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Production Shift Supervisor 3nd shift

Nichols Farms
Hanford, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description

Nichols Farms is one of the top processors of pistachios in the United States. For more than two decades, Nichols Farms has maintained superior quality and exceptional service in supplying pistachio and almond products to major retail and wholesale clients domestically and internationally. Nichols Farms maintains a state-of-the-art processing facility at their corporate headquarters in Hanford, California, employing over 350 employees. Join the Nichols Farms Team in their objective of continued growth. Nichols Farms possesses a strong employee oriented environment dedicated to training and growth of team members.

The Nichols Farms Mission and Vision supports a culture of striving for mutual success of our employees, suppliers and customers through operational excellence and educational development.


The Production shift supervisor is responsible for kernel processing in Building 2, assisting RTE, roasting, building 6, 7, Silo and maintenance. Create partnerships with departments to achieve company objectives and initiatives. Ensure compliance of all labor, safety, quality, company policies and regulations.


  • Manage and maintain daily standards thru all kernel building 2 process equipment and Handsort.
  • Responsible for managing 3rd shift Kernel Processing Area and assisting other departments when needed.
  • Deliver Mission and Vision by demonstrating and instilling core values to all team members.
  • Responsible for performance management and recognition.
  • Manage daily and weekly run schedules to meet yearly department (Kernel) and plant goals.
  • Manage all kernel process WIP by FIFO and assist other departments in this area.
  • Ensure safety, quality, and productivity based on daily and year-end goals.
  • Responsible for daily review of 3rd shift raw kernel process time cards.
  • Manage all raw kernel vacation request with limited disruption of processing outputs.
  • Develop and communicate the daily product schedule on 3rd shift in kernel building 2 and other departments if needed.
  • Have knowledge of operating color sorters, train, guide and assist colorsort operators.
  • Responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of raw kernel department and organizational operations by implementing effective strategies and continuous improvement.
  • Analyze, propose and implement process changes to gain efficiency and reliability to support kernel department and business objectives.
  • Provide direction to production, and other departments when needed.
  • Supply guidance and support to raw kernel Production Supervisor, front-line team and other departments when required.
  • Provide daily feedback to directors of kernel process, other departments leadership with any issues or concerns by email.
  • Support X3 functions within kernel department and other departments as time allowed.
  • Support in maintaining work orders in order.
  • Work closely with 1st and 2nd shift making sure kernel process daily/weekly schedule is executed.
  • Develop front line team leadership by providing business, leadership and technical training.
  • Ensure a safe work environment by leading safety initiatives for the operations team.
  • Review staffing needs of raw kernel process to ensure staff corresponds with production needs to include recruiting and hiring.
  • Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned by managers and or directors.


  • Strategic Decision Making: Obtaining information and identifying key issues relevant to achieving objectives and committed to developing alternatives based on external and internal data.
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships: Using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision.
  • Building a Successful Team: Ability to apply methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team and facilitate the completion of team goals.
  • Change and Innovation: Demonstrating a desire to seek new ways of doing things and leading teams to see the opportunities presented by change.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written skills. The ability to convey information in an effective manner.
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • People Development: Ability to develop direct reports skills and competencies by planning effective development and training plans.
  • Resource Management (People & Equipment): Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
  • Continuous Improvement: Active participant in continuous improvement initiatives and goals. Seeks opportunities to improve self and processes.


Education: BA/BS Degree in Business, Ag Business, preferred or combination of education and experience.

Experience: 3 plus years managerial experience in Manufacturing Management preferred.

Computer Proficiency: In MS Office Suite, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand for periods of time at work station, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as designated by the company.

The majority of the roles is performed in a manufacturing environment which may include high levels of noise with a possibility of performing work in an outdoor environment on occasion. Working in outdoor conditions can include extreme cold, heat, or humidity; and sometimes can include work in dusty or muddy work conditions. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Nichols Farms


Hanford, CA
93230 USA



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