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Plant Manager

Posted by Anita’s Coconut Milk Yogurt on 19 Oct 2017 | Share

Job basics

  • Location: Brooklyn, New York 11221
  • Country: US
  • Industry Types: Production and Manufacturing
  • Categories: Operations
  • Foods: Dairy and Eggs
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Reports to: Director of Operations
  • # of Direct Reports: TBD
Job Description

The Plant Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and smooth operation of equipment, hardware and facilities across the company. The Facilities Manager will work closely with the production team to ensure that all aspects of the facilities, such as space planning, sanitation, and deliveries are being handled according to company protocol on a daily basis.  The Facilities Manager will report directly to the Director of Operations. Ideally, candidate should have plant operations experience. There is opportunity to grow with the company.



  • Implement HACCP. Keep records. Report violations or discrepancies.
  • Implement visual controls throughout the facility.
  • Maintain equipment. Troubleshoot as needed and schedule repairs.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment daily to ensure safe and proper operation.
  • Maintain inventory of parts, pieces, and equipment.
  • Streamline operations including both yogurt production and filling/sealing/packing.
  • Implement upgraded sanitation of facility including:
    • Equipment and hardware sanitation
    • Air quality and sanitation
    • Walls, floor, drains and plumbing fixtures
    • Dry storage, cold storage, office, changing area
  • Manage waste disposal.
  • Receiving- both incoming and outgoing deliveries.
  • Maintain security equipment.
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information.
  • Communicate professionally with other employees, vendors, and visitors.
Job Requirements

Food handler’s license and HACCP certification or equivalent.

  • Industrial maintenance experience including mechanical and electrical knowledge. 
  • Self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision.
  • A sense of urgency, ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be able to be on your feet for at least 8h/shift and lift loads of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a manual pallet jack.
  • Extreme attention to detail and cleanliness.


about Anita’s Coconut Milk Yogurt

Anita's Yogurt is a four-year-old food startup based in Brooklyn, NY. Our vegan products are made with pure coconut milk and coconut water. Newly reformulated with the first live culture blend specifically designed to work with coconut, our 25 billion live cultures per serving give us the same rich texture as Greek yogurt, without any additives or preservatives. Created by a chef, Anita's Yogurt is unsweetened and ready to use in cooking. With four probiotic strains, lauric acid from coconut milk, and naturally occurring potassium from coconut water, we offer an extraordinary combination of benefits not found in any other yogurt.


Our products include pints and single serving cups of plain coconut yogurt with no sugar, and fruit-on-the-bottom flavors sweetened with just a touch of coconut blossom sugar. Our customers span the country and include Whole Foods, Le Pain Quotidien, Blue Apron and countless independent grocers.Anita’s Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative is pure coconut milk and probiotic cultures handmade in Brooklyn, NY. Produced small batch with no stabilizers or other additives, no other nondairy yogurt comes close to this level of purity. Our goal is to promote sustainable food production and consumption—to have a positive impact on the health of people, and the planet. We strive to open up the possibility of more enjoyable dairy-free options and vegan cooking education.