General information

All posting locations: Mason City, Iowa, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 03-May-2024

Ref #: R-81647

Description & Requirements

Team Leader

Kraft Heinz Company 

Mason City, IA

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

Qualifications 

Capable of learning intermediate Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Metrics, and ZPI skills.

•     Strong planning/organizational skills and communication skills.

•     Understanding of requirements and importance of documentation.

•     Can understand and write SOPs, OPLs, and CILs.

•     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).

•     Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Benefits & Compensation Overview: 

  • Starting rate $32.57/hr

  • Eligibility for overtime compensation

  • Starting with 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO)

Work Schedule: 

  • 12-hour shifts – rotating days and nights

  • Works overtime as required, including weekend coverage

  • Flexibility to adjust shift schedule to work with employees on other shifts as required

Job Overview: 

Under the direction of the Production Supervisor and with the support of management staff, the employee will follow these job descriptions as they relate to the job title.  The employee will own results for clean inspections and lube, centerline management system, 5S system, the integrity of process data, and the Oscar scrap elimination system.  This employee will actively participate in annual planning, weekly reviews/PDCA meetings, and Daily Level 1 and Level 2 meetings.

This employee will assist in the development of center line definition and associated standard development.  Develop control strategies to enable operators to respond to out-of-control situations.  Leads root cause problem-solving efforts on key losses in the process.  Coaches teams on CIL, CLM, 5S, and Oscar systems execution.  Coaches and develops teams by building problem-solving skills within the process.

Responsibilities & Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Facilitates the line loss analysis (waste elimination and yield improvement) and line throughput improvement plans. (OEE current/future state)

  • Analysis of 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

  • Investigate the initial root cause of top stops

  • Begin to develop a plan for the day for ownership areas

  • Attend Level 1 meetings

  • Attend Level 2 meetings

  • Discuss top stops and root causes.  Establish countermeasures in the plan for the day

  • Ensure centerline completion and compliance. Create countermeasures for 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 act as a trainer

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Location(s)

Mason City, IA Plant

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 NATAI@kraftheinz.com.

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 NATAI@kraftheinz.com.