Manufacturing Supervisor

Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Date Posted: 09-13-2017
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
*           Work with the Production Manager to effectively monitor and maintain cost, quality and environment of the department.
*           Supervise employees to meet performance expectations by providing strong leadership, decision-making ability, and performance coaching and counseling. 
*           Coordinate and monitor scheduling of the personnel to ensure proper staffing; identify staffing needs; and proactively facilitate job transfers.
*             Ensure that production and packaging requirements are fulfilled according to schedule.
*           Ensure proper set-up of the process, to include machinery, computers and product schedule.
*           Promote safety programs and policies in order to reduce employee accidents and injuries by providing safety training and enforcing safety practices/rules at all times. 
*           Promote Good Manufacturing Practices in order to ensure the quality and integrity of product by providing quality training and enforcing GMP's at all times.
*           Coordinate and conduct employee training (i.e. job, safety, etc.) and monitor work performance; determine need for additional training and/or ensure training completion.
*           Assume an active role in plant Safety Programs, including leadership of plant Safety Teams
*           Communicate effectively with department, plant and company personnel to ensure smooth operation of the process.
*           Complete all assigned paperwork, including production/packaging records, Master Cleaning Sanitation Lists, schedules, accident reports and investigations, and any other paperwork/documentation deemed necessary.
*           Perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as required.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
*           Values that align with the company culture:  Efficiency through simplicity, family environment, ownership and commitment, hands on approach and passion.
*           A degree in Operations or Supervisory Management or a similar field, or equivalent experience is preferred.
*           Supervisory/leadership experience in a food manufacturing/packaging environment - preferably in the dairy industry.
*           Ability to evaluate production/packaging processes and determine the most efficient method of accomplishing goals.
*           Ability to lead, influence and inspire people, and promote quality, safety, and teamwork.
*           Ability to identify, define, and solve problems.
*           Ability to evaluate and develop employee skills and abilities in order to better utilize the available work force.
*           Ability to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and varied shifts.
*           Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
*           Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
*           Strong working knowledge of computer programs (i.e. Manufacturing System, Excel, Word, etc.)
*           Strong time management and organizational skills.
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