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Manager Plant

Location:
Visalia, CA
Salary:
$120000
Posted:
October 11, 2018

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Scott Hilderbrand

P.O. Box **** Visalia, CA *****-4262

ac7cqi@r.postjobfree.com 559-***-****

Plant Manager

Proven leader in Plant Management and Operations, with an outstanding record for increasing efficiency, enhancing agility, and growing bottom-line profits. Extensive experience in design and installation of processing equipment, production planning, personnel training, consistently meets schedule and deadlines, detail oriented and accurate. R&D in ice cream & yogurt, proficient at finding and eliminating shrink.

Experienced in use of scrape surface pasteurizes, aseptic packaging and formulations.

Installed an Ultra High Temperature Pasteurizer as well as generating “As Installed Drawings” utilizing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software. Introduced Total Quality Concept to Mix Department personnel.

Strategic Operations Planning

Personnel Management

Process Improvement

Inventory Control

Regulatory Compliance

HAACP/GMP/SQF/GFSI

Financial Administration/P&L

Vendor Management

Customer Service

Team Building & Training

Professional Career

Plant Manager Chef’d Oct 2017- June 2018

Over saw start up of new meal kit retail box facility.

Ensured safety methods, practices and programs were implemented and maintained.

Oversaw general and sub-contractors, negotiated vender contracts

Operation Manager Double Rainbow Ice Cream May 2017 –Oct 2017

Developed and maintained a clean, professional and safe working environment by SSOP, SOP and GMPs.

Wrote a preventive maintenance schedule. Oversaw staffing levels that support operational demands and business objectives

Responsible for weekly schedule and operations of manufacturing facility.

Project Manager / Plant Manager Cold Valley Farms King City, CA May 2016 –March 2017

Install and develop Cold Press Juice Line and drum packaging equipment.

Trained all new personnel in operation of plant Cold press operations and CIP equipment.

Over saw plant start up

Redesign tank plumbing to increase efficiency

Consultant Ninth St. Cheese, Fowler, CA July 2015 – May 2016

Install and develop butter churn operations and downstream packaging equipment.

Wrote and trained in standardizing SOP to increase cheese yield.

Match streaming of HTST with boiler heat exchanger to reduce down time

Stream lined cheese packaging to increase daily though put saving labor

Redesign chiller plumbing to increase efficiency

Project Manager / Plant Manager Dahlicious LLC, Leominster, May 2014 – July 2015

Designed piping and instrumentation diagrams for a premier organic yogurt facility

Oversaw general and sub-contractors, negotiated vender contracts

Responsible for daily operations at Vermont and Massachusetts plants

Direct Supervisor of personnel in yogurt room, raw receiving department and formulation.

Trained and supervised new department personnel in the techniques of yogurt bases as well as performance of all required sanitation procedures

Maintained chart and sanitation records for the state and plant audits.

Plant Manager / Managing Partner S&H Cultured Products, Visalia, CA April 2012– March. 2014

Managing Partner for dairy & non-dairy yogurt, responsible for day to day operations and production schedule.

Engineered plant lay out, Product & CIP Lines, design of HTST for dairy and non-dairy

Set up and negotiated vendor accounts for plant personnel uniforms, chemical suppliers and pest control.

Managed startup of exciting facility, Implemented Lab Procedures, Master Sanitation Program, plant SOP, SSOP, SPC, SQF, GFSI, GMP and HACCP programs

Ensured safety methods, practices and programs were implemented and maintained.

Maintained chart and sanitation records for the state and plant audits.

Involved in hiring and disciplinary actions of employees.

Trained new department personnel in the techniques of yogurt bases as well as performance of all required sanitation procedures.

Plant Manager Potter Family Organics, Visalia, CA March 2008– April 2012

Plant Manager for Organic yogurt / pudding manufacturer, Responsible for day to day operations and production schedule. Reduced plant shrink to less than 1%

Developed flow program to track fat and solids though plant to identify problem areas and reduce shrink.

Maintained a clean, professional and safe working environment by inspecting and scheduling maintenance and staffing levels that support operational demands and business objectives

Initiated and developed relations with CDFA and USDA (regulatory audits) prior to plant startup ensuring all plant inspections, PMO regulations and appendix “N” were complete.

Direct Supervisor of personnel in yogurt room, raw receiving department and formulation room.

Proficient in conducting tests including but not limited to Dairy Lab. Babcock, Gerber and CEM Oven Tests.

Trained and supervised new department personnel in the techniques of yogurt bases as well as performance of all required sanitation procedures.

Active participant in Human Resources functions including but not limited to the hire process, presentation of company New Employee Orientations and performing disciplinary actions.

Managed and controlled manufacturing facility.

Handled process procedures, human resources and address all employee performance problems promptly and directly in accordance with company personnel policies

Contact for Rabi for Plant Inspections to insure plant and ingredients (kosher) status.

Direct liaison with milk suppliers and finished product customers.

R&D for cup / drinkable / frozen yogurt and pudding

Document control and records, trace recall procedures (Main Contact) for third party audits.

(AIB) (Cook & Thurber) (Silliker) (QAI)

Diary Products Plant Manager Provisions Foods, Visalia, CA Aug. 2007– March 2008

Managed start-up/recommission of Evaporator and spray dryer at exciting facility, Implemented Lab Procedures, Master Sanitation Program, plant SOP, SSOP, SPC, GMP and HACCP programs.

Initiated and developed relations with CDFA and USDA (regulatory audits) prior to plant startup ensuring all plant inspections, PMO regulations and appendix “N” were complete

Oversaw operations for Powder Plant production, Raw Receiving, Cream and Condense Load Outs and Sanitation.

Redesigned and installed powder bagging equipment resulting in a 100% production increase and a 40% saving in labor.

Redesigned cream room and load out lines to eliminate cream losses.

Contact for state (air resource board) boiler inspection and city officials for waste water.

Train personnel in operation of pasteurizers, separators, evaporators, spray dryers,

Responsible for training and preparing 20 individuals to become State of California Licensed Pasteurizers.

Document control and records, trace recall procedures (Main Contact) for third party audits. (AIB) (Cook & Thurber)

Operations Manager Red Rock Cheese, Delta, UT July 2005– Aug. 2007

Developed proper brine solutions and pH testing of feta cheese to insure proper finished product salinity, moisture and texture.

Supervised white cheddar production, Night shift packaging supervisor

Production Manager Mozzarella Fresca Tipton, CA June 2003–July 2005

Ensured safety methods, practices and programs were implemented and maintained.

Manage and control manufacturing facility. Handle process procedures, human resources and address all employee performance problems promptly and directly in accordance with company personnel policies

Trouble shoot and repair rotary, ultravac, cryovac and roll stock packing machine

Supervisor for HTST & Cheese vat room

Special Licenses Held and Training:

California State Pasteurizers License Babcock License

Earned 6 - 1983 Earned 3 - 1989

Polytechnic College UC Davis

Short Milk Course Better Processing School

Certificate of Completions Certificate of Completions

Earned 4 - 1995 Earned 2 – 1998

First Response HAZ-MAT Cryovac Sealed Air Corporation

Robert L. Harmon Instructor Certifications of Completion

Earned 12 - 2007 Earned 6 - 2001

BIO Medix HACCP

Certificate of Completion

Earned June -2016



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