Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Mason, Ohio


Position at JBS USA Food Company

JOB TITLE: Production Supervisor DEPARTMENT: Production


JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for supervision of all aspects of assigned production line(s). Takes direction from Production Manager on scheduling, line preparation, and production execution. Direct supervisor for assigned production employees. Manages production for day-to-day control of assigned department activities according to prescribed schedules priorities, production flow, and processing specifications to ensure production efficiencies are met. Evaluates assigned work performance and takes corrective action. Leads, coaches, and trains assigned personnel on work standards and ensures said standards are being followed constantly.


1. Effectively manages assigned personnel, ensuring optimal performance. a. Leads through effective goal setting, communication, and coaching. b. Assists with personnel decisions including hiring, corrective actions, terminations, wage decisions, and promotions. c. Motivates, corrects, and challenges personnel with a positive approach. d. Expert knowledge for all positions on assigned production line(s). e. Maintains an open dialogue with assigned team. f. Resolves problems in a direct and positive way when approached with feedback and concerns. 2. Monitors and supervises all aspects of assigned production line(s). a. Supervises assigned personnel ensuring work standards are implemented and followed. i. Ensures leads properly use personnel and follow work standards to produce a defect-free product. ii. Ensures work teams are fully staffed to maintain targeted work flow. iii. Ensures leads provide work teams the tools and supplies needed to accomplish standard work. iv. Makes sure all production change-overs are performed properly and efficiently. b. Ensures preventative maintenance is performed on machines, that work teams are operating machines properly and safely, and that equipment is stored properly. i. Communicates to the maintenance team problems with machines. c. Assists in production scheduling to improve production leveling. d. Ensures area of responsibility has been properly cleaned and sanitized. e. Assures compliance with all company safety rules and GMPs. i. Has expert knowledge of all safety rules and monitors personnel to ensure compliance. ii. Ensures personal protective equipment (PPE) is being used correctly.

iii. Ensures areas are clear of safety hazards, floors are free of product, and equipment is free of excess product. 3. Assumes responsibility for production quality and continuous improvement. a. Ensures products are produced to customer specification and defect free. b. Ensures work teams follow standard work practices to promote improved production efficiency and achieve production targets. c. Ensures employees are properly trained on standard work practices and perform job tasks as defined. d. Ensures production flow is consistent, throughput is monitored, and efficiency targets are met. e. Ensures trainers train on proper work standards, maintain all proper documentation, and are in their assigned areas monitoring product for defects. f. Ensures transfer of finished product from production floor to storage area is performed within standard operating procedure. 4. Assumes responsibility for production related communication flow and coordination between line workers. a. Communicates problems with Quality Assurance Manager, Production Manager, and Plant Manager as needed. b. Takes a leading role in communicating among peer groups and subordinates. 5. Ensures all administration tasks are completed timely and accurately. a. Verifies demand schedule and usage sheets are all filled out. b. Completes and verifies all activity logs are completed. c. Ensures all documentation is routed correctly. 6. Compliance a. Maintain and enforce GMP practices, safety and product quality standards. b. Follow safety guidelines as well as adhere to related listings in the Employee Handbook. c. Prepare information and assist in various certification/customer audits. d. Enforce safety regulations with all production employees. e. Ensure team members take scheduled breaks and lunches, and finish shifts on time. 7. Assumes other duties as assigned.


§ High School Diploma or equivalent certification § Must have experience in Light Industrial environment operating in a multi-production process environment. § Up-to-date knowledge of State and Federal food safety regulations, Good Management Practices (GMP) and Hazarded Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs. SQF, GMP, and HACCP certification a plus. § Able to comprehend complicated USDA guidelines and manufacturing requirements, processes and procedures.

§ Knowledge of lean manufacturing and able to develop improvements in existing processes. § Computer and mathematics skills are required. Prior experience with systems tracking of materials is a plus. § Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment; sometimes hectic with minimum guidance from management. § Available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and overtime as business requires. The hours worked each week will be determined by the manufacturing needs of the department. § Ability to speak, read, and write English § Strong verbal and written communication skills § Bilingual (Spanish) preferred



Standing, walking, bending, lifting, stooping, crouching, kneeling intermittently.


Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.


Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers.


Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents, products, or operate machinery.


Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds throughout the day.


Must be able to work for long hours in a no-kill food processing environment, where it is wet, damp, and cold. Temperatures are frequently below freezing, and employees are expected to remain in these conditions for the majority of their work days.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The list of essential functions, other duties, mental and physical demands, requirements and licenses is not meant to be exhaustive. Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to require other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job changes.