Canidae Corporation

Job Description

At Canidae, we believe that what’s best for our pets is best for us all. That’s why for over 25 years we’ve been committed to providing high-quality pet food for pets and their people. Our products are packed full of goodness to bring out the best in pets, with recipes made from wholesome ingredients and formulated for whole-body health.

Goodness comes through not just in the quality of our ingredients and formulas, but also through the dedicated employees we hire. The talented teams at our plant in Brownwood, Texas, our headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, and our national sales force across the country work together every day to bring happiness and health to pets, because we believe that happy pets make happy humans. Joining Canidae means joining a company committed to nurturing the health of pets and their people but also the health of our planet at large, through our investment in regenerative agriculture and sustainable business practices. If that’s the type of environment that most interests you, this position may present you with a great opportunity to further develop your operations and quality management career and skills.

Due to the scope and needs of manufacturing operations, this position is an onsite-based position and is not eligible for remote work.

The Shift Manager will work out of our Brownwood, TX facility and report to the Operations Manager. The key responsibilities and duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Oversee day to day activities of the manufacturing facility to ensure safety and operational performance to delivered daily
Manage staff and equipment to schedules (including timecard approval), reduce/eliminate downtime, and train employees appropriately per position
Oversee batching: ensure schedule is batched as required, train new employees as required in batching
Analyze and solve work and equipment problems alerting maintenance as required
Oversight of the extrusion, grinding and packaging operators
Inventory management & upkeep; coordinate to meet timing and expectations of inventory to the floor
Develop & improve processes, standard operating procedures, and training materials to meet specifications, ensure quality and meet attainment to schedule
Drive 5S and continuous improvement initiatives, including cleaning all floor areas
Escalate and coordinate with teams when needed to resolve issues and maintain floor output
Ensure everything is being maintained and documented properly through the entire process according to HAACP requirements and company standards
Able to lift up to 50 lbs
Other duties as assigned

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
Able to work in extreme heat and cold
Ability to be on your feet a majority of the day
Must be willing to submit a background check and pre-employment drug screening
Must be eligible to work in the US

Prior experience working on the floor of a production facility
Minimum 3 years pf experience in Pet Food
3 to 5 years of experience in people management in a manufacturing setting
Proficient in Microsoft Excel

Ability to push, pull, carry, and lift 50 to 75 lbs
Ability to remain in a stationary position for up to 8 hours
Ascend/descend a ladder or stairs daily
Ability to operate a computer and other office technology
Occasionally position self to access low spaces
Ability to observe details at close range
Must be able to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures
Must be able to work out of the office during regular business hours
Must be able to relay accurate information via multiple communication vehicles including verbal and written mechanisms


Drive for Results: Indicates through actions and decisions a sense of importance and urgency to get the job done; focuses on the most important things and demonstrates an impatience with obstacles and lack of movement.

Learning Agility: Adapts quickly when faced with unfamiliar challenges and ambiguity while maintaining the mindset of continuous learning, development, growth from mistakes with a willingness to take on new challenges.

Collaboration: Works with colleagues across Canidae to maintain a culture of mutual respect and shared values to achieve company and individual objectives through effective communication and relationship-building principles.

Strategic Thinking: Obtains information and identifies key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; commits to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.

Canidae Culture: Keeps Canidae’s mission – “Hungry for Goodness” and values at the forefront of decision making and day-to-day actions.

Courage: Willingness to choose an approach not tried before and seeks solutions beyond conventional ones, expresses original views; engages in challenging dialogue to benefit Canidae’s business, understands the risks taken, and takes accountability/ownership for decisions made.

Planning and Organizing: Manages own time and resources to ensure work is completed efficiently; spends time on what is important; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.

Technical / Functional: Maintains a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in related functional areas.

Canidae is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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