Production Supervisor - HPP in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 6/6/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary:

Provides frontline leadership and management of line or area in a food processing facility ensuring standards are met in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises production team members providing guidance, training, direction, and feedback for optimum performance
  • Serves as a role model and initiates proactive actions to ensure team’s understanding of and compliance with all company policies and regulatory guidelines (including USDA, OSHA, DOL, EEOC, etc.)
  • Accountable for team’s adherence to manufacturing protocols, product specifications, quality guidelines, safety standards
  • Ensure effective use of labor, tools, supplies, and equipment to maximize efficiency and capacity
  • Conducts routine scanning of department to identify and solve problems (e.g. equipment operations, processes, etc.) or escalate as needed
  • Maintains accurate and timely electronic / paper-based records of production data
  • Updates appropriate parties with downtime or other issues as they arise
  • Conducts routine safety and quality audits as required
  • Participates in investigations (e.g. accidents, employee complaints, etc.)
  • Actively participates in department / facility meetings
  • Must be hands on with the onboarding process with new hires
  • Ability to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly skilled at motivating employees to accomplish objectives
  • 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
  • Familiar 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:

  • Perform all other duties as necessary to ensure efficiency of operation
  • Willingness to assist and lead in other retail departments as needed

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Poultry, Animal or Food Science or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a leadership role strongly preferred

Experience in poultry/meat food manufacturing helpful

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