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Production Supervisor

Bakkavor Foods USA Carson, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

The Production Supervisor directs the activities of production personnel, employee safety, assures production output to meet schedule (at planned rates), assure product quality, compliance to company GMP's, and area housekeeping, all within planned cost parameters.

This role is also a fundamental contributor to the recruiting, selection, on boarding, training and retention of team members in production and other team members in support roles.

Must be able to work 2nd shift, start time 2:00 pm


  • Supervision on an assigned shift and assures the shift is properly staffed (within manning standards), the timing and amount of production is accomplished as scheduled, materials are made available in the production area, and output is appropriate to meet schedule.
  • Maintain awareness of employee needs and concerns and take steps necessary to foster a positive and respectful work environment.
  • Responsible for coaching and directing and training employees in the system programs, activities as required.
  • Successful Performance Will Be Characterized By
  • Department safety performance
  • Production complete and on-time
  • Daily production reports
  • Quality within established company specifications (product appearance, taste, odor, weights, packaging, storage, etc)
  • Assure documentation and reporting of
  • SPC line charting, batch sheets, and pallet and rack tags (interim product), etc.
  • Weight control and metal detector daily/hourly checks
  • Area housekeeping and GMP
  • Equipment upkeep and maintenance, timely and cost-efficient
  • Product compliance to specification
  • Product outages
  • Cost of goods
  • Raw material variance
  • Packaging variance
  • Direct labor utilization to meet manning standards * Execution of key responsibilities is expected as a result of the direct supervision of production employees on a respective shift. This will include involvement in the employee selection process
  • Employment orientation
  • Employee skills, safety, and GMP training
  • Continual review and coaching for improved performance
  • Employee performance reviews * Champion for quality and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) on the production floor. He/she will assure that quality systems, once identified, are followed, that employees are trained to identify quality issues, and that document corrective actions are identified and taken.
  • Quality management includes product, materials, and equipment. Manufacturing, dock and storage areas should be maintained in good (GMP) condition. Successful quality management performance includes compliance and documentation of in-plant quality systems.
  • Has the ability to function under stressful conditions and interact cordially with co-workers.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 3 years minimum experience as an Operations/Production Supervisor
  • 3 years progressive management development within manufacturing and supply chain functions
  • Must have Food Industry/ Manufacturing experience in a leadership role
  • AA degree or equivalent of school and food industry experience
  • Champion of Health & Safety and Food Safety Programs
  • Experience with budgeting and cost controls, labor control
  • Proven track record of managing for results
  • Ability to function under highly stressful conditions and interact cordially with co-workers to accomplish common tasks
  • Bi-lingual, English and Spanish

Culture and Perks

Our culture is innovative and fun! We care about our employees and enjoy making them feel welcomed and appreciated everyday in our new state of the art facility. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, FSA and 401K (with GREAT company match) and one of a kind support staff!

Bakkavor is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Bakkavor Foods USA

Why Work Here?

Innovative, Fun with Great Company Perks!

Making fresh prepared food for all meal occasions. Bakkavor is focused solely on producing fresh prepared food, which is one of the most advanced, innovative and dynamic food markets in the world. Our core market is the UK and if you shop in any of the UK major grocery retailers you are more than likely to have bought one of our products - but are less likely to be familiar with our company name. This is because the vast majority of the products we make are marketed under the private-label brands of our customers. As well as the UK, we also supply fresh prepared products in the US and China. The products we make are prepared ready to eat, ready to reheat or ready to cook. We make them just like they’re made at home, starting with high-quality ingredients, carefully selected from growers, our own farms and from suppliers we trust. We operate to a 'just-in-time' model, manufacturing to tight deadlines. We often deliver on large orders within 24 hours, 364 days a year, keeping products chilled throughout the process – this takes a lot of planning and teams of dedicated people who are passionate about the foods we make. Our Vision, Our Purpose, Our Values If you have an interest in taking your career to the next level and will foster our core values, Customer Care, Can Do Attitude, Teamwork, Innovation, Getting it Right, Keeping it Right, let’s connect!

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