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  • Production Lead - Slingshot Coffee Co, Raleigh NC

    Reports to: Operations Manager
    Classification: Full-time, 40 hours/week (7:30a-4:30p, M-F)
    $35,000 per year (salaried)
    Weekly coffee allocation
    Paid vacation - two weeks
    Select paid holidays for all F/T employees
    Paid sick/emergency leave for all F/T employees

    At Slingshot Coffee Co., we take pride in crafting our Cold Brew, Coffee Sodas & Cascara Teas
    with passion, knowledge & innovation to create an exceptional beverage experience for anyone
    who drinks our products. We strive to create a company, working environment and team that is
    inclusive, accountable, inspiring, positive & hard-working.

    Already established as one of the strongest brands among the Cold Brew Coffee category,
    Slingshot Coffee Co. is entering a critical growth stage with wider distribution, requiring the
    expansion of production capacity, while maintaining the highest quality standards for exceptional
    coffee for which Slingshot has become known. The Production Lead position will have an
    important team-oriented role in the crafting, packaging & shipping of all Slingshot Coffee Co.’s
    products while leading, inspiring and having a passion for driving Slingshot Coffee Co.’s mission
    & values. The position requires reliability, obsessive attention to detail, strong communication
    skills, a supportive & positive attitude, self-motivation, and self-/team-/product-awareness. The
    Production Lead has accountability for adhering to guidelines and advancing/sustaining
    continuous improvement to deliver quality, efficiency, and safety throughout the production
    process. Success in this role relies not only on the ability to perform the job functions, but a
    personal drive for growth, genuine enthusiasm for leading people, and the ability to fully engage
    with the Production Team and Operations Manager.

    - Minimum 2 years experience in a production supervisory role
    - Production/manufacturing of food or beverage product a plus
    - Hands-on experience with food safety & quality control standards a plus
    - Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    - Team-building skills

    - Directly reports to Operations Manager
    - Be a champion of the Slingshot brand both in and outside of the work environment
    - Lead by example in all areas of responsibility including, but not limited to: professionalism,
    attendance, attitude, camaraderie, communication, productivity, workspace maintenance,
    safety, and commitment to quality
    - Collaborate with Operations Manager to establish, communicate, implement and meet goals
    for self and production staff
    - Assist Operations Manager to train & develop new Production Associates according to
    Standard Operating Procedures
    - Assign duties and provide direct oversight for all Production Associates, providing direction,
    motivation & feedback in order to effectively lead and meet established productivity, quality,
    safety, health, environmental & morale goals
    - Ability to identify challenges for the team and individuals, and work toward appropriate
    - Ability to personally accept direction and/or constructive feedback, learn from experience, and
    move toward improvement
    - Maintain meticulous attention to detail to effectively follow all health/safety, sanitizing,
    cleaning & quality guidelines at every step of the production and distribution process including
    equipment, warehouse, and general employee areas in compliance with Slingshot Coffee
    Co., regulatory and certification standards.
    - Document, discuss & sign off on daily checklists
    - Maintain flow of communication with Ops Manager for team and production needs and
    - Ability to work in a physically demanding environment
    - Ability to perform general production and warehouse duties including, but not limited to: safely
    loading/unloading incoming/outgoing shipments, bottling/filling/canning all products, date
    coding, properly packing shipments for UPS/USPS, properly using all necessary tools to
    complete tasks
    - Other duties as assigned

    - Impeccable communication skills — written, verbal, interpersonal
    - Developed organizational skills
    - Ability to comprehend verbal & written direction, and act accordingly
    - Ability to understand & apply basic mathematics
    - Strong demonstrated commitment to quality, sustainability, quality processes, safety, and
    - Excellent problem solver: understand issues and proactively develop effective solutions to
    technical & personal issues
    - Ability to comprehend & act on NCDA/FDA/GMP guidelines
    - Exceptional personal hygiene
    - Ability to be an active & accountable teammate and work independently with self-motivation
    - Ability to set/meet goals, take responsibility for personal performance and work toward
    positive outcomes
    - Obsessive attention to detail
    - Ability to repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds and stand for 8 hours in a non-climate-controlled
    - Eagerness to take pride and care in the organization, work, team and product

    Please send a note telling us why you want to work at Slingshot Coffee Co. & how you’ll
    enhance our team, along with your resume & three references (at least two work references
    required) to by October 18, 2019. Interviews will be
    scheduled on a rolling basis.
    Slingshot Coffee Co. assesses candidates for employment based on their knowledge, skills and
    ability to perform the job for which they are applying, and without regard to any non-job related
    category as protected by federal, state or local law.
    Finalist candidates will be required to pass a reference check process, successfully complete a
    post-offer/pre-employment criminal background check, and demonstrate USA employment
    eligibility (per federal and state law).
    No phone calls or drop-ins, please.