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Production Supervisor

Production Manager





Responsible for supervision of all aspects of assigned production line(s). Takes

direction from Production Manager on scheduling, line preparation, and production

execution. Direct supervisor for assigned production employees. Manages

production for day-to-day control of assigned department activities according to

prescribed schedules priorities, production flow, and processing specifications to

ensure production efficiencies are met. Enforces company work rules and evaluates

assigned work performance and takes corrective action(s). Leads, coaches, and

trains assigned personnel on work standards and ensures all procedures and work

standards are being followed constantly.


  1. Effectively manages assigned personnel, ensuring optimal performance.

a. Leads through effective goal setting, communication, and coaching.

b. Assists with personnel decisions including hiring, corrective actions,

disciplines, terminations, wage decisions, and promotions.

c. Motivates, coaches, corrects, and challenges personnel with a positive


d. Expert knowledge for all positions on assigned production line(s).

e. Maintains an open dialogue with assigned team members.

f. Resolves problems in a direct and positive way when approached with

feedback and concerns.

  1. Monitors and supervises all aspects of assigned production line(s).

a. Supervises assigned personnel ensuring work standards are

implemented and followed.

i. Ensures lead associates properly use personnel team and follow

work standards to produce a defect-free product.

ii. Ensures work teams are fully staffed to maintain targeted


iii. Ensures lead associates provide work teams the tools and

supplies needed to accomplish standard work.

iv. Makes sure all production change-overs are performed properly

and efficiently.

b. Ensures preventative maintenance is performed on machines, that work

teams are operating machines properly and safely, and that equipment

is stored properly.

i. Communicates to the maintenance team of any problems or

concerns with equipment.

c. Assists in production scheduling to improve production leveling.

d. Ensures area of responsibility has been properly cleaned and sanitized.

e. Assures compliance with all company safety rules and GMPs.

i. Has expert knowledge of all safety rules and monitors personnel

to ensure compliance.

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ii. Ensures personal protective equipment (PPE) is being used


iii. Ensures areas are clear of safety hazards, floors are free of debris,

and equipment is free of excess product.

  1. Assumes responsibility for production quality and continuous improvement.

a. Ensures products are produced to customer specification and defect


b. Ensures work teams follow standard work practices to promote

improved production efficiency and achieve production targets.

c. Ensures employees are properly trained on standard work practices and

perform job tasks as defined.

d. Ensures production flow is consistent, throughput is monitored, and

efficiency targets are met.

e. Ensures trainers train on proper work standards, maintain all proper

documentation, and are in their assigned areas monitoring processes

and product for defects and opportunities.

f. Ensures transfer of finished product from production floor to storage

area is performed within standard operating procedure.

  1. Assumes responsibility for production related communication flow and

coordination between line workers.

a. Communicates issues or concerns with Quality Assurance Manager,

Production Manager, Production Coordinator and Facility Manager as


b. Takes a leading role in communicating among peer groups and


  1. Ensures all administration tasks are completed timely and accurately.

a. Verifies demand schedule and usage sheets are all filled out.

b. Completes and verifies all activity logs are completed.

c. Ensures all documentation is routed correctly.

d. Completes end of shift reports, i.e. scrap, labor, yield and downtime


e. Ensure all production hours are accounted for ensuring personnel hours

are allocated to the appropriate department.

  1. Compliance

a. Maintain and enforce GMP practices, safety and product quality


b. Follow safety guidelines as well as adhere to related listings in the

Employee Handbook.

c. Prepare information and assist in various certification/customer audits.

d. Enforce safety regulations with all production employees.

e. Ensure team members take scheduled breaks and lunches, start and

finish shifts on time.

  1. Assumes other duties as assigned.

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At least one (1) year experience in the manufacturing industry is required,

unless the candidate has obtained an associate’s or bachelor’s degree

(completion of a degree program will be accepted in lieu of experience). Must

have general knowledge of food production methods and techniques, gained

through experience of education.

Prefer experience in Light Industrial environment operating in a multi-

production process environment.

Understands Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazarded Analysis and

Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs. SQF, GMP, and HACCP certification


Able to comprehend USDA guidelines and manufacturing requirements,

processes and procedures.

Knowledge of lean manufacturing and able to develop improvements in

existing processes.

Computer and mathematics skills are required. Prior experience with systems

tracking of materials is preferred.

Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment; with minimum guidance

from management.

Available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and

overtime as business requires. The hours worked each week will be determined

by the manufacturing needs of the department.

Ability to understand, speak, read, and write English

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred




Standing, walking, bending, lifting, stooping, crouching, kneeling intermittently.

Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary




Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers.

Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents,

products, or operate machinery.


Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25

pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds throughout the day.

Ability to stand 8-12 hours per day, on cold wet concrete floors.


Must be able to work for long hours in a food processing environment, where it is

wet, damp, and cold. Temperatures are frequently around 34 degrees, and

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employees are expected to remain in these conditions for the majority of their


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

functions. The list of essential functions, other duties, mental and physical demands, requirements and licenses is

not meant to be exhaustive. Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to require other tasks

be performed when the circumstances of the job changes.


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