Production Supervisor - Nights at Dean Foods in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

The Production Supervisor maintains a safe, high quality, productive, cost-efficient, production operation by supervising the team of workers and equipment. This position provides technical knowledge to operators to increase their skills and help them perform their job in a successful manner while applying learned knowledge of processes and production methods. The Production Supervisor supports the Production Manger by delivering on the performance-based metrics.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversee and supervise the daily operations of all production lines and systems.
• Provide training and coaching to ensure compliance with Safety standards and incident prevention. Conduct work in a safe manner and abide by all company safety policies.
• Responsible for measuring work outcomes and processes and taking actions toward continuous improvement.
• Organize, update, and maintain the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) documents in preparation for audits with daily sign-off if required. Ensure appropriate cleaning is completed and follow-up on any audit items as needed.
• Adhere to policies on communication and documentation regarding product integrity and sanitation needs.
• Ensure targets are met; inspect and confirm that equipment has gone through CIP and is ready for Process through Pre-Op Inspections.
• Maintain and troubleshoot equipment and production issues. Involve appropriate maintenance, quality, or inventory areas as needed for assistance.
• Work directly with Supervisor and/or Quality when sanitation issues require immediate attention; redirecting workers to these areas as needed. Provide updates to the Quality Department and Plant or Production Manager as appropriate.
• Gather and review all paperwork including legal charts and chemical concentrations.
• Ensure all employees are following proper procedures, completing safe working practices, and producing quality products. Identify and assist in implementing improvements in safety, quality, and productivity on shift.
• Review and assist in the follow-up on any Good Manufacturing Practices or production audit items.
• Communicate issues in production, sanitation, or equipment to next shift supervisor.
• Participate and prepare for company, customer, and third-party audits as needed.
• Communicate important information to all employees such as announcements, safety information, production requirements for shift, etc.
• Ensure staffing is appropriate for optimal and efficient production of products; acting as backup for the production line positions as needed.
• Monitor employees and their breaks.
• Review weekly payroll time cards and sign off. Review and approve time sheets for team in a timely manner.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervisory Responsibilities
o Responsible for employee relations including work direction of employees, hiring, training, performance reviews, administering policies and procedures, disciplinary action, and compensation recommendations.
o Direct implementation of departmental objectives, goals and policies.
o Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices.
• Safety Protocol
o Stop any observed unsafe acts immediately and obey facility safety rules and procedures.
o Correct or report any observed safety hazards.
o Support safety policies and programs.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Business, Operations Management or related field preferred.
• Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
• Minimum three (3) years manufacturing experience required.
• Minimum three (3) years of experience in a dairy and/or food production plant preferred.
• Supervisory experience preferred.
• Demonstrate leadership as part of a cross-functional plant management team.
• Able to provide current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others, identifying issues and taking appropriate action.
• Implement processes to organize and complete tasks, organize people and activities to support the process flow, ability to measure process success, insight to see opportunities for synergy and integration, and the aptitude to simplify complex processes.
• Result driven, bottom-line oriented, strives to exceed goals, and motivates self and others to achieve positive outcomes.
• Demonstrate ability to drive organizational change through strong interpersonal and communication skills and formal problem-solving techniques.
• Communicate well both verbally and in writing with executives, managers, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the organization.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work with minimum supervision, adapt to a changing environment quickly, and think independently.
• Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills.
• Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work.
• Basic math plus fractions, decimals and percentages, as well as algebraic calculations.
• Basic computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook and field-specific software.
• Ability to make decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure.
• Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships.

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