Golden Boy Foods is seeking applicants for a Production Lead in Troy, Alabama. Golden Boy Foods is a leading manufacturer of private brand and branded food products. We supply organic and conventional peanut butter, tree nut butter, other nut butters, snack nuts, trail mix, baking nuts, and dried fruit to leading grocery retailers, top food service distributors and industrial bakeries across North America.  





PAY: $14 - $16.50 PER HOUR



Our Production Lead is a valuable part of our team.  In addition to performing the normal functions of their job, the Production Lead performs training, onboarding, and troubleshooting as needed during their shift.  At the direction of company leadership, this role guides front-line employees to accomplish production/packaging throughput and quality goals in a safe and cost-efficient manner at the direction of Management.


  • Proactively monitors and measures production department throughput and quality metrics daily
  • At direction of company leadership, this role is accountable for being an active participant and steward for all Health and Safety initiatives (model safe work behaviors, Safety Issue Reporting, incident reporting) to maintain safe working environments and to advance production department safety programs
  • Under the guidance and direction of company leadership, reviews work order needs and resources necessary to accomplish daily objectives and provide work direction to front-line staff. Raise production and quality issues in a timely manner and partner with department leader to resolve issues
  • At the direction of the sanitation leader, provide work direction to front line staff to ensure that sanitation responsibilities are completed in a timely, effective, and compliant manner
  • Leverage work order plans, company leadership direction, and technical knowledge to ensure operators complete work in a accurate (quality) and timely (productive) manner, resulting in minimal machine downtime; escalating complex issues to shift supervisor as needed
  • Uses lean manufacturing processes to identify and troubleshoot issues and concerns
  • Partner with company leadership to proactively identify and execute on continuous improvement opportunities in the areas of: safety, quality, productivity, and sanitation
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • 3+ years manufacturing experience as an operator
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime, as needed
  • HS Diploma or GED Equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Previous experience operating multiple types of packaging machines and processing machines. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • May be required to balance, bend, crouch, kneel, and stoop for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to balance for 8+ hours per shift
  • May be required to walk or stand for up to 12 hours per shift
  • May be required to reach above shoulders and climb/work off ladder for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to work in a dusty environment, high heat, or humidity for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to perform simple grasping for 8+ hours per shift
  • May be required to push, pull, and feel for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to team or lift assistance to lift greater than 50 pounds for up to 4 hours per shift
  • May be required to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word
  • May be required to make fine distinctions by sound
  • May be required to distinguish object or equipment visually


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company Paid STD
  • Company Paid Life Insurance


Equal Opportunity Employer

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