: A Creative capacity is required to assist in generating solutions to unique issues
• Integrity: You will be trustworthy, hold confidence and resilience when faced against tough situations.
• People skills/relationship building: You will show a desire to deliver a quality service. Strong relationship building is required among clients to earn trust, respect, credibility with productive interactions.

We want you to love your work and bring that energy to the job every day, no matter what the task. You’ll be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technologies and is always willing to share their knowledge with colleagues.
Our department is busy. We need someone who can run with the pack but also bring their own personality to their work.
You should be personable, friendly and supportive, acknowledging that you’ll get to work with colleagues from all seniority levels across all departments on a daily basis.

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary; vacation time as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation, we also offer a discretionary annual bonus, medical (including family cover), dental and vision coverage, AFLAC, 401k employer matching up to 6%, company-paid short term and long term disability insurance, company-paid life insurance and stock purchase options.
With the encouragement and development you need, we help you to become your ultimate you. Beyond building a successful career, we also support the wishes and ambitions of our staff outside of the office in achieving a health work/life balance - the wellbeing of our staff is paramount to us, which we actively promote and support by regularly delivering a variety of wellbeing initiatives. There will also be opportunities to be actively involved in community and charity projects and to take part in numerous subsidised social events.

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