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Supervisor, Production at Saputo

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Newington, Connecticut

Job Description:

The Production Supervisor directly supervises production
employees to maximize productivity on assigned shifts
and areas. This includes planning, assigning and
directing work, addressing product and employee
complaints and resolving problems. This person carries
out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
Company s policies, OSHA regulations and applicable
* Works with plant management and other supervisory
staff to assign, direct, review and monitor work of
supervised staff to maximize productivity in the
* Ensures proper procedures are in place and being
followed for production efficiency, quality of
product, employee safety, and state and federal
* Inspects products to verify conformance to
specifications and directs setup and adjustments to
* Coordinates production schedules and estimates
worker hour requirements for completion of
production run assignments.
* Evaluates needs in production for daily assignment
of duties; establishes or adjusts work procedures to
meet production schedules.
* Complete all assigned paperwork, including but not
limited to, production/packaging records, Master
Cleaning Sanitation Lists, schedules, accident
reports and investigations, and any other documents.
* Coordinate and conduct employee training (i.e. job,
safety, etc.) and monitor work performance.
* Recommends improvements to production methods,
equipment performance and quality of product.
* Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists
workers in solving work problems.
* Maintains time and production records as required.
* Collaborates with other supervisors to coordinate
activities of individual departments.
* Provides supervision of assigned employees in
scheduling and daily activities, ensuring effective
selection, retention, feedback, disciplinary action
and performance management. If a collective
bargaining agreement exists, may participate in
grievances solutions or other contract related
activities and discussions.
* Lead problem solving efforts in the warehouse
through the facilitation of team meetings and on the
floor leadership.
* Ensure consistent application of company policies
and procedures. Support employee progressive
disciplinary action activities in partnership with
Human Resources.
* Promote safety programs and policies in order to
reduce the number of safety incidents and
* Trains and instructs employees regarding production
and equipment standards and processes. Oversees
instruction, implementation and enforcement of
policies as they relate to employees.
* Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager
requiring planning, evaluating, organizing,
integrating and delegating.
* Adhere to the Saputo code of ethics and actively
apply the Saputo values.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* A minimum of an Associate s degree in Operations
Management, or equivalent experience.
* One to three years of supervisory experience in a
food packaging environment preferred.
* Ability to define problems, collect data, establish
facts and draw valid conclusions.
* Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.
* Experience leading and following Safety/Security
Policies and Procedures.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and
computer-based applications.
* Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality
Policies and Procedures, and report and follow
through on deficiencies.
* Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
* Skill in organization and prioritization, and
attention to detail.
* Strong team player and leader with the ability to
work across multiple functions and disciplines.
* Ability to select, lead, coach, influence, motivate,
develop, engage and retain a team of employees.
* Ability to define problems, collect data, establish
facts and draw valid conclusions.
* Ability to understand cost containment and budgetary
* Ability to work flexible hours including weekends in
support of plant operations.