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Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Production Supervisor in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Title Production Supervisor Description The Production Supervisor assists in overseeing production in the plant facility. The Production Supervisor supervises the operation of workers and equipment in the production area, while applying learned knowledge of processes involved and production methods. Oversee and supervise the daily operations of all production lines and systems. Work directly with Supervisor and/or Quality when sanitation issues require immediate attention; redirecting workers to these areas as needed. Provide updates to the Quality Department and Plant or Production Manager as appropriate. Organize, update, and maintain the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) documents in preparation for audits with daily sign-off if required, providing appropriate information to Quality Assurance as required. Follow-up on any audit items as needed. Adhere to policies on communication and documentation with the Quality department regarding product integrity and sanitation needs. Ensure 'In Process' targets are met; inspect and confirm that equipment has gone through CIP and is ready for Process through Pre-Op Inspections. Maintain and troubleshoot for equipment and production questions or issues. Involve appropriate maintenance, quality, or inventory areas as needed for assistance. Ensure In-Process samples are properly handled. Gather and review paperwork, legal charts and chemical concentrations. Keep product moving through the system in a timely, efficient manner. Ensure all employees are following proper procedures, completing safe working practices, and producing quality products. Identify and assist in implementing improvements in safety, quality, and productivity on shift. Review and assist in the follow-up on any Good Manufacturing Practices or production audit items. Communicate issues in production, sanitation, or equipment to next shift supervisor. Participate and prepare for company, customer, and third-party audits as needed. Communicate important information to all employees such as announcements, safety information, production requirements for shift, etc. Attend employee meetings. Ensure staffing is appropriate for optimal and efficient production of products; acting as backup for the production line positions as needed. Monitor employees and their breaks. Review weekly payroll time cards and sign off. Review and approve time sheets for team in a timely manner. Location St. Paul, Minnesota Requirements Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Associate's Degree from a two-year college or technical school in a Science, Business, Operations Management or related field preferred. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered. Experience Required: Minimum three (3) years manufacturing experience required. Minimum three (3) years of experience in a dairy and/or food production plant preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Skills Required: Demonstrate leadership as part of a cross-functional plant management team. Able to provide current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others, identifying issues and taking appropriate action. Implement processes to organize and complete tasks, organize people and activities to support the process flow, ability to measure process success, insight to see opportunities for synergy and integration, and the aptitude to simplify complex processes. Result driven, bottom-line oriented, strives to exceed goals, and motivates self and others to achieve positive outcomes. Demonstrate ability to drive organizational change through strong interpersonal and communication skills and formal problem-solving techniques. Communicate well both verbally and in writing with executives, managers, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the organization. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work with min