JO 15761 Production Supervisor



Salary Range:

$55K - $68K


The Production Supervisor position is responsible for assisting the Department Manager in overseeing production in the cheese plant. The Production Supervisor supervises a 24/7/365 operation of workers and equipment in the cheese production area, while applying learned knowledge of processes involved and production methods.

Essential Duties &

  • Ensure 'In Process' targets are met; inspect and confirm that equipment has gone through CIP and is ready for Process.
  • Maintain milk silos and monitor equipment.
  • Track and monitor inventory.
  • Ensure 'In-Process' samples in lab are being completed
  • Handle equipment issues.
  • Gather and review paperwork, legal charts and chemical concentrations.
  • Keep products moving through the system in a timely, efficient manner.
  • Prepare for audits.
  • Acquire parts and supplies as needed.
  • CIP equipment.
  • Necessary shut-downs, cleanup, and startup.
  • Review MSS for each area and hold operators accountable.
  • Review cheese results, make plans, and order ingredients.
  • Monitor employees and their breaks.
  • Pre-shift employee meetings.
  • Make weekly labor schedule and vacation approval.
  • Review weekly payroll time cards and sign off.

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Responsible for employee relations including work direction of employees, hiring, training, performance reviews, administering policies and procedures, disciplinary action, and compensation recommendations. 
    • Direct implementation of departmental objectives, goals and policies.
    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and guidelines.

         Fill in for various positions when needed.

         Help with trials.

         Give plant tours.

         Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices.

o    Safety Protocol.

o    Stop any observed unsafe acts, and obey facility safety rules and procedures.

o    Correct or report any observed safety hazards.

o    Support safety policies and programs.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.


  •  Education Required:
  • An Associate's or Technical degree is required.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in a science-related field is preferred.

Experience Required:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a food production plant is preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.


Dave Sloan, Vice President-Dairy Operations, Tom Sloan & Associates, dsloan@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890

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