Production Team Leader

Position Title:

Production Team Leader – Shelling and Sorting

Job Description:

REPORTS TO Plant Manager LOCATION La Mesa, NM Site
EDUCATION High School or GED

Position Scope/Summary

Under minimal supervision, responsible for overseeing all the production activities in the shelling plant and monitoring of departmental KPI’s.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Through direct supervision of all assigned personnel, the production supervisor will ensure all products being processed or packaged meet or exceed current standards of quality and production quantity.
  • Ensure all assigned employees adhere to and follow all policies, rules and regulations and procedures.
  • Conduct safety inspections of the area to ensure a safe working environment and to promote good housekeeping habits.
  • Review production schedule for proper sequencing of products; recommend revisions/adjustments.
  • Confirm adequacy of supplies and ingredients for all lines including upcoming shift.
  • Coordinate training program for personnel on the shift, to provide an opportunity to each employee to learn and improve their skills and to evaluate the employees.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of all assigned personnel.
  • Perform, supervise, and coordinate work activities of production staff, which may include technical and/or non-technical assistance.
  • Coordinate daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly maintenance activities.
  • Effectively utilize manpower and materials in the support of company goals.
  • Ensure that daily production, downtime, and quality reports are prepared and submitted in accordance with current procedures.
  • Continually evaluate manufacturing operations to identify possible methods to improve quality, productivity and costs.
  • Clearly communicate with others to ensure the successful operation of the division.
  • Assist management in strategic planning for the plant.
  • Perform various administrative duties accurately and in a timely manner to ensure the smooth operation of the division.
  • Assist with the designing, installation and debugging of new equipment as necessary.
  • Facilitating a 10 minute employee meeting each day to keep the employees informed of safety precautions, performance, policies, etc.
  • Skills and Knowledge:
    • Good communication skills
    • Skills for this career may be learned at work
    • Intermediate PC skills
    • High level of organizational skills, good written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
    • Must be able to multi-task and follow-up when responses are needed
    • Basic mathematical skills 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements (Physical and Mental Demands):

  • Prefer applicants with a GED or high school diploma
  • Minimum of three (3) or five (5) year supervisor experience
  • Knowledge of the processing equipment used in the company
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to respond to verbal and written instructions
  • Physical ability to lift, stand, climb, bend, etc within a manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to pull, squat, kneel, climb and/or balance
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

Reporting Relationship:

Provides assistance, receives direction and reports directly to the Shelling Plant Manager or Shelling Plant Assistants. Must be able, to work with all employees in the shelling plant.

Job Location:

22500 South Highway 28 La Mesa, NM 88044

Approximate Hourly Pay:



Rate depends on experience
Health Care Coverage

Contact Name:

Andrea Williams

Contact Email: 

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