Production Supervisor

McCain Foods USA Inc.    Burley, ID
Job Description

Job Description

The Production Supervisor is responsible for coaching, leading, and developing up to 50 hourly employees. Day to day responsibilities includes maintaining open lines of communication, various administrative tasks required for their assigned area, and effective utilization and management of raw materials and employee time. Production Supervisor rotate through assignments, which includes extended periods of time on day shift, night shift, and assignments within the Quality and Sanitation Departments. The Production Supervisor is responsible for their team’s performance in safety, product quality, production output, housekeeping, sanitation, cost control, employee relations, and for effective communication relevant their team’s performance and the attainment of plant goals. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Effective utilization and management of raw product (finished product) by quality attributes including load, blends, sizing, defects, offal, cut uniformity, count, color, etc.
  • Personnel management of their team, including but not limited to promptly addressing performance concerns and issuing corrective action as necessary, grievance investigation and resolution, reduction of turnover and absenteeism, appropriate employee recognition, and the development and training of direct reports.
  • Maintain a safety conscious attitude among direct reports, minimization of all workplace incidents and accidents, and accurate and timely completion of all accident investigation reports.
  • Maintain the GMPs in assigned area in order to meet the requirements of the FDA.
  • Maintain a degree of autonomy to meet established cost and production standards.
  • Maintain records and reports to effectively judge progress of their team.
  • Ensure log books are updated and completed daily.
  • Must communicate closely with their Shift Manager to assure completion of week production requirements.
  • Achieve production standards in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining quality and sanitation standards.
  • Operate within established quality standards to maintain lowest possible held, segregated, or dumped production.
  • Manage their team’s held and bulk to minimize inventory, which can be accomplished by inventory planning and scheduling labor.
  • Must be familiar with tote movement report and tote inventory reports so that dry supplies can be made available to gain optimum results.
  • Must maintain close contact and an open relationship with Quality Control personnel as well as personnel in other contributing departments.
  • Must maintain a safety conscious attitude with their team and ensure that regular safety meetings are being conducted.
  • Ensure that a Plant Emergency Organization (PEO) is organized and workable on shift.
  • Required to know, at all times, temperatures, line speeds, load settings, etc.
  • Coordinate equipment malfunctions with maintenance to minimize downtime.
  • Train, guide, and counsel to employees in a manner that assures maximum development and utilization of skills and abilities.
  • Yearly performance evaluations are required to assure employee development.
  • Create an environment that encourages BOS in your department.
  • Take an active role in process improvement initiatives, employee training, utilization of SPC for process improvement, upgrade your current skill base, and support other continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Must evaluate new-hires during their introductory period (familiarize new-hires with current rules and regulations, and operational methods).
  • Complete New Hire employee appraisals timely.
  • Complete annual Performance Appraisals of subordinates in a timely manner.
  • Ensure appropriate training through Operator Training Program and other training as required.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned or required.
  • Job Requirements: Education
  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Operations, or related field or requisite combination of education and equivalent related experience.
  • Experience
  • Three to five years production experience in the food industry preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Other Skills and Abilities
  • Spanish language skills preferred.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple production projects and operations is required.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in team-building, excellent communication and interpersonal skills to motivate, encourage, train, direct, lead and coach employees.
  • Manage conflict, change, people, and systems to meet quality requirements while adhering to the plant cost quality schedule.
  • Ability to problem-solve and make good decisions are critical to success as a Production Supervisor.
  • Possess computer skills at a moderate level with the ability to learn new programs as required. Experience, skill, and ability with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) and SAP is preferred.
  • Mechanical ability is a plus.
  • McCain offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, PTO, and 401k with a 6% company match. McCain Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing a drug free and smoke free work environment. Persons with disabilities and protected veterans meeting minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in joining the McCain Foods Team and meet the minimum qualifications as listed above, submit a current resume through the careers link at


    McCain Foods USA Inc.

    It’s a matter of taste. At McCain Foods we believe that given the option, consumers will always choose product that tastes better, looks fresher and provides quality and uncompromising value. We are a world leader in preparing very good quality food products that are available around the globe. Our secret for success is really no secret at all: start with great quality product, add a committed and dedicated team, and always remember that there is no substitute for quality. We don’t compromise when it comes to our people either; we can’t afford to. We invest in and expect the very best. We provide supportive leadership and a competitive compensation package. If you have a taste for the very best and can dish it up too, we’ve got a place for you at our table.
  • McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran



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