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Plant Operations Resource Leader

Date: Jan 11, 2018

Location: Murray, KY, US, 42071

Company: Kroger

Department: MFG Management
Post End Date:
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Plant Operations Manager
Position Supervises: Production Supervisors
Pay Level: 4-7
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising daily activities of assigned department; ensure efficient operations. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Direct area supervisors and associates in the proper usage of safe manufacturing practices, including the hazards of a particular product being produced, ensuring accountability.
  • Validate proper scheduling to maximize line efficiency while minimizing labor costs.
  • Communicate plan needs of the service groups to the needs of the production area. Changeovers, preventative maintenance, waste and material needs for the current and following production day.
  • Communicate and follow up on any quality or safety defects to all levels of the organization for prompt evaluation.
  • Support and participate in the plant safety process.
  • Oversee all areas of plant to ensure SQR standards are being met at all time on all products.
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles.
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Bachelor degree in related field and/or 3-5 years equivalent experience and training.
  • Knowledge of department operations and procedures.
  • Ability to understand complex verbal and written instructions.
  • Working knowledge of Total Process Control (TPC) practices and procedures.

Desired Previous Job Experience

  • Previous experience as supervisor in a manufacturing plant preferred.


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: South


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly 443,000 associates who serve customers in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.  Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  KY || Murray || 300 North LP Miller St. || 42071 || Kenlake Foods || None || Manufacturing || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Paducah

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