Land O'Lakes

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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

at Land O'Lakes

Posted: 5/10/2018
Job Reference #: R-3583

Job Description

Land O'Lakes growth relies on hiring extraordinary, diverse talent. Our Supply Chain & Operations team provides strategic leadership across the company's many business units. The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, and process improvement. Our end-to-end Supply Chain organization includes: engineering, manufacturing, procurement, planning and logistics, warehousing and transportation, customer service, and quality and safety.  Unlock  your greatest potential with the opportunity to make a difference, drive results, and develop a rewarding career. 


The Land O'Lakes Supply Chain & Operations division provides strategic leadership across the company's many business units. The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, process improvement and innovation. By partnering closely with Finance, Marketing and Human Resources, the team delivers value to Land O'Lakes business units, members and customers.



Position Purpose:

-Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures

-Maintains staff by selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities

-Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments

-Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries

-Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing Land O Lakes standards

-Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs, writing work orders; evaluating new equipment and techniques

-Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests

-Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing change

-Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures

-Maintains communication and working relationship with the technicians

-Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action

-Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


Required Experience and Knowledge:

-High School Diploma and Two plus years of work experience, preferably in a Dairy/Food Manufacturing

-Must possess strong leadership skills, problem solving skills, and decision-making skills

-Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills at various levels of the company

-Proficient computer skills, including usage of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

-Effective communication skills for working cross-functionally in a fast-paced work environment


Preferred Experience and Knowledge:

-Preferred: Two years of manufacturing or warehouse work experience

-Supervisory experience in a unionized environment

-Open to relocation to other facilities in the future


Physical demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; climb up and down stairs and ladders; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The temperature of the work environment can fluctuate due to occasional temperatures from cold/cool to warm/hot. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud and will require ear plugs. While working in the manufacturing areas, the incumbent is required to wear personal protective equipment.


Note:  This role may require off shift hours, weekends and holidays as needed.