This position effectively and in a suitable manner supervises, coordinates and oversees day-to-day activities, through self or subordinate personnel, the activities of production by utilizing knowledge of production, process and methods, equipment capabilities and human resources. Ability to fill in for any positions that report to him or her.
Essential Function/Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential functions/duties satisfactorily. Other duties/functions may be added or assigned.
- Utilize leadership skills to initiate or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
- Provides leadership that fosters teamwork while coordinating activities of daily operations, production efficiency, and performance of his or her shift.
Measurements of Success
- Through proper utilization of the available resources, ensures that the goals established for “measurements of success” meet or exceed expectation.
- Listed are examples of the measurements for success that are used.
- Accident rate and safe work practices
- Product Safety and Product Defense enforcement
- Quality Returns and Standards
- Attendance rate/ Turnover rate
- Scrap rate
- Downtime rate
- Machine utilizations
- Machine efficiency
- Budget conformance
- Directly supervises Production Lead, Operator, Utility, Grinder, Packers, and indirectly supervises Electro-Mechanical Technicians, Set-Up Mechanics, Warehouse Operators and QA Inspectors on individual shift. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- In an unbiased and consistent manner, follows company policy and procedures, resolves worker complaints or if unable to settle submits issues to Manufacturing Manager, Plant Manager, or Human Resources for action.
- Communicates company policies and procedures to workers and enforces company policies in a fair and consistent manner and when corrective action is required, ensures that it is properly documented in an approved format.
- Conducts and ensures that new or transferred employees receive department orientation and are properly trained to properly perform assigned duties.
- Accurately and timely and in an unbiased nature completes performance evaluations that correctly reflect the employees’ contribution.
- Responsible for all training for operational employees. Ensure all employees are trained to company training requirements and complete regular training assessments that promote a continuous improvement environment.
- Responsible for ensuring Product Safety and Quality per standards of the SQF (Safe Quality Food) 2000 Code.
Accurately, timely and in accordance with Company procedures prepares, inputs, and processes various reports, paperwork or other administrative duties assigned. The following are examples of the types one might be responsible for:
- Personnel records such as attendance, payroll, vacations, corrective action, and performance appraisals.
- Prepare daily shift report.
- Thoroughly investigate and prepares first report of injury or incident reports. Works with Plant Safety personnel to put preventative measures in place.
- Prepares or provides information used in the “measurements of success”.
- Compliance with appropriate governmental regulatory requirements
- Will be required to become proficient with shop floor computer systems such as The Manufacturing Manager (TMM) and Machine Data Transducer (MDT).
Planning and Organizing
- Plans and organizes work effectively.
- Identifies available resources required to complete projects.
- Sets appropriate deadlines and checkpoints and meets them.
- Develops both short and long-term plans.
- Coordinates shift activities by organizing, planning and prioritizing to ensure that production and quality of the products meet customer specifications.
- Organizes and coordinates activities of production workers.
- Establish priorities and sequence for manufacturing product.
- Makes good judgments about time allocation and resources required.
- Presents ideas effectively in formal and informal situations.
- Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely.
- Listens well and asks appropriate questions.
- Communicates well in writing.
- Reviews letters, memos and reports to ensure accuracy.
- Keeps supervisor and co-workers informed.
- Communication of new information such as polices or procedures, changes or reinforcing previous communication to ensure that all levels are properly aware of what needs to be done.
- Reviews production schedule in order to plan shift operations and communicates them with the appropriate personnel.
- Accurately communicates shift change information for day-to-day activities
Product Safety and Quality
- Follows Product Safety and Quality standards
- Follows FDA GMP’s in regards to food contact packaging as it pertains to the employee
- Practices safe work habits and follows general safety procedures such as proper lifting and bending, ergonomics, proper use of equipment and use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
- Practices good housekeeping including clutter-free work area and general cleaning; follows FDA product safety standards, follows IPC product defense standards and complies with all SQF requirements
- Ensures lockout procedures are followed any time the equipment is being cleaned or maintained
The list below represents the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
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