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Manufacturing Supervisor

Company: SmithFoods Inc.
Location: Pacific
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Manufacturing Leader Pursue Excellence.We are an industry leader in food innovation.We are an industry leader in quality.And we are dedicated to providing our customers, consumers and associates with only the freshest ideas, products and growth opportunities. Welcome to the SmithFoods family.High Quality. Always Fresh. For over 100 years, SmithFoods been a leader within the dairy industry and has progressed into an innovative leader within private label and contract manufacturing services for dairy and non-dairy products. Joining SmithFoods as the Manufacturing Leader allows you a fresh opportunity to make a significant impact in an ever-evolving organization. Be an Owner.As the Manufacturing Leader, you will…Oversees the manufacturing and plant operations on a shift basis with direct responsibility for specific work teams and larger projects receiving support and direction from the Plant Manager in compliance with food safety, quality and regulatory requirements. Your Work Matters. FOCUS ACTIVITIES:

  • Ensure work area teams follow the continuous improvement framework in the areas of Safety, Food Safety Quality and Productivity when conducting Daily Management Meetings
  • Develop a culture of accelerated continuous improvement utilizing standard work, problem identification, A3 problem solving, and decision making at the level of execution
  • Work with other group and team leaders, both operational and functional, to identify, prioritize and resolve issues between the teams
  • Responsible for leading operational improvements in the assigned work area teams
  • Develop the leadership capabilities of work area team leaders with formal bi-weekly coaching, goal setting, training and timely completion of performance reviews
  • Work directly with first-shift team, typically 5am-5pm Monday through Friday and support second shift (5pm-5am) leadership
  • Be available in off shift and weekends as work demands
  • Stay current with industry trends and technology Team Leadership
    • Live and promote the SmithFoods Inc. vision and mission
    • Lead by example being punctual, timely, and present with our associates as the primary liaison between hourly associates and management
    • Develop team leads to establish and maintain standard work, implement and following defined standards
    • Coach and develop the talents of the manufacturing team through regular 1:1s, performance reviews, goal setting, and career planning
    • Serve as a member of the Fill/Pack and Processing Teams
    • Provide support in the scheduling of production while supporting quality excellence, food safety, and product development efforts, cooperating closely with the quality control team
    • Other duties as assigned Safety, Food Safety Quality, Productivity
      • Ensure appropriate implementation and management of Safety and Food Safety Quality GMP's
      • Ensure that we adhere to all state and federal regulations in the areas of safety and food safety quality
      • Ensure that we follow all company and customer standards
      • Work with teams to set goals to improve and demonstrate meaningful improvements in Safety, Food Safety Quality, and Productivity Financial
        • Responsible for improving the cost position of the assigned work teams preventing or eliminating issues including overtime, labor efficiency, shrink, energy consumption, etc. with an expected annual savings goal of 3%
        • Responsible for identifying annual capital improvements and creating appropriate business cases to justify investment
        • Prioritize and manage top improvement goals and projects to ensure appropriate support from shared services like preventative maintenance, scheduling, and supply chain Required Duties of all Associates
          • Manage all company business according to the cultural objectives of the company (values and behaviors)
          • Understand and execute the principles of the company's Operational Excellence program driving the right behaviors, standards and continuous improvement across all operating entities
          • Participate in cross-functional teams as required to advance the business interests of the company
          • Compliance with all company and regulatory policies/guidelines relating to associate safety, food safety and food quality Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
            • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly, responds clearly to questions, gives clear directions, listens and gets clarification.
            • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
            • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.
            • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
            • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner and works quickly. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
            • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Travel
              • Travel less than 5% of the time EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
                • 5-10 years of experience in production supervision
                • Strong organizational and influential leadership skills with 5+ years of experience in leading, managing, and empowering technical personnel or teams
                • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and troubleshoot technical problems
                • 4 year undergraduate technical degree, engineering background desired WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
                  • Works both in the office and manufacturing environments with fluctuating temperature levels
                  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job
                  • Requires sitting, walking, standing, climbing, squatting (methods/movements necessary but not limited to inspecting area such as the following:
                    • Production equipment, production areas, warehousing, roof top refrigeration, exterior premises, milk silos, receiving docks, milk truck tank vessels; interior ceiling tiles, interior ventilation units, conveyors, etc. Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the company. THIS ROLE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SPONSORSHIP EEO Statement SmithFoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for employment, recruitment, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, pay, benefits, lay-off, demotion or termination of employment will be made without consideration of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military status, ancestry, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state or local law. #LI-CC1

Keywords: SmithFoods Inc., Columbia , Manufacturing Supervisor, Other , Pacific, Missouri

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