Shift Process Manager
Dawson, MN Operations - PURIS Proteins
Job Type
Full-time, Full-time

The Shift Process Manager is a key leader in the success of our process and production in Dawson. Always committed to the Safety of our Team and Products. The SPM will manage a team of 8-10 technicians, providing hands-on development and training. 

The Shift Process Manager will provide Operations with technical support, guidance, and training towards implementing and measuring benchmarks to achieve optimum plant performance. Furthermore, the Shift Process Manager shall embody the PURIS core values: integrity, leadership, openness, global vision, adaptability, and partnership. 


  • Contributes to our Safety-First culture that promotes empowerment and continuous improvement
  • Develop a complete understanding of the equipment functionality and unit processes
  • Actively engage and work alongside Production personnel, furthering the knowledge and development of each individual, and creating a skill-based Team that is empowered to identify and correct safety and operational issues 
  • Evaluates process upsets and utilizes problem-solving techniques to address the root causes
  • Collaborates with the EHS, Quality and Engineering Teams to develop and implement Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Develops, manages and implements Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) to promote consistent operations and remove variability between all shifts
  • Maintain employee work schedules, including: timecard approvals, work assignments, job rotations, training, and paid time off
  • Participates in vacation coverage of Production staff
  • Collaborates with the Production Manager to develop personal goals for the Production staff and assists in continuous feedback through coaching/evaluations
  • Champions and adheres to all safety and GMP policies and procedures
  • Effectively communicates with other shifts and facility departments to ensure all hurdles are identified and resolved to increase overall process performance
  • This position may be called upon to perform other duties as assigned


  • Strong safety knowledge and leadership
  • Strong analytical skills and process orientation
  • Experience in developing various process documentation (SOP’s, work directions, etc.)
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with others and leading process change 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 2+ years of experience in a continuous production facility
  • Experience in food production and sanitary equipment design
  • Understanding of Lean principles