3rd shift Production Supervisor Cabot, Vermont
Job Ref: 35840
3rd shift Production Supervisor
Sanitation experience is the focus in this job, no production runs are going on during the 3rd shift so they’re just cleaning and getting ready for the AM shift, it's helpful if the candidate knows how to work on the machine (take it apart, take a couple of pieces off in order to clean them, sometimes you have to get into some nooks and crannies, knowledge of various chemicals, rubber gloves and eye protection, CIP – clean in place, some familiarity with QA, etc., as there’s build up in the equipment), may have to work 6 or 7 days a week as they’re really busy right now. Will work 11 pm – 7 am (come in before 11 pm to get employees started and a do a 2nd shift handoff with the 2nd shift supervisor, maybe stay a little later in the morning to meet with the morning Supervisor to let him know what happened during the night and do a handoff with him).
Will be over 10 production people, there are multiple lines that have to be cleaned, the conveyor lines can be pretty long, the floors need to be cleaned as they can be slippery.
The incumbent was promoted to a Production Manager role
If candidate has a Bachelors or Associates degree or dairy experience, they may get a salary (56k-64k) in the top half of the range. If you don’t have a degree or a good amount of dairy experience, you may be considered in the 56k – 60k range. Package includes a pension plan – company funded, the more years you have with the company the more your monthly pension will be, 401k with company match (.40 on the dollar up to first 5%) after 1 year of employment, they're paid semi-monthly (2 times a month) on the 15th and 31st wherever the end of the month falls, medical/dental, vision, tuition assistance. Open enrollment coming Nov/December – EPO plan is the better plant (they also have a PPO plan) and for just the employee – cost will be about $84 per pay period, employee plus 1 – about $194 per pay period, family about $278 per pay period. Company pays about 75% of the medical cost, your deductible will only be $500 per individual or $1000 per family.
They have performance reviews every year in April or May, over last 3-4 years the increase has averaged 2-3%. Every year they get 168 hours of PTO – 3 weeks vacation, 1 week sick time, and 1 floating holiday, and 10 regular holidays.
Will work on conveyors, cryopac units that seal food packages – shrink wrap, some machinery that cuts the food into smaller blocks and cubes, thin pieces of metal that are used to cut the food, is stationary equipment.
There are about 210 employees at this plant. They're relying on Zoom or MS Teams interviews at this point for their hiring process as they’re very mindful of CDC rules. They'll try to keep their hiring process within a 2 week period if possible.
There's very good company stability, they're considered an essential business, they're been very busy/non stop through the pandemic and they've had no furloughs, they're a premier Vermont employer, the location is pretty rural, its about an hour south of the Canadian border, if you're a person who likes the outdoors and the 4 seasons, you'll enjoy it here.
The Cut & Wrap Production Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of packaging at the facility. Ensures that production of products meets or exceeds efficiency and company quality standards, and that facilities and processes conform to GMP standards. The individual will ensure that packaging is performed in an efficient manner, and that an adequately trained workforce is maintained. Individual has direct responsibility to maintain the facility in a sanitary manner, and to ensure that all products meet regulatory and customer specifications. Also has indirect responsibility for daily maintenance and laboratory functions in support of production and quality goals.
Consistently and effectively champion safety initiatives within the facility to ensure all safety goals and objectives are met, maintaining a safe work environment for all employees.
Liaison with warehouse, quality assurance, and maintenance personnel on a daily basis.
Maintain GMP / Housekeeping at a high level within the department through the involvement of all team members.
Monitor quality of incoming raw materials and finished products.
Maintain and enforce company policy and programs, including administering discipline as required. Maintain and provide records to demonstrate fair administration and document variances from policy or rules.
Maintain an adequately trained workforce capable of meeting quality production requirements through hiring and cross training. This will include fair and timely appraisals of personnel, to be used as constructive tools in developing the workforce.
Ensures the facility is maintained in a sanitary manner.
Ensures that all products meet regulatory and customer specifications to include: daily walk-through inspections, code checks, weight checks, metal detector checks, sanitizing strength checks, and all documentation of any variance to specifications.
Responsible for the segregation of product that is suspect of not meeting quality standards.
Responsible for maintaining statistical information necessary to make process adjustments as required for giveaway, trim, and floor scrap minimization.
Growth-oriented projects will be assigned in support of company goals and individual development.
Adheres to and enforces GMP’s and company policy, and serves as a role model for staff.
Responsible for performing all work-related tasks using Good Manufacturing Practices by following the Food Safety and Food Quality requirements of the SQF Program. This includes the requirement to report any and all food safety issues and incidents to your Supervisor or Line Leader immediately.
This position requires the understanding of the role of the SQF Practitioner in ensuring that food safety decisions are made using a risk based approach. All food safety issues and incidents are to be reported to the QA Department either directly from the employee or by the Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS & KNOWLEDGE
Associates or Bachelor’s degree is preferred; a combination of education and related supervisory experience will be considered. Must have a solid knowledge of SQF, HAACP, GMP’s and sanitation regulations, and the ability to read, comprehend and apply the principles from technical material and/or manuals. Solid communication skills are essential to include the ability to write detailed correspondence, instructions and memos. Position requires computer skills, to include Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to learn other internal computer programs, and a strong math background with the ability to interpret and draw graphs and charts. Requires analytical skills to identify root causes and to resolve situations and problems with viable solutions. Will present information in one-on-one and/or larger group situations.
Minimum of three (3) years Supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment. Demonstrated experience with being engaged at the floor level and being “hands on”, while setting positive examples for others to follow. Must be able to multi-task, work independently, and have demonstrated leadership experience and capabilities.
Responsible for the leadership of a production crew of approximately 10 employees with regards to safety, quality, efficiency, and consistent application of best practices. In the absence of the Supervisor, the Line Leader will be responsible for coverage and performance of the above functions.
Physical Demand: ( ) Light ( ) Moderate (X) Heavy
Frequent sitting, standing, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Maximum pounds to be lifted: 50 lbs.
Occasional exposure to airborne dust, high humidity, and extremes of hot and cold temperatures are possible.