Production Supervisor

Company: Smithfield Foods ( Learn More )

General Information
US-SD-Sioux Falls
N/A
2 Year Degree
Full-Time
1 to 2 years
Negligible
False
False
Job Description

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

Supervises production employees on assigned shifts to ensure production guidelines are being met within established timing, quality, and cost standards. Trains, directs, coaches and leads the production team in the day-to-day operations to meet production, safety and quality requirements. Drives the communication of production goals and objectives, as well as results in order to effectively motivate the team to maintain a high standard of product quality while maximizing plant efficiencies. Directs the routine maintenance and set up of machines, equipment, and facilities.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  1. Performs daily walks and visual inspections of the Production Department in observation of unsafe acts or conditions; takes immediate corrective action where necessary.
  2. Maintains safety/environmental self-audits & visual checks, champions all safety or ergonomic activities for the department and helps to develop and meet plant safety goals.
  3. Trains employees to ensure safe operating procedures are followed, including lock-out and tag-out.
  4. Adheres to product specification requirements throughout the manufacturing process to maintain the desired product quality results.
  5. Maintains adequate knowledge of products and equipment to ensure the ability to direct employees to perform the job properly.
  6. Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with HACCP and USDA regulations; taking corrective action when necessary.
  7. Walks the production floor daily and holds monthly line meetings to address questions and concerns.
  8. Maintain or exceed goals on yields and efficiencies.
  9. Works with the Operations Managers and/or Superintendents/Supervisors to maintain knowledge of yields and variances, methods of calculations, typical problem areas and methods for corrections and improvement.
  10. Suggests changes in work flow processes and use of equipment to increase efficiency of the department and/or production crew to maintain the lowest level of downtime and product costs possible.
  11. Traces and analyzes key product result measures for improvement opportunities.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 0-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor's degree; preferred.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Internet, Spreadsheet, Word and Order processing, and Inventory software, preferred.
  • Previous food processing experience, supervisory experience, manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures, preferred.
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with high-level process issues.
  • Strong problem solving, math, and analytical skills.
  • Ability motivate, train and coach employees to encourage optimum performance and engagement.
  • Good planning and priority setting skills.
  • Ability to work in varying production environments (heat and cold).
  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.

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