Production Lead

  • Full Time
  • Melbourne
  • Posted on 1 August, 2022

Website Watch and Grow Food Co

Permanent Full Time
Monday to Friday, 7am – 3pm 
Based at our new manufacturing facility in Braeside
About WAG

WAG is Australia’s natural dog treat company. Our mission is to treat every dog to good health, with a commitment to natural and sustainable approaches.


About the role

The Production Leading Hand will drive the production performance of our brand new dog food processing facility. Core to this role is prioritising and monitoring workflow and production schedules, proactively maintaining quality, general and food safety standards and the application of HACCP principles.


Key responsibilities

Develop, implement and continuously improve all site operating procedures.
Work closely with the Warehouse Operations Manager in executing the production plan through maximising production inputs, machine uptime, efficiency and outputs.
Provide on the ground, daily support and direction to a growing production team and motivate them to deliver daily production targets.
Operate meat processing machinery, including but not limited to bandsaws, slicers, dryers and cleaning equipment.
Inspect all finished products to ensure production specifications are met.
Implement and continuously improve site environmental, health and safety procedures in accordance with company and regulatory compliance requirements.
Ensure that all production work orders are complete and accurately documented.
Participate in improvement projects and suggest improvements to processes, plant and equipment.
Manage and co-ordinate new product and process trials, set up production, quality and safety systems.
The candidate: 

Must love dogs!
Have 5 + years’ experience in a food production or manufacturing environment, preferably in a meat production role.
A Certificate III or above in Meat Processing, Process Manufacturing or an equivalent qualification is highly regarded.
Supervisory experience in a high volume, fast paced food production environment.
Comprehensive knowledge of HACCP principles and procedures, quality and safety standards.
Understanding of best practice personal and food hygiene and sanitisation requirements.
Demonstrated high level organisational skills including time management, prioritising tasks to meet competing deadlines and the capacity to achieve production targets.
Solutions focused, problem solving and consistency in following through.
Excellent written communication and documentation skills.
High level accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of the production process.
A general understanding of the local pet food industry or willingness to develop knowledge which will guide and inform production activities.
Able to work in a cold environment.

We offer:

Work / Life balance.
Health and Wellbeing benefits via our Pirkx App.
Staff Discounts on our range of dog treats.
On the job training and support to ensure your success.
A rewarding and challenging career move, with clear opportunities to make a difference at our brand new processing facility.
Competitive salary package.
If this sounds like the role for you, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you.

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