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Production Manager

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Departement: Production & Operation
Shift: Day
Workplace: Fairwater
Company: Nortera

Joining Nortera means choosing opportunities to grow together!


As North America's leader in ready-to-cook vegetables, we are committed to contributing to the well-being of society by providing access to healthy and sustainable food. Nortera produces major private and retail brands and markets its own brand Arctic Gardens.


Why choose Nortera

  • Competitive wages 
  • Group Health Insurance program w/HSA or FSA
  • Dental, Vision, and Supplemental Insurance options
  • 401K Retirement Savings account with Company Match
  • Paid Sick, Vacation, and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Reimbursement program, for Wellness (Gym Memberships, etc.), Tuition, Relocation, Boots, and more
  • *Please note the range of compensation listed may not include all forms of compensation or benefits offered in connection with the opportunity.

Base salary

$82,000/Year - $100,000/Year (USD)

Your daily role

You'll invest the majority of your time in three key areas:  

  • Responsible for coordinating the facility's product quality systems including food safety programs, quality improvement programs, and product grading systems.
  • Directly supervises employees involved with establishing product quality (grade) levels.
  • The primary link between customer quality expectations and the facilities' manufacturing systems. 

Specifically, you will:

  • Be Responsible for the health & safety management system to achieve established goals and provide a safe, efficient environment for all employees. 
  • Manages off-peak projects and process improvements
  • Ensure the production schedule is followed and create proper logs, if any modification is needed
  • Responsible for Process and Quality procedures application (all the fresh pack employees must follow company procedures)
  • Manages Productions employees: motivation, assessment, training
  • Develop production budget and monthly forecast, follow and explain variations budget vs. actual
  • Assure continuous improvement: mass balance, line time study, job task analysis shall be carried out regularly (in cooperation with Production Supervisors and Process Engineer) to identify bottle necks and improvement opportunities
  • Manages off-peak projects and process improvements

Your profile

You will bring the following to the business:

  • Must have excellent employee engagement, communication, organizational, problem solving, results driven focus, decisive decision making, and time management  skills
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy to include Microsoft Office/Google Suite
  • Must possess a demonstrated leadership and process knowledge
  • Must be able to direct a structured team made of Supervisors, Leads and floor operators
  • Willingness to learn new tasks and be dependable
  • Must be able to read and write the English language
  • Must be a team leader and effectively communicate with others
  • OSHA Affected Training in Hearing Conversation, Blood Bourne Pathogens, Confined Space, HAS-Com
  • Company and Facility Training in Facility Work Rules, Facility Security, Food Safety, GMP’s, HACCP
  • Engineering/management background


  • Five years of progressive experience in Food Safety/Science supervision
  • Five years of experience in the food industry; specializing in fresh vegetable production, frozen vegetable repack, and distribution is desired
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Food Science, Business Administration, or other related Food Science field


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Nortera believes in Equal Opportunity for all and is committed to ensuring all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, have an opportunity to apply for those positions that they are interested in and qualify for without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Nortera is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform their job-related duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at 585-434-0399.


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