General Production Manager (GPM)- Plant 1 (Nights)

Foster Farms
Livingston, CA 95334
United States
Job Description

Company Description

Foster Farms has been serving families since 1939. Since the founding days, Foster Farms has always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. Our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our valued TEAM Members will shine through in everything we do.

Foster Farms is always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms TEAM. We offer the experience of a large organization, however, we operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage TEAM Members to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Pay Range: $99,000 to $116,500 per year.

The General Production Manager (GPM) is responsible for overseeing the various department(s) of responsibility and for meeting Department/Company goals and standards on quality, yield, productivity, cost, and safety.

  • Responsible for the development and training of Supervisors and TEAM members, working within the guidelines of Company Policies, to meet the current and future needs of the Company.
  • Responsible for quick and timely feedback to Plant/Shift Manager on all exceptions regarding productivity, downtime, quality, yield, cost and safety, and managing the correction of areas which are out of acceptable parameters. 
  • Ensure department compliance within Company policies, law, and regulations which include USDA, SSOP and HACCP programs, and all OSHA required safety programs.
  • Ensure the safety of our TEAM members is maintained by overseeing the administration of safety orientations, training, and meetings as required, to assist in attaining zero incidents.
  • Participate in department meetings in the planning process, along with the testing and development of techniques/processes.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of Company assets; make recommendations for acquiring necessary items to support business objectives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related field preferred, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have a minimum of five years of experience in the poultry processing industry with progressively increased responsibility.
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to evaluate supervision fairly and objectively.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership skills/internal drive to succeed.
  • Must be able to prioritize and adjust quickly to a changing work environment with minimal supervision, to meet changing production needs.
  • Must have advanced problem-solving skills and be able to make independent decisions.

Additional Information


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new TEAM Members.