Production Lead

  • Location
    Lenexa, Kansas
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Salary

Adecco is looking for Top-Notch Production Lead for a valued client in the KS market. This opportunity is temp to hire based upon excellent attendance and stellar performance on the job. The potential for this position includes being #2 to the plant manager, future salary potential and the opportunity to run future sites as plant manager.  After an initial training period, this person will need to be able to work 2nd shift (4:00pm to 2:30am) for at least the first 6 months. Potential to move to 1st shift or split shift hours within the first year is high. Starting pay for this position will be at $18/hr. This is a great opportunity! 



The Production Lead position is an hourly position in a fast-paced factory environment.  The position is responsible for leading the entire processing, packaging, and shipping floor. He or she will report directly to the plant manager on daily production and process improvement projects. This person must maintain a team environment, oversee quality production of food products, follow all health and safety regulations, and complete process improvement projects as assigned.



  • Follow all SOPs and SSOPs to keep consistent product quality
  • Ensure all required paperwork is filled out in an accurate and timely manner
  • Follow all FDA health and OSHA safety regulations
  • Set goals to hit or exceed daily production targets
  • Maintain effective communication to lead and direct the team leads and production floor
  • Coach team members and recommend disciplinary action if necessary
  • Contribute to the review process for team members through writing or sitting in on reviews
  • Train new employees on the production line
  • Assist in interviewing and selecting new candidates
  • Understand equipment and the systems involved with running it
  • Ensure that any equipment malfunction is immediately reported and remedied
  • Ensure all equipment is running efficiently and all PMs are being completed
  • Ensure a smooth flow of product from receiving, to bakery, to packaging, to storage, to shipping
  • Understand the shipping process in using Fishbowl, UPS Worldship, and scheduling LTL loads
  • Investigate customer complaints and deal with customer inquiries
  • Aid in the claims process with LTL carriers
  • Assist with production line, running equipment if necessary.
  • Measure quality checks at every point in the process
  • Recognize and pull inadequate product off the line
  • Record inventory counts in production and cycle counts in the Warehouse
  • Be a power user of Fishbowl for monitoring material usage, inventory, and shipping
  • Maintain a neat work environment and clean production floor at end of shift
  • Ensure end of day inventory counts are complete and accurate.
  • Ensure that finished product is stored correctly
  • Track attendance and timely arrival of employee’s in all work areas
  • Work with other sites to transfer product to fill inventory needs
  • Communicate through email or telephone with contractors, customers, or other sites
  • See through the completion of process improvement projects assigned from plant manager
  • Other duties as assigned


  • HS diploma or GED
  • Previous experience as a lead
  • Reference checks
  • Computer aptitude - Email, Microsoft Office
  • Outstanding attendance
  • Capability to multitask and balance daily production needs with process improvement projects.
  • Ability to lead, coach, and hold people accountable 
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Must be able to complete post offer background check and drug screen

If you believe that you meet these requirements please apply online at Please be sure to include a resume showing your experience and references. All resumes will be reviewed. If we feel that you are qualified for this role we will contact you.


Thank you for your interest in working with Adecco. 






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