Team Lead- 2nd Shift!
Harrold, SD Operations - PURIS Grains
Job Type


Starting Wage

$22.00 base rate with additional earning potential!

Join PURIS as a Team Lead to be a critical part of our aspiration to build a PLANT STRONG PLANET and ensure production of high quality, USA made plant proteins! Our benefits start 1st of the month following hire date and includes 100% paid life and disability insurance.  We offer affordable medical, dental and vision insurance, a generous PTO package and 401K with company match.  We offer a safe work environment and COVID-19 safety protocols are followed. 

The Team Lead is responsible for providing overall leadership for all processing positions to ensure Safety, Quality, and Production objectives are achieved. The Shift Supervisor is the front line leader within the plant and is critical in the development of all production personnel. This position will provide operations with technical support, guidance, and training which is crucial towards implementing and measuring benchmarks to achieve optimum plant performance. Safety is our #1 priority, therefore Team Leads must adhere to all plant policies with regard to Safety, Food Safety, and Good Manufacturing Practices.

Team Leads must also embody the PURIS Core Values: Integrity, Leadership, Openness, Global Vision, Adaptability, and Partnership.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership to all process Technician and Operator positions within the plant and monitors / measures daily performance against per-determined goals
  • Ensure safety policies / procedures are followed
  • Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting
  • Optimize daily output and staffing for assigned shift
  • Drive continuous improvement through focus projects for plant operations
  • Develop methods and procedures designed to improve production
  • Work closely with Plant Manager to develop metrics for operator performance and provide feedback to staff through frequent coaching
  • Work closely with Plant Manager to ensure safe operating practices are followed
  • Work closely with Quality Department Personnel to improve & maintain product quality & food safety
  • Train and qualify new hires for all plant positions
  • Implement cost saving projects
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned

 Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Degree in technical, engineering or other relevant field preferred
  • 3+ years of proven experience in a similar leadership role preferred

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Leadership and Organizational abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and integrate safety into manufacturing activities.
  • Familiarity with processing equipment; pumps, motors, horizontal decanter centrifuges, and drying systems
  • MS Office Proficient

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of GMPs and Food Safety preferred
  • OSHA 10 certification a plus

PURIS brings growers, makers, and eaters together to feed the growing plant-based revolution. We are reimagining what it means to be environmental stewards at every step in the food journey from seed to shelf. 

Join the MOST INNOVATIVE FOOD COMPANY OF 2021 named by Fast Company Magazine! Innovation is in the PURIS DNA. Since 1985, our company’s focus has been feeding people, and as luck would have it, the path to nourishing people mirrors the path to nourishing the planet, itself. And what began as a mission to breed more resilient crops has blossomed into something much greater -- a company taking leaps forward in regenerative agriculture, state of the art manufacturing processes, food security, and global supply chain transparency. 

Check out our website ( or email for more info. PURIS is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The hiring process for successful candidates includes successfully completing a team interview, background check, pre-employment physical, and negative drug screen. We e-verify all new hires.

Salary Description
$22.00 Per Hour