JO 15814 Production Supervisor II



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Reports to:

Production Manager


Responsible for all activities in the related production department(s) on assigned shift. Departments may include one or more areas such as production, packaging, cheese prep, aging cellars, etc. Provide direct supervision of team members for scheduling, training, performance and discipline. Oversees the accomplishments of assigned work through the delegation to team leads. Promote OPTI 1 initiative – One Vision, One Team, One Culture, driving continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Delivery and/or Productivity. Assist in the hiring process and administers company policies in assigned departments.


Essential Duties &

·         Create a work environment that motivates and empowers team members to meet and exceed expectations for productivity, quality, waste, housekeeping, and safety.

·         Identify and implement cost savings, improvement, and safety measure to boost overall performance and proficiency.

·         Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, planning and scheduling, conducting performance reviews, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving issues.

·         Ensures that high quality manufacturing standards are maintained and all employee training is completed and current.

·         Ensure key performance indicators (KPIs), daily performance targets, reporting metrics, and variance thresholds are met or exceeded, and drive for accountability and solutions when they are not. Responsible for providing accurate and timely reports and updates on KPI progress.

·         Develop and communicate goals and required actions at regularly held shift meetings, and cascade vital operational information to other groups and/or shifts.

·         Forecast labor requirements and equipment needs. Anticipate bottlenecks that could impede smooth production flows and on-time customer deliveries.

·         Schedule team members according to production plan, monitor for compliance

·         Create, schedule, print and release, issue materials, and ensures the completion of all work orders on a daily and weekly basis utilizing ERP system.

·         Coordinate with other department managers to ensure timely completion of all orders.

·         Administer time and attendance system; schedules, timecards, vacation approval and coverage, attendance, etc.

·         Administer and insure adherence to all company policies and procedures.

·         Train team leads, delegate to team leads to ensure smooth production flow.

·         Troubleshoot basic problems with equipment.

·         Maintain communication with Maintenance regarding scheduled Preventative Maintenance, work orders, and unscheduled down time to optimize equipment performance.

·         Attend staff, department meetings and Gemba Walks.

·         Provide feedback to Production Manager, Quality Manager, and Plant Manager.

·         Drive Teams to increase workplace safety, reduce waste and improve factory efficiencies.

·         Report any and all injuries to EHS Manager, Production Manager, and Plant. Manager at the time of injury, complete accident investigation paperwork and conduct PSS.

·         Complete all required training in a timely manner.

·         Adhere to safety policies and all government food safety and sanitation regulations (ex. FDA, HACCP, GMP, and OSHA).

·         Performs all other duties as assigned.



·         High School Diploma or GED; some college preferred.

·         3-5years’ experience in a manufacturing environment; food industry preferred.

·         Proven ability to lead and/or supervise teams.

·         Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.

·         Intermediate computer skills including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.

·         Experience utilizing an ERP system; JD Edwards helpful.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Ability to work with automated equipment.

·         Ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure.

·         Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

·         History of good attendance.

·         Good organization and problem-solving skills.

·         Detail-oriented nature.

·         Ability to work under minimal supervision.

·         No travel required.


These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the job.


The Production Supervisor may have to spend up to 8 hours standing, bending, twisting, turning, using arms and hands for reaching, throwing, handling, and manipulating objects, lift items weighing up to 25 pounds, need to climb up and down ladders, scaffolds and other climbing devices, be able to see naturally or with correction, to safely perform designated tasks.

The Production Supervisor may have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. The Production Supervisor may also have to do some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.



The plant floor is a busy facility. The Production Supervisor will have exposure to a moderate level of constant noise that may make it difficult to concentrate. The plant conditions are wet and humid with occasionally slippery floors. The Production Supervisor will need to be able to work with food grade chemicals required for proper daily sanitation of all equipment.


The office may be a busy facility. The Production Supervisor may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of members, residents, clients and contractors. The Production Supervisor will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks. The office may be noisy and busy making it difficult for the Packaging Supervisor to concentrate.


While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.



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

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