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Manufacturing Supervisor- (3rd Shift) at Land O'Lakes, Inc. in Tulare, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.

You'll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.

Manufacturing Supervisor- (3rd Shift)

We are seeking an eager, poised, assertive, and ambitious leader with the passion to lead and develop employees and teams in our Powder Department to deliver outstanding manufacturing results in the areas of Cost, Quality, Service, People, and Environment.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to attract, retain, develop, inspire and empower employees to drive sustainable continuous improvement at all levels in a unionized manufacturing facility. The Manufacturing Supervisor must possess the initiative to share best practices within the facility, across our supply chain, and with external resources to achieve leading-edge manufacturing and supply chain technologies.

Department Responsibilities:


  • Focus on Safety of all employees and work environment through adherence of safety procedures.


  • Ensure compliance of GMP’s and the Food Safety Plan.


  • Deliver continuous improvement in key initiatives of Cost, Quality, Service, People, and Environment through efficient use of materials, equipment and resources.


  • Proactively communicate and coordinate with other Supervisors and functions to optimize operations and resources.


  • Effectively plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production schedules to meet and exceed customer requirements, production goals, and TMM Objectives.


  • Proactively coordinate with the Maintenance Department to conduct preventative maintenance Own and drive department and shift Continuous improvement/TMM processes.


  • Puts the internal and external customer first.


  • Understands the financial impact of Line Efficiency, Material Yield, and Labor Productivity on plant budgets and develops Action Plans to address gaps.


  • Possess brilliant focus on material yield in all aspects of the manufacturing processes.


  • Optimize staffing to ensure efficient yet effective labor productivity.


  • Leads engagement of employees, work teams, and the utilization of technology to deliver world-class line efficiencies. Lead Employees.


  • Achieves results through teamwork: Leads through positive influence; coaches and develops others and, where appropriate, peers.


  • Partners with Training Manager, Business Unit Manager, and other Supervisors to lead training and development of departmental employees.


  • Provides clear and timely performance feedback to peers and all employees.


  • Attracts, retains and develops the very BEST talent and empowers, engages, and inspires employees.


Required Experience and Knowledge:


  • High School Diploma required.  Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Supply Chain or related field highly desired.


  • We are seeking 2+ years of increasing responsibility in food manufacturing environment.


  • Must possess strong leadership skills, problem solving skills, and decision-making skills.


  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills at various levels of the company.


  • Proficient computer skills, including usage of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


  • Effective communication skills for working cross-functionally in a fast-paced work environment.


Preferred Experience and Knowledge:


  • 3+ years of manufacturing work experience.


  • Supervisory experience in a unionized environment.


Physical demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Physical demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; climb up and down stairs and ladders; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The temperature of the work environment can fluctuate due to occasional temperatures from cold/cool to warm/hot. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud and will require ear plugs. While working in the manufacturing areas, the incumbent is required to wear personal protective equipment.

This role is a 3erd Shift with core of 6 PM - 6AM, may require off shift, weekends or holidays.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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