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Kayem Foods, Inc. Production Supervisor in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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 in order 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.


Kayem Foods is a rapidly expanding leader in the meat processing industry. Major brands include the flagship Kayem brand of franks, sausage and deli meats; al fresco all natural chicken sausage and McKenzie franks and deli meats. Kayem proudly makes the Kayem Fenway Frank, the Official Hot Dog of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, The New England Patriots Frank, and The Tampa Bay Rays Dog to name a few of our sports team partnerships. The privately-held company has been owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years.

Growth and expansion are being driven by creative marketing strategies and tactics, innovative

new products, a focus on operational excellence, remarkably delicious products, and world class sales. As the company expands its branded extensions and product offerings nationally the opportunity for career growth continues to flourish.

Today, Kayem continues the legacy of our founders, providing quality product to our customers and employing a diverse workforce of dedicated people. Kayem has a rich history and a bright future ahead.

We offer excellent compensation and great benefits including health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401K, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, plus dynamic careers that give you the unique opportunity for personal contribution and growth.

Kayem promotes and enforces a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for all individuals.


  • 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.