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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.

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General information

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

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 15-Sep-2021

Job Type: Regular

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.  


•     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).

•     Ability to lift 50 lbs.

 Benefits & Compensation Overview: 

  • Starting rate of $28.07/hour and eligibility for overtime compensation
  • Starting with 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • New Hire Retention Bonus- Employee will receive $250 at the completion of 3 months of employment and will receive $750 at the completion of 6 months of employment.

 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 Process Owner and with the support of management staff- the employee will follow these job descriptions as it relates to the job title.  The employee will own results for clean inspect and lube- centerline management system- 5S system- integrity of process data and the Oscar scrap elimination system.  This employee will actively participate in annual planning- weekly reviews/PDCA meetings- Daily Level 1 and Level 2 meetings.

This employee will assist in 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 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
  • Investigates initial root cause of top stops
  • Begin to develop plan for the day for ownership areas
  • Attend level 1 meetings
  • Attend level 2 meetings
  • 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

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