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Production Supervisor – 2nd Shift

Responsible for all mixing, baking, forming and packaging activities as required to safely produce quality products with the most efficient use of labor and materials on the appropriate/scheduled shifts and lines.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Supervise assigned team of employees {(20) twenty – (100) one hundred employees per shift}.
• Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees. Also, directly supervise non-supervisory (lead) employees.
• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable federal, state and local laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training new employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues.
• Process a solid working knowledge of SQF and GMP policies and procedures, SAP processes, OSHA/MiOSHA regulations, HFS HPS/LEAN tools and Microsoft Office.
• Direct the conversion of raw materials to finished products with minimum waste and labor cost.
• Control raw material formula consistency.
• Monitor proper inventory rotation of raw materials and packaging.
• Responsible for maintaining a 5S environment.
• Responsible for scheduling, maintaining and approving production employee’s work hours on a daily basis. Work with employees to investigate any scheduling and/or payroll-related issues.
• Responsible for complying with customer service and Company standards.
• Review production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan operations.
• Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.
• Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays. Inspect machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.
• Resolves employee complaints or submits unsettled complaints to the Employee & Community Relations Manager for action. Handle all disciplinary actions and employee disputes.
• Train, develop and evaluate all employees to meet future needs.
• Attend meetings; make presentations, etc. as needed.
• Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) at all times.
• Comply with all safety, health and environmental regulations as prescribed by law.
• Responsible for maintaining attendance of start and end time and work as scheduled.
• Any foreign materials found in product or ingredients needs to be reported to a supervisor immediately.
• Responsible for reporting Safety incidents in a timely manner including but not limited to minor safety violations.
• Responsible for updating KPI reports in a timely manner and attend drumbeat/KPI meetings regularly.
• Comply with all Company rules, regulations and policies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Skill in:
• Well developed influence management skills
• Experienced in conflict resolution
• Prioritizes work based on short- and long-term objectives
• Successfully analyzes and presents data to multiple levels of the organization
• Well developed project management skills
• Contract review and tracking of contract detail
• Effective presentation, writing, proposals, business plans, SOP’s
• Leading development and implementation of strategic goals and budget/cost control
• Personnel and performance management

Ability to:
• Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Work in a fast-paced environment, while being able to make sound decisions.
• Communicate in English to give and acknowledge instructions/problems. Bi-lingual preferred but not required.
• Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
• Write routine reports and correspondence.
• Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.
• Respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, employees and members of the business community.
• Effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.
• Teach simple math functions such as add, subtract, multiply and divide in various units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
• Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Proficiency in:
• MS Office applications such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, preferred.
• SAP, preferred.
• Proficient in Dayforce timekeeping system, preferred.

• One (1) to Three (3) years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment required; Packaging or Food Manufacturing experience preferred.
• Excellent communication, conflict management, decision-making, motivational and organizational skills required.
• Strong self-confidence and leadership skills required.
• Basic mechanical skills required.
• Two-year or four-year college degree in business or related field preferred but not required.

• Ability to work in light to moderate noise levels where hearing protection is required.
• May work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles and vibration.
• Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity for repetitive tasks.
• Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
• Flexibility to work in excess of 40 hours per week.
• Flexibility to cover between HFS Des Plaines locations (Des Plaines/Elm Grove Village facilities) as needed.
• Ability to work in variable temperatures and weather conditions.

• Ability to work well with others in stressful situations, meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities and tasks.
• Receptive and responsive to new ideas, concepts and procedures including constructive criticism.
• Communicate effectively and maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all departments and management from all levels.


Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.
Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Des Plaines, IL
Posted On
16 July, 2024