Tea Blending Supervisor

  • Location
    Portland , Oregon
  • Salary
    $ 17 - $ 20
  • Category
    Warehouse - Warehouse Supervisor / Management
  • Job type
    Direct Hire

Tea Blending Supervisor


Job Title: Tea Blending Supervisor Reports To: Production Manager Document Owner: Human Resources FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Status: Full time, Hourly
Division(s): Operations
Work Schedule/Hours: See Offer Letter for Employment
Date of Last Revision: March 2017

Position Summary
Position supervises personnel in the Blending department, and ensures that all work orders are filled timely, personnel is scheduled properly and that department demands are met in support of the company�s overall objectives. This position blends all teas and tisanes as required while following written instructions utilizing GMP�s and all safety guidelines.

Duties of Position (*Noted Essential Functions)

1. Ensures the highest quality of finished goods while following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP�s);*
2. Works closely with Production Manager, as well as other team leads and supervisors to achieve overall manufacturing goals and objectives;*
3. Performs all tea blending duties for *
4. Samples teas with QA team and speaks to the components of the teas as needed;*
5. Learns the ingredient components well enough to identify and report apparent inconsistencies:*
6. Follows guidelines for tea production (blend work orders) as written;*
7. Operates all blending equipment in a safe manner and ensures other team members are doing so as well;*
8. Reports damaged or improperly working equipment/tools to Production Manager and/or Maintenance for proper repair;*
9. Is responsible for evaluating and maintaining efficient inventory levels and accurate data; *
10. Coordinates and monitors scheduling of the personnel to ensure proper staffing with respect to the department budget and customer commitments;*
11. Directly supervises the duties of Blending department employees, including task or station assignments and assures execution of the blending area�s clean-up and overall sanitation program(s);*
12. Supervises, coaches and trains new and current employees (i.e. job, safety, GMP, team aspect, etc.) to meet performance expectations by providing strong and fair leadership and timely decision-making;*

13. Works with the Quality Assurance department to build new product prototypes and prepare for food quality audits;*
14. Focuses on overall plant goals in order to attain expected production volume and smooth work flow on a daily basis;*
15. Effectively monitors and maintains labor costs, quality and employee environment of the Blending department;*
16. Ensures that safety, GMP�s, and sanitation policies and procedures are met and updated as needed;*
17. Monitors the work area to ensure that a safe environment is maintained and all plant safety rules are followed;*
18. Assumes an active role in the plant Safety Programs to include involvement and support of the Safety Committee while taking ownership of assigned plant safety programs;*
19. Understands and follows the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) requirements and uses/maintains PPE as required;*
20. Ensures that all equipment is maintained properly to meet all food safety, quality and regulatory guidelines (organic cleaning, SOP�s, etc.);*
21. Completes all assigned paperwork, including production/packaging records, sanitation and maintenance schedules, accident reports and investigations, and any other paperwork deemed necessary;*
22. Ensures sound, safe, and professional employee environment and promptly reports and resolves issues with respect to Human Resources guidelines located in the Employee Handbook and Code of Conduct;*
23. Maintains a clean and safe operating area in clean room;*
24. Operates fork lift or pallet jack (with proper certification; training provided) to unload/load pallets and heavier materials (up to 3000 lbs/pallet):*
25. Other duties as assigned.
Back-up Position: Tea Blending Team Leader
This position requires a back-up. In the occasion(s) when this key personnel responsible for designated role(s) is absent, the Tea Blending Team Leader has been trained and assigned as a back-up and can cover their nominated duties to ensure the integrity of the Safe Quality Food (SQF) System.

Knowledge of:
Oral Communication Skills Time Management Written Communication Skills
Organization Technical Communication Presentation
Customer Relations Project Management Professionalism

Ability to:

? Read, comprehend, and apply knowledge of all regulations and procedures of this position.
? Communicate (speak, read, and write) in English with customers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors and the public in face-to-face settings, or when on the telephone.
? Ability to define programs, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
? Enter data into a personal computer.
? Work cooperatively with other employees and the public.
? Make numerical calculations (multiplication, division, percentages, addition and subtraction)
? Express ideas, including safety protocol, clearly in written English.
? Resolve inquiries and complaints expressed by co-workers.
? Work within established organizational policies and regulations.
? Work safely without endangering self or others.
? Communicate and comprehend the efforts of others;
? Follow and communicate GMPs to team members;

? Think and act quickly and safely;
? Work in a team environment;
? Proficiently operate blending equipment;

Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervises all employees in the Blending Department and performs annual performance evaluations.

Working Conditions

Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing/warehouse environment, including driving a forklift. Work may involve moving materials and product up to 50 pounds and ascending/descending narrow stairs and ladders. Working in this environment may at times require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors and work boots.

Education/Training & Experience
Associates Degree or equivalent experience:
� Four to six (4 � 6) years of food/beverage blending, development, quality control, production experience
� Two to four (2 � 4) years of supervisory experience

Certifications/Licenses
Industry certification are preferred, but not required.

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