Overview

Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, producing low-calorie sweeteners, coffee, coffee creamers and liquid water enhancers. We manufacture and market Splenda, the #1 brand in the low calorie sweetener category and the most recognized in the world. We make coffee, tea and water taste better and help people live happier, healthier and longer lives by making it easy to reduce sugar.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Come grow with us!

 

This role is not a remote opportunity, it is on-site at our Manufacturing Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. 2nd and 3rd shift available. 

 

Scope:

The Production Supervisor directly supervises and coordinates the activities of production and operating workers, such as packers, machine operators, and blenders.  The Supervisor will be responsible for establishing and achieving production goals, fostering relationships, promoting Health and Safety and the development of a well-trained and motivated staff.

 

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Enforces safety and sanitation regulations per food safety and quality guidelines.
  • Responsible for initiating appropriate actions that address Food Safety concerns, including escalation to Quality and Management.
  • Utilizes all food safety and food security guidelines, including Safe Quality Foods (SQF) good manufacturing practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points.
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of the employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as packers, machine operators, and blenders.
  • Develops and motivates team to solve own day-to-day operational issues and achieve plant goals through ongoing communication and facilitation of team meetings.
  • Coordinates daily inventories and supplies and other operational activities within or between departments.
  • Plans and establishes work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Inspects materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Observes work and monitor gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.
  • Conducts employee training in equipment operations and work and safety procedures or assigns employee training to experienced workers.
  • Maintains records of employees’ attendance and hours worked.
  • Counsels employees about work-related issues and assists employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
  • Recommends or initiates personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, or disciplinary measures of direct reports.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Initiates and drives process improvements.
  • Reads and analyzes charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and evaluates current production estimates and outputs.
  • Document all records outlined by company policies, such as production records, HACCP, good manufacturing policies, standard operating procedures, and food safety and quality plans.
  • Oversees and completes production documentation, support documentation, and process control documentation throughout the facility.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in manufacturing and supervision
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Demonstrates essential problem-solving methods and initiative
  • Ability to perform under pressure and to solve problems independently
  • Ability to communicate well with all employees and customers

 

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to physically perform the functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
  • Must be able to work seated using a computer and phone for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work extended hours, such as daily overtime and an occasional weekend
  • Must possess visual acuity to document company records
  • Continuous walking throughout plant and distribution center
  • Lifting up to 40 pounds

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