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Crew Leader - 3rd shift

GRETNA, LA, US, 70053

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. Zatarain’s, a leader in New Orleans cuisine owned by McCormick, is seeking a 2nd Shift Crew Leader at its facility located in Gretna, Louisiana.

With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better. To learn more please visit us at

As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. Zatarain’s benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. 

Primary Responsibilities

The Crew Leader ensures overall performance of team to include KPI’s, such as quality, safety, process reliability, sanitation, GMP’s, and material yield.
This position pro-actively implements Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and daily problem solving initiatives to increase operational effectiveness and efficiencies. 
Must be able to effectively coach, train, and ensure 100% compliance to plant established procedures (including work rule, safety and sanitation guidelines) while demonstrating a deep respect for the capabilities of all people, believing that people will contribute to what they understand and feel is in their best and self-interest. 
Must be able to structure their approach based on the core belief that the success of the company depends upon the capabilities and contributions of all people in the organization.
Key Roles and Responsibilities

Leverages SMART goals, such as safety, quality, reliability, sanitation and waste, for the production team to guarantee a safe, clean, organized and defect-free environment
Removes barriers and obstacles to team performance. Demonstrates a sense of urgency, ownership and tenacity to resolve problems.
Communicates daily with the Team Manager to ensure daily management is effectively executed. Attends meetings and / or leads when the Team Manager is not available. Facilitates daily direction setting and Autonomous Maintenance team meetings.
Ensures operational discipline by guaranteeing that all procedures (SOPs), centerlines, and AM tools (OPLs, F-Tags, CIL’s) are consistently followed and standardized
Plans, directs and supports the daily activities the Technician team members to achieve daily, weekly and monthly goals and business initiatives.
Resolves daily issues and minor mechanical problems and coordinates the need for non-routine adjustments and repairs through the maintenance team member.
Coordinates shift staffing, including, vacation scheduling and the coordination of labor to guarantee the lowest cost.
Provides input to evaluations and development/training plans for individuals within the team and effectively handles team interaction, including conflict management
Coaches / trains and on-boards new team members. Builds technical and business competencies.
Interacts cross functionally with other areas to share resources and support total plant objectives (including, but not limited to, Material Mgmt, QA, HR, product to packaging development, facilities maintenance, engineering etc…).
Leads and or facilitates Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) initiatives, including AM progression, pillar project teams, and root cause analysis
Manages time and attendance for production team

Basic Equipment Care and Housekeeping

Execute Autonomous Maintenance activities -  general cleaning, inspection and lubrication of equipment to prescribed standards
Escalate equipment abnormalities and improvements to prevent future equipment deterioration
Ensure compliance of AM progression through routine internal team audits
Ability to understand the relationship between equipment and quality and can predict quality defects and discover their causes.
Perform Leader Standard Work (LSW) to ensure continuous compliance to plant standards
Support line team 5S compliance
Prioritize and escalate F-tags to ensure continued compliance

Data Analysis / Problem Solving / Troubleshooting

Escalate mechanical and equipment electrical control systems
Work independently or with a team and utilize problem solving tools (5 Why) to determine root cause, eliminate losses, and improve processes
Generate standardized work instructions / One Point Lessons / Job Aids
Develop basic documents to assist in routine troubleshooting and training
Participate on TPM projects
Maintain SAP, TrakSYS, Infinity, and other data systems to ensure accuracy
Generate reports to track trends to understand key opportunities for the production team.  Leverage problem solving tools to convert opportunities into sustainable corrective actions.

Additional Duties

Coordinates resources and/or fills in and relieves for team member breaks and other planned and unplanned absences.
Supports planning team to ensure rate accuracy, run schedule optimization, and critical customer service needs
Manages team supply consumption to achieve budgeted goals
Other duties as required

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Must have 2 years of production line experience in a leadership role.
Must be able to work overtime on frequent basis and on weekends as required by scheduling/production demands.
 Must have the ability to read, write and perform simple math calculations.
Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to follow established procedures.
Must be able to communicate effectively and work well with others.
Must be able to work in a dusty environment with strong odors.
Preferred Qualifcations:


Microsoft Windows knowledge preferred.

McCormick and Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


<span style="font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;">As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans