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Production Supervisor – 3rd Shift

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.

Job Summary:

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.

Job Duties:
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 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.
• Comply with all Company rules, regulations and policies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Competencies & Knowledge:
Knowledge of:
• Hearthside procurement, products, and production processes
• Knowledge and experience with SAP
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.
• 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 Suite and SAP
Work Environment:
• Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
• Receptive to new ideas, concepts and procedures.
• Receptive and responsive to constructive criticism.
• Maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all departments.
• Maintain harmonious working relations with management from all levels.
• Communicate effectively with all employees and management.
Physical Requirements:
• Ability to use hands and fingers. Reaching with hands/arms throughout shift.
• Ability to see, hear and talk. Ability to distinguish colors. 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. Push/pull items up to 2600 lbs. with assistance.
• Walk up to 400 yards to work and break areas.
• May climb steps to and from work and break areas.
• Repetitive reaching overhead, under and across throughout shift.
• Repetitive bending, stooping and twisting throughout shift.
• Stand eight hours per shift.
• Physical and mental ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week.
• Perform general housekeeping, including sweeping, mopping, etc.
• Ability to work in variable temperatures and weather conditions. Ability to work in wet, humid areas.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Two-year college degree in business or related field required; Four-year college degree preferred.
• (3) Three – (5) Five years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with Food Manufacturing and/or Packaging Manufacturing experience a plus.
• Proficient in MS Office applications such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
• Proficient in timekeeping system and SAP both pluses.
• Excellent communication, conflict management, decision-making, motivational and organizational skills required.
• Strong self-confidence and leadership skills required.
• Basic mechanical skills required.
Safety & Environmental:
• Employee shall follow factory safety & environmental objectives and targets; follow the plant safetyrules, report incidents and near misses immediately, maintain compliance with regulations, and take personal ownership of the Safety in their area – to include the safety of visitors and contractors. The employee will also take action to reduce negative environmental impacts by conserving paper, electricity, water and will also recycle all appropriate materials (paper, plastic, food, etc.)

• Employees shall follow factory food safety, quality objectives & targets; follow HearthsideGood Manufacturing Practices, report food safety and quality issues immediately and maintain compliance with regulations. The employee will also understand the food safety and quality aspects of the position as indicated on QMS, OJT’s and SOP’s that apply.

Back Up: Production Manager or other Production Supervisors
Note: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions associated with a particular job. It is intended only to be a general description of the essential functions common to positions

Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Bolingbrook, IL
Posted On
10 June, 2024