A shift supervisor is responsible for the safety, quality, reliability, productivity, and housekeeping of all hourly production workers in the manufacturing plant during his or her shift. This is accomplished through organizing and supervising staff in all departments and monitoring workflow and machine efficiencies throughout the shift.
Understand every aspect of the plant’s operations (from receiving to material handling to manufacturing to packaging to shipping) and maintain all work flow processes for each product line
Manage hourly staff to ensure safety, quality, productivity, reliability, and facility cleanliness is maintained
Schedule personnel and resources based on staffing levels and production requirements as well as effectively cross train staffing for redundant work center coverage in order to meet the production schedule
Responsible for training all shift employees as well as assessing talent and creating employee development plans
Assist in decisions regarding the company’s production organizational chart, including hiring for open and/or new positions on the shift, and manage temporary staffing for the shift
Effectively execute disciplinary actions (up to and including terminations) based on company policy and management’s directives for all shift personnel
Assist with productivity and maintenance functions as required (which may include operating machinery)
Troubleshoot machines to provide guidance to departmental Technicians and Operators as well as provide feedback to Engineering and Maintenance on issues and potential fixes
Ensure proper paperwork and data entry for the shift is being completed in a timely manner
Track and maintain KPIs for all assigned metrics and provide feedback on shift trends as well as suggest and implement cost reduction strategies
Effectively communicate with other shift Supervisors and the Operations Manager on a daily basis, and the Plant Manager and Engineering Manager on a weekly basis
Run weekly shift meetings covering safety, quality, facility, HR, scheduling and other updates/notifications.
Attend weekly production meetings with other shift supervisors and the operations manager
Assist in maintaining tooling and printing inventories and communicate with Engineering and Maintenance to reorder items as required
Willingness and ability to work off-shift
Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
Ability to lead and manage up to 30 hourly workers including department leads
Prior experience enacting and maintaining safety policies and disciplinary actions
Technical abilities on machinery including troubleshooting manufacturing equipment
Knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office
Leadership abilities, excellent communication skills, critical thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities, able to effectively operate in a fast paced complex environment, mechanical aptitude, and computer skills
Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Acotnoir@sqpsales.com
Founded in 1964, Kari-Out Company prides itself on being built up from the ground floor with an entrepreneurial attitude towards the growing food service industry. After gaining a strong position in our condiment lines, the company has expanded to include virtually all areas of the food service industry. Today, Kari-Out Company employs almost 200 people and has locations throughout the country. Kari-Out Company is also proud to have received the American Institute of Bakers highest standard of quality, Superior, in regards to our manufacturing processes.
The Kari-Out Company has also been featured in worldwide publications such as Fortune magazine. Please click here to view the article that appeared in Fortune Small Business in October, 2001 (.PDF, 129kb).
As Kari-Out Company moves into the future, we are confident that our strong staff, high quality products, good relations with our suppliers, and our commitment to our customers will ensure long term success for us as well as our customers and suppliers.
Location/Region: Schenectady, NY (US)