Production Manager - 2nd Shift


Momence, IL, US

Shift:  Second Shift
Requisition ID:  51233

Momence Packing is a harvest and manufacturing facility and exclusive supplier to Johnsonville, LLC, the No. 1 national sausage brand. Momence Packing members earn more than a paycheck. Our members enjoy competitive wages, generous benefits and growth and development opportunities.  



Momence Packing Company


Production Manager - 2nd Shift 


Position Overview

Momence Packing Co. has a commitment to become the best company in the world by offering the highest quality products and maintaining a work environment that requires personal growth and superlative performance by each member. As the 2nd Shift Site Coordinator, you will be responsible for coaching and developing members and team leaders. You will have responsibility and oversight of Production, Shipping, Sanitation, and Maintenance operations.  This position is involved in the planning and execution of manufacturing objectives to achieve company/facility goals in four end-states (safety, quality, cost and service). You will leverage your skills and experience in the areas of leadership, continuous improvement, and building people to develop strategies and tactics that will ensure successful production of the most craveable sausage in the world.



  • Own the safety, quality, and productivity results in the areas you are focused
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives that drive improvements in our four end states, safety, quality, service, and productivity
  • Work closely with the Operations Coordinator to develop budget and strategic plans for the Finished Goods Production Line and Sanitation Department
  • Promote and instill a culture of personal learning and professional development and ensure the successful development of all members within the operation
  • Assess trends within results (safety, quality, productivity, etc.) and work with teams to eliminate the issues
  • Facilitate and drive goal, objective, and project planning with teams that this position is responsible for leading
  • Drive teamwork and collaboration with the Finished Goods, Shipping, Maintenance, and Sanitation teams to achieve results
  • Attend meetings related to safety, quality, productivity, projects, continuous improvement, etc.
  • In conjunction with Team Leaders, lead hiring teams and processes as it relates to new member and new position hiring and onboarding
  • Work with team leaders to manage member performance, reviews, development, and disciplinary issues that occur on the production floor
  • Work with Scheduler and Team Leader(s) on weekly product scheduling for operations area
  • Identify and share best practices across the facility and network
  • Drive both team and personal ownership within the Team Leaders and Members
  • Provide relief leadership coverage for peers



  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred; experience and business knowledge will be considered in lieu of degree completion



  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in manufacturing leadership/supervisory role required
  • Experience in the food industry is preferred
  • Experience in Sanitation preferred
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish preferred


Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven ability in developing and coaching others to greater levels of responsibility
  • Demonstrated communication and listening skills and ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience using continuous improvement methodologies (5S, lean, Six Sigma, etc) to improve products and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to lead by example and involve others in the decision-making process
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Proven ability of "widening the circle of engagement and ownership"
  • Proven ability to motivate others and affect change; drive to achieve results
  • Willing to take calculated risks
  • Learning agility


Date:                                                February 9, 2024

Coach:                                             ­­­­­­­­Operations Coordinator

Location:                                          Momence, IL (Our facility is about a 1 hour south of Chicago)

Hours:                                             2nd Shift, flexible hours typically between 3pm-1am

Member Status:                            Full-time Salaried

Travel:                                              About 5-10% of your time


About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!


How to Apply:  

External Candidates:

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.




We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.