Processing Administrator

Production - Salary · Compton, California
Department Production - Salary
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Competitive pay with benefits

About You

Do you have manufacturing administration experience with coordinating the flow of raw materials and finished products in and out of the processing room, recording production yields and inputting data and running reports for the Finance team? Are you accurate, organized and efficient, with a pleasant helpful attitude? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment and rise to a challenge? 

Read on to learn about our exciting Processing Administrator opportunity in the Long Beach, California area. This role will appeal to people who have a strong work ethic, are dedicated to getting results and enjoy being the “go to person” in support of a Production team.

This position works in a meat processing plant office and assists the Production team as it grows and expands to serve our customers. 

This role is responsible for providing full administrative support to the Production team and requires excellent skills in: Excel, Inventory Management, Interpersonal Communications, and Data Entry. The main function is to coordinate all the Purchase Orders accurately.

Hours are: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, with flexibility and for vacation coverage of other team members as needed.

About Us

The Lamb Company is a farmer owned cooperative that has been in business for over 50 years. We are a leading North American supplier of premium imported lamb. beef and venison brands to the top retail and food service customers. We pride ourselves on the highest safety and quality standards and offer products that are traceable from Pasture to Plate.TM

To learn more about our company, go to

Position Overview

The Processing Administrator drives shareholder value by providing timely and accurate administrative functions related to the production facility. This position coordinates the flow of raw materials and finished products in and out of the processing room, records production yields, inputs data into Dynamics (Inventory Management System), tracks all vendor invoices and liaises with the Placement Agency for all workforce needs. This position proactively implements processes and procedures to improve the efficiency and accuracy of our inventory records keeping while delivering excellent customer service. Additionally, this position supports the Plant Manager, Production team and Head Office Finance team with reports, filing, and invoice payments.


Major Responsibilities

 Responsible for all daily Processing Administration Functions:

o   Bill raw material to production in Dynamics

o   Enters the daily finished goods production into the accounting system

o   Records and monitors yields and costs

o   Liaise with 3rd Party Warehouse (Americold)

o   Matches vendor invoices, purchase orders and receiving document and check for accuracy

o   Codes vendor invoices for proper general ledger account distribution

o   Submits vendor invoices to management for approval

o   Files invoices in an unpaid file

o   Maintains balance on raw material used by production

o   Follows up discrepancies with the plant

o   Checks prices to approved master price list

o  Manages packaging and materials supplies to the processing facility including ordering, inventory control, and reconciliation of accounts

o   Prepares, updates, and maintains product costing forms for all products produced in the processing facility

Key liaison with Placement Agency:

  • Contacts agency for additional workers
  • Monitors agency invoice for labor costs, time off pay
  • Receives approved timesheets
  • Submits timesheets to outside payroll service provider  

Provide Head Office Finance team with reports:

o   Prepares monthly expense accrual sheet

o   Prepares month end inventory reports for raw material and packages


Additional duties, but not limited to:

o   Emails supporting documents to Canadian head office for billing

o   Answers incoming calls and questions from customers or suppliers

o   Assists in inventory reconciliations

o   Maintains relationships with internal staff, external customers and third party warehouse employees

Key Success Measures

  • Efficient and timely Production support and service
  • Accurate and timely administration of documentation
  • Accurate and complete orders entered into Dynamics 


Qualifications & Considerations for the Position

  • College or high school diploma
  • 2 to 5 years’ processing administrative experience, preferably in the meat industry
  • Excellent Excel skills to work with processing spreadsheets; ability to work with formulas and format sheets accordingly
  • Professional telephone etiquette, calm demeanor, good oral and written communication skills; able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • Strong data/order entry, keyboarding 55 wpm
  • Fluent in English, Spanish an asset
  • Organized self-starter with proven ability to co-ordinate and effectively follow up on multiple projects and assignments and meet all deadlines
  • Excellent ability to plan, organize and prioritize with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, resolve problems, and keep others informed of status updates
  • Proficient in computer software, such as inventory / traceability software, manufacturing software (GP Dynamics) and Microsoft Office
  • Team player with high integrity, values and a positive attitude

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

NOTE: As an essential services employer, without the ability to work remotely, we require all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Lamb Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

The Lamb Company is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. Accommodations are available on request for candidates throughout the selection process. Please contact Human Resources if accommodation is required.

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  • Location
    Compton, California
  • Department
    Production - Salary
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Competitive pay with benefits