The Bakery Cos.
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • 18.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


The Production Lead is responsible for maintaining a product that is running properly, smoothly, and efficiently, making adjustments accordingly. The primary purpose of this job is to ensure employee safety and product quality. The Production Lead is responsible for developing and leading results-orientated, winning teams. The lead ensures that product specifications are correct and make according adjustments by completing spec verifications during critical check points. The Bakery Companies' Mission, Vision, and Values should be carried out by the Make- Up Lead when addressing our employees, making decisions that impact our safety, customers, and quality.


  • Monitor and enforce control plan.
  • Maintain machine checks, process checks, and document checks frequently to meet spec verification .
  • Complete a walk through of the production areas and common areas, focusing on safety, housekeeping, and 5S.
  • Monitor hourly production vs. targets and apply countermeasures as necessary.
  • Communicate ingredient inventories to ensure all materials are available.
  • Review staffing needs for the shift such as absences, new employees and onboarding.
  • Discuss quality issues: new, ongoing, and new quality alerts.
  • Walk the area to check that team members have proper PPE, supplies, and tools.
  • Work with production technicians, supervisor, co-workers and other departments to run a product smoothly.
  • Analyze root causes of production issues and develop corrective actions.
  • Facilitate line startup, start over, and changeover procedures.
  • Monitor many tasks and processes that occur at the at the same time.
  • Adapt, listen, assist, and be aware of your team.
  • Handle multiple high-priority projects and assignments, work well with others in stressful situations, and meet deadlines as necessary
  • Constantly maintain a smooth and efficient operation line.
  • Work with technology to input specifications and monitor machine functions.
  • Remove all out-of-spec product from the line, and prevent sub-standard product quality.
  • Maintain machine checks such as roller, dimension, temperature, size, and weight to product specifications frequently.
  • Follow and comply with all good manufacturing practices.
  • Follow all safety rules, policies and procedures and regulations.
  • Follow company policies and procedures as outlined in Employee Handbook.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 3+ Years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment is a MUST
  • Have received a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • General Software/technology experience (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Must be flexible with schedule, including start times and weekend work.
  • Willing to acquire a wide variety of skills to assist the surrounding team and fully understand the processes.
  • Motivate others, strong peer relationships, Drive for Results, Managing & Measuring Work, Process Management, Integrity & Trust, Conflict Management, and Time Management
  • Train, develop, and motivate team members on job performance, quality expectations, and standardized work.
  • Able to problem solve, learn on the fly, process and technical learning, and quality decision.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as well as work independently.


  • Work in a noisy environment for length of shift.
  • Must frequently lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Reach above shoulder height.
  • Able to bend, twist, stand, climb stairs/ladders, push/pull, and walk for the length of shift.


  • Work in a noisy environment.
  • Work in a small indoors area.
  • Work in wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Work in cold or hot environments.
  • Work around machinery.


The Bakery Cos. Operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise. The Bakery Cos. is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today. Thank you for your interest in The Bakery Cos. family.

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