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Production Lead - Food Manufacturing
Title:Production Lead - Food Manufacturing
Location:Lexington, NC
Piedmont Candy Company has been making handcrafted Red Bird peppermints since 1890. We are currently offering an opportunity for a Production Lead that includes competitive wages and full benefits package.


To support the daily production needs within our kitchen. Effectively assisting in the management of our employees and taking initiative to continuously improve the process and work environment of our team members. Insuring timely, accurate, and consistent production of our products.


  • Work closely with the operations manager to oversee the production process.
  • Ensure safe, quality-focused and efficient production process.
  • Develop and build team, encouraging trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Train and motivate line employees in production.
  • Communicate effectively with employees at various levels within the organization.
  • Participate in team meetings and communications as appropriate.
  • Use of complex problem solving to identify issues, review related information, and develop, evaluate and implement solutions.
  • Assist in daily opening/closing procedures.
  • Keep all production lines running at optimal speed.
  • Please note, this is a hands on physically demanding position, requiring regular lifting of 100+ pounds unassisted. 
  • High school degree or GED required. Certificate from college or tech skill preferred.
  • Ability to lift 100+ pounds without assistance. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work with others and create a collaborative work environment. 
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous experience in leading and meeting production goals preferred.
  • Good technical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good leadership abilities; ability to direct employees.
  • Previous food manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) not required but a plus.
Salary Range: $13 to $16 per hour depending on experience. 

Please note, Piedmont Candy is a tobacco free facility. No tobacco products are allowed on site. Due to food safety, employees are required to spend all breaks and lunch on site.

Must be able to pass a satisfactory background and drug test.

Competitive pay and benefits.

Piedmont Candy Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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