Production Manager

Dawn, TX

The Production Manager’s primary focus is to manage overall operations and is responsible for the effective and successful management of labor, productivity, quality control, and safety measures as established and set for the Operations Department.

You will be successful by ensuring safe and efficient operations, serving as a company representative on regulatory issues, and enhancing operational procedures, systems, and principles in the areas of information flow and management, business processes, and enhanced management reporting.

This job would be ideal for someone who wants to find a long-term operations/management career with an established local company.

The mill and production lines may run 24-hours a day, and employees in these positions will need to be available for operations support 24/7.


Date Posted:
$75,000 - $110,000 / year


  • Manage production line operations, including production quality, employee and asset safety, operation efficiencies, plant security, continuous improvement, and drive initiatives and innovation that generate new opportunities within the pack department. As well as coaching and mentoring team by utilizing lean manufacturing practices.
  • Be a leader for our Production Team and support cross functionally throughout the company.
  • Mandate adherence to all safety guidelines and work to provide a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Champion continuous improvement across all operational disciplines.
  • Utilize LEAN, statistical, and data-visualization tools.
  • Manage daily and long-term production activities to meet or exceed budgeted quality, yield, and operating cost targets by managing equipment efficiency and productivity.
  • Manage employees operating all machinery and systems for all shifts, ensuring sound practice in all plant disciplines.
  • Manage the physical facilities, production equipment, and all associated maintenance in accordance with best practices, statutory regulations, and all company policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate all production operations over all shifts. Has authority to shut down operations if non-standard or unsafe conditions develop.
  • Determine appropriate actions with respect to changing situations resulting from manpower or material changes and formulates appropriate action plans.
  • Develop and mentor professional growth and advancement of department staff.
  • Create an empowered culture to ensure that the department and its people understand the goals and objectives of the business and that they have the resources and leadership support to accomplish them. Provide an environment which ensures and provides for open and healthy communications.
  • Coordinate the work of the pack department to insure prompt reaction to such things as changing factory schedule, material performance, production delays, mechanical problems, customer needs, and quality issues.
  • Team with Engineering and Technical Milling groups to develop improved processes and/or material.



  • Ideally, Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years relevant job experience (or equivalent experience).
  • 7+ years’ experience in plant operations.
  • Strong leadership behaviors.
  • Demonstrated safety and food safety champion behaviors.
  • Grain storage management experience.
  • Food manufacturing/processing experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (communication, coaching, setting expectations, and providing feedback).
  • Demonstrated problem solving/decision making skills.
  • 3+ years’ experience in warehouse and/or packaging plant operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and lead others to work as a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.
  • Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated Continuous Improvement processes.
  • Manufacturing and warehousing optimization processes.
  • Reliability centered maintenance leadership related to packaging equipment best practices.
  • Production department supervision experience.
  • Packaging experience in a food environment.
  • Demonstrated scheduling and process optimization for bulk loading/unloading, warehouse, and/or packaging operation.



  • Extreme climate or climate variations.
  • Heat up to 100 degrees and lows of 40 degrees.
  • Changes >30 degrees within a shift.
  • Exposure to manufacturing equipment hazards, especially forklifts.
  • Standing and walking on concrete floor.


  • Medical Insurance (first day of the month after start date)
  • Health Savings, and or Flexible Spending Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D, Employer Paid
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Accident Insurance, Optional
  • Critical Illness Insurance, Optional
  • 401K, Employer Match
  • PTO & Vacation Pay
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Company Product Discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement, up to $5,000.00 per calendar year
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave
  • Company Incentive Plan
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Relocation Available

PHM Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law. ​