Production Lead

Production Lead

The Production Lead oversees production lines in accordance with work instructions to produce product that meets Mama Lola’s Standards of Quality

To apply for this position please submit your resumé along with a cover page to briefly introduce yourself.

Job Type: Full-time

Interested in this position? Make sure you meet the requirements below.


  1. Receives production orders and delegates tasks to appropriate team members to ensure production process runs smoothly and efficiently.
  2. Maintains open lines of communication with the Production and Quality Assurance teams to ensure adherence to product quality standards and dough consistency.
  3. Regularly monitors and records quality specifications, promptly addressing any process deviations such as incorrect pack counts, inconsistent sizes, or deviations in weight or Julian dates.
  4. Measures case weights against standard specifications, promptly notifying operators and quality team of any discrepancies.
  5. Constantly monitors product appearance, taking corrective measures when necessary to maintain it within specifications.
  6. Actively works to minimize production waste, consistently monitoring the process.
  7. Accurately completes all necessary records and reports in a timely manner, in accordance with applicable work instructions.
  8. Conducts appropriate product reprocessing when needed.
  9. Assists in training new team members.
  10. Provides suggestions to improve processes, procedures, and department in support of company goals.
  11. Follows Company GMP’s and occupational safety regulations to ensure compliance.
  12. Follows all food safety principles and legal requirements.
  13. Maintains a positive and constructive work environment within the department as well as with the other departments and promotes teamwork.
  14. Maintains a clean work environment.
  15. Responsible for following all safety practices such as wearing Protective Personal Equipment (PPE).
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Minimum 1-year experience working as a production lead for food manufacturer or similar job role.
  3. The ability to read and comprehend recipes, formula sheets, safety guidelines and other written material.
  4. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurement.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  6. The ability to multi-task and deal with uncertainty, make good decisions, handle pressure, provide follow-through and attention to detail.
  7. Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles is preferred.
  8. Flexibility to work various shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
  9. The ability to obtain and maintain a valid AZ food handler card within 30 days of hire and throughout the duration of employment.
  10. Demonstrated reliability, punctuality, and a positive work ethic.
  11. Bilingual in English/Spanish is required.


  1. Ability to stand for extended periods and move around the production area.
  2. Capacity to lift, push, pull, and carry objects weighing up to 50lbs pounds.
  3. Capability to bend, stoop, reach, and twist comfortably to perform various tasks.
  4. Safely climb ladders no greater than 2-4 feet high.
  5. Aptitude to operate production equipment and machinery, including repetitive hand and arm movements.
  6. Agility to maneuver in confined spaces and navigate around obstacles safely.
  7. Endurance to work in a fast-paced environment and withstand fluctuations in temperature and humidity.


$19 per hour


4am start time Monday – Friday. Weekends and Overtime as needed. (Note: For the first few months 5:45am start time.)


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental benefit options
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Referral Program

About the company

Mama Lola's, LLC dba Mama Lola's Tortillas ("Mama Lola's") headquartered in Phoenix, AZ is a leading regional manufacturer of fresh, organic and preservative free tortillas, tortilla chips and related products.

Founded in 1987, Mama Lola's produces corn and flour tortillas in a variety of flavors, shapes, colors and sizes with the goal of producing the healthiest options at the lowest cost.

Mama Lola's has long been the recognized brand for restaurants, grocers, caterers, distributors and school districts throughout the state of Arizona. Its' strict attention to quality, freshness, on-time delivery and product innovation has made them a valued partner with their customers.

Contact Us For More Information About Our Products


"Rito's uses these tortilla's and they have the best burritos in town!"

- Thomas H

"They have a great history in making our tortillas for our family restaurant. Tortas Chano team thanks Mama Lola's for their quality and service."

- Roger A.

"I discovered...all varieties of tortillas (corn and flour), freshly made of high quality ingredients. They have an impressive line of offerings, including tostada shells of various colors. I left with tasty blue corn tortillas, healthy but very tasty whole wheat tortillas, and a batch of awesome tasting red child whole wheat flour tortillas. Given that their products are affordable, made without preservatives, and high quality ingredients, I can't see buying my tortillas anywhere else."

- Tony H.

"Great staff, very nice and helpful. Gluten free and organic masa available."

- Lewis P.

"I've been searching since 2001 for a good tortilla in AZ. I'm born and raised in the SF Bay area with lots of tortilla factories around. Mama Lolas is the first yellow corn tortilla that is just tortilla no MSG or other things I can't pronounce. They are thick and wonderful. They do not fall apart great for making enchiladas and tacos. We also made corn chips. This is the only tortilla I will buy from now on and I have to drive almost 15 miles from my home in far east Gilbert to superstition market to buy them!"

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