Production Supervisor-1st Shift

Location US-IL-Elgin
Job ID


The production supervisor is responsible for managing production operations and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supervision of production operations, personnel, and safety for a specific area/lines.  Ensures SQF code is followed.
  • Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates employees.
  • Responsible for implementing the production schedule.
  • Supports and participates in continuous improvement initiatives.  Communicates and coordinates activities with other shift supervisory staff and operations manager ensuring smooth production work transitions.
  • Actively monitors documents (work orders, pre-ops, etc.) and work to improve production issues facility wide.
  • Provides input in resolving maintenance issues.
  • Makes proactive recommendations and offers solutions to the Production Manager to improve output and efficiencies.
  • Assist with audits as needed.
  • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, SQF and regulatory requirements.
  • Aware and accountable for maintaining and documenting preventative controls necessary to ensure food safety and quality.
  • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to management.
  • Responsible for partnering with others, sharing knowledge, skills and information within assigned team and across functional areas.
  • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development.


  • Bachelor's degree in business field, preferred
  • Five plus years experience in a food manufacturing environment required
  • Microsoft applications and report generating skills required
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


Job Specific Requirements:


In the event that the production supervisor is absent, the department manager is responsible for providing an equally qualified person to cover this position.