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Production Supervisor

Location: Fernley, NV
Job Code: 24
# of Openings: 1



    Degree in Food Processing, Engineering, Food Science or Business Administration is required; minimum of five – seven years of work experience in operations management or engineering in a food manufacturing operation; five – seven years experience in a supervisory role.    


    • Multi-departmental responsibility including dehydration, preparation, raw material, milling, warehouse and sanitation
    • Directly responsible for supervising personnel across multiple shifts and departments, maintaining schedules, assuring quality of production, planning task assignments, cost metrics, safety and all regulatory requirements
    • Actively monitoring materials and labor to achieve optimum capacity, yields and overall cost reduction
    • Controlling modifications of machinery to assure progressive improvement changes while keeping the risk associated with change within reasonable limits
    • Manages production staff to attain production and quality goals.
    • Leads team members to identify, manage, and execute the plants process improvement opportunities.
    • Ensures production resources including materials, equipment and human resources are available as needed to maintain production schedules.
    • Supports continuous improvement goals in safety, quality, cost and customer service.
    • Ensures that finished and in-process products are produced, handled, and identified according to company and customer specifications and procedures, as well as all product safety, legal and quality guidelines.
    • Ensure compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations regarding occupational health, food safety, and environmental compliance.
    • Performs food safety inspections, monitors and assists QA personnel to ensure proper sanitation (HAACP and GMPs)
    • Participates in equipment and system designs and strategic equipment improvement projects
    • Recommend and implement alternate approaches and solutions of identified technical issues


    • Develop a culture based on open honest dialogue and involvement of all team members that demonstrates the value of their input and engagement in improving performance
    • Drive employee engagement, training and development to maximize safety, quality and productivity


    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Problem solving skills, ability to influence
    • Multi-task capabilities
    • Ability to effectively manage and train personnel
    • Requires high degree of technical knowledge to include engineering skills to effectively troubleshoot problems successfully
    • PC skills to include MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Must be bilingual in Spanish


    • Standing, walking, sitting, typing, some repetitive movements
    • The environment is usually loud, cold, hot and humid, along with moving equipment
    • May involve lifting, moving, staging and bending.

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