Production Supervisor

Reference Number: LG3302016CA
Location: Visalia, CA US

Basic Function:

This is a mid-level position responsible for providing directions and support to a production team. Also, responsible for ensuring the team abides by all safety and quality standards. Strict compliance with the facility Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedure and Work Instructions is required.

Essential duties and responsibilities

include, but are not limited to:

- Develop and lead people and ensure achievement of plant objectives.

- Ensure complete compliance to prescribed Safety, Quality, and HR policies (e.g. Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP, and SQF protocols).

- Actively participate in audit activities and ongoing efforts to ensure compliance to internal and external standards.

- Sets clear direction and energize production team to support the plant‘s goals/objectives.

- Provide appropriate information and resources for the team to make decisions and solve problems.

- Foster a team environment by clearly defining and communicating to employees their impact on individuals and team performance.

- Train and develop employees to ensure they can coordinate the line/area in the facilitator’s absence; clearly explain and check to make sure others understand what is expected.

- Build confidence in the employees; provide one-on-one and team coaching.

- Monitor employee progress and provide regular feedback.

- Understand an employee’s difficulties; coach them to reach the required level of performance.

- Responsible for the overall coordination of production activities in the assigned areas.

- Ensure that all production paperwork is completed on a timely basis.

- Foster team work by communicating with other departments and shifts any information that might aid staffing levels, housekeeping, safety, and/or production.

- Report any food safety issues observed to supervisor/manager.

- Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to manager/supervisor; correct as appropriate.

- Respond to after-hours calls for critical issues.

- Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.

- Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.

- Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.

- Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.

- Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (eg. Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).

- Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members is valued and encouraged.

- Provides back-up support for other roles as required.

- Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Three (3) years’ related production supervisory/team facilitation experience in a food manufacturing facility; pet food manufacturing experience preferred.

Previous experience in the consumer products industry or food; familiarity in quality and hygiene regulation preferred.