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Location: Fairfield, CA area

Salary: $75,000

Experience: 2 or more years’ experience at a supervisory level in a manufacturing environment.

Strong leadership skills, with an ability to build trust, provide direction, and vitality to execute with excellence and achieve extraordinary results.

Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business.

Strong communication skills, both oral and written and strong managerial skills including good judgment, planning, organizing, innovative approach to problem-solving, motivate employees.

Must have a good practical knowledge of FDA, GMP's, HACCP, OSHA, etc., with a good background with processing and packaging equipment.

Language Skills: Good ability to read, speak and communicate in English with employees, direct supervisors, team leads and upper management.  Bilingual ability preferred. 

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract numbers and to multiply and divide and understand percentages.  Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement and quantity measurements.

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Production Manager, this position is responsible for facilitating the daily operations by their respective assignments.  The Production Supervisor will oversee the Team Lead and Line Employees to ensure they are fully resourced and adhere to processes necessary for the completion of daily production requirements, compliance with all food safety requirements, and adherence to GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices).  In this capacity, follows all procedures related to quality, efficiency, and safety.  Team projects or other assignments as assigned by the Production Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsible for all safety, quality, and productivity relevant to the production department and employee groups that are assigned.

Effective training of personnel in safety awareness, use of personal protection equipment, departmental procedures, and proper operation of relevant equipment

Develop training materials, to include SOP’S, Work Instructions, Forms, and Assessments.

Train Production staff on SOP’s, training materials and all applicable processes according to their job task

Evaluate and enforce company safety, sanitation, and operation policies and procedures.

Initiate good housekeeping practices by implementing cleaning tasks throughout the work area.

Develop and implement shift assignments as needed.

Proactively address potential issues/problems.

Assist in the ordering of supplies and other related equipment needed.

Ensure accurate completion of employee time records.

Provide coaching and counseling on a one-to-one basis as part of staff development.

Responsible for the safe operation of all equipment as well as reporting any malfunctions according to established quality-oriented and safety procedures.

Works closely with Management to ensure that the product is consistent with and meets specifications

Oversees employee's productivity, implements and supports GMP's, including the proper use of equipment materials, minimizes turnover and ensures a reliable and agile labor force.

Analyze and adjust Team schedules as needed.

Delegate production tasks to all pertinent personnel

Complying with GMPs, HACCP and other Food Safety, quality and security guidelines and strictly adhering to all Primal Pet Foods specifications

Recognizing problems in production, reacting quickly and offering immediate solutions

Monitoring the recording of all information on production paperwork

Filling the demands of day-to-day operations by stepping in and filling in for different roles when needed and completing other tasks as assigned

Other duties as assigned

Punctual and Regular Attendance Required

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has direct supervision of Team lead and between 5-35 Production line employees.