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Kayem Foods, Inc. Production Supervisor in Chelsea, Massachusetts

The Production Supervisor 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 specific duties personally or through subordinate or Team Leaders. RESPONSIBILITIES: Review production schedules to ascertain projected workload, product types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates to 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. Responsibilities 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 REQUIREMENTS: 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. Company Overview: 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, Mass. since its founding by Kaz Monkiewicz back in 1909. Well over 100 years later, we are the largest meat processor in New England and still pushing our craft to the next level - tweaking recipes to have the perfect flavors and extending our expertise into delicious new areas and collaborations - such as Brave New Kind meat snacks and Kayem?s Night Shift Brewing Small Batch Beer Brats. One thing will never change, it?s our - \"Old World\" - food philosophy: to only make food we would share with our own friends and family. We offer the opportunity for professional growth and to make a difference in a flexible and collaborative environment. Kayem offers competitive wages and benefits to full time employees. Kayem benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, employer funded life insurance, 401k with employer match, paid vacation / PTO, FSA (flexible spending) and tuition reimbursement.