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Production Supervisor-1st Shift

Company: E. A. Sween Company
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: September 4, 2020

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Job DetailsDescriptionWe are always looking for talented, hardworking people to join the E.A. Sween family.We are a family-oriented company that understands the significance of our employees and we are successful because of our incredibly committed team. We are looking for an experienced Production Supervisor to join our Operations department.E.A. Sween is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Veteran/DisabilitySummary:The Production (RTE) Supervisor is a highly self-motivated, quality conscious professional who coordinates, manages and supervises the daily production line activities of our associates from diverse backgrounds, in order to achieve current production goals and expectations within a high level, lean manufacturing environment. This position hires, plans and assigns work, trains, motivates, manages performance, recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. Must be knowledgeable of GMPs, SSOPs, CCPs, and USDA and/or FDA guidelines. This position assumes responsibility for Company Store/Laundry, Production, Receiving and Shipping Processes in the facility. Expected to follow all E. A. Sween company, department and safety policies and procedures.Essential Competencies:1. HEALTH AND SAFETYMaintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.Enforce safety policies and procedures (both in-house and regulatory) to decrease the potential for employee injuries on the job. Acts as a point of contact for after-hours employee and plant security.Request for onsite drug screening for safety incidences with property damage, for reasonable suspicion (behavioral incidence)-after hrs. Consult with HR and Management regarding next steps.2. FOOD SAFETYAssures team members are following Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure we produce safe quality food.Work with Senior management to ensure all corrective actions from all audits are completed and reviewed.Partner with the Maintenance Department to ensure the company actively maintains the facility and prioritizes repairs to the facility and equipment based on food safety risk to product or process.Comply with food safety regulations, and current Good Manufacturing Practices to result in the delivery of safe food products.Ensure that all employees, including new employees, are adequately trained, instructed and supervised in food safety principles and practices commensurate with food allergens and food defense on an annual basis.Ensure that all finished products can be traced to the lot numbers or code dates of any ingredients, raw materials and rework used.Ensure that written procedures are established to determine the safety and security of returned goods, how they are to be segregated and evaluated for food safety and food safety concerns when received.3. LEADERSHIPDetermine when training is needed and what type of training is appropriate.Encourages and assists associates focus on solutions and not problems and coordinates with other Supervisors in identifying solutions to issues and modifying standard work within the production department.Keeps employees informed about department goals and resultsCommunicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.Audit and validate employee time and attendance. Record and track employee attendance, issue warnings and disciplines when neededMaintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and facilitating training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.Manages up to 70 team members (1 shift) 90 team members (2 shift) and in the absence of a second shift supervisor-will manage up to 180 team members and the entire plant processes.Maintains standards of performance.Updates standard work for all positions annually or as improvements or changes are made.Resolves employee relations issues and mediation (80%,) by investigating, interviewing witnesses and analyzing information to help in determining the issue and follow progressive disciplinary step or give recommended actions to HR for further disciplinary measures.Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as neededWork remotely with purchasing, planning, food safety & quality, R&D and maintenance team members or management to resolve production related issues.4. OPERATIONS/SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICSEnsures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques- work with maintenance to prioritize repairs.Informs Director of Operations of any production variations or staffing issues on a daily basis as well as departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provides regular progress reports.Assures that Temp Room, Warehouse and Pack Off areas meet goals by reducing rejects; waste; downtime and GMP infractions and schedules the resources to meet daily production expectations.Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.Communicates with various departments to complete production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.Manage production schedule by consulting remotely with planning and scheduling for contingency plans in case of production shortages or unexpected issues. Creates and schedules work order as directed by planning.Works in conjunction with Warehouse Supervisors to ensure raw materials are issued to the work orders according to work order completion, validate or investigate variances and report unsolved variances to data center for further review. Issue film, paper rolls and pouches to work orders as the last step to work order completion.Coordinates efficient and effective product changeovers.Provides production information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing change.Trailer Storage (Pertains to shift Supervisors in the event the Warehouse Supervisor is gone):Manages control upkeep of trailer storage. Takes immediate action if trailer-reefer unit is reported faulty and gives directions on the next cause of action.Quantity of trailer storage at facility. If high or low materials, reorganize raw materials to free up field trailers-prioritizing the needs.Ensures the necessary corrugate materials are available for packaging so that finished goods can be shipped to D.C/J&B.Ensures Receiving Team receives all raw loads according to standard work process, work with them or other department to resolves issues.CD trailer movement between facility and Northstar. Manages the yard truck/CDL driver to ensure timely movements of finished shipments and positioning of stored inventory for production.5. QUALITY ASSURANCE/CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTAssures CCP monitoring and documentation is completed according to the HACCP plan.Assures SSOPs are monitored and documentation is completed.Performs necessary audits of the process to assure compliance with standard work and 6S.Balance quality, productivity, cost, safety and employee morale to achieve positive results in all areas. Work to continuously improve in all areas by participating in relevant department projects and teams as needed.6.RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)In conjunction with R & D, creates and maintains an efficient, hygienic, and positive working environment, promotes health and safety in the workplace, displays good work ethic, resourcefulness, and organization.Understand the Standard Operating Procedures and Inspection Regulations of R&D.Works with R&D to:Develop new products: Provide input for the developing of new products and managing new product development projects, researching consumer markets, and analyzing the trial results.Commercialize Products: Provide input for equipment scoping and processes, nutritional labeling, and product packaging.Improve Existing Products and Processes: Provide input for improving existing products and processes in order to develop value-added and innovative uses for excess raw materials and by-products. This also applies to providing input into cost optimization, improving the manufacturing process, and product development and improvement.7.EQUIPMENTKnowledge of electric and manual pallet jack/forkliftsE1 JD EdwardsRFS Scan GunsRed ZoneRequired Qualifications:Associates degree.3-5 years of supervisory experience in a production environmentMust have previous experience in food manufacturing and/or clean room environmentPrevious quality control experience a plusPrevious machine operator experiences a plusMust be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelors degree.5-8 years of supervisory experience in a production environment.Prefer experience supervising employees from diverse cultural backgroundsPrefer basic computer skills in Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook Previous quality management experience.Physical Demands and Work Environment:Must be highly motivated and willing to work in a fast pace environmentMust be able to work well with various levels of employees and diverse culturesThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to keep up with manufacturing speeds and able to work in cool conditions of up to 50 degrees up to 20% of the timeThe employee frequently is required to stand or walk the majority of the day; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach overhead with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl as well as the ability to bend, twist, turn, push, pull.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.Perform all other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Supervisor or Manager.Qualifications 0" style="display: none;"> Skills 0"> 0"> 0" style="display: none;"> Behaviors 0"> 0"> : 0" style="display: none;"> Motivations 0"> 0"> : 0" style="display: none;"> Education 0"> 0"> 0" style="display: none;"> Experience 0"> 0"> 0" style="display: none;"> Licenses & Certifications 0"> 0"> Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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