Posted: Jul 22, 2022

Production Manager

Caputo Cheese - Melrose Park, IL
Salary: $75,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A
Cheese Maker

Company Overview:

Wiscon Corporation has been in business since 1978 and is a leading national manufacturer of fine Italian cheeses, including Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, and Fresh Mozzarella under the brand name Caputo. We strive to earn the loyalty of our customers by being superior in quality, consistency, and customer satisfaction, while offering the utmost competitive pricing. Employee enthusiasm and dedication, along with innovation and family pride, are the driving force in our pursuit of customer satisfaction.

As our company is growing and additional production shifts are in demand, we are seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) Production Manager to join our team in Melrose Park, IL.

Job Summary:

The Production Manager is responsible for managing, directing, and monitoring the day-to-day processing functions and activities required to maximize the use of people and raw materials to produce products and provide services that meet company, customer, and government expectations. Position hours are from 12PM to 9PM, Monday-Friday with overtime required from time to time. Hours are subject to change if production demands change.

Job Duties:

  • Manage the execution of production plans through operators and other hourly labor in production
  • Ensure compliance with all quality and food safety programs through regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), food safety checks (HACCP), and product quality checks conducted according to company and customer expectations
  • Resolve problems and mitigate operational issues that result in negative performance
  • Owns regulatory compliance and food safety process, including proper sanitary condition, allergen control, pest control, food safety policy, employee safety policies and procedures, and maintaining MCRS sustainability standards
  • Collaborates with other departments to obtain supplies, products, equipment, and services necessary to meet production schedules.
  • Complete and maintain necessary daily production activities and review results against established targets and report variances during on-the-floor and review meetings
  • Responsible for all supervisory activities including, but not limited to; new hire orientation and training, scheduling, performance evaluations, discipline, coaching, safety training and employee development, along with recommendations for hiring and terminations.
  • Investigate customer quality issues, develop, and implement corrective actions
  • Direct a crew of twenty (20) workers to meet production goals and achieve company standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety, and productivity. 


  • Experience managing people, with ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Prior experience managing in the food industry
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Well organized, capable of multi-tasking with the ability to effectively prioritize and balance workload
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and execute strategic problem-solving skills to make well informed decisions under pressure
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer applications
  • H.S. Diploma


  • Medical Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Paid time off
  • 401K

Wiscon Corporation, dba Caputo Cheese, is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Caputo Cheese makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.