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Production Supervisor - New College Grad

Company: Butterball, LLC
Location: Ozark
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: This is an entry level, developmental supervisory position available to new college graduates. The role will provide frontline leadership and manage a line or area in a Butterball food processing facility in order to produce our products safely and consistently within quality specifications. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Poultry, Animal or Food Science or related field.
  • Completion of at least one leadership course as part of their collegiate curriculum
  • 2 summer internships or co-op experience or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency in math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Supervisory experience
    • Experience in poultry/meat food manufacturing
      • Background in agriculture or farming
      • Has actively participated or held office in a campus or community organization
      • Exposure to lean and or lean Six Sigma practices
      • Bilingual English Spanish ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 50% Supervising People and Managing Processes
        • Leads production teams to achieve short and long-term goals
        • Supervises team members and leads team member activities; enables team member growth and improvement through effective goal setting and direction, coaching and feedback and training.
        • Ensure effective use of team member resources, tools, supplies and equipment to maximize process efficiency and plant capacity
        • Conducts routine scanning of department to identify and solve problems associated with equipment operations or processes and escalating issues as needed 20% Safety and Compliance
          • Accountable for team's adherence to personal and food safety standards, manufacturing protocols, product specifications and quality guidelines
          • Serves as a role model and initiates proactive actions to ensure team's understanding of and compliance with all company policies and regulatory guidelines (including USDA, OSHA, DOL, EEOC, etc.)
            • Conducts routine safety, quality and customer facility audits
            • Participates in compliance or post-accident investigations 20% Continuous Improvement and Plant Engagement
              • Works closely with other plant departments to optimize performance
              • Identifies opportunities for improvement, understands root cause and helps build solutions to within a team-based work environment
              • Participants in department, facility and cross shift meetings 10% Reporting and Analytics
                • Collects, monitors, analyzes and presents statistical data aligned to product or processing activities
                • Updates daily/weekly department reports (i.e. production reports, attendance reports, pre-flight check list, staffing reports, training reports) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (prior to joining Butterball):
                  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
                  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
                  • Strong attention to detail
                  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, advanced presentation skills
                  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (gained when joining Butterball):
                    • Skilled in coaching and team member engagement
                    • Working knowledge of manufacturing methods, process improvements, problem solving techniques and procedures
                    • Familiar with operations metrics, such as yields, lbs. /birds per man hours (PMH), line speeds, etc.
                    • Knowledge of:
                      • USDA and OSHA regulations
                      • HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points)
                      • SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
                      • SSOPs (Standard Sanitary Operational Procedures) Level of Independence: Works with a high degree of supervision through an entry period, thereafter, will operate under moderate direction and moderate level of independence.

Keywords: Butterball, LLC, Fort Smith , Production Supervisor - New College Grad, Professions , Ozark, Arkansas

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