Maintenance Leadership Apprentice in Raeford, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 10/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary

Support and assist maintenance supervisor(s) and manager with daily management of team members and processes, including assigning job tasks, rotating team members through jobs, and coaching team members. Drive a culture of safety, quality, and continuous improvement on the maintenance team. Monitor the production area to ensure compliance with government standards, work procedures, and production specifications.

Essential Duties, Functions & Responsibilities

  • Enforce and follow all workplace safety and food safety practices and protocols
  • Conduct team member training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures
  • Investigate and complete incident reports and implement corrective actions
  • Assess team member performance to provide coaching and feedback to improve efficiency, reduce injury, and ensure food safety
  • Inspect production area, materials, products, and equipment to ensure all compliance and company standards are met and any deviances, defects, or malfunctions are addressed
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports
  • Plan and communicate work schedules, assignments, and goals
  • Recommend or implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, or efficiency
  • Complete records of team members’ attendance and hours worked
  • Verify and communicate operations data, such as downtime, production, and cost records to identify improvement opportunities and for use in production reports

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Ability to operate computer systems and various software applications required to perform essential functions of the job (i.e. Microsoft Office, Kronos, SAP, etc.)
  • Complex problem-solving skills to identify problems and review related information to develop, evaluate, and implement solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including active listening skills and the ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Ability to grasp new ideas, techniques, and concepts related to daily plant operations
  • Ability to foster teamwork to get team members to work together to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members and peers
  • Ability to motivate, coach, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
  • Ability to handle complaints, settle disputes, and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Ability to assess performance of self, other individuals, or work areas to provide feedback, make improvements or take corrective action
  • Skilled in maintaining organized data and files
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with team members and management.
  • Ability to complete all relevant program requirements satisfactorily

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • This job is open only to current Butterball, LLC team members who have been employed with the company for at least six (6) months. Butterball, LLC reserves the right to waive this current employment requirement if it determines that there is a business need to do so.
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • Post-secondary education (e.g., technical/vocational education or 2- or 4-year degree)
  • Previous work experience in poultry/meat processing or other industrial manufacturing setting
  • Bilingual – read/write/speak (English and Spanish, Haitian Creole, Marshallese, Burmese, or Mandarin Chinese)


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