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Production Supervisor

This position is responsible for monitoring the production workflow and adjusting production to meet production schedule targets. Must have experience in a Ready to Eat facility. Must have the ability to manage a diverse workforce and prepare routine reports to a manager and internal/external customers regarding production and employee issues.

Must have the ability to make decisions and manage in a deadline-motivated production environment.

Essential Functions

  • Directs the activities of department staff with coordination from other department supervisors, production managers, and equipment operators.
  • Monitors production to maximize productivity and respond to unusual circumstances to meet production targets.
  • Engages shift employees using effective communication skills, coaching skills, good judgment, and sound decision-making
  • Assign individuals to various workstations and tasks as needed.
  • Coaches employees for performance improvement and skill development
  • Ensures employees are following GMP’s and safety guidelines.
  • Tracks attendance daily and documents all absences that occur in their department.
  • Prepares end-of-shift reports that detail various aspects and statistics from each production run.
  • Initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers or disciplinary measures.
  • Coordinates when necessary with other departments, workflow and production to ensure limited disruption due to equipment malfunction, product supply, etc.
  • Planning production loading orders and checking those orders for accuracy

Education / Skills / Experience

  • Willingness to work flexible hours and to assist with any production problems as needed.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Minimum of three years working in packaging, meat processing or line manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience with USDA, OSHA, HACCP, and GMP is a plus.
  • Bilingual Spanish language skills and experience managing a non-union workforce

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is required to stand, sit, walk, push, pull, climb, reach overhead and bend to the floor. Must be able to exert 10-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or exert up to 15 pounds of force frequently.