Assistant Production Manager

Coastal Sunbelt Produce, LLC

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$18-18 /h
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Jessup, MD
Third Shift

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Job Overview:

Job Details

Level:    Experienced
Job Location:    Lancaster Foods LLC - Jessup, MD
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    High School
Salary Range:    $18.00 - $18.00 Hourly
Travel Percentage:    less than 10%
Job Shift:    Night
Job Category:    Management

Job Description

Founded in 1992, The Coastal Companies has emerged as the leading supplier of produce and dairy in the Mid-Atlantic and a leading regional processor of fruits and vegetables. With the addition of Hearn Kirkwood, The Coastal Companies has further expanded its capabilities in prepared foods, ready to eat products, and grab-and-go. The company and its subsidiaries – Coastal Sunbelt Produce, East Coast Fresh, Hearn Kirkwood, and Lancaster Foods - operate facilities in Baltimore/Washington and greater Richmond. Through a fleet of over 300 trucks, The Coastal Companies delivers daily to foodservice customers and major retailers along the East Coast. With a commitment to food safety, quality, service, sustainability, and staff development, The Coastal Companies has established itself as an industry leader. 

The Assistant Production Manager helps to directly supervise the daily operations of a specified unit and ensures that daily schedules of activity and established quality standards are maintained. This includes the coordination of the individual and collective efforts of assigned staff.

The major responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Ensure a safe work environment for all Crew Members at all times
  • Communicate all raw needs to the warehouse in a timely manner (plenty of heads up)
  • Manage effective changeovers
  • Drive effective, actionable huddles; escalate issues appropriately to Manager
  • Problem solve, remove obstacles and challenges that stand in the crews’ way of achieving production targets
  • Update/Print transaction reports to capture changes and adjust work schedule accordingly
  • Coach and validate play standards
  • Enter maintenance work orders
  • Oversee, coach, and drive all Red Zone functionality
  • Execute and communicate accurate shift handoff information daily
  • Ensure Crew Member engagement in the task at hand and monitor excessive breaks
  • Communicate any crew member issues and challenges to the manager
  • Track and turn in all labor transfers
  • Oversee effective training and onboarding of all new crew members
  • Validate and oversee that work schedule is following route dispatch times
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of all samples
  • Manage the rollout of new items and the special orders
  • Oversee best practices surrounding WIP control
  • Manage and record accurate attendance logs; turn in to Manager
  • Adhere to all rules of safety and regulatory compliance as applicable to the value stream (USDA QTV, FDA, OSHA, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned



  • The physical demands listed below are characteristic of those that must be met in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Able to work in a cold, wet environment up to 95% of their time on the job
  • Crew Member needs to walk, stand and use hands to finger dexterity, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls Reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must have good vision, be able to talk, and be able to hear directions.
  • Must be able to work around cleaning chemicals for example chlorine and sanitizer. Must be able to work in an environment with ammonia.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 25 pounds regularly and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Must be:

  • 18 years of age
  • Able to successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to successfully pass drug test
  • Able to work 5-6 days a week
  • Able to work weekends and holidays
  • Able to work 8+ hours per day.
  • No allergies to Chlorine


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


Lancaster Foods
7700 Conowingo Ave, Jessup, MD 20794