Ready to Eat Area Leader

Job Title: Ready to Eat Area Leader


Please Note:

  • Preference will be given to qualified internal applicants. 
  • This position is located in Hermitage, PA. Please do not apply if you are not in the area, able to commute, or willing to relocate.
  • This is a temporary position around 3 months. 


This posting is for a position which will oversee the RTE (pack-out) end of the L5 operation. Under the direction of the Plant Manager and in conjunction with the Team Leader and Production Assistant, the Area Leader is responsible for overseeing their respective area throughout the shift and facilitating the shift turn-over with the oncoming Area Leader. The position must operate in accordance with plant and company policies and procedures and requires excellent attendance, a thorough understanding of all production and sanitation procedures, quality and food safety policies, and a comprehensive knowledge of all production positions within the area of responsibility. This position also works closely with maintenance, quality, sanitation, and other production personnel to troubleshoot problems while maintaining the efficient production of a safe, quality food.


  • Provide support to the area of responsibility and act in a leadership capacity through a demonstrated knowledge/proficiency of all associated positions
  • Communicate effectively with all team members, including those outside of the area of responsibility, to provide direction and structure to production personnel
  • Serve in a leadership role to facilitate smooth and efficient operation in the area of responsibility, while keeping personnel and food safety at the forefront
  • Provide feedback and report problems to the Team Leader, Production Assistant, and Plant Management. Aid in implementation of corrective and preventive action for identified problems
  • Coach new and current employees on company policies and standard operating procedures by providing individual training
  • Understand, enforce, and abide by Joy Cone’s GMP, food safety, food quality, allergen control, and personnel safety policies
  • Conduct production, sanitation, and quality checks per procedure, report deviations to management as they occur, and take appropriate corrective action
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Must be able to properly prioritize work responsibilities within assigned work area
  • Excellent attendance required, which includes expectations of punctuality and limited unapproved absences
  • Must be willing to attend safety, food safety, sanitation, and/or leadership trainings as offered/assigned by supervisor
  • Identify and accurately report defective materials, food safety hazards, and potential product contaminants
  • Ability to read, analyze and follow directions
  • Must be able to speak, listen and openly communicate with team members and actively participate in team meetings
  • Ability to apply formulas and mathematical concepts and to use them in a production setting
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw a valid conclusion
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis
  • Stoop, kneel, climb or squat on an occasional basis
  • Possess manual dexterity & use hands to grip, pinch, handle, reach, or feel on a frequent basis
  • Stand on a continuous basis and walk on a frequent basis
  • Able to perform repetitive tasks up to 12 hours per day
  • Must be able to work in a scissor lift at elevated heights occasionally


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of the following computer software: Microsoft Office, AS400

Internal Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to your local facility HR manager.

Location: Hermitage, PA

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