Canning and Trucking Manager

Country: United States of America
Organization: Mennonite Central Committee
Closing date: 12 Jul 2021

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.

The Canning and Trucking Manager will direct the MCC Mobile Canning Operations. This position encompasses significant responsibility in a number of areas: ensuring regulatory compliance with government agencies; supervising all canning and related operations; and relating to a broad and diverse set of constituents, agency officials, and MCC staff. The position directly supervises a four- person canning crew, the Material Resources, Canning and Fleet Coordinator, and relates closely to the various canning committees in the US and Canada. This position also indirectly oversees over 30,000 volunteers annually who are involved in the various canning tasks. This position is a primary contact, and sometimes the only contact, to MCC’s constituency that supports meat canning.

All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Legal eligibility to be employed in the U.S. is required.

Additional qualifications:

  • High school diploma plus 2 years related experience required, Associates degree or specialized training in food safety with at least 1 year experience strongly preferred.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and well with a wide variety of contacts.
  • 1-3 years of experience with MCC Mobile Meat Canning operations strongly preferred.
  • 1-3 years of technical and mechanical experience preferred.
  • 1-3 years of Food Safety and Inspection experience (working knowledge of HACCP, SSOP and/or FSEP) strongly preferred (if needed, additional training will be provided).
  • 1-3 years of experience working collaboratively and sensitively with volunteer groups strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in use of Excel, Word and Email.
  • CDL driver’s license.
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds on occasion, with or without accommodation.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and sense of responsibility.​ Able to analyze situations and develop action plans with necessary follow-through.
  • Capable of independently making sound judgments and decisions.

Key responsibilities:

A major part of this position is coordination of the meat canning program, including but not limited to: developing the budget; recruiting, hiring and training Canner Operators; supporting canning committees (these committees are theologically and culturally diverse); trouble shoot and make decisions on mechanical issues and repairs; maintaining compliance and develop relationships with respective government agencies including USDA, FDA, CFIA, DOT, OSHA, CBP, CBSA, FMCSA, and USCIS. Purchasing and installing new equipment or construction materials must coincide with applicable regulations in the U.S. and Canada. When purchasing any materials or equipment, efforts are made to encourage in-kind donations. Presentations and proposals are developed for these purposes as needed. Any equipment or process change must be suitable and safe for use of volunteers and comply with regulations. This position oversees incubation, pest control, sanitation, and can inspection procedures in 3 MCC warehouses. This position provides leadership to the MCC U.S. and MCC Canada Recall Teams.

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