Production Supervisor in Princeton KY

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Production Supervisor
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Princeton KY
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Job Types:
Production Supervisor
Employee Type:

Full time


KY Princeton

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Production Supervisor

Job Description:

Summary/Objective: The Supervisor Production position is responsible for all employees, processes, equipment, safety and housekeeping of the area(s) as well as meeting production quality and quantity standards on the shift. Additional responsibilities include ensuring compliance with all sanitation, safety and GMP standards. Lead employees to identify, manage, and execute the plant's process improvement opportunities. Manage production staff to attain production and quality goals. Identify problems or bottlenecks in production processes and resolves issues. Ensure production resources including materials, equipment and human resources are available as needed to maintain production schedules. Support continuous improvement goals in safety, quality, cost and customer service. Responsible for managing and owning various functions of the business and create an engaged and team-oriented workforce in order to improve business results.

Essential Functions/Physical Demands:

To produce and package a high-quality product through the use of proper procedures and adherence to good manufacturing practices and government standards in cooperation with the Quality Assurance department. Manage production and maintenance activities across the assigned line(s) on the assigned shift to meet plant goals efficiently and effectively. Lead and engage team members to improve systems, processes, and procedures to improve departmental efficiencies so that downtime is minimized. Monitor re-work levels and usage in order to keep re-work levels at a minimum. Monitor and control inventory levels and yields through the proper usage and reporting of raw materials. Monitor and control labor costs in regards to staffing and overtime through properly adhering to the direct labor standards. Lead by example and demonstrate corporate and plant values. Actively reinforce key TMOS concepts every day through coaching and auditing of team members. Maintain and enforce the adherence to the employee handbook, GMPs, and other plant policies and procedures as well as all regulatory agency standards. Coach team in personal accountability, giving and receiving feedback, root-cause analysis, problem solving, decision making, trade-off analysis, interpersonal communications and external interactions. Troubleshoot problems and implement corrective actions through root-cause analysis. Seek and provide resources for team and provide necessary training that will assist the team in reaching its goals. To maintain and ensure the safety of all employees in the operation of equipment through frequent safety coaching, implementation of safe work practices, enforcement of safety rules, ensuring the following of proper procedures, and proper training. Lead the team in tracking and understanding Key Performance Indicators, gap analysis, and create action plans to address performance gaps. Ensure proper and accurate reporting of all daily requirements. Provide frequent informal and periodic formal job performance feedback to team. Ensure proper training of all employees on the line(s) with proper documentation of performance. Plan and initiate cross-training of employees to expand job knowledge and add flexibility to scheduling the workforce. Facilitate and react to non-routine and crisis situations. Respond to and utilize communication tools appropriate (e.g., cell phones, computers, radios, etc.). Provide scheduled personnel coverage for vacations, holidays, occasional days, leaves of absence, and for other crews. Understand, observe, and comply with the handling/usage of color-coded container policy. Immediately notify maintenance of any repairs or adjustments required. Possess thorough understanding of all company policies, including GMPs and safety policies. Communicate well and work effectively with all areas of the operation including other departments, managers, and employees. Ensure constant communication with all levels of management in the areas of processing, production, maintenance and sanitation issues.

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:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, kneeling, twisting, holding, gripping, reaching, pulling, stooping, extensive bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, extensive wrist movements, and climbing all day. Work can be performed in extreme heat and cold environments. Requires frequent typing/ability to view monitor a great deal of time. Frequent sitting. Must possess manual dexterity necessary to operate equipment and handle product appropriately. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items weighing 25 pounds above shoulder level. The employee must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language. The employee must work safely at all times and follow all OSHA (safety) guidelines.

Food Quality, Safety and Security: The employee initiates action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to food safety and the quality of the product, processes, quality or safety system. The employee stops production, if necessary, to correct food safety issues, quality issues, or safety problems. The employee identifies and records any problems relating to food safety, quality of the product, processes, quality system or safety system. The employee controls further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of food safety or quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected. The employee informs line supervisor, production manager, QA manager, or other management personnel of any food safety or quality issues or of any processes which become noncompliant with specified requirements.


1. Technical Capacity.

2. Ethical Conduct.

3. Communication Proficiency.

4. Results Driven.

5. Initiative.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has supervisory responsibilities over production employees.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, heat, cold, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full--time position, with rotating days off lasting a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 12 hours in most circumstances.

Travel: No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of manufacturing supervision experience required or equivalent experience. Working knowledge of production equipment and systems including maintenance activities. Proven ability to supervise people in a construction form is required. A strong team orientation and positive attitude is required. Comfort working in a fast-paced environment and under varying degrees of stress. Ability to interact well with individuals at various levels of the organization. Proficient use of Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is required. Excellent communication skills including oral, written and listening skills required. Ability to think ahead and plan over an extended time period and prepare action plans to achieve results. Project management experience is required. Ability to retrieve and analyze data from Line Event Data System.

Preferred Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in business, management, or related discipline preferred. Appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of education. Food or beverage manufacturing experience preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously. Ability to work as a member of and/or lead cross-functional teams. Ability to manage and prioritize one's own time consistent with the needs of the business. Ability to perform formal root-cause analysis to identify and resolve downtime/inefficient operational issues. Knowledge of TPM and Lean Manufacturing techniques. Must possess strong interpersonal skills.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

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