Job Description

Job Title: Production Supervisor - Cut Floor
Job Location: Virginia


  • Supervises production employees on assigned shifts to ensure production guidelines are being met within established timing, quality, and cost standards
  • Trains, directs, coaches, and leads the production team in the day-to-day operations to meet production, safety, and quality requirements
  • Drives the communication of production goals and objectives, as well as results in order to effectively motivate the team to maintain a high standard of product quality while maximizing plant efficiencies
  • Directs the routine maintenance and set up of machines, equipment, and facilities
  • Performs daily walks and visual inspections of the Production floor in observation of unsafe acts or conditions; takes immediate corrective action where necessary
  • Maintains safety/environmental self-audits and visual checks, champions all safety or ergonomic activities for the department, and helps to develop and meet plant safety goals
  • Trains employees to ensure safe operating procedures are followed, including lock-out and tag-out
  • Adheres to product specification requirements throughout the manufacturing process to maintain the desired product quality results
  • Maintains adequate knowledge of products and equipment to ensure the ability to direct employees to perform the job properly
  • Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with HACCP and USDA regulations; taking corrective action when necessary
  • Walks the production floor daily and holds monthly line meetings to address questions and concerns
  • Maintain or exceed goals on yields and efficiencies
  • Works with the Operations Managers and/or Superintendents/Supervisors to maintain knowledge of yields and variances, methods of calculations, typical problem areas, and methods for corrections and improvement
  • Suggests changes in work flow processes and use of equipment to increase efficiency of the department and/or production crew to maintain the lowest level of downtime and product costs possible
  • Traces and analyzes key product result measures for improvement opportunities

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and two+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with high-level process issues
  • Strong problem solving, math, and analytical skills
  • Ability motivate, train, and coach employees to encourage optimum performance and engagement
  • Good planning and priority setting skills
  • Ability to work in varying production environments (heat and cold)
  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees on the Production Floor
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP, Internet, Spreadsheet, Word and Order processing, and Inventory software
  • Previous food processing experience, supervisory experience, manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures
  • Bilingual is a plus

QBH#: 1979

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