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Operations Management (Beef Plant) Plainwell, Michigan

JBS In Plainwell, MI is looking for a Production Supervisor for our Grinds Department on 2nd shift

Purpose & Scope :

Reports directly to the Production Superintendent and has primary responsibility for the direction of the workforce to achieve all safety, quality and operational goals as set forth by facility management.

Experience: Experience in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Candidate must have knowledge of case ready processing equipment.

Special Skills:

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to lead and motivate others

• Personable, helpful, and friendly

• Strong Customer Service Skills

• Knowledge of case ready production equipment

Principle Responsibilities :

  • Work to ensure the safety of all employees and all product produced within the department on a daily basis by ensuring that all company policies are understood and adhered to at all times by employees within her/ his direct control.

  • Directly supervise hourly production employees to include direction of activities and ensuring the training of all employees to product specifications, techniques and requirements.

  • Work with maintenance department to ensure the proper maintenance and reliability of all equipment within the department and that all operators are trained in the same.

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

  • Manage hourly production employee performance on both an individual and team basis through the establishment and tracking of performance goals and operating plans.

  • Conduct fact finding and investigations as required and implement corrective actions.

  • Work to develop Leads to ensure day to day operation of the department in the supervisor’s absence.

  • Be able to track and trend data concerning raw material yields, packaging usage, operational efficiency, and customer service rates. Develops corrective actions to improve current deficiencies and continually improve current processes.

  • Responsible for utilizing performance metrics and incorporating into them into daily operations to ensure the performance of the department

  • Responsible for adherence to all quality and product specifications established by the facility for all products produced

Working Conditions :

  • Production and maintenance settings

  • Exposure to various chemicals, machinery, and knives

  • Slippery floors, extreme temperatures and loud noises Education : High School degree or equivalent required Experience: Previous experience in a food production environment is preferred but not required. Additional Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verballyExcellent conflict resolution skillsComputer knowledge requiredGood organizational skillsAbility to work 50+ hours/weekGood attendance and safety recordsInternal Relationships: Employees on the production line and plant management External Relationships: USDA/customers


“The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made.”

You must at the minimum, have first dose of the covid vaccine.