Assistant Production Manager

If you’re looking to get out of the restaurant/catering/food hospitality industry and you’re ready to join a growing food business, this might be the perfect position for you!

Company and Job Summary

Higher Taste is a local, family-owned food manufacturer specializing in Vegan and Vegetarian foods. We are seeking a hard-working and dedicated individual to join our team as an Assistant Production Manager! Opportunity for advancement, pay increases and bonuses! Join us as we fulfill our mission of bringing delicious food to the world!

The Assistant Production Manager is responsible for assisting the Production Manager in overseeing daily food production operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in staff supervision and food production, ability to communicate fluently in Spanish, and the ability to delegate tasks and multi-task efficiently. We need someone who is a “go-getter” who enjoys working hard and thinking critically about the whole scope of the production process.

**Our production facility is located in SE Portland and we are opening a second facility in Cornelius later this year - the Assistant Production Manager may be asked to commute to either or both facilities.**

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise daily tasks of production staff, including training and giving feedback

  • Understand and implement all aspects of production, from cooking to final packaging and preparation for delivery

  • Delegate tasks to production staff as needed

  • Knowledge of food safety and quality control processes

  • Ability to step into production roles whenever needed - we need someone willing to learn all the roles of production

  • Tracking production logs (temperature, hand-washing, sanitizing, cleaning, etc)

  • Leading Safety Committee and tracking OSHA compliance

  • Schedule is Monday-Friday, 4:00/5:00 am - 3:30 pm (or when all tasks are complete); occasional Sunday shifts (training and covering for staff as needed).

Required Qualifications

  • 1+ years in food production or food service

  • 1+ years in management

  • Experience cooking large batch recipes

  • Ability to perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication & division

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to spend work day standing, bending & walking

  • Ability to communicate in English

  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)

Highly Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish

  • 2+ years in food production

  • 2+ years in management

  • Experience overseeing Food Safety/HAACP Plans

  • Knowledge of OSHA Safety policies

This position is perfect for the candidate who is looking to utilize their skills and job experience in an assistant management role with a local business!

 

PAY AND BENEFITS

  • Pay range is $17-23 per hour, DOE. Overtime pays time and a half

  • After a 90-day period of employment we offer Paid Time Off

  • After a 90-day period of employment we offer a stipend for health care benefits

  • After a year of employment we offer Paid Vacation

  • After a year of employment we offer an employer-matched retirement savings account

**We run background checks on candidates after a conditional job offer has been made.**

**Our production facility is located in SE Portland and we are opening a second facility in Cornelius later this year - the Assistant Production Manager may be asked to commute to either or both facilities.**

 

To apply, please email a Cover Letter and Resume to highertastehr@gmail.com listing all relevant experience and why you’d be a good fit for this position. We will contact all qualified applicants for interviews.

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