Kitchen Team Lead 2nd Shift (Mon-Thurs 3:15pm-2:30am) in Mankato, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

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Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world, and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.



Lead a team of Production Workers within a production area. Produce product, completing tasks, or receiving and shipping product.  Keeps crew on task to meet production demands.



The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:


  • Works closely with Supervisor to plan and schedule work for team.
  • Update foreman/supervisor on a regular basis about progress on the daily production schedule.
  • Monitor workflow and adjust personnel and resources to maximize production efficiencies.
  • Completes reports and reviews for management.
  • Complete all paperwork and monitor for accuracy
  • Perform inventories and reporting in a timely manner



  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the foreman/supervisor.
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
  • Monitor work environment for general food safety hazards



  • Keep foreman/supervisor informed daily of problems incurred during the shift.
  • Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.
  • Maintains great communication with all departments.



  • Follow good manufacturing practices and HACCP training, along with company SOP’s, and SSOP’s.
  • Assists in training all new personnel hired into the department
  • Address employee concerns and coach employees on proper behaviors and performance.
  • Providing behavior and performance feedback to the foreman/supervisor.
  • Directly supervises the performance and efficiency of all Team Members, relaying necessary personnel information to the Department Supervisor.
  • Ensure team members are properly attired and ready to start production promptly at start time, and after authorized breaks.


  • Ensure products are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition, and FIFO rotation.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant or Distribution Center setting with varying degrees of temperatures including moderate cold (35-55 degrees) or heat (70-105 degrees).  Noise level is usually loud with exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. However; the vast amount of work is conducted in a climate controlled office.

Job Requirements


 Required Experience:       6 months of relevant experience

 Preferred:                          High School Diploma or GED and experience in the food industry



  • Ability to work un-supervised
  • Leadership potential
  • Computer knowledge; Outlook, Excel, SAP
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Deals proactively with work-related problems
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to recognize and deal with priorities on the plant floor.
  • Must have ability to understand production quotas and labor efficiency. 

 Solid verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with different levels of management and employee groups.

Must demonstrate leadership, problem solving, and employee motivational skills.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to work in a refrigerated environment.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift, push/pull over 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, squat, reach, and grasp routinely throughout shift.

 While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or more up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


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