Production Supervisor in Lancaster, PA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/12/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

PA Lancaster

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Production Supervisor

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE:

Supervises all production operations, conduct of food safety, and quality procedures of the plant to assure a safe, efficient, productive and positive work environment for the assigned shift. This person consistently directs, coaches, trains and gives performance feedback to the associates on the line. All procedures and practices used are grounded in standards, regulations and laws addressing occupational safety (OSHA) and food safety and food quality (FDA) in addition to environmental safety (EPA) in accordance with Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide shift-focused supervision to the production associates
  • Communicate routinely with associates to assure that all understand the day's production schedule, key issues, and challenges
  • Provide supervision to the production of products during their shift assuring the implementation and monitoring of good manufacturing practices, quality and safety standards, QA monitoring and continuous improvement
  • Participate in overseeing maintenance, sanitation, equipment, and organization on each shift for the plant
  • Identifies problems or bottlenecks in production processes and resolves issues
  • Assure daily documentation, analysis and trending of data regarding production, waste, maintenance issues, safety issues, employee issues and any other incidents. Assure the implementation of all identified food quality and food safety standards, laws, good manufacturing practices, training and continuous improvement
  • Ensures production resources including materials, equipment, and people resources are available as needed to maintain production schedules.
  • Identify and document the skills, performance opportunities, learning needs, time and attendance of each production associate and teaches routinely
  • Assure all associates are consistently trained in all required standards and expectations, including temporary employees
  • Keep work environment clean, safe and positive
  • Manage production performance against plant goals in safety, quality, TPS, cost, customer service and culture
  • Manage and supervise all OSHA compliance training for production employees, including temporary employees
  • Work with the management team to develop safe work practices and implement them for effective safety that result in zero recordable and lost time accidents and encourages safe work performance
  • Exudes a high degree of inter-personal skills and has the ability to work well with everyone
  • Assure fair and consistent application of policies, procedures, and discipline
  • Follows and enforces standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in SQF as well as the regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA and EPA and assures associates are consistently trained in these standards and comply with all requirements

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manages production employees to include: Machine Operators, Mixers, Packers, Over Operators and Material Handling Associates, is responsible for the general direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units; Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, Labor Agreement 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.

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate's Degree in Production or Engineering or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Five years of production manufacturing experience required, food manufacturing preferred
  • Three years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of production equipment and systems
  • Working knowledge of food safety and food quality standards and regulations such as SQF and environmental and safety regulations
  • Competency in English language (read, write, speak); excellent written, oral,and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as FDA, OSHA, and EPA    
  • Requires basic mathematical skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide combined with analytical skills used to track and trend data and be able to use that data to guide decisions and communications with associates
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to facilitate cross-functional teams
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, taste, and smell.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision. 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and extreme heat. The noise level is representative of a production 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 disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. 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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