Assistant Manager of Production – San Diego, California

Heartland Meat Company
San Diego, California
Job Category
Full Time Positions
Start Date
July 1, 2017
Last Date to Apply
December 2017
Heartland Meat Company is a locally owned and operated business that has been serving San Diego for 50 years. We are looking for an assistant manager for our production crew that is experienced in leading employees and managing a production environment, specifically with meat-cutting machinery.


Responsible for achieving production targets while maintaining a safe working environment and managing direct employees within multiple departments to ensure quality, safety and production standards.


  • Plan and schedule production activities
  • Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with HACCP and USDA regulations
  • Manage work priorities and allocate resources to meet assigned timelines and goals
  • Analyze and manage inventory levels to avoid out-of-stock issues
  • Administer quality control testing
  • Correct product handling issues
  • Evaluate current production quantities and implement improved schedule to maximize efficiency
  • Maintain cooler rotation and organization
  • Train, direct and lead the production team in the day-to-day operations
  • Direct the routine maintenance and set up of machines, equipment and facilities
  • Perform daily walks and visual inspections of the production facility in observation of unsafe conditions and take immediate corrective action
  • Train employees to ensure safe operating procedures are followed
  • Adheres to product specification requirements throughout the manufacturing process to maintain the desired product quality
  • Maintains expert-level knowledge of products and equipment to ensure the ability to direct employees to perform the job properly
  • Tracks and maintains reporting of key product result measures to identify improvement opportunities


  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in production
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws
  • Interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; as well as addressing complaints and assisting in appropriate resolutions


  • College degree in Agricultural Science or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in a meat production facility
  • HACCP Certification and strong knowledge of GMPs, quality regulatory requirements and systems
  • 2+ years supervising employees


  • Ability to speak English in a clear, understandable manner
  • Bilingual in Spanish is helpful
  • Ability to accurately follow detailed procedures and processes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must have the ability to carry out instructions furnished in both oral and written form
  • Ability to plan and organize time and projects efficiently
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with co-workers at all times
  • Ability to act in an ethical, honest and professional manner at all times


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodation.
  • Regularly work in a refrigerated environment
  • Regular and prolonged standing, bending and walking
  • Must be able to bend and stoop
  • Requires the ability to read written instructions and safety information
  • The employee must occasionally lift, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • The employee frequently is required to talk or hear
  • Repeated use of hands and arms
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually high

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification.

It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

Heartland Meat Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Person
Blanca Lowery
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