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Production Supervisor

Company: Pero Family Farms
Location: Benton Harbor
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Production Supervisor COMPANY SUMMARY Pero Family Farms is a market share leader with over a century of dedication, commitment and integrity. Operating since 1908, Pero is the farm trusted by retailers and consumers alike. We are a fully integrated farming operation, with departments that specialize in organic farming, logistics, global supply chain management, national sales operations, food processing operations, and strategic marketing functions. Our operation includes over 35,000 acres spanning across the East Coast of the United States from Florida to New York, with distribution and production facilities in several different states. We pride ourselves in maintaining a strong family heritage and tradition that has been dedicated to quality, innovation, and excellent customer service that has been feeding America's families for over a century. Our family's passion for farming remains unwavering, with a vision to continue the tradition for many generations to come, whilst maintaining the reverence and trust it has established with the American consumer. As we expand our offering to include an assortment of organic vegetable options; we have become one of the largest organic vegetable growers in the country and we are looking to grow our workforce family. Join us in continuing and strengthening our position as a market share leader dedicated and trusted by retailers and consumers alike. POSITION SUMMARY This job is considered to be a hands-on Supervisory duty and assistance to the Production Manager. It includes directing job assignments and providing technical hands-on leadership to the production staff. This position is responsible for conveying a professional attitude towards other employees while recognizing the responsibility to meet production schedules and customer quality standards. Another key aspect of this position is training new employees on specific work activities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Supervisor is responsible for the following activities/duties: Safety, Health and Quality: Comply, maintain and enforce all Company Policies, Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Comply, maintain and enforce Company Safety Standards. Comply, maintain and enforce Company Quality Standards: Product Yield Customer Product Specification Comply, maintain and enforce Company Sanitation Standards. Report any quality issues to the Production Manager. Conduct any necessary activity to ensure an efficient, safe and quality process. Inspect and approve Quality specifications (raw products, components, packaging or labels). Monitor the quality of all production processes in their assigned area. Production: Oversee and maintain Productivity and Cost Standards: Throughput (Expected Pound/Case per hour). Performance (producing according to target). Machine Changeover time. Downtime. Labor overtime. Monitor and control product waste. Ensure that line employees follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Ensure the on-time delivery of Finished Products. Maintain inventory and replenishment of all production supplies (raw products, add-ons, components, containers, trays, film or labels). Assist in running and troubleshooting production jobs. Workforce Management: Conduct Safety and Orientation trainings to new employees. Conduct or Reinforce training for employees on operational procedures. Report to Production Manager, line employees' absences, tardiness, accidents, infractions of company policy and procedures or any other employee problems. Monitor employee's compliance on lunch time and breaks. Ensure that line employees use proper clothing/equipment to perform their job. Maintain a high degree of employee morale in the area. Work closely with peers to develop good team working relationship and cross shift team relationships. Conduct performance appraisals and communicate information to senior management. Continuous Improvement (CI): Ensure area/line adheres to implemented CI tools or methods (5S, Kanban, Kaizen, Takt Time, SMED, TPM, Visual Management, etc.). Report reoccurring issues to Production Supervisor or Manager. Support Production Supervisor or Manager in CI activities (Kaizen events, Lean Projects or Six Sigma Projects). Other: Ensure that Lines, Conveyor belts, Spinners, Scales, Shakers, Flumes, Urshels and any other equipment is fully utilized, maintained and monitored. Complete all necessary paperwork in a neat and timely manner. The company reserves the right to alter, amend or contract these duties and responsibilities as needed EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High School Education / G.E.D. preferred or applicable certification. Working knowledge of basic Produce Standards. Strong Verbal and Written communication skills and be able to communicate across departments at different levels. Proper English language. Basic Mathematical skills. Ability to train others. COMPANY BENEFITS/PERKS 401(k) Health, Dental, Vision Insurance and more Paid Time Off (PTO)

Keywords: Pero Family Farms, South Bend , Production Supervisor, Other , Benton Harbor, Indiana

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