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Production Superintendent in Huntsville, AR at Butterball

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

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Job Description

Production Superintendent, Night Shift

Location:  Huntsville                                                                                      Department: Production

Reports to: Operations/Plant Manager                                                Shift:   Nights

Hourly/Salaried:  Salaried                                                                           FLSA status:  Exempt

Job Summary:

Directs the activities of the department in an efficient and safe manner for the desired quality and quantity of work.  Reports to the Operations Manager or Plant Manager the activities of the shift.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the activities of the assigned departmental supervisors.

  • Directs supervisors with respect to production volume, cost, quality, and meeting production schedules.

  • Confers with the Plant Manager,Operations Manager, and Production Planner to confirm production schedules for the department.

  • Maintains adherence to company policies, safety standards, and good manufacturingpractices.

  • Recommends the hiring and releasing of personnel as required to maintain production schedule.

  • Assures that machinery, equipment, and facilities are properly maintained for efficient production and reports deficiences to the maintenance department.

  • Schedules and seeks approval overtime, as required.

  • Monitors to ensure that appropriate production records are prepared and maintained.

  • Maintains good employee relations, takes proper, consistant and judicious disciplinary measures when required, assists supervisors in handling associates issues.

  • Keeps records of departmental activities, as required.

  • Ensures the safe and efficient utilization of materials, improvement of methods, and elimination of wasteful practices within the department.

  • Confer with the USDA and QA as needed on issues within the department.

  • Ensures that product coming out of Smoke and Bake department meets the USDA, the customers and the companies specifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Practical use and knowledge of Company, State and Federal Policies and regulations.

  • Working knowledge and practical use of a computer to communicate, research, analyze data and present information.

  • Practical understanding of processes and procedures used in the Poultry Processing Industry.

  • Good communication and problem solving skills.

  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to manage the Smoke and Bake Department.

Education & Experience: 

  • BS Degree in Poultry Processing, Management or related field or equivalent training and experience.
  • Five years of experience in meat processing.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Seek cost reduction projects and test theory before project submission
  • Monitor shop floor control boards and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Review staffing needs
  • Participate in POS/POG, SPF, ISO and other initiatives.
  •  Provide information for addressing NRs and CARs and initiate preventive and corrective action.
  • Coordinate with the various departments activities on the shift (Safety, HR, QA, Payroll, etc.)

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 and 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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