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JBS USA PROCESS LEAD - DAYS in Arcadia, Wisconsin

About Pilgrim’s Pilgrim’s is a leading global provider of high-quality food products, including well-recognized brands and value-added premium products. As one of the world’s largest poultry producers, Pilgrim’s has provided wholesome, quality products to customers and consumers for more than seven decades. It’s our passion for excellence that continues to drive us to be the best, and we seek opportunities to diversify and grow. Pilgrim’s Arcadia LocationWhile Pilgrim’s is a global company, we offer a hometown feel within our complex located in Arcadia, WI. Pilgrim’s works with 150 local growers. We employ approximately 500 team members at our complex. We give you the tools you need to discover your perfect career match, and the freedom and support to take your career to the next level. It is our goal to be your employer of choice and provide you with the opportunity for a better future! Pilgrim’s wants YOU to join our Team as a DAY SHIFT PROCESS LEAD! This position starts at $21.84/hour plus we are offering a $2000 Hiring Bonus! Benefits include:

  • 5 Days of Vacation, after 60 days of employment

  • Benefits at 60 days of employment, 401K contributions on day 1 of employment

  • 70% off quality Pilgrim’s poultry products

  • Training provided with a trainer/mentor

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Better Futures Program –2 Year Community College tuition paid for you or your dependents!

  • Opportunity to grow your career through our Supervisor Development Program or Management Trainee Program

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed within our facility. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are available to all team members and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed.POSITION SUMMARY: The Process Lead Worker provides first level supervision. This person exercises independent judgment to achieve department goals in safety, quality, efficiency, and yield. The Process Lead Worker reports to the department Supervisor and is responsible for the operation of a set of specific processes within the department. This position is designed to be a career path to higher supervisory positions within the company. Must be able to perform all positions within the department.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Uses independent judgment to provide instruction and work direction to team members supervised. Trains and motivates team members to achieve their maximum quality and productivity performance levels Directs and monitors the operations of the department. Makes recommendations and works to plan and implement process improvements.

  • Directs and monitors the operations of assigned processes. Makes recommendations and works with others to plan and implement process improvements.

  • Promotes department and company goodwill through proactive team member communication. Supports and promotes company position on union free status by maintaining open communication and feedback to team members.

  • Supports the new hire training program, as well as being an active member.

  • Schedules people, materials, and equipment to most effectively and efficiently utilize departmental resources to achieve the mission of Pilgrim’s. Utilizes independent judgment in determining work assignments and makes changes as necessary to accommodate staffing and production needs.

  • Ensures company policies and procedures are followed to maintain standards for safety, quality, and overall company personnel satisfaction. Responsible for using independent judgment to enforce corrective action procedures within the department and authorized to issue verbal counseling, written counseling, and written warnings. If necessary, has the authority to suspend team members pending investigations or remove from workplace for unacceptable behaviors.

  • Responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and approving team member’s time and attendance utilizing the Kronos Time Keeping System, ensuring that all Pilgrim’s practices and policies are being followed.

  • Prepares and issues performance appraisals after reviewing with Supervisor

  • Makes recommendations on transition (hire) and rehire.

  • Monitor equipment making minor adjustments or repairs to ensure quality and productivity standards are maintained, as well as preparing or coordinating the preparation of the work area for start up.

  • Performs quality checks to monitor quality levels and makes necessary changes to maintain quality standards.

  • The Process Lead is required to know, understand and support food safety requirements for the facility. Responsible for taking immediate action to correct food safety deficiencies in order to prevent product contamination/adulteration.

  • Recognizes safety hazards, performs safety audits, and assists with accident investigations.

  • Maintains records of department, including daily evaluation sheet and issues other reports pertaining to department as directed.

  • Charts weekly progress, posts information, and covers in crew meetings.

  • Assists in the investigation of quality improvement, cost reduction, method improvement, yield control, and equipment maintenance.

  • Works with others in a safe and professional manner.

  • Complete all daily checklists.

  • Monitors performance of department team members (timings, checklists, etc.).

  • Attends and participates in meetings on a regular basis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members

  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.

  • Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization


  • Working knowledge of production operations.

  • Ability to read and write English (for record keeping purposes).

  • Working knowledge of supervisory management practices and principles.

  • Ability to follow both written and verbal direction.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in a manner that maintains harmony with co-workers.

  • Proficiency in Infinity, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word), and AS400 and/or sincerely willing to learn.

  • Skill in making department decisions.

  • Completes Lockout/Tagout training and is aware of requirements for Lockout/Tagout safety as well as other company safety programs and policies.

  • Valid Pilgrim’s Pallet jack license or ability to obtain license within 30 days.

  • Bilingual skills in languages used within the department preferred.

  • A certified trainer of the new hire training program, or willing to become part of the program.

  • To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.