The First Line Production Supervisor I (Department Supervisor) position is responsible for day-to-day management of operations of the facility. The position is responsible for transforming departmental goals into measurable results. This includes supporting the team structure through leadership of department non-exempt personnel; supporting safety, food safety, environmental, and quality requirements; managing costs of operations. This position works closely with all areas of the facility in supporting projects, including Manufacturing Technology Groups (MT)), and Continuous Improvement (CI) operational improvement opportunities.
40% - Development and supervision of direct and indirect reports (coaching, Performance Management Plans (PMP's)). Work with peers at location in establishing consistent personnel policies. Lead department and area in a manner that results in an engaged and safe environment. Provide leadership, organization, and communication to the department; ensure structure, training, and a team that operates as a high performance work team.
30% - Key member of the department leadership team. Will develop deep technical knowledge of the department. Assist in project selection and implementation including assisting other members to accomplish the goals of the department to align with the site business plan. Develop plans for continuous improvement of the department including actions and driving accountability.
25% - Focus will be on creating a zero injury culture, food safety, environmental compliance, and reliability.
5% - Any other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree OR High School Diploma/GED with minimum 4 years technical experience.
Willingness and ability to work in a challenging and physical production and industrial environment.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written within multiple levels of the organization.
Working knowledge of Food Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental regulations.
Knowledgeable of basic HR practices, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Guiding Principles, etc.
Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations.
Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
Ability to promote and work within an inclusive environment.
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong attention to details.
Microsoft Office Suite experience.
Ability to work independently.
Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science related field.
Minimum 2 years manufacturing and/or project management experience.
Past experience in manufacturing.
Working knowledge of environmental regulations.
Supervision, including employee hiring and retention, performance review and discipline.
Working knowledge of principles of reliability.