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Production Supervisor

1934 W 21st St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Job Description

**This is a Monday through Friday position from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. shift. **


Position Summary:

Partners with management to promote the growth, quality, and efficiency of V&V Supremo Foods’ production processes and procedures.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules

  • Identifies solutions to positively improve working conditions and direct/motivate workforce.

  • Provide and maintain necessary materials, tools & inventory levels for required objectives and work task. 

  • Enforce guidelines for quality and safety. Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments of machines ensuring food safety

  • Responsible for production schedules, labor utilization and the estimation of worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment. Makes recommendations for continuous improvements.


Key Activities:

  • Supervises staff of 18 to 24

  • Safety

    • Ensure the monthly training is executed according to plan

    • Provide and verify the employees are using the right safety tools (PPE) and equipment

    • Lead by example, safety first and ensure employee ownership

    • Report any injuries, conduct investigation (root cause analysis) and develop action plan in conjunction with management to prevent it from reoccurrence

    • Responsible for following and enforcing safety (OSHA) regulations and procedures.

  • Quality

    • Responsible for being a resource for all SQF related policy/procedure inquires.

    • Responsible for reporting any potential food safety issues to Plant Manager and Quality Control Department.

    • Responsible for maintaining master sanitation schedule and sanitation standard operating procedures and ensuring sanitation needs are met

    • Meets or exceeds Pasteurized Milk Ordinance standards

    • Trains/retrains staff on policies/procedures that help ensure SQF adherence and promotes correct food safety related behaviors.

    • Maintains time and production records, requisitions, and verify product specs

    • Responsible for complying and enforcing all Safe Quality Food (SQF/HACCP) polices/procedures and requirements.

  • People

    • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of production department

    • Plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures, recommends improvements in production methods and equipment, operating procedures and working conditions

    • Manage performance, drive accountability and recognition of employees based on job description/classifications and performance metric (safety, quality, performance, cost)

    • Ensure CBA’s is followed

    • Verify and approve schedule hours

  • Performance/Production

    • Familiar with cheese manufacturing equipment and food packaging systems

    • Knowledge of Form-Fill-Seal Vacuum Packaging Machines

    • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product

    • KPI daily reports (People, Quality, Production, Performance, Cost)

    • Conduct weekly cycle counts of raw materials, packaging materials and finish goods

    • Order materials based on production schedule and adjust in alignment with Plant Management based on availability

  • Cost

    • Ensure quality specs to avoid write off’s

    • Manage labor hours and overtime below or equal to be on target

    • Ensure pounds per hour per SKU are meeting or exceeding standards

    • Minimize waste product, supplies, materials and utilities

    • Maximize yield and minimize giveaway (overweight)

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Performance Metrics:

  • Ability to implement SQF standards and meet overall production standards

  • Production planning and execution under the supervision of Plant Manager

  • Successful implementation of assigned production projects

Skills Required:

  • Effective problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Supervisory skills       

  • Basic Math Skills

  • Understanding and awareness of Latino and American cultures

  • Hands-on can-do orientation

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build working relationships with managers, workforce, and customers

  • Effective supervisor and leader

  • Able to take ownership and improve the production processes and increase efficiency

  • Spanish and English (written and spoken) preferred

Necessary Experience:

  • Production experience in the consumer goods industry (prefer food processing & sanitation exp.)

  • Continuous process / production process improvement knowledge

  • ERP / MRP knowledge and troubleshooting

  • OEE experience

  • Familiar with manufacturing equipment including packaging.

  • Experience supervising Spanish speaking workforce (18 to 24)

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Production Supervisor

  • BA or BS desired


Why Should you Apply?

  • Competitive Pay

  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities

  • Sign-on Bonus

  • Shift Differential Pay

  • Competitive Benefits (Medical/Dental/401K)

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation/Sick/Personal)

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