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Job Title:

Production Crew Lead - 1st Shift

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1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Position at Carl Buddig & Company
The Crew Leader will effectively perform all of the required duties of the Crew Leader position in an accurate, thorough and safe manner as outlined per the Carl Buddig and Company job description. Employees are responsible for producing a safe and quality food product per USDA guidelines and are required to report all food safety related problems to their Supervisor, Manager, or to the Quality Assurance department in order to initiate immediate action.

Implement proper procedures for packaging department.
Create packaging department schedules to ensure that all packaging is performed and completed in a timely fashion.
Perform all supervisory functions during the absence of a supervisor.
Participate as a witness in the disciplinary process.
Analyze situations to provide solutions that are in the best interest of the company.
Maintain accurate records and reports.
Must be able to check inventory, yields, variances, basket assignments in knowledgmine.
Must lead the huddles in RedZone, ensure operator checks are done accurately, check for missed checks, enter comments for missed or failed checks.
Evaluate daily overhead to ensure that we have the accurate staffing to run all lines.
Assign and provide direction on the daily tasks to other packaging department employees.
Utilize Knowledge Mine packaging functions to record accurate production, down time and rework information.
Ensure that employees are abiding by all Carl Buddig and Company policies via the Employee Handbook and Safety Manual.
Assist with conducting training for safety and quality.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Packaging Manager and or Packaging Supervisor.
Maintain work area in a clean and sanitary manner.
Must be able to work in temperatures of 40 degrees or less.
Must be flexible and able to work as needed.
Must report to work on time, and notify your supervisor/and or manager when you are not able to report in to work.
Must be able to work in a high speed environment.
Report issues and concerns to your supervisor and or manager, and to direction from the supervisor and manager.
Must be able to stand for 9+ hours per day.
Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Must be able to bend, stoop and squat as needed for housekeeping responsibilities and other miscellaneous duties.
Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds.
Must be able to work 40 or more hours per week.
Must be able to work mandatory overtime if necessary.
Must have good hand/eye coordination.
Must be highly attentive to detail (i.e. meat type/film/date).
Must adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
Must be able to manage a team of employees.

Job Requirements:

18 years and over


Safety is a main focus at our company and serious attention is placed on the safety and security of our employees.

Medical Insurance – Blue Cross/Blue Shield Illinois – PPO, HMO, HDHP (With Vision)
Telehealth – MDLIVE
Dental Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Livongo – Diabetes & Hypertension Management Program
Hearing Aid program
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance (Short Term & Long Term)
Accident Insurance
Wellness Events

401K Plan – with Company Match and Profit Sharing
Discretionary Performance Bonus
Financial Planning Assistance

Employee discounts on Buddig, OW & CBQ Products
Holiday Celebrations & Employee Appreciation Events
Celebrations for Employee Milestones & Retirements
Discount Programs Offered
Company Philanthropic Events (example: breast cancer walk, employer matched monthly donations to various charities)

Vacation & Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
Bereavement Leave
Jury Duty Leave

Tuition Assistance
On-the-Job Training & Stretch Opportunities

Maternity & Parenting Leave
Military Leave
Family Medical Leave
Unpaid Extended Personal Leave

Company Information

Carl Buddig & Company is the parent company of great-tasting Buddig lunchmeat, Old Wisconsin hardwood-smoked sausage brand snack products and pre-cooked ribs and barbecue entrees under the Kingsford brand. Family owned and operated since 1943, we have been feeding family traditions for over 75 years with the very best in taste, variety, and convenience. For Carl Buddig & Company, family is at the heart of everything we do, and our idea of family also extends to the two thousand-plus people we employ.

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