Job details Fermentation Supervisor

Posting Period

From August 20, 2021
to September 30, 2021

Country or region

United States


Wahpeton, North Dakota

Business Unit



Production / Operations

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or equivalent knowledge through work experience.

Work schedule



Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Fermentation Supervisor

Main Functions

Do you want to work for an essential service?  Would you like to work in a positive work environment where you have opportunity to develop new skills and advance in your career?  We have the job for you!

Dakota Yeast LLC is in Wahpeton, ND, United States and is part of the Food Manufacturing Industry. Dakota Yeast LLC produces cream yeast for the baking industry.

We are currently looking for a Night Fermentation Supervisor, motivated and ready to take on a new opportunity.  The employee will be responsible for directing a team of fermentation operators to plan, schedule and coordinate production activities to fulfill sales orders, meet inventory requirements and delivery quality products in a timely manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and schedule fermentation production to optimize utilization of labor resources and raw material inputs, and in accordance with inventory & shipping requirements
  • Oversee and develop Fermentation Operators to ensure smooth production operations
  • Ensure effective implementation of required CIP programs
  • Provides technical expertise for the troubleshooting of production equipment to maximize quality and minimize downtime.  Initiate maintenance activity through work orders, as needed.
  • Maintains proper inventory levels and initiates orders of raw materials.  Manage and control department inventory.  Investigates and resolves issues surrounding misplaced raw materials and/or product
  • Oversee general housekeeping and organization of the fermentation floor during all shifts.
  • Serve as back-up for Fermentation Operators and operate equipment to meet production requirements when inadequately staffed
  • Participate and comply in the various Quality System programs including GMP/Sanitation, HACCP, FSSC and Safety.
  • Comply with applicable environmental regulations.



Technical skills


  • Logical and methodical approach to problem solving/troubleshooting
  • Computer skills - ability to work with Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word

An asset

  • Working knowledge of processing equipment, including pneumatic valves, pumps, clarifiers/separators and plant instrumentation devices
  • Previous experience in fermentation operations

Personal abilities


  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal/external customers
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision. A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, customers, and employees


Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company, founded at the end of the 19th century, specializing in the development, production and marketing of yeasts and bacteria. The company is comprised of 11 major business units, each focused on specific applications of yeast and bacteria, with activities throughout worldwide. Administrative offices for the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4500 people working across more than 45 countries, on 5 continents.

Lallemand Baking offers a range of superior quality baker's yeast – both fresh and dry varieties – and specialty ingredients to meet bakers' needs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Baking cultures and dough conditioners round out our impressive product range.

The Lallemand baking team's many branches collaborate closely to provide innovative products and efficient services, backed by a skilled technical support team in each region of operations.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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