SpartanNash Production Lead - Vegetable Pack Out in Indianapolis, Indiana

NOTE: This position is located at Caito Foods in Indianapolis, IN.

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SpartanNash is an equal opportunity employer (minorities/women/disabled/veterans)

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Position Summary

Responsible to lead and assist with the preparation, cooking, packaging and/or assembling of food products for sale to the company's retail stores, distribution center(s) and/or third party customers. Assist to ensure adherence to recipes, quality standards, production expectations and sanitation regulations.

Minimum Requirements


High School Diploma (Required)

or GED.

Job Experience

. Experience in food service (i.e. restaurant, deli, etc.) or food production required.

ServSafe food safety certification required or obtained within one year.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Lead and assist with the preparation, cooking, packaging and/or assembling of food products to include hot foods and cold deli foods.

Assist with monitoring and ensuring adherence to recipes, quality standards, production expectations and sanitation regulations (i.e., temperature audits, hand washing, wearing prep gloves, food in cooler properly labeled, etc.). Provide training and guidance to ensure company's standard operating procedures are followed.

Use equipment and utensils to properly prepare, assemble and package hot foods and deli products, to include cutting fruits and vegetables and cooking food to be used in the assembly of deli products, according to specifications to consistently create quality products.

Weigh, package, wrap and/or bag, and label products.

Maintain a clean and sanitized facility to include the food preparation area and washing dishes.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Must be able to provide training and guidance on day-to-day production activities. Ability to follow written (recipes) or verbal instruction in adherence to food preparation specifications. Ability to read weight/label scale (numbers). Must be able to use cooking utensils and equipment (i.e., knives, stoves, etc.) to prepare food products. Ability to work in a fast paced food production environment. Knowledge of sanitation and food handling procedures required.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a typical food production environment (varied temperatures; frequent refrigerated/cold environment) and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee will be exposed to refrigerated/freezer coolers on a frequent basis. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


General Kitchen/Deli equipment (i.e. slicers, fryers, scales, ovens, mixers, steamers, etc.)

Other Retail Equipment (e.g., pallet jacks, cardboard baler, sanitation and cleaning supplies, etc.)