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Production Supervisor

Company: California Dairies
Location: Tipton
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

California Dairies, Inc. is the leading dairy processing cooperative in California. As a farmer-owned cooperative, we operate several processing facilities located throughout California. CDI employees are highly valued and are provided competitive benefits packages and career growth plans.Summary Support and enforce SQF / QA, GMP, HACCP, Safety policies and procedures, and production needs. "Food Safety and Quality" are the responsibilities of this position. Oversees the daily operation of separators, evaporators, churns, and dryers. Operations include running of equipment, cleaning of equipment, and completion of necessary paperwork in a clear, concise manner. Maintaining the work areas in a clean and sanitary condition at all times. Essential Functions Responsible for daily operation of plant, including but not limited to, receiving, separators, evaporators, HTST's, dryers, butter processing, Ava-Pac powder packaging and UF/RO plant.Supervises, schedules, tracks, mentors, and directs the workforce in area of responsibilityMonitors and maintains quality of product throughout efficient manner.Monitors chemical use during clean-up and maintains proper rotation of product.Keeps plant in "inspection ready" condition: have all air blows and foot baths changed daily, have floors and drains cleaned as needed, have recording charts in proper condition and check state seals on equipment, inform management as needed.Informs all departments of necessary changes or run conditions and report to supervisor any problem encountered and then follow any further instruction from the management.Checks tanks and tankers for proper CIP.Monitors and reduce controllable cost, i.e. chemical usage, overtime, breaks, etc.Assists in the proper taking of condensed and cream series samples as required.Maintains inventory of supplies, of assigned items.Monitors efficiencies- plant is to be maintained at a target of 96% capacity.Takes powder and fluid inventory of product daily.Reports violations of company policies, procedures and working rules to management.Follows and enforce all GMP, HACCP, safety, food safety, attendance and working rules, and improve safety awareness by completing safety stand-up meetings each month.Completes and submit on the job training reviews for all assigned employees.Follows all safety and working rules.Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment.Maintains a positive attitude and contribute toward a quality environment.Excellent regular full-time attendance in support of company objectives.Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc.'s best interests.Performs other duties as assigned by management. Supervisory ResponsibilitySupervising, overseeing, training, and reporting on the entire production process.Directing the work of all plant personnel on site during his/her shift, working with and through employees to achieve goals.Reporting all employee problems to the Plant Superintendent and/or Plant Manager via telephone or written reports.Managing inventories and planning ahead to maximize the efficiency of the plant.Calling in employees (full time or temporary labor) if needed to cover a shift.QualificationsTo 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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Must have the ability to trouble shoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found.Must work in a sage manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment.Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain California State Pasteurizers License and California State Sampler's and Weigher's License.Education and/or ExperienceA Bachelor of Science degree and four years of experience in a leadership role; or and equivalent combination of education and experience required. If no degree in Dairy or Food Science, additional dairy manufacturing experience (particularly in a leadership role) may be considered.College level verbal and written communication skills.Leadership, team development, coaching, and/or teaching experience.Excellent written and spoken English.Basic computational skills required.Simple math reasoning and statistical skills required.What we offer you in return! Competitive wagesFamily medical/dental/visionGenerous company contributions to 401kRelocation Assistance10 Paid holidaysPaid vacationTuition reimbursementADA/FEHAThe Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.EEOThe Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Keywords: California Dairies, Visalia , Production Supervisor, Other , Tipton, California

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