Position: Production Supervisor
Job Id: 1225-A
# of Openings: 1
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising the
plant production and maintenance on a production shift. The
Production Supervisor will be accountable for implementing the
plant production plan, maintaining a safe work environment,
developing a team-oriented workforce, meeting customer
quality/service expectations, developing and implementing process
improvements, accomplishing plant productivity goals, building
plant/shift communications, identifying and solving operational
issues and delivering training programs.
This position reports to the Manufacturing Manager and
supervises hourly plant employees. The position may work closely
with all plant staff, human resources, accounting, planning,
logistics, sales, equipment/supply vendors, contractors, or
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to
reflect all duties that may be assigned to this position. It is the
responsibility of every employee at Tree Top Inc. to report food
safety and food quality problems or risks to personnel with the
authority to initiate action against these said possible risks.
Tree Top has identified personnel that will serve as backups for
key personnel in the event that said employee is absent or
unavailable. These provisions can be found within the
organizational chart. Tree Top may augment duties, including
essential functions, at its discretion.)
Supervise and monitor the daily operations to meet production
and customers' needs, including scheduling, materials, and staging
of fruit. Approve and ensure adherence to production schedules.
Supervise hourly employees' performance related to hourly
throughputs and quality and process checks, and coordinates their
schedules, time approval, and vacation planning to ensure proper
Measure plant production efficiencies and provide communication
to supervisors and employees regarding plant performance. Prepare
paperwork and review daily, weekly and monthly production and
financial reports that focus on customer complaints, yield, labor,
Provide leadership and supervision of plant hourly employees.
Manage goals and objectives for staff. Provide formal and informal
feedback through coaching, monitoring, and evaluating job
Maintain (GMP, SQF, SOP, SSOP, OSHA, State Department of
Agriculture, USDA, and state/federal regulations) compliance in
auditable areas including, but not limited to: food safety audits,
GMP audits, plant inspections, LOTO audits, and sanitation
Document Control: Develop and implement SOP's and SSOP's
relevant to the area of responsibility. Ensure appropriate
documents are stored and approved within the Intelex system. Ensure
appropriate personnel is adequately trained to all relevant
cGMP's: Ensure compliance to, and enforcement of all company
policies and procedures concerning cGMP's, food safety, and all
appropriate pre-requisite programs.
Participate in routine meetings, which may include production
meetings, safety, training, and development, etc.
Identify and implement capital, continuous improvement, and cost
containment projects. Ensure that waste and production costs are
Perform under the Working Conditions described below.
Position assigned Sanitation responsibilities: Ensure the
execution of all cleaning and sanitation activities comply with
corporate and plant policies and procedures.
Manage raw fruit to achieve optimal throughputs in blending with
apple pressures, decay, stem bowl crack, stickers, fruit varieties,
and apple sizes.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY:
Principles and practices of food manufacturing, including food
safety, quality, manufacturing concepts
Working knowledge of FDA and OSHA regulations, GMPs, Sanitation,
Understanding of associated processing and maintenance equipment
Principles and practices of financial and manufacturing
Principles and practices of financial forecasting and
Principles and practices of inventory planning, production
scheduling, production metrics, and production system variables,
balancing, and optimizing.
Principles and practices of continuous improvement concepts and
related application techniques.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and
Effectively manage and lead multiple projects with
multidisciplinary teams toward a shared goal.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Identify, research, and analyze problems, identify alternative
solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions.
Effectively organize, plan, and execute.
Use computers and computer software including word processing,
spreadsheets, and databases.
Meet behaviors established in Tree Top's performance management
and development process.
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION/LICENSES, AND TRAINING:
A Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Operations, Engineering,
Manufacturing, or related field is preferred.
Minimum of 1-3 years of food processing experience.
Supervisory experience in a food manufacturing facility is
First Aid/CPR and Forklift training are preferred.
SQF, Ammonia Fit, Food Safety, Sensory Evaluation, and/or HACCP
training and certification are preferred.
Constantly works in a manufacturing/plant environment and may
frequently have exposures to an office, lab, or outdoors
Occasionally deals with highly confidential information
Constantly works under tight time constraints or with business
activities of a seasonal/cyclical nature
Occasionally travels, including overnight stays, to other
worksites, for off-site meetings, and for training purposes
Occasionally works with dissatisfied or angry customers
Frequently works from home
Physical requirements of the job:
Constantly lifts up to 10 pounds, frequently lifts up to 50
pounds, and may occasionally lift over 100 pounds with
Vision requirements: Constantly uses far vision, near vision,
color vision, and/or depth perception
May constantly climbs, talks, stands, walks, and/or listens/uses
May frequently types and/or uses repetitive hand motions
May occasionally lifts, crouches, pulls, kneels, reaches,
pushes, stoops, grasps, crawls, sits, and/or drives
Types of exposures encountered on the job: Constantly has
exposures to loud machine/equipment noise, frequently has exposures
to extreme heat/cold temperatures, toxic or caustic chemicals,
and/or electrical current, and occasionally has exposures to needle
sticks, human blood, and pathogens, and/or odors or fumes
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential
duties of this job with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable
accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends,
in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations
related to disability, and the ability of the department/division
to accommodate the limitation.
Tree Top is an EEO/AAemployer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex,
national origin, disability,veteran status, or any other status
inaccordancewith the law.
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