Front Line Supervisor - Harvest at Johnsonville Sausage LLC in Watertown, Wisconsin

Posted in General Business 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Johnsonville, our members are responsible for everything! If you're passionate about making a difference, we want you to help make our products, our processes, our communities and each other better. Wisconsin-based Johnsonville is the No. 1 national sausage brand, featuring bratwurst, Italian, snack and breakfast sausages in fresh and fully cooked varieties. Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company employs 1,800 members and remains privately owned today. Come join our family-owned company!

Harvest Dept. Supervisor

Watertown Facility

Why This Is A Great Job For A Person Who Accepts Nothing Less Than Personal Greatness

TheSupervisor (known internally as a Team Leader) will perform as a proactive, "change agent" in the facility and provide support and direction to Members of a work team. The Team Leader will be expected to lead, motivate, and facilitate learning for Members to achieve productivity results, improve individual skills, and enhance teamwork; ensure compliance with safety, quality, and sanitation requirements; function as a technical and business resource in areas of system operations; work towards continuous improvements in performance measures by leading actions for assigned duties; and establish and sustain effective relationships with all Members in order to foster an environment where innovation, cooperation and ownership are used to solve problems.

Why choose a career with Johnsonville?

  • Great Company Culture

    • You will become a Member of a Team and not just an employee
    • We believe in the guiding principles of respect, trust, integrity, caring, ownership, appreciation, candor, humility, and innovation
    • Opportunity for growth
  • Great Compensation program

    • Great Base Pay
    • Monthly Bonus program eligibility immediately after hire with NO annual cap!
    • Outstanding insurance package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage after 60 days
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Gym Membership Incentives
    • PTO
    • 401K eligibility after 90 days
    • Discounted Johnsonville products

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively lead all aspects of safety in the Harvest department, address issues with safety immediately, and be a safety champion
  • Proficiently lead the Harvest departments in the areas of quality, productivity, performance, and develop improvement plans in these areas. Drive Member ownership of these areas
  • Lead the evaluation of Members of Harvest teams and coordinate learning opportunities to enhance team development
  • Lead staffing needs of lines and maintain budgeted resources to maximize line output and lowest cost production results
  • Evaluate, coach and guide Members in need of development and lead a progressive disciplinary process by determining what, if any, discipline is needed
  • Work with others to properly allocate resources through daily production scheduling
  • Lead effective team meetings
  • Ensure the completion of daily production performance reports and shift paperwork
  • Foster Member engagement through the communication of information to Members
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement initiatives in Harvest operations
  • Be able to create and promote a team environment, coach through conflict, and resolve current issues
  • Interact with USDA personnel

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3years of experience in a Harvest facility preferred, but willing to train the right candidate about the industry
  • High School diploma or equivalent required for outside candidates. Internal candidates who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent must be willing to continue their education until one has been earned
  • Proven experience in leadership/supervision of others
  • Bi-Lingual knowledge of Spanish and English preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to walk or stand throughout the shift (8-10 hours)

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability in communication and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve effectively and efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead by example and involve others in the decision-making process
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible by adjusting priorities
  • Ability to innovate and implement
  • Willingness to travel frequently and to other facilities to learn their processes for extended periods of time. Travel of 10% - 15% may be required

Position Title:

Harvest Team Leader


1st Shift 5:00am -3:00pm (Overtime as production demands)

Member Status:

Full time

How to Apply:

Location: Watertown, WI

Member Status: Fulltime, Hourly

(At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member and, yes, Membership has its privileges - like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)

Referral Bonus: Referal Bonus: Refer a new member and you're BOTH eligible for a $1,000 referral reward (paid out in increments over the new hire's first 6 months of service)!

How to Apply:

External candidate: Apply online only at:

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

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