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Schwan's Company Production Supervisor in Salina, Kansas

Who we are! Schwan's Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony's®, Big Daddy's®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan's, visit www.schwanscompany.com. What we are looking for: Here at Schwan's Company, we put a high priority on having safe, clean, and healthy workspaces. And we want individuals that take that seriously.We are hiring a Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift for our manufacturing facility in Salina, KS.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company

  • For the right candidate, the Production Supervisor role is a starting point on the path to a Manufacturing Manager role

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


  • Directs production, packaging, and bakery on production lines to ensure company and USDA requirements are met

  • Supervises, trains, and develops subordinates

  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring qualified employees, following EEO and Affirmative Action guidelines

  • Manages employee performance and skills development conducts performance appraisals and administers disciplinary action, including employment terminations when necessary

  • Responsible for safety, housekeeping, policy administration, employee relations, cost control, and problem-solving

  • Adjust daily work schedule as needed to meet production requirements.

  • Works closely with USDA representative on site to ensure all company, state, and federal requirements for food safety are met

  • Reviews and signs off on all Quality Assurance and HACCP documentation

  • Checks product quality, usage, waste, product counts, and weights to assure performance and attainment

  • Demonstrate KPI measures

  • Reviews and/or prepares and assures accuracy of various operational reports

  • Assures improvements, if needed, and timely distribution of reports and budget information

  • Maintains constant improvement in making quality products, reducing costs, and following good manufacturing practices (GMP)

  • Participates in and supports Global Manufacturing Food Safety Initiative programs, implementation, and compliance

  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required, including but not limited to bump cap, safety glasses/goggles, face shield, face mask, ear plugs, hair and beard nets, gloves and safety shoes or rubber boots

    Years of Experience : 4 - 5 years related work experience preferably in food industry manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience, with minimum of 2 years in supervision.

    Education : High School diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

  • Intermediate personal computer skills including Microsoft Office

  • SAP experience beneficial

  • Intermediate knowledge of robotics used in production

  • Ability to effectively supervise line employees

  • Strong communication and reasoning skills to provide a positive work environment

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

  • Knowledge of USDA, FDA, and BRC regulations preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of bakery/dough processes preferred

    The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Opportunity Employers including disability and status as protected veteran.