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Supervisor, Production


Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: b9e84062-819c-47df-8b08-9c7412ac82ce
Keywords: quality, production

Job Description

Night Shift rotating 3/2/3/2 (5pm - 5am)

The primary purpose of this position is to oversee shift operations and personnel to ensure a consistent, quality finished

product by maintaining adherence to procedural standards and making necessary adjustments during the production

process. Reports directly to the Packaging Superintendent or the CY-Nut Lead Supervisor in his/her absence. May

receive work direction or assignments from the CY-Nut Lead Supervisor, Production Manager, or the Plant Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned depending upon operational needs

  • Understand and effectively manage all employee safety programs to ensure proper procedures are followed. Act immediately upon unsafe conditions or behavior.
  • Understand and manage all food safety programs and closely monitor key areas.
  • Effectively communicate with employees in a respectful manner. Provide employees with clear expectations and follow up on their performance. Write and conduct formal performance reviews annually.
  • Ensure procedures of followed. Correct any deficiencies.
  • Provide employees with training and resources to effectively meet performance standards.
  • Plan production runs, and modify as needed to maximize throughput or meet customer demands.
  • Manage and direct employees in an effective and fair manner.
  • Monitor operations and anticipate or follow up on various operation and personnel issues.
  • Provide positive and constructive feed back on employee performance. Implement progressive discipline as needed in a fair and objective manner.
  • Accurately communicate relevant operations and personnel information to management in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and process problems. Perform minor maintenance on machines and equipment.
  • Effectively manage shift maintenance personnel.
  • Analyze, process, and act upon operational data per procedural standards.
  • Manage inventories of raw materials, packaging supplies, and finished product. Follow up on Oracle inventories and correct as needed. Enter and/or adjust production batches. Perform physical counts.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 4-9 employees in the Compressed Yeast and Nutritional departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Environmental, Safety, Quality, and Legal Requirements

Understand and follow:

  • Environmental: Universal Waste, Hazardous Waste, SPCC, Title V (Nutritional Particulate)
  • Safety: All applicable OSHA Rules and Regulations
  • Quality: Quality Management System
  • Legal: all pertinent Human Resources, Environmental and Safety Laws and Regulations


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The

requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to coordinate multiple priorities and follow through to completion.
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Comfortable and proficient with computer based programs (Microsoft word, excel, power point, and e-mail)
  • Excellent management, leadership, and people skills.
  • Solid understanding of basic math and science and the ability to apply this knowledge.
  • Ability to analyze data and facts and make decisions based upon this information.


Associate degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Production Management required or a minimum of 3 years of

experience as a supervisor for a food processing manufacturer. Supervisory experience preferred.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, P&ID charts, and

procedure manuals. Ability to write basic reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of

customers or employees.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and

decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram flow. Ability

to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized and non-standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

Ability to be forklift certified required.

Ability to be CPR/First Aid certified required.

Ability to wear respiratory protection

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform

the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to

perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel;

reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required

to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this

job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while

performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving

mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particulates; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; and

extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise

level in the work environment is usually loud.

Facial Hair Policy

Employees working in this position will be required to follow Red Star Yeast's facial hair policy. This is due to requirement of this position to wear respiratory protection.