Agropur, Inc.
  • Production
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, and 401(k)

Agropur is currently hiring for an Assistant Production Manager.


Position Summary:  

Maintain a productive, cost-efficient, high quality, production operation.


Main Duties:

  • Oversee the aseptic production operation: processing, filling and boxroom areas.
  • Oversee the aseptic blending operation.
  • Responsible for measuring work outcomes and processes and taking actions toward continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for providing guidance and technical knowledge to customers. This includes being on all conference calls, taking part in customer visits, overseeing product trial runs. 
  • Schedule work for employees and temps.
  • Responsible for productivity and quality management.
  • Recommends equipment changes, staffing adjustments and maintenance support needs.
  • Responsible for employee relations including work direction of employees, hiring, training, performance reviews, administering policies and procedures, disciplinary action, and compensation recommendations.
  • Responsible for working with employees and maintenance to provide a safe work environment.
  • Communicate effectively with employees, customers, and management team members.
  • Handle all equipment or chemicals safely, proactively report all safety concerns and ensure employees are doing the same.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • 4-year college degree in operations or related field is preferred or minimum of 5 years Agropur production experience.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in food processing and/or dairy production or related manufacturing.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Customer Service experience required.
  • Possess strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively with team members and customers.


Technical Competencies:

  • Composure: calm under pressure, not defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature, can handle stress.
  • Customer Focus: is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirement of internal and external customers; act with customers in mind.
  • Decision quality: makes good decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement; most solutions are correct and accurate when judged over time.
  • Drive for Results: can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is bottom-line oriented steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Integrity and Trust: is widely trusted, seen as direct, truthful and can present the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, does not misrepresent self for personal gain.
  • Function/Technical skills: has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Managing Diversity: manages all kinds of classes of people equitably, hires without regard to class, supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all.
  • Motivating Others: creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of people or team members, empowers others, invites input from others, shares ownership and visibility, makes each person feel their work is important.
  • Priority Setting: quickly zeros in on what is important, eliminates roadblocks, and creates focus.
  • Problem Solving: uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Organizing: can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Time Management: uses time effectively and efficiently.


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