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Jack Link's Production Supervisor- Packaging 3rd Shift (Fri-Sun 5am-7pm) in Mankato, Minnesota

Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link’s team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don’t shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won’t find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get… authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch!

Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks!

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link’s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Peperami.

Supervises a team of Production Workers and their daily activities to ensure the needs of all functions within the area are met (production, training, safety, security and housekeeping). Provides leadership/direction to the team and ensures that all the procedures for food safety and manufacturing high quality products are achieved.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

Personnel

  • Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing and hiring new team members.

  • Implement and monitor training for new hires & ongoing training of current team members.

  • Maintain attendance records, counsel team members with poor attendance, & follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate.

  • Evaluate team member work performance, conduct appropriate reviews for team members, address complaints and resolve conflicts, reward or discipline accordingly. Provide input for termination decisions.

  • Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay-period.

Safety

  • Enforce all safety rules and company policies; provide appropriate interpretation of company policies and safety policies for team members.

  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to management; complete accident investigations and report within 24 hours of incident.

  • Verify work and storage areas are maintained, safe, clean, and organized.

  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.

  • Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards; Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and maintain safety equipment.

  • Complete and review all Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP) requirements and paperwork. This includes but not limited to Pre-Operational Inspection, Operational Inspections, Pre-Shipment Review, and Corrective Actions.

Quality

  • Ensure quality protocols are followed and openly communicated with QC and the Plant Manager in order to fix defects and ensure quality standards are consistently met.

  • Maintains quality product by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

  • Recommend methods to improve manufacturing processes including equipment performance to ensure product quality and increase efficiencies.

  • Supports successful implementation of SQF (Safe Quality Foods) within the facility.

  • Drive and support Continuous Improvement (CI) efforts.

  • Understand the concepts of FIFO (First-In-First-Out) on perishable products and ensure successful implementation of FIFO throughout packaging operations within the facility.

  • Ensure all required sanitation functions are within acceptable standards.

Productivity

  • Monitor and track inedible, rework and down time generated by machine.

  • Perform production paperwork, receiving, and inventory control procedures with complete accuracy.

  • Identifies, through a proactive approach, potential cost-saving and efficiency gain opportunities to improve overall operations.

  • Discuss work goals vs. actual output with team members to motivate and engage team members to assure targets are met.

  • Identify, control and follow up on losses incurred due to substandard supplies, i.e., time and materials.

  • Manage inventory and cost control.

  • Implement and monitor weekly requisitions for daily supplies and manufacturing supplies.

  • Conduct accurate weekly, period end, and year-end departmental inventories.

  • Compile, store, and retrieve production data.

Leadership

  • Provides direction to team members to ensure quality products and adherence to productivity goals and cost standards

  • Demonstrate professionalism; encourage and insist on positive attitudes and behaviors from team members such as dependability, and trustworthiness in team members.

  • Create and cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant/organization.

  • Build and support a culture of openness and accountability within (and outside) the assigned department.

Communication

  • Communicate with peers, subordinates, and leaders in an effective, timely manner

  • Keep Assistant Plant Manager & other leaders informed daily of problems incurred during shift.

  • Confer with appropriate personnel to coordinate activities between departments.

Misc. Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all functions related to the operations of all processing procedures, and specifications.

  • Monitor product coding related to the lot traceability program and ensure its accuracy.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED*

Required Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in manufacturing and 1-3 years Lead experience

Preferred: 2 years of Supervisory experience, Leadership in food manufacturing industry.

*A high school diploma or GED is equivalent to two years of relevant experience

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:

  • Able to supervise, instruct, and direct Team Members

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems

  • Able to organize and prioritize in a multi-tasking environment.

  • Ability to communicate professionally with people both inside and outside the organization

  • Knowledge of plant/distribution center models and production/logistics processes

  • Superior accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Planning Skill

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must possess math and mechanical aptitude

Solid verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees

Must demonstrated effective leadership, problem solving, presentation, and employee motivational skills.

Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerJack Link's is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

E-VerifyJack Link's provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that Jack Link’s has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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