Under the direction of the Juice Production Manager, the Juice Production Supervisor is responsible for the efficient and economical operation of one or more product packaging lines and/or processes; safe and effective use of staffing; compliance with the collective bargaining agreement and Company rules, regulations and policy. The Juice Production Supervisor is also responsible for helping to drive continuous improvement in production by looking for opportunities and using Lean/Continuous Improvement tools when opportunities arise. Other important duties include maintaining the high quality standards for Sunsweet and Co-Pack products.
Production efficiency/cost management:
Actively promotes the efficient deployment of assigned personnel by insuring effective supervision, training, adherence to quality standards, safe work habits, compliance with production methodology and performance standards, encouraging cross training, etc.
Communicates production plans and standards with assigned personnel.
Monitors and ensures quality of work performance for assigned personnel and minimizes the use of overtime, waste of materials and loss of raw product.
Confirms compliance with quality and quantity specifications.
Maintains proper control over parts and tools relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
Recommends equipment, equipment modifications, adjustments and/or procedures to promote productive maintenance and efficiency. Helps maintain a preventative maintenance program.
Responsible for ensuring timely implementation of assigned new production systems in the production area.
Continually reviews quality testing throughout production to make sure product meets quality standards for the package or processing item.
Responsible for maintenance of quality, weight and yield standards.
Responsible for maintenance of sanitation standards in processing area.
Ensures compliance with 5S practices, employee Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), good housekeeping standards and other programs within the department.
Recommends and implements procedures to promote product quality
Reviews previous days records to ensure compliance with quality standards
Ensures HACCP and Kosher compliance
Schedule rework crews manage rework list
Managing Employee Performance:
Ensures adherence to company work rules through timely and appropriate use of disciplinary procedures. Performs investigations of events/performance and provides documentation, testimony and evidence to support enforcement of rules, regulations and procedures. Requests Human Resources assistance in correcting employee performance problem areas.
Assures compliance with the collective bargaining agreement in the assignment of work, the use of work rules, training, pay, overtime and other requirements.
Works toward constant improvement in safe work practices. Promotes safe work habits and procedures among assigned personnel.
Holds regular job site safety meetings.
Encourages employees to report problems in production, product quality, safety, maintenance and other production/processing related areas.
Completes and maintains current job safety analyses and assists Human Resources in the updates of job descriptions to include physical, mental, safety and environmental job requirements.
Implements training, discipline and other company programs.
Certifies the completion of employee training to standards and qualification of employees with appropriate documentation to Human Resources.
Maintains positive employee/supervisor relationships.
Pro-actively works to prevent conflict and tension among employees.
Supports and implements company's EEO commitment as integral part of employee management.
4 year degree preferred. Major in business, industrial technology, engineering or other relevant major preferred.
Minimum of 1 year of supervisory, managerial or leadership experience in food manufacturing with preferred experience in hot fill bottling. Experience running a production line or manufacturing process and managing a crew of 10-30 employees. Experience managing in a union environment preferred.
Ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, and climb over catwalks. Ability to work any shift and weekends.