Production Supervisor in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/23/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Production Supervisor

Job Description:

Job Title: Production Supervisor
Department: Production
Reports To: BPO (Business Process Owner)
Review Date: March 2014

SUMMARY: Provides support to hourly team members in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, cost, equipment, and engagement. Responsible for the set-up of materials, equipment, machine operation and packaging of WIP and finished goods for delivery to the warehouses. Direct and lead a team of hourly team members. Foster and promote continuous improvement and a positive work environment.

 Interpret safety policies/practices to employees including enforcing safe work practices. Supports behavioral base safety program (ZIP) and drives for completion of audits/actions.
 Utilize available data to continuously improve productivity, uptime and reliability.
 Ensure product quality by understanding and communicating customer needs to employees and managing expectations for quality. Understands top quality drivers and top customer complaints from area.
 Assist employees in diagnosing malfunctions in work and machine activities.
 Communicate effectively with peers, subordinates, supervisors and management.
 Requisition and maintain supply of materials and tools for the area.
 Communicate Company policies to hourly team members and train them in standard work practices and procedures for safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency.
 Interpret specifications and job orders to employees and assign duties based upon work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel. Participate as support for disciplinary actions.
 Recommend measures to improve safety, quality of product, production methods, and equipment performance. Use of CI tools and SRC is recommended approach.
 Train staff in the areas of safety quality, productivity, cost, and equipment.
 In conjunction with HR and management, provide performance management for assigned team members that includes appraisal/performance evaluation, coaching and counseling, conflict resolution, corrective action and training programs.
 Maintain time and production records and accurately complete all reports as required by the Company.
 Maintain area in accordance with BRC & AIB standards and enforce product safety and sanitation regulations.
 Support and participate in continuous improvement events, projects, and just do its.
 On occasion, perform activities of co-workers supervised and other duties as may be assigned.
 Supervisors will rotate to cover weekends for other departments.
 Leads SRC with team members and determines corrective/preventative actions to eliminate problems.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job requires supervision of 30-70 employees.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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. Basic computer skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor Degree in related field preferred. Associate Degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Desire to learn and willingness to accept responsibility. Minimum of 3-5 years experience in manufacturing environment preferably food manufacturing. Previous supervisory experience desired.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, including decimals and fractions. Simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, computer scanning devices, adjustable measuring instruments. Check reports, forms, records and comparable data, where interpretation requires basic skills knowledge.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: GMP & Safety Certification, Haccp Certification, Forklift/Raymond Certification

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 and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, 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

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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