Production Supervisor - Food in North Aurora IL

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Production Supervisor - Food
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North Aurora IL
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Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor

  • We have an immediate need for a Production Supervisor for either a mid-shift or 2nd shift due to increase in business and expansion
  • This role is being groomed to become a 1st shift Manager in 1-3 years
  • The Production Supervisor manages and coordinates the activities of production personnel engaged in providing leadership, lean initiatives, direction and facilitation on multiple high-speed production lines.
  • Local candidates preferred


  • Direct and coach production operators in the execution of daily/weekly production schedules for multiple lines.
  • Manage within labor and operating expense budget.
  • Coordinate production ensuring safety, quality and productivity while minimizing waste.
  • Meet the productivity, quality, safety, health, environmental and morale goals established for the site.
  • Complete and update all necessary production paperwork and record.
  • Ensure equipment in the area assigned is in working order and that working conditions are safe at all times.
  • Review and analyze production records to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Make recommendations for long term solutions, including recommendations for replacing equipment, refurbishing equipment, procedural changes, productivity improvement, material change, etc., related to the area of accountability.
  • Drive the continuous improvement agenda in area of responsibility through teamwork, skills and capability development.
  • Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members.
  • Manage and facilitate employee and management relationship within the guidelines of the labor contract and company policy.


  • BA/BS/AAS degree preferred; ideally in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or a related field or an equivalent of 5+ years of food manufacturing supervision required
  • 2+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing or military leadership role required
  • Manufacturing experience preferred; ideally in foods, consumer products, packaging, plastics or related high-speed processing industries
  • Experience with coaching, mentoring, leading, developing, training and disciplining employees as needed
  • Strong knowledge of Lean manufacturing practices, Kaizen, TPM, and/or other methods of Continuous Improvement
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel
  • Open to working a 2nd or mid-shift (12pm-8pm) shift as assigned and work weekend and overtime as business needs (overtime is paid)
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