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JBS USA PROCESS LEAD - Breast Debone Nights in Cold Spring, Minnesota

POSITION SUMMARY:The Process Lead assists the supervisor to achieve department goals in safety, quality, efficiency and yield. The Process Lead reports to the department supervisor and assists in 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.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Trains and motivates team members to achieve their maximum quality and productivity performance levels.

  • Directs and monitors the operations of assigned processes. Provides feedback to the supervisor 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.

  • Schedules people, materials and equipment to most effectively and efficiently utilize departmental resources to achieve the mission of Pilgrims. Assists the supervisor in determining work assignments and makes changes as necessary to accommodate staffing and production needs.

  • Offers feedback for team member performance evaluation to the supervisor.

  • 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.

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

  • Charts weekly progress against Gold’n Rewards goals, posts information and covers in crew meetings.

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

  • Assists in enforcing the Pilgrims Animal Welfare policy.

  • Backup all department positions as needed

  • 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.

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 such as Six Sigma, and participates in or supports the E$P program

  • Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization


  • 1 year of Pilgrims experience preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic math skills including: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and percentage calculations

  • Working knowledge of production operation.

  • Ability to follow both written and verbal directions.

  • Ability to analyze and respond to production problems.

  • Skill in making department decisions.

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

  • Valid CPR, First Aid Certification and AED or ability to obtain certificate within 6 months preferred.

  • Valid Pilgrims forklift license or ability to obtain license within 30 days.

  • Ability to perform all positions within the department

  • Basic computer skills (e-mail, time & attendance, etc.)

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

  • Working knowledge of supervisory management practices and principles.

  • Ability to pass a Prove It test

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English

  • High School or GED required, 2 year college degree preferred

  • Bilingual skills in languages used within the department preferred.