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Sysco Lead, Soap Operations Tech in Perth Amboy, New Jersey


US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:

3 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:


JOB SUMMARYThis position is responsible for assisting the Soap Operations supervisor and or manager in the planning, scheduling and directing the work efforts of the Soap Operations Department of the Sayreville Manufacturing & Packaging Facility in an effort to meet and/or exceed, productivity, safety, quality, delivery, and cost goals, and ensure the department operates according to established company policies and procedures.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical, customer relations, and personnel management for major programs and projects

  • Direct, coordinate and monitor the daily activities & performance of Soap Operations staff to assure compliance of standard procedures, quality, and safety. Manage employee performance through motivation, delegation, development, mentoring and resolving conflict

  • Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy

  • Consult with Human Resources Department and Soap Operations Manager as appropriate

  • Conduct regular department or pre-shift meetings to foster employee engagement, communicate any changes to company policies and procedures, address employee concerns, foster idea sharing and suggestions for improvement

  • Participate in staff selection, performance and compensation evaluations, corrective action and terminations, as necessary

  • Assure compliance of all company and local, state and federal regulatory agencies’ (i.e., OSHA and FDA) policies and regulations

  • Manage, assign and monitor all department projects for quality and timely completion. Conduct regular audits to ensure all required inspections and documentation are completed accurately and in a timely manner

  • Provide & maintain a safe working environment. Coordinate emergency response or crisis management activities

  • Coordinate efforts with the Safety department to aid in training, conducting associate observations, updating preferred work methods, conducting accident investigations to determine root causes and routine safety inspections

  • Confer with other Supervisors/Managers to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments

  • Regularly interact and communicate with various internal departments to provide vital information that may be necessary to meet business demands

  • Suggest efficiency ideas, cost reduction measures and assist with the implementation of changes within the facility

  • Manage temporary staffing demands by communication with the staffing agencies

QUALIFICATIONSEducationHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED.


  • 3 - 5 years related manufacturing experience with mechanical aptitude and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred


  • Ability to change-over, repair, perform preventive maintenance, and deep clean equipment

  • Must be able to train/mentor technicians on specific machines

  • Must have a mechanical aptitude

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and professional interactive skills are necessary to perform at a high degree of proficiency.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and inter-department staff. Capable of working with peers and associates from other departments in a proactive and constructive manner.

  • Ability to successfully engage and lead individual and team discussions and meetings

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply & divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including the ability to execute multiple initiatives autonomously

  • Ability to provide effective training to department staff in areas such as SOP’s, Safety, Conduct, etc

  • Ability to apply all relevant policies in a consistent, timely and objective manner

  • Planning / Organization - Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities/deadlines and shift priorities as necessary. Possesses efficient time management skills

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions including immediate corrective actions and preventative measures.

  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Makes timely decisions.

  • Critical Thinking – Ability to analyze situations in a critical manner presenting proactive ways rather than reactive solutions.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Arrives at meetings prepared and on time.

  • Proficient use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

  • Ability to learn and apply Guest Supply technology software and programs as well as industry-standard electronics controls, hardware & software

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work independently to determine and apply appropriate policies and procedures and recognize the critical financial impacts to the business

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear

  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance

  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 50 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

  • While this position will primarily work in a manufacturing environment, this position may travel occasionally (approx. 5%) to attend company events, staff meetings, training sessions, or trade shows.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

  • This position may require evening and weekend work depending on business needs

  • This position is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, elevated ambient temperature, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and the level of work being performed by this job. This questionnaire in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The Associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor/manager.


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COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.