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Production Manager - UniFirst

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Norfolk, Virginia

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Production Manager

Our Production Managers Are Kind of a Big Deal!
Are you a proactive and motivated leader? If so, UniFirst would love to speak with you about our Production Manager role!  This position is an integral leader within the UniFirst business unit. You will work closely with the General Manager on business planning, process improvements, safety initiatives, and employee relations improvements. At UniFirst we have a 5-day work week, enjoy Saturday and Sunday off!! We have an immediate opening and provide on the job training.

Salary & Benefits:

Competitive salary + 401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Direct Payroll Deposit, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount, Employee Referral Bonuses.

What’s in it for you?

Our Team Partners receive ongoing cross-training, exposing them to different areas of production. Cross training enhances their performance and assists them with their career potential and advancement.

Work Life Balance:

We offer a 40-hour work week. Enjoy weekends off!

Career Growth:

Some companies like to promote from within, we love to! Many of our managers started at UniFirst working on the production floor!


Our family culture is what makes UniFirst an organization that stands out from the rest.


At UniFirst, you'll find an environment packed with different cultures, personalities, and backgrounds. We believe our diversity makes us who we are, and we strive every day to build a culture where everyone feels welcome.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ensure that the UniFirst Quality Policy becomes part of the Production Department “Culture” and ISO certification

  • Participate in and supporting the determination, education and implementation of guiding principles to the UniFirst Mission Statement and strategic plan

  • Ensure that the customer/supplier requirements shall be communicated throughout the Production Department and with other departments of the Corporation 

  • Conduct performance appraisals and counsel departmental personnel
  • Maximize divisional profits to provide short and long-term contribution

  • Participate in attainment of divisional growth goals for customer retention and provide quality products and a well-maintained facility which will enhance our reputation

  • Manage departmental activities regarding safety, health, and environmental issues to ensure that proper consideration is given to corporate policy and federal, state, and local regulations

  • Manage inventory and purchasing
  • Ensure maintenance, repair, and housekeeping of the building and all its equipment

  • Hire, lead, and develop a successful team  

  • Follow all safety policies, HACCP and medical guidelines.


What we’re looking for:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D equivalent is required

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate background or equivalent experience preferred

  • 3-5 years in a managerial role preferred
  • Experience with a quality management system
  • Experience with a maintenance management system 
  • Familiar with Windows Operating systems Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Valid driver’s license and a safe driving record is required
  • Must meet DOT physical qualifications
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 60lbs.
The fabric of UniFirst is woven from its very unique family culture where our Team Partners enjoy a small company feel while taking advantage of the resources and stability that come with being a 2 billion-dollar organization. 

UniFirst is an international leader in the $18 billion-dollar garment services industry. We currently employ over 14,000 team partners who serve 300,000 business customer locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. We were included in the top 10 of Selling Power magazine’s “Best Companies to Sell For” list and recognized on Forbes magazine’s “Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies” list. As an 80-year old company focused on annual growth, there’s never been a better time to join our team.

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call to let us know the nature of your request.

UniFirst Recruiters and/or representatives will not ask job seekers to provide personal financial information when submitting a job application. Please be vigilant as such requests for information may be fraudulent.

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