Elite Staffing Inc.
Production Lead (Bilingual Preferred)
At a glance
Location: US-IL-Wheeling Map
Posted: 01/15/2021
Closing: 02/14/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 1 year(s)
Elite Staffing Inc.
Job description

Production Lead (Bilingual Preferred)


Assists and supports the Production Supervisor to ensure timely and accurate production in accordance processes, procedures and related controls to ensure timely and accurate production in accordance with customer specifications and company standards. This role supports the supervisor by coaching production associates serving as an expert for production processes and procedures as well as a trainer for new employees and refresher training.


Verifies all lot and item numbers on materials being brought to line.

Reads and tracks production schedules; provides recommendations for changes.

Completes line production and quality paperwork.

Identifies over usage of materials and assists in reduction of waste ingredient materials.

Demonstrates basic set up and operational knowledge of all line related equipment.

Ensures line run rules (including staffing to line maps), line equipment settings and run rates are being followed.

Assists Maintenance in the diagnosis and repair of production equipment.

Promotes safe work behaviors in other employees and acts as safety team leader.

Provides assistance and direction to line employees to maximize labor utilization.

Reports any violations of company policy to management personnel.

Assists the Supervisor with staffing and training needs of crew members.

Supports Supervisor with execution of their job duties.

Communicates with Supervisor and other Line Leads during shift operations and shift changeovers.

Notifies Supervisor of all down times.

Follows and enforces all Food Safety PPE/GMP requirements and reports any concerns.

Notifies Supervisor or Lead when leaving line and why.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


2-3 years experience in a food manufacturing environment

High School Diploma or GED required.

Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred


Must have experience working with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Must have experience with quality and hygiene requirements common in food manufacturing.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written required.

Strong organizational skills required.

Ability to lead fairly, firmly and consistently.

Ability to interact and to manage conflict in stressful situations while maintaining composure and perspective.

The ability to identify, define, and solve problems, and to coach production employees to do the same.

Strong initiative and the ability to work with others to achieve desired results. A sense of accountability for results.

Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office.

Ability to work cooperatively and maintain a professional working relationship with employees.

Ability to perform LOTO (employee level) on related production equipment.

Ability to read and understand formula sheets.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The work environment is cold (30 to 35 degree) on the manufacturing floor. The Production Supervisor will spend 90% of their time in the factory.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for the duration of the production shift; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is infrequently required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 70 pounds.

2nd shift


Temporary to Hire

Wheeling, IL

Production Lead (Bilingual Preferred)