Job Information


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed production goals set forth by plant management.

  • Responsible for meeting volume goals, reducing claims, maximizing yields, reducing cost, increasing team member retention and maintaining good working relationships with the USDA (meat), and all team members

  • Directly supervise hourly production team members to include direction of activities and ensuring training of all team members to product specifications, techniques, and requirements

  • Monitor and ensure proper procedures, safety, and cleanliness of production team members; provide positive and/or corrective feedback as necessary

  • Ensure food safety, human resources, and safety policy compliance with all production team members

  • Look for continuous improvement in operating processes and procedures and encourage hourly team member ownership of all processes.

  • Manages all aspects of processing for the assigned department

  • Coordinates with Sales & Marketing, and fellow Superintendents to ensure orders are filled on a timely basis and meet all quality standards.

  • Promotes and maintains plant safety

  • Develops leads and coaches production team members.

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 team members

  • 50+ hours per week, occasionally on weekends


  • High School degree or equivalent required, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred

Experience: 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 computer knowledge required

  • Good organizational skills

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

  • Good attendance and safety records


Internal: Team members on the production line and plant management and all leadership levels at the complex

External: USDA, all leadership levels under Pilgrims