Production Supervisor

Searcy, AR
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QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Meat / processed meats production experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, operations management, or a related field or related field preferred
  • Will accept minimum of 4 years of meat processing/ food industry experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience achieving positive results thru other team members
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification is preferred

Core Competencies: Drive for Results, Consumer & Customer Focus, Builds Relationships, Builds High Performing Teams, Model the Way

Technical Competency:  Process Oriented

MANUFACTURING PROCESS

  • Safety – ensure employee safety through preventive measures, adherence to company policies, complete safety audits and safety-related reports
  • Food Safety – Compliance with Regulatory requirements, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMPs), HACCP, allergen program, etc.
  • Foreign Material (FM) Process –  Improvement & process stability focused on prevention
  • Quality – Completion of RedZone audits, management of product quality and adherence to company policies to prevent quality-related failures and ensure traceability of all work-in-process, components, and products
  • Sustainability of CAPA – Process Control utilizing 5-Why’s and root cause analysis   
  • Identify areas of improvement for plant operational efficiencies -opportunities to improve efficiency, methods, equipment, reduce waste, improve time
  • Execute process improvement and lean manufacturing activities
  • Serve as an acting team leader in that person’s absence

    TEAM MANAGEMENT 

    • Lead by example to promote and encourage employees to strongly commit to all food safety, employee safety, employee culture, and quality programs
    • Supervise production operations, shift, lines, and or other related functions by working toward process improvements, communicating changes, status updates, monitoring quality and safety standards, and taking the lead in challenging situations
    • Communicate and review plant/department objectives regularly with an hourly workforce
    • Facilitate transitions between shifts and seamless handoffs and communicate key information to peers, team members, and management
    • Participate in the interview process with new candidates
    • Take an active role in the onboarding of new hires, including ensuring that training is complete to a satisfactory level
    • Promote and reinforce LOF Core Values and culture with an hourly workforce
    • Work toward improving hourly Culture & Employee Engagement 
    • Manage the department to ensure regulatory and internal processes – Employee, Safety, Food Safety, Quality, HR, and Process Controls 

     MANUFACTURING TARGETS 

    • Ensure the quality and food safety of our product, the safety of our employees, and the smooth operation of our production lines through process control
    • Department Performance: production, yield, efficiencies, and labor utilization
    • Efficiency Planning: Manage Labor to meet schedule needs, line components to effectively deliver to schedule
    • Red zone-Initiatives, Kaizens & DLMP’s, line performance & quality
    • Improvement of Employee Retention Metric vs previous year by aligning accountability and core values throughout the department

    TECHNICAL COMPETENCY REQUIRED:

    • Understands the manufacturing business as a system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and stakeholders
    • Understands and applies constraints theory  
    • Can explain the value of across the board improvement (center lining) over individual excellence
    • Notices symptoms of process problems and shows good judgment as to the proper action to remedy the problems
    • Supports and develops manufacturing process design and development
    • Monitors manufacturing processes and systems
    • Proactively demonstrates a passion for deepening knowledge of Land O’ Frost manufacturing capabilities and advantages

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