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Production Manager

Manufacturer of Premium Meat Products in Fort Atkinson

Jones Dairy Farm, a family owned and operated business for 135 years, is searching for a Production Manager.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has the desire to make a significant impact within a dynamic and growing food manufacturing company.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the GM of Manufacturing, oversees the plant production operations to meet the production schedules while maintaining high-quality products in a cost-efficient manner.  Manages warehousing, shipping, and receiving.  Directs and coordinates activities of all departments through subordinate supervision.  Responsible for production quality, quantity, methods, and personnel.


  • Meet production and shipping schedules as well as product quality specifications.
  • Work with other areas to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure consistency with applications of company policies and procedures through supervision of subordinates.
  • Establish standards of performance, measure results, analyze workflow and troubleshoot problems.
  • Monitor employee training to assure safety in operations and quality compliance.
  • Ensure all production records are accurate and complete on a timely basis.
  • Monitor efficiencies while continually making improvements for greater efficiency in operations.
  • Make recommendations concerning improvements to policy, procedures, techniques, facilities, and other matters relative to plant effectiveness.
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative environment with production employees and union representatives.
  • Provide proper direction, training, and mentoring to subordinate supervisors.
  • Maintain distinctive quality/food safety operational standards. Maintain cooperative working relationships with other departments including Maintenance, Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Finance, Purchasing/Customer Service, Sales, and USDA.

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment or the equivalent
  • 5 years of supervisory experience
  • High level of organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and direct people
  • Experience in conflict resolution
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Physical Requirements:

Sufficient manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate office equipment efficiently. Requires frequent walking, bending, standing and sitting with exposure to production areas requiring use of safety equipment and exposure to cold, wet, damp, hot and noisy environments. Ability to occasionally lift over 40 lbs. required.

Benefits Package

We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package:

  • Medical Insurance with a Health Reimbursement Account
  • Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability/Sick Pay
  • Long Term Disability available
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401K with a 100% Employer Match on 5.5% of eligible earnings
  • Health Club Incentives
  • Professional Development Including Tuition Reimbursement & more!

 We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package. Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a resume.