Production Supervisor in Carthage, MO at Butterball

Date Posted: 10/20/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary: This position will have overall responsibility of supervising, planning, and directing the production of products on various individual production lines/areas to produce products safely and consistently within quality specifications. This position will supervise and coordinate activities of production associates to meet production needs and ensure efficient operation of their assigned area of responsibility.  Responsible for:  developing and maintaining positive associate relations; training and developing skills and teamwork of associates under their supervision; ensuring department operates within compliance of HACCP, USDA, and OSHA; and ensuring associates comply with facility safety rules and company policies.  Will oversee associate training and development to ensure a quality product is produced at a competitive cost.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

Lead production teams to meet short- and long-term goals

Ensure team member compliance with safety policies and procedures

Enable teams to complete all required meetings on time; facilitate regular team meetings

Collect, monitor, and report statistical data and an analysis of the data within specified time frames

Identify opportunities for improvement, their root causes, and solutions to correct them within a team-based work environment

Evaluate team member performance and assist team members’ performance improvement, accountability, and advancement through effective goal-setting, feedback, and training.

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 pre-shift meetings for team

Attend cross shift meetings

Complete Safety Audits and participate in CST sub-committee

Knowledge of and ability to work with computer programs such as Good interpersonal and teambuilding skills.

Excellent attendance, personnel and safety record.

Good understanding of fundamental labor and waste control.

Ability to delegate responsibility.

Ability to absorb and manage increasing responsibilities and excel in a leadership position.

Working 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: 

Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in business or engineering from four-year college or university preferred; or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Several years of experience, including hands-on, supervising up to 50 individuals in a team-based environment and ensuring compliance of work processes and systems.  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).  Supervisory experience in a team-based environment. 

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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