JO 15513 Trainee Supervisor



Salary Range:

$45K - $55K


The successful candidate will shadow various existing staff Members to learn the business of Harvest and Boning operations. This candidate will learn through experience and formal training how to perform as a proactive team builder in Harvest/Boning operations and provide support and direction to Members of a Harvest/Boning facility. The Harvest/Boning Leader in Training will be expected to learn to lead, motivate, and provide learning opportunities for Members to achieve production results, improve individual skills, and enhance teamwork. In addition, this Member will ensure compliance with safety, quality, and sanitation requirements as well as function as a technical and business resource in areas of system operations and production requirements. This Member will work towards continuous improvement of Harvest/Boning operational performance measures by leading actions for assigned areas. This Member will also establish and sustain effective relationships with all Members in order to foster an environment where innovation and cooperation    are used to solve problems.


Learn to effectively lead all aspects of safety in the Harvest/Boning departments, address issues with safety immediately, and be a safety champion.

Learn to proficiently lead the Harvest and Boning departments in the areas of quality, productivity, performance, and develop improvement plans in these areas. Drive Member ownership of these areas.

Gain experience in the evaluation of Members of Harvest and Boning teams and coordinate learning opportunities to enhance team development.

Learn to assess staffing needs of lines and maintain budgeted resources to maximize line output and lowest cost production results.

Learn to evaluate, coach and guide Members in need of development and lead a progressive disciplinary process by determining what, if any, discipline is needed.

Work with others to properly allocate resources through daily production scheduling.

Conduct effective team meetings.

Ensure the completion of daily production performance reports and shift paperwork.

Foster Member engagement through the communication of information to Members.

Identify and lead continuous improvement initiatives in Harvest and Boning operations.

Be able to create and promote a team environment, coach through conflict, and resolve current issues.

Learn and apply Harvest and Boning regulatory guidance to ensure proper procedures are maintained.

Learn to interact with USDA personnel.

Be a role model to all Members.

Maintain 70% floor presence within the Harvest and Boning areas.

Be involved with capital projects.


Typical Performance Indicators

Gain learning and experience that will allow you to successfully lead the Harvest and Boning team in the following goals:

People Safety - injury frequency and DART rates 1/2 of industry standard.

Food Safety -audit on quality, shelf life, foreign material, and defective product at or below goal.

Pounds per labor hour at or above goal.

Operating cost within budget.

Managing and creating bench strength within the department through training and development. All positions have a backup identified and fully trained.


1 year experience in leadership/supervision of others preferred.

Bachelor degree required or internal candidate willing to pursue a degree.

Bilingual knowledge of Spanish and English preferred.

Demonstrated ability in communication and listening skills.

Demonstrated ability to problem solve effectively and efficiently.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to lead by example and also involve others in the decision making process.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible by adjusting priorities.

Ability to innovate and implement.

Willingness and ability to relocate to another Johnsonville facility that is in need of a Coach in a Harvest or Boning   area.

Willingness to travel frequently and to other facilities to learn their processes for extended periods of time. Travel of 25% - 50% may be required.



Tom Sloan, President, Tom Sloan & Associates, tsloan@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890

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