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Production Team Supervisor - Night Shift

Company: General Mills
Location: Joplin
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Job Description:



Division/Department: Heartland Pet Foods Location: Joplin, MO

Job Title: Production Supervisor Reports to Title: Operations Manager

Level/Grade Type of position: Hours 40 + as required / week Exempt Nonexempt

Full-time Contractor

Part-time Intern


The Production Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day overall coordination of production activities and performance in his/her assigned area that includes financial performance, people safety, and development. Lead and manage a shift of 20-60 employees, including participating in the hiring process, employee on-boarding, performance management, and corrective action. They support other groups on site and within the company to ensure that their area and people are fully aligned with the organization. The Production Supervisor will report into the Operations Manager and will also share responsibility for creating and maintaining a workplace culture that engages and motives associates at all levels.


- Provide direction, leadership, development and support to direct reports through empowerment, teamwork, on the job assignments and continuous improvement to meet current and future business requirements.

- Plan and manage the day-to-day allocation of resources (equipment, people, materials and systems) in order to efficiently, safely and cost effectively achieve performance targets as agreed with production management.

- Ensure that a high quality of products, services, housekeeping and hygiene standards are maintained and improved in the area.

- Review daily achievement of targets and report variances during on-the-floor and review meetings.

- Prioritize, request and ensure Maintenance and repairs are completed to maximize efficiency.

- Review daily maintenance effectiveness with his/her team members including Maintenance to identify opportunities for improvement.

- Coach employees in their development of knowledge and skills, providing timely feedback, guidance, and training to help them reach goals.

- Ensure focused improvement tools are effectively utilized in all problem solving situations to address root causes of failures and support continuous improvement activities.

- Facilitate seamless handoffs and communicate key information to peers, team members and Production Management.

- Understand internal and external regulations, procedures and policies and apply them fairly and consistently in accordance with established SOP s.

- Manage relationships with internal/external customers, suppliers, colleagues and support services to ensure achievement of targets.

Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times.

- Responsible for having safe work instructions available for all positions and that processes are ran in accordance with SOP s and other documentation.

- Ensure all employees have the required level of safety training, all equipment and installations are well maintained with safety guards and devices and associates are using the appropriate PPE.

- To assure activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management.

- Ensure quality objectives are met including regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP s), performance of sanitation audits, food safety checks (HACCP), and product quality checks conducted according to company policies.


- Other duties as deemed necessary by Management.


- Work mandatory overtime as required.

- Flexibility to switch shifts as required.

- 2 or more years in food manufacturing with production floor experience.

- Detail oriented and able to multi-task.

- Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels


- Experience in food processing, packaging, Quality, Supply Chain, and knowledge of GMP s.

- Minimum 1 year of experience in Continuous Improvement environment. (Lean Manufacturing or TPM preferred.)

- Ability to read and interpret documents such as SOP s, BOL s and safety documents.

- Understands the importance of safety and quality.

- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Kronos timekeeping software.


- Bachelor s Degree (Engineering, Business Management, Food Science, or Organizational Leadership/Supervision) preferred.

- High School Diploma or GED

General Mills is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply to any General Mills employment opportunities.

Keywords: General Mills, Joplin , Production Team Supervisor - Night Shift, Hospitality & Tourism , Joplin, Missouri

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