In 1985, Koch Foods started as a one-room chicken de-boning and cutting operation with 13 employees. We’ve grown to be one of the top poultry processors in the U.S., but the core of who we are remains unchanged: a team that is adept, reliable and service oriented.
Production Supervisor Job Summary:
A Production Supervisor is primarily responsible for assuring all procedures are followed in achieving the highest level of productivity in the most cost-efficient manner possible while still maintaining customer specifications. In addition, the supervisor will direct a team of employees, ensuring compliance with all food safety programs, and enforcing company policies.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage employee performance, providing positive and /or corrective feedback.
Promote Safety throughout assigned work area.
Ensure proper staffing before start-up of production line.
Supervise, coach and train employees, providing professional development through on-going feedback concerning strengths and areas in need of improvement.
Mentor and motivate employees, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth.
Facilitate employee meetings, including employee training.
Ensure appropriate documentation is completed and maintained.
Develop and maintain a relationship with employees while promoting company values such as, good attendance, strong work ethic and a desire to see the company succeed.
Communicate and ensure compliance with company policy, standards and procedures, quality standards, and QA/HACCP.
Direct employees on a daily basis to efficiently meet all production goals.
Responsible for employees’ performance, development, safety and work schedule.
Ensure compliance with established food safety programs, including HACCP, SSOPs and GMPs.
Optimize employee engagement through positive leadership.
Maximize yields while minimizing down time, accidents and turnover.
Encourage team building and provide positive encouragement to team members.
Ensure a food safe and sanitary environment within specifications and USDA requirements.
Establish and meet production schedules and efficiencies.
Plan and implement process improvements.
All other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED required, with Bachelor's degree in Poultry Science, Animal Science, Business Management, or related field preferred.
One (1) to three (3) years’ supervisory experience, preferably in poultry or meat processing.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with English language skills (reading and writing) required.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills helpful but not required.
Proficient computer and analytical skills.
Basic knowledge of all floor production level operations.
Working knowledge of poultry processing, food safety regulations, OSHA guidelines, GMPs and HACCP.
Proficient knowledge of production processes, general line maintenance and staffing.
Leadership skills and abilities.
Proven team-building abilities.
Sound work ethic, honesty and moral character.
Cold, damp, wet environment with temperatures ranging from 40 to 90 degrees.
Stand/walk 100% of work day.
Exposure to noise levels greater than 85 decibels.
Bend, stoop, and lift various weights as needed.
Climb stairs, frequently stoop, kneel, crawl and bend.
Exposure to strong, raw and foul odors.
Bending, twisting, stacking, pushing and standing for long periods of time.
Manual dexterity of hands and wrists.
Benefits available after approximately 30 days of employment:
Cobra Insurance Cost Reimbursement
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
Voluntary Life & Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off
Employee Purchase Program
401k Savings Plan available after 1 year of employment
Koch Foods participates in the E-Verify system and uses all tools made available by the federal government to confirm employment eligibility of all employees. All applicants are required to provide documentation proving their employment eligibility, and all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the E-Verify process. U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States.
Koch Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.