1st Processing Superintendent in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 1/21/2022

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Job Summary:

The First Processing Superintendent oversees all aspects of the First Processing Department (Hang/Pick/Kill, Evisceration, and Truck Wash) and ensures that all product is processed according to company procedures, company schedules, and customer specifications. The position ensures that company core values such as Safety, Food Safety, and Cost Reduction projects are accomplished. Serves as a change agent by influencing, communicating and driving a culture of inclusivity, process improvement, and lean production. In addition, the Superintendent controls all aspects of labor, quality expectations, and management of machine operations.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Trains, directs, and supports the 1st Processing Production Supervisors to achieve company goals.
  • Ensures all resources are available to produce quality products in a timely, safe, and efficient manner with a high expectation in quality.
  • Directs daily production processes (Including CAS & Chillers) to ensure that orders are completed according to the instructions given by the company scheduler and/or plant manager in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Communicates and implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Monitors production reporting for accuracy and timeliness.
  • Implements company standards and programs to achieve a safe and productive work environment.
  • Directs HACCP plan to achieve USDA requirements and guides in bird related issues.
  • Tracks and documents KPI’s.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and critical thinking skills to prioritize workload and delegate responsibilities as needed
  • Decisive leader with strong interpersonal skills and is adept at leading and motivating
  • Strong knowledge of USDA regulations, HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points), SOP (Standard Operating Procedure), SSOP (Standard Sanitary Operational Procedure) and requirements; or ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly
  • Knowledge of BRC practices and standards; or ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly
  • Strong knowledge with operations metrics, such as yields, lbs. /birds per man hours (PMH), line speeds, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills at both the strategic and functional level
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Basic math skills (e.g., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Additional Responsibilities:

The 1st Processing Superintendent assists the Operations Manager with evaluation and input regarding processing methods and equipment. The 1st Processing Superintendent also assists in the implementation of new processing methods, systems, and equipment. Maintains and follows the humane policy as prescribed and holds his team fully accountable in following this process.

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Poultry, Animal or Food Science or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in a supervisory or higher-level management role is required
  • Knowledge and familiarity with automated manufacturing process/packaging technology is an asset
  • Advanced Safety training, HACCP training/certifications, continuous improvement skills, experience as a leader with a multi-faceted team preferred
  • Experience in poultry or meat food manufacturing preferred

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or other protected status under applicable law.

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