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Special Project Lead - 2nd Shift

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Russell Stover Candies
Physical Address
Iola, KS 66749
Job Description

We are currently seeking a Special Project Lead for 2nd Shift.
The work week for this position is Monday to Thursday and hours may vary.
Overtime and weekends will be required during peak seasons.

Company Description Founded in 1923, Russell Stover Candies is the largest producer of fine boxed chocolates in the United States. It began in Denver, Colorado as a candy business in the home of Russell and Clara Stover. The original candy, marketed as “Mrs. Stover’s Bungalow Candies”, changed 20 years later to Russell Stover Candies. The three principles of quality, service and value allow Russell Stover to remain “Only the Finest”.

Russell Stover Candles has sales in all 50 states and Canada. We operate 35 company-owned retail shops throughout the United States and at over 70,000 drug stores, card and gift shops, grocery stores, department stores and retails stores. In September 2014, Russell Stover Candies was acquired by Lindt and Sprüngli, a Swiss based international conglomerate sold in more than 80 countries with production sites in Europe and the US, distributing on four continents.

Job Description •Directs, controls, monitors, assists and trains employees assigned to a specific area, line or team per Supervisor’s instructions.
•Must have the ability and drive to be a supervisor in the future. This position is a stepping stone for future Supervisor positions within the company.
•Must be able to communicate with and delegate tasks to team members.
•Operates machinery, equipment and tools in a safe and proficient manner according to standards, guidelines and instructions.
•Maintains records, delivers, inspects and performs all activities required of other members of the area, line or team.
•Must be able to read and understand rules, tapes, scales and thermometers.
•Must be able to read and understand product specifications established by Russell Stover Candies and recognize deviations from those specifications.
•Performs clean-up activities as assigned.
•May be asked to perform other duties as determined by proper authority.
•Must be able to utilize Baan for production purposes.
•Must be able to utilize Baan IILC sessions.
•Must be able to utilize Baan SOPO sessions.
•Must be able to follow, train, and monitor SOP/QUA’s.
•Must be forklift certified.
•Must be NWM certified, to include baggers.
•Must be able to set up, and mange production line, and off line projects.
•Must be able to modify shift schedule as needed.
•Must be able to lead employees in all factory departments.
•Must be able to learn specific job duties as required in any factory department.


Basic Qualifications •Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
•Lead or supervisor experience a must.

Preferred Qualifications •College degree preferred but not required

Employment by Russell Stover Candies is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Russell Stover is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer.

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