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Company: Lassonde Pappas
Location: Hendersonville, NC
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Food, Beverage




The Production Lead reports to the Production Supervisor and is based out of our Hendersonville, North Carolina location. This individual will be support for all operators on the line by helping with line balancing, troubleshooting equipment, product quality checks, product safety (including sensory (CQP) and monitoring of CCP requirements), support break and lunch relief while keeping a clean and organized work area. 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (essential functions of the job) Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Responsibilities include:


  • Maintain a clean work area:
    1. Occasional hosing down and mopping the area as needed throughout the day
    2. Assist the line operators in picking up dropped caps, bottles, labels, cardboard or any other spillage in the production area
    3. Ensure floors free of juice by washing down any spillage to minimize slippery conditions
    4. Ensure area is organized and free of debris, such as wood chips from pallets, especially near the filler
    5. Ensure area is wiped and cleaned through the “clean as you go” program
  • Operate and troubleshoot equipment throughout the line and support maintenance when there is downtime
  • Assist with package changeovers on all the equipment by adjusting rails, swapping out change parts on the filler, labeler and packer
  • Coordinate breaks and lunches with other operators and filling in as the operator while the operator is on break or lunch
  • Ensure highest productivity on the line by maintaining a balanced line and reducing or minimizing waste on the line when it comes to juice, caps, labels, cardboard, bottles and other packaging materials
  • Rework bottles from the empty chute from the single filler and dumping back juice that is reworkable
  • Ensure good quality product by assisting the operators with analytical checks such as sensory (CQP), monitoring of CCP requirements, brix, TA, correct label usage, correct coding and correct use of trays/RSC.   Verify individual runs on the cap code, bottle code and case code
  • Coordinate with forklift operator on correct bottle usage and cap usage at the filler
  • Verify employees are using equipment guards and following safety rules and policies
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned




Minimum Required Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year of production experience operating equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and can multi-task
  • Excellent time management skills


Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the food/beverage industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in standard computer applications including MS Office programs
  • Detail oriented; ability to multi-task
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Credibility and Integrity
  • Build and maintain professional relationships




This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a typical office setting; driving a motor vehicle and occasionally working in the field.


FREQUENT:  sitting, upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity and light to moderate finger pressure to include extended periods of keyboard and mouse use, side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, bending and stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials.


OCCASIONAL:  squatting, kneeling, reach above and at shoulder height, moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing 20 – 35 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet.


VISION:  Ability to see in the normal visual range with or without correction.


HEARING:  Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.



This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of the responsibilities that are required to successfully perform in this position.  Other duties as assigned are part of every job description.   The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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