Food Production Job Description

Food Production Job Description

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Food production provides leadership for a team of 4-6 and take an active role in developing them to remain continuously relevant in the industry – including employee mentorship, employee engagement, and performance management.

Food Production Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective food production job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included food production job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Record batch weights and measures
Visual quality inspection
Measuring ingredients
Mixing Dough
Packing Brownies/cookies
Will be standing on your feet for 10 - 12 hours a day
Pay for this position is $11/hour, keeping in mind that you will also be making 4 hours of overtime for each 12 hour shift you work!
Operate, changeover, clean, troubleshoot, and complete basic maintenance on production machinery and equipment
Meet or exceed performance metrics including efficiency, production, and downtime goals
Complete hourly quality checks to ensure quality product will be sent out to customers

Food Production Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Food Production

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HACCP, T-HUET, WHMIS, PCQI

Education for Food Production

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the food production job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Management, Technical, Culinary, Business, Culinary Arts, Associates, Performance, Hospitality, Science

Skills for Food Production

Desired skills for food production include:

Microsoft Office
Weights and measures
Purpose
FDA
Goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them
Good Manufacturing Practice
OSHA
Sodexo Food Management System
USDA and EPA regulations
Is proficient in computer skills and report management experience

Desired experience for food production includes:

Inspect raw materials against pre-set quality standards before loading raw materials into machinery
Hand weigh, hand scoop, and/or hand count frozen or warm food commodities at standard speeds
Is able to weigh commodities accurately within 1-gram tolerance and not wast excess amount of ingredients
Is able to observe good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and USDA policies, watching for foreign matter in product and notifying Team Leader or QA
Stand for length of shift with two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute lunch break
Have a job history with at least 6 months of food handling experience/production experience

Food Production Examples

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Food Production Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a food production. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food production
  • Deliver commodities from prep areas to production lion areas
  • Hand scoop/count frozen or warm commodities at standard speeds
  • Lift/carry 50 pounds regularly throughout a shift
  • Identify and sort out sub-standard product
  • Observe Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and USDA policies
  • Document and sign off on various processes in dough production (sanitation, rejection procedure, dough weight)
  • Ensure compliance with all safety standards, sanitation, and HACCP policies and procedures
  • Must comply with Catering Operations HACCP requirements
  • Is able to weigh commodities accurately within 1-gram tolerance and not waste excess amount of ingredients
  • Deliver commodities from prep areas to production line areas
Qualifications for food production
  • Must not have any written termination warning within the past 6 months
  • Continental Airlines employees must have 2.5 points or more remaining
  • Chelsea Food Services employees must have 4.5 points or less
  • Previous experience in a general manufacturing or production environment preferred
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job, including bending, reaching, stooping, twisting, lifting, standing, walking, repetitive motion and the use of heavy machinery
  • Ability to work in a refrigerated environment consistently during shift (38 degrees)
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Food Production Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a food production. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for food production
  • Moving trays, mixing bowls, palletizing
  • Placing or removing product from line
  • Assist with set up daily production on product to be run
  • Monitor product packing line for proper container fill
  • Manually package product into various packages
  • Ensure packages are properly sealed
  • Ensure labeling is properly affixed
  • Maintain proper level of supplies to line (labels, lids, boxes etc
  • Stack product or boxes of products on pallets
  • Maintain proper flow of product through the various packaging stages
Qualifications for food production
  • Experience in managing a manpower planning and scheduling tool
  • Maintain a high school diploma or GED
  • Stand for the entire length of shift with two breaks and one 30-minute lunch break
  • Previous experience in a production or manufacturing environment preferred
  • Food handling certification preferred
  • Catering Operations employees must have 4.5 points or less
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Food Production Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a food production. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for food production
  • Must be available to work any and all shifts assigned
  • Be open minded and receptive to change
  • Performing and documenting all QC related activities for food manufacturing in a USDA monitored facility
  • Responsible for the cooling of products and moving the product on racks to various cooling stages
  • Hours for this position vary due to production schedule
  • Accuracy, organization skills and dependability a must!
  • Willingness to work with others
  • Unpacking raw materials for use in production and packs finished product for storage and shipment
  • Unpacks raw materials for use in production and packs finished product for storage and shipment
  • Works on assembly, production, and packaging line in various capacities according to specifications
Qualifications for food production
  • Able to stand for the entire length of shift with two breaks and one 30-minute lunch break
  • Have 6 months of previous heavy lifting experience (50 lbs+)
  • Must be able to work in both warm and cold environments
  • Read and understand english (safety test)
  • Must complete a site tour and pass testing prior to starting
  • Ability to work 8hr shifts with occasional 12 hr shifts for vacation fill in or overtime
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Food Production Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a food production. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for food production
  • Operate mixing equipment
  • Work closely with Production Manager to ensure finished product meets all specs
  • Maintain cleanliness of production machinery
  • Certain positions may require handling of frozen fish filets, tuna, and other food materials
  • Preparing production equipment for operation
  • Documenting production and production process
  • Helping prepare others for production
  • Maintaining production line operation
  • Load and unload materials manually as needed
  • Work in a cold (freezer) environment (30-50 degrees)
Qualifications for food production
  • 50 lb
  • Demonstrated high performance (work performance, attendance record, safety record, BBS activities, LEAN leadership, and willingness to lead change)
  • Multi-tasking abilities, , simultaneous activities occur in area and you need to anticipate issues and plan ahead
  • Must have advanced computer skills (I-Fix, Informance, SAP)
  • Previous Food Industry Experience
  • Must be attentive to detail, have good organizational skills
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Food Production Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food production. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for food production
  • Making boxes (folding, taping, stacking, moving & lifting, working fast paced)
  • Breaking down boxes (unfolding, stacking, lifting, palletizing, working fast paced)
  • Work standing for 8-10 hours a shift (overtime up to 12)
  • Work with hands repetitively (grabbing, handling, picking, packing, processing, etc)
  • Other duties necessary to meet daily production needs
  • Blending ingredients
  • Mixing ingredients
  • Picking ingredients
  • Reconcile purchase order quantities vs actual delivery of ingredients on a daily cadence
  • Place orders and maintain pars for non-inventory items (supplies, packaging)
Qualifications for food production
  • Must be able to obtain a food safety card
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line
  • Ability to stand and/or stoop for the full shift
  • Available to work holidays, weekends, and rotating schedules as frequently required
  • The supplier or non-employee is responsible for supplying non-disposable PPE
  • Ability to work weekends consistently

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