1st Shift Production Supervisor

Position Duties & Responsibilities

The Production Supervisor provides guidance and leadership to the Raw Breaded, Battered, or Formed lines and overall plant operations to promote achievement of the plant objectives (e.g. Quality, Safety, Productivity, Cost, Organizational Development, Sanitation, Customer Service). This position manages the labor, material and overhead costs associated with each specific line within the constraints of the plant budget while ensuring the production of quality products within established manufacturing standards. This position also develops a high performance team that is self-managing, motivated, and innovative and provides growth for individuals within the team. Attend required plant training programs per the training schedule. Deliver selected training programs as required.

Actively communicate the needs of production to the Director of Operations and appropriate support departments.

Administer supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Advise, coordinate and lead all activities within area of responsibility.

Assist in preparation for, completion, review, and follow up, for audits.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

Commend employees on successful work habits.

Create and regularly present shift meetings to: work through operational issues, provide information about the business, and provide necessary training.

Assist in the counseling of employees in certain situations.

Ensure that all employees on the shift follow GMPs and all SOPs regarding quality and food safety.

Directly supervise employees to include all hourly production employees, line leaders, line operators, mixers, packaging operators, sealer operators, finished goods operators and sanitors.

Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Ensure overall administrative responsibilities are fulfilled.

Evaluate job performance with each employee.

Follow and enforce all company policies and procedures – safety, sanitation, GMP’s.

Help to build and promote a strong “Teamwork” environment in each individual work group, the Factory, and the Company.

Inspect physical condition of their respective areas and equipment. Ensure work order for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment are completed.

Create production work orders.

Investigate and report on any foreign matter/material found in product or packaging.

Monitor general operations through use of computers and control sheets to know production and equipment status.

Monitor product quality.

Understand and adhere to the concepts and techniques of the quality process in order to ensure a quality operation.

Evaluate product placed on hold, work with Q.A. Department to determine disposition of product in question.

Monitor work habits and productivity of employees.

Recommend methods of improving productivity of employees

Responsible for staffing and development of personnel in their respective areas.

Rework product on hold status for inadequate quality.

Work collaboratively with all plant management and staff.

Assist in crisis management roles.

Competencies / Qualifications / Education / Experience / Development

Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Windows applications, Word and Excel.

Education and/or Experience – Four-year degree from college or university and/or five years of production experience. Strong leadership, reasoning, and judgment will be required to facilitate proper planning and implementation.

Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Supervisory Responsibilities – Supervise all processing and/or packaging areas.

Training – Attends and participates in all annual, departmental, and job specific required training and monthly informational meetings.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervise all processing and/or packaging areas.

Position Type / Expected Hours of Work

Full-Time, 1st Shift
Mon. – Fri. 5:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or as needed

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

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