General information

All posting locations: Muscatine, Iowa, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 02-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-81052

Description & Requirements

Team Lead

Kraft Heinz Company

Muscatine, IA

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a Team Lead to work at our facility in Muscatine, IA.  Ideal candidates must be safety and quality orientated and be willing to work in a team orientated, fast paced work environment. 

EEO Policy

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer – Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

We offer a variety of benefits depending on how you chose what is best for you, but what is offered are:

  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, Company paid Life Insurance, Company paid Short-term disability
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • A shift differential for those who work second or third shift.

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

Bullet points you may want to include are:

  • Over 300 employees
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities
  • Union Plant, represented by UFCW 431
  • Original Construction 1892​
  • 2nd Heinz Plant - First west of Mississippi.​
  • Opening in 1893 as Heinz Pickling Works.
  • First Products: Sauerkraut, Horseradish, Pickles​
  • 1895 started Tomato Processing
  • Current Products: Ketchups, L&P, Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Single Serve Ketchup, 57 Sauce, and BBQ Sauces

Community Overview:

Welcome to Muscatine, IA:  Muscatine, IA - Official Website - Official Website

Job Overview:

Are you ready to work at HJ Heinz’s longest operating facility and join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.?  This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference!

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Facilitates the line loss analysis (waste elimination and yield improvement) and line throughput improvement plans. (OEE current/future state)
  • Analysis daily and shift line data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities
  • Participates in internal audit program, food safety committee, and sanitary design team
  • Spends time on the floor to gather information on stops, centerlines and changeovers over the past 24 hours
  • Initiates RCFA process
  • Begin to develop plan for the day for ownership areas by directing CI & Maintenance Lead on daily, weekly and annual tasks.
  • Ensure level 1 meetings are occurring and adhering to KHMS methodology.
  • Attend, prioritize and drive opportunities escalated in level 2 meetings from level 1’s.
  • Discuss top stops and root cause.  Establish countermeasures in plan for the day
  • Ensure centerline completion and compliance. Create countermeasures on any outages
  • Works with Process Owner, CI Lead and Maintenance Lead to address losses
  • Manage centerline and Quality Daily Management Systems
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management
  • Comply with all established GMP, Housekeeping guidelines, Housekeeping responsibilities and QRMP operating procedures
  • Assist in the implementation of the QRMP program and acts as trainer

Other Requirements:

•    Associates degree in related field or equivalent in manufacturing experience.

•    Capable of learning intermediate Microsoft excel, Power point, Word, Matrics, and ZPI skills.

•    Strong planning/organizational skills and communication skills.

•    Understanding of requirements and importance of documentation.

•    Can understand and write SOPs, OPLs and CIL’s.

•    Project ideation, generation, implementation, and project completion.

•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment with people of varying skills and backgrounds. 

•    Knowledge of safety policies and procedures i.e. (lock-out / tag-out, confined space entry).

•    Understanding of requirement and importance of documentation.

•    Ability to lift 50 lbs.

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact