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Production Supervisor

Company: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Location: Boone
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Kemps is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a diary marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Since 1914, Kemps has provided families with fresh, delicious dairy products, fresh milk, frozen yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and frozen novelty treats.By joining Kemps, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities - come join us!We are currently seeking a Production Supervisor for our location in Le Mars, IA. In this essential role, you will monitor operations activities (milk receiving, standardizing, pasteurization, separating, freezing, cooling, filling, mixing, packaging, storing, etc.) to ensure that plant production goals and quality standards are metShift available: 3rd shift: 9:00 pm 5:30 amResponsibilities include, but are not limited to:Schedule, assign work, and provide clear direction to production employees. Ensure that the production process flows smoothly, and daily production goals are metMonitor the equipment used in production processes to ensure that equipment is functioning efficiently and is properly cleaned and sanitized. Arrange for timely repair/resolution of equipment failuresActively promote safe work behaviors and hold self and direct reports accountable for following safety rules and regulations. Conduct accident/injury investigations and send reports of injury to HR in a timely manner to meet rapid reporting standards. May coordinate and/or facilitate plant safety meetings and trainingUnderstand and fulfill the requirements and regulations for food safety and quality. Administer policies, procedures and programs related to operationsSupervise production scheduling so appropriate quantities and varieties of product are produced to fill orders, meet demand, meet productivity goals, etc. Ensure materials (e.G., ingredients, packaging) are appropriately staged for next production runsWork effectively with employees to promote positive and productive working relationships. Effectively apply work rules, union contract provisions (if applicable), and employment policies. Administer discipline consistently and fairly. Work with Human Resources and plant management to resolve employee grievancesComplete supervisory activities such as administering employee promotions and transfers; reviewing and editing employee timekeeping; completing performance evaluations; mentoring, training, and coaching employeesFollow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all company regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirementsRequirements:Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Dairy Science, Business Administration. Will consider a minimum of 5 years of work experience in dairy or food industry manufacturing in lieu of a degree3+ years of food manufacturing experience and 1+ year of supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environmentKnowledge of and skill with MS Office Suite and company computer systemsKnowledge of continuous improvement modelsBenefits:Comprehensive Benefits Package available 1st of the month after start date401(k) with company contribution - 100% vested on day one of eligibilityCompetitive payPaid vacation and holidaysCareer growth opportunities - we promote from within!Service recognition and employee rewardsEmployee referral programTuition reimbursementWork for dairy farm familiesAn Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Des Moines , Production Supervisor, Professions , Boone, Iowa

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