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Production Supervisor 2nd Shift

at Kerry in Melrose Park, Illinois, United States

Job Description

About Kerry

Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

What will you do?

+ Leads and coordinates employee element of assigned work group to maximize efficiency. This includes activities such as hiring & termination of staff, corrective actions, annual review process, training, coaching, counseling, conflict resolution, and other disciplining of staff.

+ Utilizes SAP to perform transaction functions for materials flow. Trains new and existing team members on the operation of all PCs, software, relevant PLC interfaces and instrumentation.

+ Empowers employees to effectively perform their tasks independently at the expected level by ensuring that the necessary knowledge, training and tools have been provided while developing training tools where needed.

+ Will help the site implement new equipment, develop SOPs and complete product qualification steps on new equipment.

+ Validates critical control point (CCP) instrumentation in the fermentation and cultures production process to ensure adherence to established quality assurance, GMP and regulatory procedures.

+ Participates in developing finite production schedules at weekly scheduling meeting. Schedules and coordinates the daily activities of the operators to meet production processing and adherence to plan (ATP) requirements.

+ Reports all equipment and instrumentation malfunctions immediately for repair and assists in trouble shooting and diagnosing problems to ensure timely repair. Initiates maintenance work orders.

+ Interacts with the Process Development project team to optimize the yields and processing parameters. Participates in process troubleshooting and HACCP teams for continuous improvement of existing and new process equipment.

+ Continually ensures and oversees the cleanliness, sanitation and appearance of the equipment, facility sanitation and housekeeping procedures to ensure compliance with established internal programs and regulatory codes.

+ Progresses facility initiatives to achieve continual improvement in separating, sorting, scrubbing, standardizing and systematizing (5S).

+ Maintains production tracking records, reports and spreadsheets to provide information and data for monthly reporting of production efficiency and monthly KPIs.

+ Responsible for the scheduling of all production personnel. Approves vacation requests and arranges for coverage. Posts the schedule weekly for employees, and updates Kronos schedules and time off requests daily. Approves time cards in Kronos weekly.

What will you need to be successful?

+ A four year degree preferred in engineering, food technology or business

+ 2 to 5 years experience in a food plant or related industry. Leadership experience is desirable.

+ Experience with SAP is preferred.

+ Continuous improvement understanding.

+ Knowledge of lean manufacturing methodology.

Compensation data

The typical hiring range for this role is $62,906 to $92,755 annually and is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, location, etc. In addition to your pay, Kerry offers benefits such as a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and retirement contribution (all benefits and incentives are subject to eligibility requirements).

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Job Posting: JC260887875

Posted On: Jun 06, 2024

Updated On: Jul 24, 2024

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