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Production Supervisor in Lancaster, PA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 3/20/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Lancaster, PA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


PA Lancaster

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Production Supervisor

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Provide supervision to the hourly workforce in the manufacture of food products to ensure the safety, quality, cost and productivity goals are met. Coach, mentor and develop team members to meet current and future business requirements. 

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Operations Manager. This position receives general guidelines and sets priorities for self and staff.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage the day to day allocation of resources (equipment, people, materials and systems) in order to efficiently, safely and cost effectively achieve performance targets. Execute the daily work schedule.
  • Champion and lead change initiatives and continuous improvement efforts, including the pursuit of continuous improvement
  • Review overall line effectiveness and recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Understand and adhere to internal and external regulations, procedures & policies. Ensure that a high quality of products, housekeeping and hygiene standards are maintained. 
  • Maintain and enforce GMP standards. Operate within effective standard operating procedures (SOPs) to support employee and food safety, product quality, asset effectiveness, and workplace organization.
  • Oversee department specific sanitation operations as necessary to promote and maintain a clean and food-safe environment.
  • Provide employee coaching, mentoring and training to ensure that employees are performing job responsibilities effectively. Provide leadership for assigned production personnel to achieve their specific goals and objectives via continuous process improvement.
  • Ensure employee engagement, training, and development to maximize safety, quality, and productivity and ensure all quality standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded.
  • Evaluate subordinate performance, communicate with employees, and provide information for work performance improvement.
  • Create and maintain a safe and positive work environment for all line personnel. Maintain safe environment and safety practices in all business initiatives.  Proactively participate in and promote safety initiatives in the plant.
  • Respond to employee concerns and / or issues.
  • Attend production and shift review meetings and complete daily paperwork
  • Ensure all daily manufacturing documents are completed and accurate.

Enforce all TPB policies and procedures.  Establishes standards with the assistance of the Team Lead and Plant Manager and other department heads to uphold customer, regulatory and company guidelines:

  • Safety  (OSHA)
  • Quality  (Specifications)
  • Sanitation

Ensure safety and security of plant personnel by developing a clear understanding of all emergency procedures:

  • Ensure timely follow through and documentation in response to all Safety Incidents. 
  • Investigate and enforce compliance of TPB and OSHA regulations
  • Lead a “Safety First” culture in packing room operations

Job Qualifications

Essential knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in Manufacturing Supervisory role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field is preferred
  • Experience with food manufacturing is desired.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in SAP is highly desired.
  • High energy level; comfortable performing multiple job tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately in a consistently changing environment
  • Ability to work independently with little on site supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities. Ability to positively interact in a multicultural atmosphere.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to be flexible and lead change with team members
  • Understand and apply problem solving methodologies to improve upon operating performance issues
  • Attention to detail; ability to document issues accurately and completely
  • Participative management style—advocate of team concept.
  • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of product process and employee privacy information
  • Ability to move or lift up to 50lbs 

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.