Position Summary:This position is responsible for the overall coordination of production activities and interfacing with other departments–all shifts. Essential Functions/Primary Responsibilities:Directs and supervises processing and packaging supervisors on all shifts.Responsible for meeting established objectives pertaining to production department and controls and minimizes the shift’s overtime labor costs, maintenance/repair costs, and equipment downtime.Works with HR for hiring, training and scheduling of production work force.Coordinates with other department managers to ensure proper purchasing, processing, packaging, accounting and inventory control activities and procedures.Responsible for ensuring scheduling of production on the floor.Use modern management techniques to promote team building and to allow decision making at the lowest level.Ensures required production reporting is accurate and timely.Maintains close working relationship with all departments and responds to deviations from standards immediately.Provides training, direction, development, evaluation, coaching and leadership to subordinates.Maintains good employee, corporate and community relations.Ensures compliance with company safety and operating policies and government regulations and to all federal, state and local laws and company policies.Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HAACP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.Ensures a disciplined and safe work environment.Reviews budgets for production departments.Performs other duties / responsibilities as required by Management. Working Conditions/Environment:Works in an office and manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, hear, sit, stand, walk, and occasionally bend while moving about the facility. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the office is moderate and loud in the plant. Earplugs, hairnets, beardnets (if facial hair exists), safety glasses and steel-toed / slip-resistant shoes are required in the plant in accordance with company GMP and safety standards Qualification Requirements:3-5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a food-related industry.Working knowledge of scheduling, budgets and production processes.Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a related field preferred; high school diploma, GED or equivalent required. Supervisory Responsibility: Positions supervised include processing/packaging supervisors. Directly supervises 2-9 supervisors who each supervise a total of 2-100 employees in the processing, packaging and material handling areas. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and results of the processing and packaging area during a designated shift (may include entire plant on 2nd shift). Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, appraising and terminating employees; planning, assigning and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints/grievances and resolving problems.
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