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Food Processing Team Lead

The Food Processing Team Leader will work directly with other Food Processing Line Leads and other team members to coordinate, lead and direct food processing manufacturing activities, which include: cleaning, preparation, processing, and packaging of various food products. 


  • Maintain a safe working environment for all team members and visitors.
  • Maintain high quality and cleanliness standards in accordance with company food safety and sanitation standards
  • Keep work areas, machines and equipment, and storage areas clean and organized
  • Give assistance to subordinates
  • Meet daily production targets in the designated time frame
  • Manage 3+ direct reports
  • Responsible for flow of materials and processes, including inspection of production area
  • Support training and motivation of team members within your production area
  • Maximize productivity and quality; minimize waste
  • Fill out required paperwork by the end of each shift
  • Ensure Team Members comply with company policy in regards to rest and meal breaks, hygiene, sanitation, food safety, and other work related policies.


  • Strong people skills/communication and leadership skills
  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • 3+ years of food processing experience
  • Previous experience working in food safe processing facility
  • Previous experience managing a team preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to learn and apply policies, procedures and rules
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, meet tight deadlines, prioritize tasks, work with minimal direction and handle conflict in a positive manner
  • Ability to work with multiple departments including engineering, operations, safety, quality assurance, logistics, and finance & accounting
  • Fork lift certification preferred
  • Ability to use a computer and basic software (email, web reporting, etc)
  • Must speak, read and write Spanish
  • Must speak, read and write English

Physical requirements

  • Move/Lift up to 25lbs
  • Stands most of the day
  • Bend/Stoop/Position one’s self to move crates of raw materials
  • Works in Cold Room approximately 25% of the time
  • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment

We offer competitive pay; Medical, Dental, Vision, voluntary coverage (STD, LTD, Life); an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); a 401k retirement savings plan; holiday pay, plus a great working environment, a culture of trust and growth opportunities for our employees.

About Us
87P is a market leader in food production specializing in healthy concepts and products with clean labels located in Carol Stream, IL.  We provide full-service, clean-label food processing solutions and full-service cold-pressed juice and beverage solutions.



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