Elmer Chocolate
  • 12-Feb-2020 to 12-Apr-2020 (CST)
  • Ponchatoula, LA, USA
  • Full Time

Elmer Chocolate is seeking a highly motivated Team Lead (Trainee) for our state of the art Packaging Department. The Team Lead is responsible for leading an assigned packaging team which consists of diverse machine operators and line associates.

Since 1855, Elmer Chocolate has been a leading candy and snack manufacturer in the Gulf South.  Originally known for Heavenly Hash® and Gold Brick®, today the family-owned business is recognized as the second largest heart box chocolates manufacturer in the USA.  Click here for Elmer Chocolate video.


Team Lead (Trainee), Packaging Department
(Night Shift 2:45pm to 2:00am, Monday Thursday)


Basic Responsibilities:

  • Leads a group of 15+ people consisting of operators and line associates.
  • Staffing and training of team.
  • Has ability to learn and operate all equipment in the area assigned proficiently.
  • Completes job orders including set up of lines for team for production.
  • Maintains documentation including accurate production reporting.
  • Interpret and enforces company policy, procedures and regulations.
  • Interprets and enforces GMP's and safety regulations.
  • Confers with supervisor.
  • Handles employee relations, corrective actions.
  • Employee Performance Management.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years or older.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and relationship building skills in person and writing.
  • Experience in industrial production lines.
  • Experience with computer operating systems (HMI).
  • Basic computer skills Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Initiative and ownership.
  • Dependability and reliability.
  • Team player.
  • Pass drug test.


What Elmer Chocolate Offers:

  • Competitive wage
  • Medical Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • 401K
  • Climate controlled environment
  • Full time
  • Overtime available


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Elmer Chocolate is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a disabled veteran or other veteran or military status, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or other protected by class status.

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