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Home Market Foods Production Supervisor in Norwood, Massachusetts

BACKGROUND: Due to our rapid growth, our success is directly dependent on attracting and retaining the best possible talent across our teams. To this end, we are posting for a strong Production Supervisor, First Shift. This role will be based in our Norwood, MA manufacturing facility. OVERVIEW OF ROLE: The Production Supervisor is responsible for the production of high-quality products, in a safe environment that meets or exceeds run rates by maintaining a high quality, food safe facility. This leader will spend the majority of their time on the production floor providing guidance and decision making to achieve maximum output, low waste, minimal rejects in a consistently efficient operation. This supervisor must communicate and implement company guidelines, procedures and policies as well as create a safe and fair work environment through the supervision and direction of production employees. This leader is the primary individual for driving a safety culture on the production floor. The supervisor must ensure every individual is properly trained in their job duties and then held accountable for performing consistently in a safe manner. This supervisor must also help to identify problems, drive root cause analysis, and ensure we implement permanent corrective measures. This supervisor must also collaborate closely with Quality Assurance, Vendor Assurance and Maintenance to meet all of the standards as well as interact with USDA as needed. This supervisor must consistently role model professional leadership behaviors ensuring they are treating everyone (employees and temporary employees) equally showing them dignity and respect in a manner consistent with Home Market Foods expectations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and complete production schedules in a timely and accurate manner. Plan and organize the workload and employees effectively, including proper delegation of duties, in order to optimize your resources and keep in accordance with the production schedule. Monitor the employees? time and process to ensure a quality finished product. Manage line coverage, attendance, breaks, lunch etc. Identify and correct safety issues including unsafe behaviors, out of standard equipment or practices that lead to unsafe conditions. Supports the production manager in writing a submitting a written incident report within 8 hours of any incident (injury, accident, serious near miss, etc.). Train new employees and ensure every employee or temporary employee understands both what to do and why they should do it. Accurately maintain optimum raw material levels and production written reporting requirements. Maintain raw materials inventories to ensure continuity of production. Ensure that products are produced according to specification, and stop operations when products are out of specification. Ensure practices and procedures are followed to inspect raw materials for suitability. Provide on-the-floor coaching for the staff and look for opportunities to provide employees with ongoing training and skills development. Support career growth for all staff members. Monitor employee performance and execute disciplinary actions based on the requirements detailed per plant policy. Uphold HACCP, OSHA, USDA and plant safety guidelines and requirements by maintaining a clean, and well-organized, work and stock area, and promptly addressing requirements given by the on-site USDA inspector. Resolve production and quality issues ensuring accurate reporting of department performance, positive happenings, and problems to Production Manager. Research and test new products, materials, and equipment. Work with other departments to ensure workflow and production issues are addressed and goals are achieved. Re-evaluate existing processes and procedures and suggest improvements and support development and enhancements to production methods.