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Production Supervisor - Food Manufacturing

At Waymouth Farms, our mission is to provide innovative, quality snack foods for healthier living. As a leader in the marketplace, we are well known for our Good Sense Snacks and several other innovative brands. Family owned and operated since 1976, we are proudly celebrating our 40th year in business. 

In addition to a supportive work environment, Waymouth Farms offers an EXCELLENT benefit package. Our health insurance plan offers 4 different levels of coverage employees can choose from with the company paying the majority of the employee premiums; a 100% company funded HRA plan that assists employees with paying health insurance deductibles; an excellent dental plan with an annual benefit of $1500 per person and no required network; 100% company paidlife, accidental death, and long term disability; optional supplemental life for employees and dependents at our low group rates; 401K with company match ; 2 weeks of vacation the first year with the ability to use vacation after only 6 months; education reimbursement; safety bingo; company store; company functions including picnics, holiday lunches, plus much more!
 
PURPOSE OF JOB: Coordinate, lead and supervise shift manufacturing operations team to achieve Waymouth Farms goals operating within established policies, procedures and regulations.
Description of Primary Duties:
• Provide direction and leadership on the production floor
• Review and execute daily production schedule. 
• Accountable to meet Schedule Attainment and ensure efficiency, quality, and assure that staffing levels meet or exceed standards. 
• Supervise proper job order set-up. Ensure accurate reporting on work orders. Ensure work center inventory accuracy is maintained.
• Execute equipment / process cleaning and changeovers to schedule. 
• Motivate positive performance of shift production team. Communicate plans, process, and results frequently.
• Execute training program for shift production team.
• Monitor daily shift performance. Make reports as required to Production Manager.
• Perform performance appraisals for production team.
• Monitor GMP compliance and take appropriate corrective action.
• Monitor and train employees to promote and maintain safe work environment and comply with safety policies, procedures, and rules. Take corrective action as needed.
• Maintain security of building and environment.
• Understand all job duties of subordinates for purposes of supervision, coordination, and training. Ensure compliance with process and equipment operating instructions. 
• Collaborate with team for continuous improvement. 
• Recommends discipline in deficient situations and execute discipline under direction of production manager. 
• Performs duties and interacts with peers and subordinates in a non-partial manner maintaining an atmosphere free of harassment. 
• Maintain good communication with employees on all levels; communicates problems and applicable situation to Production Manager. 
• Correct problems or out of control situations. 
• Monitor and oversee all subordinate paperwork and complete paperwork as assigned. 
• Perform responsibilities within established safety procedures / policies and maintains safety awareness within the department.
• Performs job within established GMP policies 
• Maintain close working relationship with quality personnel and recommends adjustments in processes and methods to accommodate inspection results. 
• Maintain confidentiality with all Waymouth Farms information, formulas, procedures, etc. 
• Perform other tasks as directed by Production Manager 
• Attend production, safety, schedule and management meetings as requested. 
• Conduct operations within established company policies and procedures. 
• Provides employee coaching and development, monitors training 
• Resolves employee issues through problem resolution and effective communication skills 
• Must be able to improve working conditions and increase subordinate’s skills and capabilities. 
• Meets required time lines. 
• React quickly and make decisions under pressure. 
• Work in a high paced environment 
• Gather and analyze information to resolve problems in a timely manner. 
• Deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events. 
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WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is moderate to loud.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Essential 
• High school graduate or equivalent 
• Able to perform physical requirements of all subordinate positions
• Prior supervisory experience (minimum 2 years) in food / FDA regulated manufacturing/packaging environment
• Prior manufacturing work lead experience (1-2 years)
• Able to operate or learn to operate all production equipment and machines.
• Able to learn and perform duties of all subordinates
• Must be able to be licensed and to operate a forklift. 
• Good mechanical aptitude
• Able to work flexible work schedule and overtime
• Able to effectively speak before groups of employees of the organization
• Must be able to manage stress. 
• Cooperative / team orientated attitude 
• Proactive thinker
DESIRABLE
• Post secondary degree (preferably in areas of Business, Management, Food Science or Science)
• Prior management in Food Packaging environment
• Bilingual - Spanish/English
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Waymouth Farms, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law

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