General information

All posting locations: Holland, Michigan, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 23-Jan-2023

Ref #: R-65722

Description & Requirements

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a Lead Coordinator - Process Control to work at our sauces- and pickles processing facility in Holland- MI.  Successful candidates must be willing to contribute improvements suggestions and ideas to help continue the success of our facility. Ideal candidates must be safety and quality orientated along with demonstrate adaptability and willingness to work in a team orientated- fast paced work environment.  This position requires individuals to perform general production duties in a food manufacturing environment following strict quality and safety standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires applied math skills- computer literacy- and ability to read- write and communicate in English
  • Requires forklift driver’s license
  • Must be familiar with all aspects and processes of Process Control department
  • Candidates must be available to work all shifts including second- third & weekends and holidays
  • Prior manufacturing experience is preferred

EEO Policy

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

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical- Dental- Vision
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- Company paid Life Insurance- Company paid Short-term disability
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HAS) with Company contribution
  • Wellness Program
  • Starting Pay Rate or Pay Range. $25.54/hr


  • You will receive 10 days of vacation (PTO) after your 90 days’ probation period

New Hire Bonus Program

·$700 – Upon Conversion (after working 3-5 months)

·$800 – After 6 months from conversion

·$1000 – After 1 year from conversion

For a total of $2500 from your start date!

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday- Some weekends                   4am to 12:30pm

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • Approximately 300 employees
  • 1st- 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities- assigned based on business needs and seniority
  • Union Plant- represented by UFCW Local 705
  • Products: Vinegar- BBQ Sauces- Relish- Pickles- Mustard
  • The Holland plant is one of the oldest plants in the company and has been operating since 1897. Although- locally known as the “pickle factory”- currently pickles only make up 5% of the total production. In 2016 the factory installed grey poupon mills to allow the production of its iconic mustard.

Community Overview:

Welcome to Holland:

“From the award-winning downtown to the white sandy beaches- you'll fall in love with Holland's small-town charm and big-city amenities. Dine along the waterfront or at a local café. Hike to the top of a sand dune or climb to the top of a windmill! Shop for a paddleboard- or a pair of wooden shoes. We recommend you attend our world-famous Tulip Time Festival- visit one of our neighborhood art fairs-  enjoy a theatre performance- stroll the downtown sidewalks- or tour a modern college campus. Sail the waters of Lake Michigan or hike the trails in one of our wooded parks. Watch a brilliant sunset over Lake Michigan. No matter what your interests- you won't be disappointed!” (Source:

Job Overview:

Lead activities for tanking and shipping fresh cucumbers- coordinate various tanks to supply production needs- tank testing- ordering salt delivery and line set up. Coordinate other leads when supervisor is gone and complete routine audit and inventory paperwork. Lead sauce making and relish crew. Communicate with production department regarding production schedule and planning.

A successful candidate in this role is a fast learner- likes to observe and recommend changes to improve their jobs. Feels comfortable working with mechanical equipment. Candidates in this role will have plenty of opportunities to work overtime- and opportunities to be trained on different jobs and earn higher wages. This is an ideal job for somebody looking for long term career with a stable- reputable company.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Check prior days tanking activity and verify records. Review tank testing results and assign section leaders any necessary adjustment.
  • Review floor count and determine shipment tanking- or production needs for product.
  • Coordinate tank yard stock as to the area for different type of product and what is needed for the day’s production.
  • Coordinate trucking activities of deliveries and loading/ unloading of product.
  • Coordinate changing daily scheduling of labor- vacations. Assist supervisor in completing paperwork and recordkeeping for department. Coordinate department when supervisor is absent.
  • Track and/or perform inventories for department use in order to utilize stock for maximum yields
  • Follow safe practices and report safety issues to supervisor as they arise. Conduct monthly inspections as necessary- and report results including corrective actions taken to supervisor.
  • Ordering salt as needed from outside vendor. Track usage both physically and on computer.
  • Perform minor mechanical work i.e. patch hose- clean Tempco pump as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring and communicating any process or product abnormalities to your Supervisor- Team Leader- or Line Technician.
  • Performing Good Sanitation Practices (GSP’s) when handling equipment.
  • Must follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Perform all required observations and training timely and as scheduled.
  • Support Plant Quality Systems.
  • Operators could be used on other lines and CMF operations for business needs.
  • Responsible to follow FSQ requirements such as GMP’s and other daily/job specific duties to support QRMP.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.