Line Lead/Backup Operator and Material Handler - 3rd Shift in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Line Lead/Backup Operator and Material Handler - 3rd Shift

Job Description:



  • Communicate effectively/appropriately with team members, supervisors\BPO and management team.
  • Confers with BPO to receive instructions and exchange production information. 
  • Develops an expertise level to run all equipment on the line including material handling
  • Train employees in standard work practices, procedures for safety, quality, equipment operations, productivity, and efficiency. 
  • Help maintain accurate production records and complete all reports as required by the Company.
  • Support in continuous improvement events, projects and just do its.
  • Monitor team work levels and report issues to BPO
  • Assists in assigning work duties based upon work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel. 
  • Perform activities of team members covering member absences or breaks
  • Monitors production, release work orders as needed, adjusts work assignments, supply of material and machine operation when necessary
  • Maintain area in accordance with 5s and Lean standards to help ensure work areas remain swept, straightened, shiny to achieve operational excellence
  • Have a working knowledge of Manhattan and SAP
  • Coordinate with project teams for trial runs
  • Data computer entry, tracking, perform and prepare various clerical duties for production management (for example - detailed reports, meeting notes and notifications).
  • Will serve as backup machine operator and material handler when needed.


  • Interpret safety policies/practices to employees including ensuring safe work practices are followed.
  • Perform daily/weekly safety and 5S audits
  • Recommend measures to improve safety, quality of product, methods and equipment performance.


  • Ensure product quality by following standard work and communicating customer specific requirements with team members.
  • Tests random samples of product using various test equipment to verify product meets specifications. 
  • Maintain area in accordance with GMP, BRC and AIB standards.
  • Ensure product quality and sanitation regulations are followed.


  • Help troubleshoot and assist employees in diagnosing malfunctions in work and machine activities
  • Adjusts and repairs various machines using hand tools, power tools and refers extensive machine repairs to maintenance.
  • Assists maintenance in maintaining equipment as needed
  • Maintain area in accordance with TPM standards
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


  • Directing, training and coaching 10-20 employees
  • Document team member issues and report to BPO
  • Complete safety incident reporting documents for team members



Ability to read in English and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively communicate with employees.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, including decimals and fractions.  Simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, computer scanning devices, adjustable measuring instruments.  Check reports, forms, records and comparable data, where interpretation requires basic skills knowledge.   Proficient in using computer for basic data entry


 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.  Demonstrate ability to solve problems, analyze systems and data and suggest appropriate solutions. Possess skills to work under stress to meet production deadlines and minute attention to detail. Highly self-motivated individual.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).  Desire to learn and willingness to accept responsibility. Prefer 12 months  and up to and including 3 years of qualifying machine operator experience on related work or including lower level jobs within or outside the company. Prefer 6 months up to 1 year of employee on the job coaching/training experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: GMP & Safety Certification, Haccp Certification, Forklift/Raymond Certification

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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