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JBS USA PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR - 3rd Shift 2nd Processing in Chattanooga, Tennessee



Position Title: Production Supervisor Engineer

Department: Operations

Location : Plant

Salary Class: Exempt

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.

We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing within our facility. We have installed physical barriers throughout our facility such as plexi-glass or plastic barriers between team member work stations. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are provided and required over the mouth and nose at all times when inside the facility, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed.

Purpose & Scope: Reports directly to the Operations S uperintende nt and has primary responsibility for the direction of the workforce to achieve all safety, quality and operational goals as set forth by facility management.

Principle Responsibilities: List and describe (in order of importance) the specific tasks, assignments, level of discretionary authority and/or functions performed.

  • Meet and exceed production goals set forth by plant management

  • Respon sible for meeting volume goals though the improvement of efficiencies

  • Responsible for m inimizing down tim e through engineering controls

  • Participation in Operational Excellence project meeting project team no less than twice per year

  • Leverage advance d engineering skillsets to optimize production goals

  • Responsible for increased volume attainment through process flow management

  • Improve employee safety by iden tifying hazards and problem shoo ting solutions

  • Manages labor to a zero budget

  • Proactively looks for ways to reduce cost through the elimination of excess raw material

  • Look for continuous improvement in operating processes and procedures and encourages hourly team member’s ownership of all processes

  • Completes daily production plans by scheduling and assigning employees; accomplishing work results; prioritizing; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results on end of shift production summaries

  • Manages hourly employee’s time cards and vacation requests, ensuring accurate pay

  • Adhere to all product specifications to reduce claims and maximize yields

  • Increases emp loyee retention and maintains good working relationships with the Union, USDA (meat), and all employees

  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment by educating and directing employees on the use of all control points, equipment and resources

  • Ensure s food safety, human resources, and safety policies compliance by all production employees

    Working Conditions:

  • Production and maintenance settings

  • Exposure to various chemicals, machinery and knives

  • Slippery floors, extreme temperatures and loud noises

  • High level of interaction with other departments and employees

  • 50+ hours per week, occasionally on weekends

    Requirements: Describe necessary knowledge or skills, and type and amount of formal schooling, and work experience normally required to obtain these. Do not describe your own particular background.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering field required


  • 1-2 years proven supervisory experience in the food industry, industry-specific experience encouraged

    Special Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully , both written and verbally

  • Bilingual skills helpful

  • Capable of independent decision making

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Excellent conflict resolution skills

  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness

  • Able to quickly and effectively adapt to new and changing situations

  • Desire for continuous improvement

  • Shows compassion towards and has an interest in others

  • Basic c omputer knowledge required

  • Good organizational skills

  • Able to work assigned hours/days, including occasional weekends as required

  • Good attendance and safety records

    Relationships :

  • Internal: Employees on the production line and plant management

  • External: USDA and Union

    Supervision of Personnel: List titles reporting directly through you and number of employees reporting through each

  • Manages: Production employees