JO 15656 Processing Manager



Salary Range:

$100K - $140K


The Processing Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the product Processing Department. The Processing Manager oversees the supervisory staff, and implements operations programs, and policies.



·         Reviews daily inventories and the daily production plan with the Material/Scheduling Manager. Develops production and efficiency reports. Coordinates schedule demands with staff and product movement personnel.

·         Manages the following product processing areas: Separators, RO Milk processing, Membrane processing, Pre and Post Batching, VTIS processing, HTST Bulk/Yogurt Processing, Culture Tanks, and CIP systems and sanitation of processing  area.

·         Accountable for 3rd party Food Safety and GMP audits/results as well as internal Quality and Food Safety programs.

·         Reviews plant quality through the review of microbiology test results, investigation and eradication of high or repeat area or product counts.

·         Reviews product and equipment specifications to ensure conformance to product specifications are realized.

·         Reviews all nonconforming product or ingredients with Technical Operations Manager and Quality Assurance Manager.

·         Monitors processing department throughout shift and assure employee compliance with GMP’s, sanitation and safety.  Review daily audit reports.

·         Monitors wastewater facility throughout shift and assure proper completion of daily reports as required by permit and management.

·         Reviews CIP records daily and audit employee’s sampling techniques to assure proper sanitation standards are maintained. Provide employee training and coaching in GMP and HACCP as needed.

·         Reviews supply inventories and order supplies within budget allocations.

·         Verify that all plant processing equipment is in good working condition and all preventative maintenance is being performed on a scheduled basis by reviewing Preventive Maintenance schedules with the Maintenance Manager. Review all work orders and daily maintenance reports.

·         Manage processing department’s budget within financial guidance.

·         Manage processing teams on different days and different shifts.

·         Perform other duties as necessary.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science or Dairy Science with proven knowledge of process flow and fluid mass balance.

·         Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in Fluid Milk or Value-Added processing.

·         Working knowledge of PMO.

·         Proven experience working directly with FDA/USDA and/or other Federal/State regulatory agencies.

·         Proven experience working in a 24/7 operation with customers both upstream (Producers) and downstream (Packaging and Supply Chain).

·         Ability to implement fundamental Lean Principals including 5S.

·         Ability to meet production schedules with shifting priorities.

·         Understanding of basic CIP operations, functionality and chemistry.

·         Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.

·         Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.


Dave Sloan, Vice President-Dairy Operations, Tom Sloan & Associates, dsloan@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890

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