PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT- IQF
At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always. This includes increased safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as enhanced cleaning and sanitation, face coverings, temperature screens and plexi-glass or plastic barriers. We are also working to secure vaccine availability for our Team Members.
Provides leadership for team members in specified area and shift. Has primary responsibility for the direction of the workforce to achieve all safety, quality and operational goals as set forth by facility management. Production Superintendent will manage in a fresh tray pack environment managing all aspects of processing area, utilizing knowledge of processing technology, processing methods, procedures, and capabilities of machines and equipment.
- Meet and exceed production goals set forth by plant management.
Responsible for meeting volume goals, reducing claims, maximizing yields, reducing cost, increasing team member retention and maintaining good working relationships with the USDA (meat), and all team members
Directly supervise hourly production team members to include direction of activities and ensuring training of all team members to product specifications, techniques, and requirements
Monitor and ensure proper procedures, safety, and cleanliness of production team members; provide positive and/or corrective feedback as necessary
Ensure food safety, human resources, and safety policy compliance with all production team members
Look for continuous improvement in operating processes and procedures and encourage hourly team member ownership of all processes.
- Manages all aspects of processing for the assigned department
- Coordinates with Sales & Marketing, and fellow Superintendents to ensure orders are filled on a timely basis and meet all quality standards.
- Promotes and maintains plant safety
- Develops leads and coaches production team members.
Production and maintenance settings
Exposure to various chemicals, machinery and knives
Slippery floors, extreme temperatures and loud noises
High level of interaction with other departments and team members
50+ hours per week, occasionally on weekends
High School degree or equivalent required, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred
Experience: 1-2 years proven supervisory experience in the food industry; industry-specific experience encouraged
Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, both written and verbally
Bilingual skills helpful
Capable of independent decision making
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Excellent conflict resolution skills
Demonstrates integrity and fairness
Able to quickly and effectively adapt to new and changing situations
Desire for continuous improvement
Shows compassion towards and has an interest in others
Basic computer knowledge required
Good organizational skills
Able to work assigned hours/days, including occasional weekends as required
Good attendance and safety records