Operations Manager- 1st Processing in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary: 

This position will manage, direct and ensure execution of the facility’s vision and mission to assure continuous improvement and alignment with the corporate vision.  This includes maintaining safety of all associates, achieving production objectives in an efficient, cost effective manner and ensuring that all quality standards are met.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the daily manufacturing operation of 1st Processing ensuring production goals and standards are met, including safety of associates and quality of product.
  • Ensure all Plant operations and business is conducted in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded.
  • Collaborates with production planning and materials management to optimize scheduled attainment and customer service.
  • Review and analyze production reports to ensure achievement of safety, quality and product cost efficiency goals are met or exceeded.
  • Set objectives and goals for First Processing management team and operation and monitor performance versus objectives.
  • Develop action plans to address opportunities for improvement.
  • Drive management engagement, training, and development to maximize safety, manufacturing, quality, and productivity goal attainment.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop managers and supervisors and develop succession plan for Further Processing area.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources in recruiting and retention efforts.
  • Communicate with Director on status of area i.e.; safety, production, quality, and human resources.
  • Manage overall operating budget in line with current business plan.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate and facilitate participation in all safety, human resources, etc. incentives within the facility.
  • Participate in facility safety audits, accident investigations, and other safety meetings.
  • Participates in plant cuttings to ensure that quality products are being produced.
  • Manage the daily operation in the absence of the department manager.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary to ensure efficiency of operation.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of the food manufacturing industry.
  • Knowledge of USDA regulations and requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Basic knowledge of human resources principles and employment law.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer application skills including the utilization of mainframe, network and PC business application software.

Education and Experience

  • BS degree in Business, Poultry, Animal or Food Science, or related field or equivalent training and experience required.
  • Generally requires 5 or more years of work experience at a manager level in food processing preferably in the First Processing Environment

Physical Requirements









Seeing:  Must be able to read reports and use computer


Hearing:  Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with coworkers








Grasping/Feeling:  Must be able to write, type and use phone system


Working Conditions:

Approximately 70% of this individual’s time will be spent in a manufacturing environment, which is cold and wet.  Approximately 30% of the time will be spent in a controlled office environment.

Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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