2nd SHIFT PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT

Operations Management Support (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Booneville, Mississippi


Description

Position at Swift Prepared Foods

Job Title:  Production Superintendent

 

Location: Booneville, MS

 

 

Our Company, Your Opportunity:    

        

Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods (formerly Plumrose USA) is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

 

Our Mission:

 

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

 

Our Values:

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Promotes a safe working environment for our employees. Conducts accident investigations as required, including making and implementing any recommendations for policy changes, operational impacts or procedural changes.
  • Directs processing operations and personnel to meet established processing and quality control standards, to control budget and costs, and to provide data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products produced.
  • Sets and tracks performance to targets, budgets and operating plans. Tracks and monitors hourly staff attendance and administers constructive discipline in line with Company’s discipline policy.
  • Establishes short-term activities directed toward processing continuity and balance such as shift schedules, ensuring requisition of materials, machine loading, grievance resolution, and equipment maintenance.
  • Coordinates and integrates with other plant function areas to ensure support in attaining output, productivity, and quality.
  • Assist HR with hiring and training all shift supervisors and provide support to all plant manager activities.
  • Works with the maintenance group to ensure production staff are appropriately trained in how to operate equipment, the equipment is operated properly and equipment downtime can be minimized.
  • Selects, organizes, trains, and motivates processing labor force to ensure consistent attainment of processing schedules at optimum productivity and cost levels
  • Recommends improvements in processing flow or methods.
  • Ensures effective use of operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and to improve product quality.
  • Ensures effective use of operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and to improve product quality.
  • Recommends modification of machines and equipment in order to improve processing and quality of products.
  • Responsible for working relations between USDA, FSQA and plant personnel
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Minimum 8-10 years in a food manufacturing plant or similar; meat experience preferred
  • College diploma or university degree; or an equivalent combination of related experience and education
  • Extensive knowledge and technical skill in a variety of production jobs.
  • Supervisory skills; good interpersonal relations; ability to handle conflict.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player with leadership skills
  • Experience in leading groups of operating employees, including setting team and individual objectives, managing individual and team performance and building a team approach to problem solving
  • Outstanding communication skills in order to lead, engage and motivate individuals and/or teams.
  • A thorough understanding of lean manufacturing principles and leadership applications within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong proficiency with personal computer software with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and multiple applications required.
  • Detail oriented and strong analytical skills
  • Highly organized

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Office and plant setting: the plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area

 

Work Environment:

 

  • Plant working environment
  • Food manufacturing operations environment

 

 

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.

EOE/Vets/Disability