Fermentation Manager - Columbus Manufacturing, Inc - Bayfront

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

FERMENTATION MANAGER - COLUMBUS MANUFACTURING, INC. - BAYFRONT (HAYWARD, CA) To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time. COMPANY DESCRIPTION: From a small, old world Italian craft meat shop in North Beach, San Francisco to one of the most successful national producers of authentic cured craft meats and all natural deli products, Columbus has evolved and grown organically one customer at a time, staying loyal to our home base in the San Francisco Bay Area. Family owned for 90 years, we understand the value of high quality products, staying true to our core values, and loyalty to our consumers and community. Our products drive our business strategy of aggressive expansion through new product innovation leading the craft meat market with a focus on clean, high quality, all natural, experiential foods that delight our consumers and customers. Columbus Craft Meats joined the Hormel Foods family in October 2017. This position is responsible for organizing, directing and tactically executing fermentation and drying production while ensuring all food safety and quality requirements are satisfied. Establish and administer decision-making criteria for counteracting processing deviations - day to day adjustment of production process and equipment. Manage the hourly fermentation work team by setting coverage schedules for proper resourcing. Administer the performance management system. Continuously improve fermentation team skills as well as the fermentation process. Relocation is eligible for this role. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Works within basic Operations function ground rules - safety, quality/food safety, and culture expectations. * Executes day to day production process for fermentation and drying - on time release, shrink compliance. * Manages the plant hourly fermentation team. * Maintains technical documentation of salame fermentation and drying process. * Develops fermentation / drying programs. * Processes optimization & continuous improvement. * Hardware & software understanding and management. * Interfaces with QA - sensory, HACCP, etc. * Actively participates in innovation and renovation project work as necessary as a team participant. * Interfaces with key vendors associated with the fermentation process - casing & culture vendors, air unit manufacturers/service support, etc. QUALIFICATIONS: Required * A bachelor's degree or significant industry experience. * Proven track record of results in plant supervision with a minimum of 3 years plant operations experience. * A pattern of initiative and leadership. * Strong problem-solving, decision making, and project management skills. * Highly developed interpersonal skills. * Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills. Benefits: Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive base salaries plus yearly bonuses, an annual merit increase performance review, medical, dental, vision, profit sharing, 401(k), stock purchase plan, relocation Assistance Program to eligible applicants, FREE two-year community/technical college tuition for children of employees, and more. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel may be necessary 5% of the time. For immediate consideration, send apply online at: www.hormelfoods.com/careers At Hormel we invite difference and diversity in all aspects. We offer a space of support, understanding, and community. We are committed to the journey! Learn more about our progress here: https://www.hormelfoods.com/about/diversity-and-inclusion/ Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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