Production Supervisor 2nd Shift

  • Location
    Burlingame, California
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing - Manufacturing / Plant



The Production Supervisor will directly oversee and be responsible for the complete plant operations which includes, but not limited to, personnel safety (OSHA), food safety (SQF, HACCP, AIB, GMP) and the overall manufacturing process (bean to bar) involving product flow and established Quality guidelines. The Production Supervisor will also focus on maximizing productivity and minimizing costs by efficiently assigning personnel and proactively handling the needs of the operation.

Education/Background Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Business, Engineering or related field.
3-5 years previous supervisory experience in Production with a food or beverage manufacturing union environment.
Understand basic theory of how all production machines operate, and the ability to troubleshoot minor mechanical problems. Know capabilities and limitations of machines.
Strong understanding of SQF, AIB, GMP, HACCP, FDA, OSHA.
Required knowledge of accepted quality assurance procedures and guidelines.
Experience with process improvement methodologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Committed to continuous improvement.
Well organized. Ability to work well under pressure, manage competing demands and meet tight deadlines with strong follow through.
Excellent leadership and supervisory skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to foster a close working relationship with production personnel, mechanics and management.
Must be willing and able to work different shifts, weekends and overtime.
Assess and analyze current practices and make recommendations for improvement.
Adapt to new technology in equipment and Manufacturing processes.



Manage, schedule, and supervise 30-50 hourly production personnel.
Assure adequate staffing to meet production needs.
Monitor and address employee-related concerns; report serious issues to Plant Manager and HR Manager.
Monitor production output and ensure compliance with production schedule.
Take responsibility for and support plant effort of focusing on, and adhering to, all Personnel and Product Safety, SQF, Quality, AIB, GMP, HACCP, and FDA regulations and policies.
Ensure products are in compliance with all applicable specifications.
Maintain quality standards of company products.
Effectively interface with QA Department on interdepartmental issues.
Ensure compliance with OSHA guidelines and company safety procedures.
Maintain set standards of productivity.
Minimize waste of raw and finished products.
Identify sources of downtime and ways to reduce cost of product.
Assess and analyze current practices and make recommendations for improvement.
Advocate and champion a safe work environment; provide leadership role.
Identify and report/correct safety issues relevant to safety areas.  Handle worker injuries and medical emergencies.


Approximately one hour before start of shift, incoming supervisor will check emails for any instructions or changes to the operations.
Meet with outgoing supervisor to discuss status of production in relation to production schedule, any changes in production schedule, and any other “hot” topics relating to personnel, operations, or mechanical issues.
Review, for his/her shift, production schedule and crewing then make adjustments in the computer to the crewing sheet as necessary.
Print the day’s crewing sheet, post two copies on the lunchroom bulletin board, and then distribute copies to production team.
Place timecards in card racks for respective casual labor.
Stand outside lunchroom to verify attendance and inform personnel of any special assignments.
If someone is missing, request assistance from outgoing supervisor to obtain overtime as needed, or adjust crewing as required to cover absence.
Communicate any scheduling and/or crewing difficulties to Production Manager.
Walk through each department verifying attendance and that each area is operating correctly.
Provide assistance as needed; fill out work orders and give to Maintenance Department.
Also verify that correct product is being run and the process flow is following appropriate, standard procedures.
Communicate and work with Quality Control to ensure process is within established guidelines.
Throughout shift, maintain contact with all employees to ensure a safe work environment and that the operation is following all procedures.
At end of shift, meet with incoming supervisor as described above.
Collect production reports from departments, review for accuracy, correct as needed.
Enter production information into Oracle system.
Review seniority employees’ timecards in Kronos timekeeping system, adjust as necessary.
Collect casual labor timecards from rack and review hours worked; return cards to rack for next work day.

Physical/Environmental Demands

3rd shift – 11:00pm – 7:00am
1st shift – 6:50am – 3:20pm
2nd shift – 3:10pm – 11:10pm

Supervisors are expected to arrive an hour before the shift starts and leave ~30 minutes after the end of the shift.

May have to work overtime during the week to cover for an absent supervisor on another shift, or for a special project or product run.

Must be able to work in the following environmental conditions:

Very hot processing areas: 90-100F.
Cool packaging areas: 65-70F.
Various departments may be dusty due to cocoa powder production or ingredient handling; breathing protection provided.
Various areas of the plant are noisy: 85+ decibels; hearing protection provided.

Must be able to handle physical demands of the job:

Occasionally lift/carry up to 35lbs.
Occasionally climb 5-15’ stairs and vertical ladders to access tank platforms.
Frequently walk throughout factory (5-7 hours).
Occasionally sit at desk to work on computer and process paperwork.
Must be able to visually identify slight changes in shades of color of products.
Must be able to verbally and intelligibly communicate to employees.
Must be able to adequately hear conversations in the noisy environment.

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