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Plant Shift Supervisor

Location: Hughson, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 503

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real. 
Position Summary
Reporting to the Production Manager, the Plant Shift Supervisor will directly supervise employees on the designated shift in the plant.  Other responsibilities will include planning, assigning, and directing workflow. This position will appraise performance, reward and discipline employees and address complaints and resolving problems. The Plant Shift Supervisor will provide job orientation of newly hired or newly assigned employees, ensuring knowledge of plant and departmental policies and procedures, learning and enhancement of job skills, safety and quality awareness, etc. This position will also enforce all company rules, policies and procedures. In addition, this position will assist in the investigation of all accidents such as work-related injuries and property damages. The Plant Shift Supervisor will be collaborate on projects and activities supporting the Hughson Nut Inc. (HNI) facility goals, operations, continuous improvement initiatives, and business unit/manufacturing strategies and objectives.
Position Responsibilities
  • Achieve results by managing in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Confer with management on training needs of operations personnel.
  • Analyze and resolve work problems or assist shift employees in solving work problems.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Develop or revise standard operational and working practices and observe workers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments of machines.
  • Interpret company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Review time and production records.
  • Perform activities of workers supervised.
  • Prepare operational schedules and coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Conduct employee performance evaluations.
  • Adhere to the safe work practices and comply with all company, federal and state rules and regulations which apply to job, including but not limited to, Right to Know, emergency evacuation, electrical safety, confined space, contractor compliance, blood borne pathogens, and lockout/tagout.
  • Reconcile timecards and work with employee work schedules to ensure appropriate staffing levels.
  • Anticipate and trouble shoot production and quality issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years Manufacturing Management experience required. Experience in Almond Manufacturing preferred. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree may substitute with two (2) years of manufacturing leadership experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish, is strongly recommended. Ability to speak, read and write in English is required.
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with people in different functions is required.
  • Must be available to work all shifts and weekends as required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required. 
  • Strong time management skills that enable on-time project delivery will be required. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment is required. 
  • Computer skills are required. Previous experience with Microsoft office is required. 
  • Must have a good understanding of safety principles and ensure employees work safely. 
  • A strong understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and food safety/HACCP principles is required. 
  • Must demonstrate a desire for continuous improvement of the process and cost reduction. 
  • Ability to manage employees and resolve personnel issues professionally is required. 
  • Basic trouble shooting skills to resolve mechanical and electrical issues is required. 
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn almond processing, including sorting, sizing, and packaging of almonds is required. 
The pay for this role in the state of California ranges from $68,000 - $88,000 and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location. Actual pay within this range may be determined based on a candidate’s experience, qualifications and/or other determining factors.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 
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