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Production Specialist

International Flavors & Fragrances

International Flavors & Fragrances

Product, Operations
Pryor, OK, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Requisition ID : 500816

Job Description

It's an exciting time at IFF! Please join our team as a Production Specialist!
The Production Specialist uses an understanding of Site unit operations, processes, and operating procedures to provide production floor focused support and meet daily production goals. The Production Specialist will analyze current conditions and historical data, provide instruction, and monitor the execution of planned work focused on unit KPIs. The incumbent must be able to interact effectively with plant personnel at all levels to influence desired outcomes and foster an environment of collaboration, camaraderie, and commitment.

Typical duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Role model necessary behaviors to meet Safety Health Environmental, Quality / Food Safety, Cost, and Production goals.
  • Provide daily production floor technical support including monitoring process data and performance metrics, troubleshooting, and resolving production related issues in assigned manufacturing unit(s).
  • Monitor and evaluate key processes (example – Clean in Place, Product Change, etc.) for procedure compliance and improvement.
  • Lead and/or participate in incident investigations using Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and/or other tools.
  • Coordinate and communicate unit daily activities including issuance of the unit’s “Daily Plan.”
  • Support start-up and shutting-down activities for planned and unplanned circumstances.
  • Assist Production Engineers and Production Manager in developing plans to meet future unit demand.
  • Provide coaching & counseling for hourly employees aligned with company, site, and unit goals.
  • Establish effective communications systems throughout the unit focused on sharing of information and engaging employees in the success of the facility.
  • Other duties that may be required due to dynamic changes in business focus.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum five (5) years of manufacturing/processing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data, identify solutions, assess risk factors, and make sound business decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to role model and influence adoption of desired safety and performance standards.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, etc.) and be able to learn other computer systems/databases.


  • Food manufacturing experience including familiarity with centrifugation, pumping, spray drying, and process control.
  • Previous leadership experience including operations or maintenance supervision.
  • Familiarity with Work Management Process and maintenance best practices.
  • Familiarity with Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) or similar methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to use key computer-based tools including SAP and Aspen Process Explorer.
  • Six Sigma Certification, Lean Manufacturing Methodology, and Continuous Improvement Knowledge.

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more.