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Kayem Foods, Inc. Production Supervisor - CT Packing (2nd Shift) in Chelsea, Massachusetts


Kayem Foods is a family owned and operated craft meat business that has been making New England’s favorite franks, sausages and prepared meats in Chelsea, MA since its founding by Kaz Monkiewicz back in 1909. The Monkiewicz family has been perfecting its craft for four generations following one simple philosophy: to only make food they would share with their own friends and family. Kayem Foods brands include Kayem, Kayem Fenway Franks, McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli and al fresco natural chicken, as well as 9 other local brands.

Production Supervisor - Second shift - Food Manufacturing

Directs and coordinates activities for the proper assembly, set-up, and operation of the Department to produce quality product according to established specifications and outputs, by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate or Team Leaders.


  • Review production schedules to ascertain projected workload, product types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates to effectively plan department operations

  • Prepare operational schedules and coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications

  • Review production and operating reports and resolve operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays

  • Observe workflow and machine utilization to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization

  • Develop and/or revise standard operational and working practices and observe workers to ensure compliance with standards

  • Resolve worker grievances or submit unsettled grievances to Human Resources or Plant Manager for action

  • Compile, store and retrieve production data

  • Meets with work teams once per week for safety trainings and to discuss weekly departmental agendas

  • Manage subordinate team leader who coordinates the work of up to total of 15 to 25 employees in the work team

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations’ policies and applicable laws (include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems)

  • May cover for other supervisors

  • Promotes and maintains the META initiative which emphasizes employee engagement, team building and continuous improvement


  • One to three years of supervisory/leadership experience

  • Food processing experience preferred

  • BS/BA Degree preferred or an equivalent combination of experience and college

  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are a plus

  • Must have excellent communication and leadership skills and possess strong mathematical aptitude

  • Must be flexible with work hours and be able to work overtime and/or weekends

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 35 lbs.

(no outside agencies please)