Production Superintendent Ready to Cook Bacon in Raeford, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 5/29/2020

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Job Description

Production Superintendent RTC Turkey Bacon

Responsibilities: This position will have overall responsibility of managing, planning, and directing the production of products in various areas to produce products safely and consistent with quality specifications. This position will manage front-line supervisors within the department and coordinate activities of the department to meet production needs and ensure an efficient and safe operation. Will ensure that the department operates within compliance of HACCP, USDA and OSHA and ensure associates comply with facility safety rules and company policies.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily manufacturing operation of all areas for which they are responsible and ensure production goals and standards are met, including safety of associates and quality of product.
  • Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded. 
  • Confer with Operations Manager and Production Scheduler to confirm production schedule for their areas of responsibility.
  • Confer with USDA and QA as needed about issues with their area of responsibility.
  • Ensure maximum use of department’s available capacity and effective use of labor, tools, and equipment.
  • Maintain optimum line speeds, efficient crewing, proficient yields, and have accountability for all variances.
  • Review and analyze production reports to ensure achievement of safety, quality and product cost efficiency goals are met or exceeded.
  • Monitors to ensure that appropriate production records, safety reports, and HR reports are completed and maintained, as necessary.
  • Review all cost, identifying and implementing necessary operation all changes to manage cost and remain within budget.
  • Assist with customer facility audits.
  • Assist with plant process improvement projects.
  • Support and contribute to achievement of facility goals for safety, people, quality, cost-savings.
  • Support the Butterball Mission Statement.
  • Hold cross shift meetings.
  • Complete Safety Audits and participate in CST sub-committee.
  • Good interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
  • Excellent attendance, personnel and safety record.
  • Good understanding of fundamental labor and waste control.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing methods, process improvements, problem solving techniques and procedures.
  • Task completion oriented.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must have supervisory experience and possess leadership ability. Familiar with HACCP, SSOP, GMPs, and USDA.  Must have the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Education & Experience: 

  • BS degree in Business, Poultry, Animal or Food Science, or related field or equivalent training and experience required. 
  • Generally, requires 3 or more years of work experience at a supervisor level.
  • Experience in a meat processing facility with an understanding of USDA and OSHA regulations will be preferred. 
  • Strong safety background. 
  • Must be computer literate (Excel, PowerPoint & Word).  Knowledge of and ability to work with computer programs such as SAP, Kronos, etc.
  • Supervisory experience in a team-based environment. 

Additional Responsibilities:

The RTC (Ready To Cook) Turkey Bacon Superintendent assists the Operations Manager with evaluation and input regarding processing methods and equipment and also assists in the implementation of new processing methods, systems, and equipment.

Physical Demands

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.


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