Production Manager - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States - 15045


Job #: 15045
Title: Production Manager
Job Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: plus annual bonus 12 to 25%
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
lump sum on the relo; local is better
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


Production Manager                                                Location:  Greater Pittsburgh PA

As Production Manager you will lead the production department in a well-established food ingredient manufacturing plant.  You’ll serve as production champion for quality and regulatory systems including cGMP & ISO documentation, food safety and all GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiatives) at the site while also promoting a continuous improvement mindset throughout your department.    Direct Reports:  Production Supervisors (3) and Production Planner (1)
Additional reasons to consider this opportunity:

  • Recent influx of capital to upgrade this site; it's always fun to manage at a site where the company is investing in on-going improvements!
  • There will be future advancement at this site and through the companies sister plants. 
  • We anticipate good work-life balance since they operate on a 5 day work week.


Responsibilities for this position are typical of any well-run manufacturing facility.

  • Responsible to the Site Manager for developing and managing the production team including employee training and selection; Oversees the production training program to ensure the work force is continually developed.
  • Drives continuous improvement and establishes optimum manufacturing process conditions to minimize costs.   
  • Ensures safe work conditions by setting a high standard for housekeeping and a culture for continuous safety improvement.  Serves as department leader ensuring near miss incidents are investigated to determine root cause and corrective actions implemented.
  • In consultation with the SHE department, takes full management responsibly to ensure that the plant is in compliance with all federal, state, local, and company standards for safety and environmental.
  • Ensures operating procedures are in place for GFSI, ISO, cGMP, HACCP, Food Safety, Food Defense, and prerequisite programs
  • Prepares proposals for process modification and capital expenditures
  • Contributes to process and product development activities.
  • Ensures an effective production planning procedure.
  • Develop and implement procedures related to the production units, human resources, safety and quality requirements.

Compensation: We'll  talk about salary and the company  name & history before I submit your resume such that you will know where your resume is being sent.  

  • Expect a nice base salary + annual bonus  (approx. 12- 25%)  with an annual review and raise.  The bonuses do pay out annually!  (I'm not permitted to openly publish the exact confidential salary range but I did try to indicate a reasonable minimum.) 
  • Also expect paid vacation & holidays, 401K matching, medical, dental, life insurance and etc.


Requested Background Profile:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
    • Best if technical but they will look at others
  • 5+ years of  Production Management experience        (Union helps but this is a very agreeable union-management relationship )
  • Experience with Food Safety &  quality systems (HACCP, ISO etc)
  • Completing  projects for continuous improvement
  • Ability to influence and work in cross functional teams.
  • Knowledge of industrial equipment including mixing vessels, various pumps, valves, instrumentation, and etc.


University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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