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Production Assistant Department Manager

Publix Associate

Achieving production goals and ensuring associate and food safety are the top priorities of Publix's Production Assistant Department Managers.

How to Apply


Production Assistant Department Managers plan and carry out Publix's manufacturing plant food production operations. They also coordinate across all production operations to ensure that daily business and production needs are being met. These Department Managers also monitor product quality, including proper labeling. Furthermore, the Department Managers ensure food safety standards and personal safety rules and regulations are followed. Another important responsibility of the Production Assistant Department Managers is supervising and developing production associates. The Department Managers educate and train these associates to improve communication, technical skills, and working relationships. Additionally, Production Assistant Department Managers participate in regulatory and in-house plant audits, such as annual third-party audits.

Qualifications we look for

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Processing, Engineering, or Food Manufacturing field
  • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge of Publix policies and guidelines (e.g., compensation and benefits, EEO laws and related policies and regulations, worker's compensation, union activities and regulations, attendance, performance, and behavior)
  • Knowledge of best industry practices and regulatory guidelines
  • Knowledge of food safety, sanitation, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Experience with mentoring
  • Experience in developing a diverse workforce
  • Training in Lean, Six Sigma, and 5S
  • Knowledge of OSHA and Publix safety guidelines
  • Willingness and desire to learn new operations and be assigned to new locations which may or may not involve relocating your residence
  • Ability to review and interpret operational performance, including financials, KPIs, goals, and improvements
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel overnight or on extended trips which may or may not include traveling by air
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good management and leadership skills
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

How to apply

For Manufacturing positions, other than entry level, go to the Publix Jobs Center to begin searching our current openings. Click the appropriate link to view openings for Publix associates and non-associates. Click Search Openings and narrow your search by selecting Manufacturing from the Job Category list.

For entry level Manufacturing positions, please refer to the employment agency, Adecco. Go to and click "Apply Now" in the top right hand corner to load your resume. You may indicated that you would prefer to be assigned to Industrial and Manufacturing type positions with Publix Super Markets, Inc. After working at least 90 days as a temporary associate you may be eligible to apply for a full time position, if available.

You will receive follow-up communication once you're determined to be qualified and eligible for the job. The communication will inform you of additional information that is needed and/or assessments that need to be completed. Once that is done, your application will go directly to the hiring manager for consideration. If your skills, experience, and qualifications look like a good match to the requirements of the position, you will be contacted.

Visit our website for additional applicant resources.

Having a match to this job does not guarantee that you will be hired into this job if and when it becomes available on our Publix Jobs Center.