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Production Supervisor

Under the direction of the Operations Manager and with the support of management staff- the Production Supervisor will own results for safety- right the first time- compliance to plan- sanitation- labor cost- through put- yield- operating systems health- hard asset improvement and team improvement. The position actively participates in annual planning- weekly PDCA meetings- daily production meetings- coaching and development of their teams- and spending time on the production floor gathering information on operating system health information.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides Management and leadership to deliver business results and operational improvements
  • Responsible for the day to day manufacturing needs for their assigned area
  • Achieve safety- quality productivity- efficiency- customer service- cost and employee engagement objectives through both individual and team contributions
  • Provides direction- leadership- development and support to direct reports through empowerment- team-work- on-the-job assignments- and continuous improvement projects and initiatives
  • Develops- implements and promotes safety programs and safe work practices through involvement in plant safety team programs and initiatives
  • Promotes sound employee and labor relations within the department by developing and maintaining an effective organization with qualified personal
  • Develops- promotes and supports continuous improvement and other cross functional initiatives
  • Owns and Leads the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) standard as outlined in the plant accountability list
  • Participates in team goal setting/implementation to insure we are low cost high quality producer
  • Strive to maximize the efficiency of the plant/department by submitting and implementing process improvements
  • Insures the quality of our products and our workplace by following all procedures and guidelines
  • Comply with all established GMP- HACCP guidelines- Housekeeping responsibilities and QRMP operating procedures
  • Assists in the implementation of the QRMP program
  • Actively participates in team safety efforts to achieve/exceed plant goals
  • Leads areas of change management and accountability
  • Mentors CI Lead and Maintenance Lead to identify improvements and apply problem solving techniques
  • Conduct annual plans for process improvement
  • Participates in Maintenance planning
  • Coordinate cleaning activities within the department and can conduct checks as needed
  • Involved in plant optimization
  • Provide /insure all explanation of all deviations in procedures and line process checks
  • Maintains knowledge on completing appropriate paperwork for all areas and conducting respective inventories
  • Maintain correct and accurate documentation for the payroll system
  • Take leadership in routine production problem solving
  • Coordinate period cleaning programs and monthly checks.
  • Ensure employee coverage daily with each shift
  • Coach and develop direct reports
  • Can lead level 2 meetings- PDCA meetings and production meetings
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifts to work with employees from all shifts as required
  • Works overtime as necessary
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Education & Experience:
  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
  • At least four years of manufacturing experience- preferably in food; beverage; pharmaceuticals or similar- with at least one year of experience in a direct supervisory/team lead capacity

Other Requirements:
  • Ensure all safety and quality guidelines are being followed
  • Maintain legible- neat and accurate records and reports
  • Must have leadership abilities- positive attitude- strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must understand the plant document control procedure
  • Must have an understating of the plant record control procedure
  • Must be able to demonstrate planning/organizational skills and behavior which will contribute to the overall team effectiveness.
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment as well as work effectively with all associates
  • Capable of learning intermediate Microsoft Excel- Microsoft Power Point- Microsoft Word- Matrics- and ZPI skills
  • Strong planning/organizational skills and communication skills
  • Understanding of requirements and importance of documentation
  • Can understand and write WIs- SOPs- OPLs