Krier Foods

  • Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

    Job Locations US-WI-Random Lake
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/6/2018 8:32 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    Do you thrive on developing a team and leading a group in meeting goals and objectives? Do you want to be part of a team that is continually looking to improve? Krier Foods, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a Production Supervisor located in Random Lake, WI. Reporting to the Operations Manager, this person has the primary responsibility for supervising and coordinating the activities of the production department in the processing, packaging and storage including providing direction, training and facilitation on high speed production lines and off-line scheduled work.  This position is permanent full-time exempt position with a full range of benefits including medical, dental, 401K with a match, paid vacation and holidays, and more!



    • Responsible for enforcing safety and quality standards, good manufacturing practices (GMP’s) and adherence to job specifications;
    • Ensure proper PPE is utilized, as well as forklift compliance with all personnel;
    • Responsible for reading, comprehending and explaining job standards, packaging requirements and implementing the quality standards and specifications for products production leads and production employees
    • Coordinate in troubleshooting lab or blending issues with Quality Assurance Manager
    • Train, motivate, direct and assist production line and off-line workers to carry out duties and responsibilities in a safe, standardized, effective and efficient manner (Complete Production Schedule for all departments and post weekly);
    • Manage within Labor personnel budget and monitor production schedules to minimize/reduce overtime;
    • Assist in Change Overs and verification of the change-over and inspecting the production line for proper setup to ensure everything is set up correctly (processing system, detectors, injectors, coders, etc.) as scheduled;
    • Able to quickly troubleshoot and correct issues, resolve and document (personnel, equipment, processing issues, etc.);
    • Follow all customer standards/specifications, quality requirements and Federal, State and Local regulations;
    • Monitor and assist in equipment for proper operation and report issues to Operations Manager and on documentation on appropriate records (work request and daily reports) and completing production as scheduled for the day;
    • Review and analyze production records to identify opportunities for improvement, proper completion and accuracy;
    • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of work areas throughout shift and at end of shift;
    • Assist with 90 day and annual performance reviews of production employees;
    • Ensure that proper containers with lids are to be utilized on production lines as well as removal of full containers at end of shift (rejected cans, can end sleeves, etc.);
    • Make recommendations for long term solutions, including recommendations for replacing equipment, refurbishing equipment, procedural changes and SOPs, productivity improvement, material changes, etc.
    • Meet the productivity, quality, safety, health, environmental goals established for the facility;
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • High school diploma or equivalent with industry relevant food and beverage experience in production management (minimum 2 years supervisory experience and minimum 3-5 years of previous manufacturing experience in the food and/or beverage industry) required, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook
    • Strong understanding of Good Mfg. Practices, HACCP, etc. in a food manufacturing environment.
    • Food Safety knowledge preferred which is a “Qualified Individual” within Krier Foods Food Safety Program
    • Ability to calculate daily production metrics including number of cases completed and other basic match functions as necessary.
    • FESMA, PCQI and Management System knowledge preferred.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate, read and comprehend instructions and procedures in English.
    • Must be able to work nights and weekends if necessary.
    • Demonstrate effective leadership through the ability to effectively provide conflict management, demonstrate adaptability and team work, developing employees and self, organizing, planning and delegating when appropriate to meet business goals and objectives.
    • Provide continuous improvement through problem solving.
    • Effectively communicate and collaborate with other departments.


    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (frequent physical exertions, including twisting, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and climbing) and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a computer terminal; reading electrical drawings; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measuring.
    • Ability to work in various conditions with exposure to extreme heat, cold, dust and fumes.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Office and manufacturing plant working environment.
    • Noise level in the office is moderate. While in the plant, hearing protection is required.
    • When located in the plant, the environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), moderate cold and hot temperature (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to raw food ingredients (including allergens) and chemicals.
    • Due to food and safety regulations, wearing of hairnets, beard nets (if applicable), bump cap and steel toed or composite toed shoes are required at all times while in the plant.



    Krier Foods Inc. is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer.

    Women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,

    gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

    Only candidates who meet the minimum job requirements will be considered.


    No relocation.


    Unsolicited resumes from independent recruiters or recruitment agencies will not be considered.


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