Production Supervisor in Ontario CA

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Lassonde Pappas
Production Supervisor
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Ontario CA
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Production Supervisor
The Production Supervisoroversees and coordinates the work of line employees. The primary responsibility of the Production supervisor is to is to supply the Maintenance and Operations Department with support in the areas of systems development, cost control, operational training, capital project management, business expenses; as well as, safety, environmental and health issues. This position is also responsible for Food Safety and Food quality.

  • This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (essential functions of the job)

Responsibilities include:
  • Troubleshoot equipment individually and through coaching of the operators when there is downtime. Assist operators to resolve mechanical and operational issues related to equipment stops and breakdowns.
  • Work with the operations department to facilitate a teamwork approach, combining the expertise and manpower of both production and maintenance departments for the good of the company
  • Define project priorities and provide direction to production staff. Monitors team performance and audit activities to ensure personnel are performing quality work, supporting a quality product and managing equipment to meet goals.
  • Provide leadership to team which includes following Performance Management System, setting expectations that align to area’s business objectives and providing routine feedback on performance.
  • Manage the PDCA process from cradle to grave to include problem statement, root cause analysis, and counter measure implementation.
  • Work with improvement teams to identify, evaluate, and implement reliability improvement opportunities through changes to operating procedures, maintenance procedures, and equipment upgrades.
  • Develop, post, and communicate procedures/processes for their area that support the production strategies.
  • Utilize preventive and predictive operator maintenance techniques to minimize equipment breakdowns
  • Manage personnel plan to setup team for success.
  • Develop and implement operator preventative maintenance systems. Maintains the plant CIL program, Changeover Program, Startup/Shutdown procedures, and Machine Centerline process.
  • Assist in the selection process of new hires.Manage the production training program for the production staff.
  • Ability to understand line control, bottle flow, and can flow to balance the line so the flow of work is at an even pace.
  • Ability to understand staffing and productivity calculations to understand measures and set targets.
  • Coordinate with maintenance department to drive optimum performance on production lines and assists with supporting production personnel as needed.
  • Ability to analyze data with use of the computer so measures and set targets can be communicated.
  • Demonstrate a working understanding and ability to operate all plant machinery.
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot machine setup issues and operator competency gaps.
  • Capability to develop training standards and work instructions for production processes.
  • Train new employees that are hired in the work area assigned
  • Advanced knowledge of field
  • Lead by example and assist others who may need guidance
  • Be accessible for employees to ask questions regarding area of expertise
  • Provide positive recognition to employees who exhibit good behavior in their work area
  • Provide feedback to managers on individual and team performance

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent education
  • College degree or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in Manufacturing or production environment.
  • Must have experience using a PC and business information system/software.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the food/beverage industry
  • Experience in report writing
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to multi-task
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Ability to direct, coach and train others.
  • Consultative, influential, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.


This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a production setting.

FREQUENT: Ability to talk and hear; ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend and/or crouch; push/pull; lift up to 50 pounds; use of hands and fingers to operate machinery/equipment and all manual and electronic equipment in area of responsibility. Exposure to wet and humid conditions and fluctuations in ambient temperature (seasonal).

OCCASIONAL: Squatting, kneeling, ability to reach above and at shoulder height, moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet. Ability to wear a dust mask, and perform Confined Entry using LOTO program. Exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals.

VISION: Ability to use close and distance vision, as well as color and peripheral vision with or without correction. Must be able to visually detect obstacles and potential dangers in a fast paced production environment involving high speed equipment and powered industrial lift equipment.

HEARING: Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Exposure to noise levels from pumps, machinery, forklift traffic, bottle lines and exhaust fans.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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