Growers Express

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Production Manager
  2. Location: Yuma, AZ
  3. Number: 10348
  4. Post Date: 7/9/2018
Job description

Job Title: Production Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Company: Growers Express, LLC                                             

Location: Yuma       

Department: Yuma Processing Plant


Growers Express is one of the West’s finest grower/shipper of fresh vegetables, is currently looking for an Production Manager. The Production Manager reports to the Plant Manager. Production Manager is responsible for supervision of department team members, responsible for monitoring the production floor, for directing, coordinating, and executing the activities of production. The individual in this role must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, must spend 80% of the time inside the production floor mainly focused on ensuring that the production schedule is executed in a timely manner and within all quality parameters.  They will provide guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to the production group.  


  • Ensure the safety of all employees through regular inspections and compliance with Company safety policies.
  • Plan and establish work schedules and assignments.
  • Assist manager in production sequence planning to meet production goals and provide superior customer service.
  • Complete and analyze weekly departmental performance reports.
  • Make decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification and procurement.
  • Manage, document and implement new and improved processes and train staff for effective execution.
  • Ensure team members take scheduled breaks and lunches and finish shifts on time.
  • Address and correct employee performance issues promptly and effectively.
  • Ensure employees work in a safe manner, that equipment is properly maintained to operate safely and that hazards are promptly identified and corrected. 
  • Inspect materials, products and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Request materials, supplies, equipment parts or repair services.
  • Participate in Operations staff meetings and weekly tailgate meetings          
  • Train new employees and coach existing employees.
  • Investigate and report all incidents (accidents, poor performance, EE Complaints.)    
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement, distribution and management, suggest cost-saving ideas.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates. 
  • Ensure that production schedule is completed on time. 
  • Ensure that product is prepped and packed as directed. 
  • Oversee the night shift operation for extended periods of time as directed by the Plant Manager.
  • Any other duties assigned



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

  • Problem Sensitivity — the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Far Vision — the ability to see details at a distance.
  • Oral Comprehension — the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Flexibility of Closure — the ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
  • Near Vision — the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, takes charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.


  • Proactively assist team members, manager and employees as needed.
  • Ability to motivate others to meet demands established by the schedule. 
  • Maintain composure under difficult circumstances and effectively deal with employees. 
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including, nights, weekends and overtime as required.
  • Communicate special instructions or possible issues to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Teambuilding and ensuring teamwork. 
  • Willing and capable to work long hours as necessary.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently as well as with team members and management.
  • Terminate/ Lay off Employees.
  • Reconcile and approve all general labor time off request forms.
  • 3-5 years of experience preferred
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules. 
  • Must be able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish preferred but not required)        
  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook).                    



  • Job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions.
  • Willing and able to work long hours and be available nights and/or weekends as required by the business needs.
  • Working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors).
  • This job requires working in constant cold temperature (below 32 degrees)
  • Standing/walking, crouching, stooping, twisting, balancing, leg/foot use, reaching, overhead extension, handling, pushing/pulling.


  • Be visually alert and aware of surroundings at all times specially when transferring product 
  • Requires occasional climbing of machines, assisting with machine set-up or closure
  • Requires supplying with packaging material/supplies manually or with the use of a forklift
  • Operate company vehicles (utility trucks) on public and private roads  
  • Gloves; hard hat; Aprons; Hair restraints; pallets; totes; volume filler, Sorting tables; Conveyor belts; bin dumper; tote dumper; bins; strap gun; strap; clips

This is a full-time position offering excellent competitive benefits and working in a highly positive but demanding culture with our rapidly growing compan

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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