Pinnacle Foods

  • Production Supervisor (2nd Shift)

    Location US-IL-St. Elmo
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.



    Production Supervisor (St. Elmo) 


    This position is responsible for managing all production activities on a designated shift. The scope of this position includes all phases of production, including processing, packaging, case packing, and palletizing.



    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.


    • Supervise all production activities in accordance with corporate and plant policies, programs, and standards concerning safety, quality, productivity and cost.
    • Provide continual leadership and guidance to team members for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and establishing good working relationships.
    • Actively promote plant safety and environmental programs and procedures that are in compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.
    • Fully implement and maintain SQF 2000 Certified System requirements, including training verification, within area of responsibility.
    • Actively promote adherence to plant quality system, sanitation, GMP and HACCP standards to achieve a finished product within quality control specifications.
    • Manage staffing levels to current labor standard requirements.
    • Assign responsibilities to team members, as required to meet planned production schedules.
    • Coordinate the proper training of team members within the assigned department.
    • Apply disciplinary actions in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
    • Review shift activities and results, making adjustments as required for continuous improvement.
    • Investigate production delays and takes corrective action as necessary.
    • Keep management informed of the status of production and promptly notify appropriate member(s) of management of issues impacting food safety, food quality, or production.
    • Coordinate the storage and rework of quality control hold products with appropriate plant personnel.
    • Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability.
    • Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate.



    This position provides direct supervision to production personnel. In the absences of a sanitation supervisor, may provide direct supervision to sanitation personnel. In the absences of a maintenance supervisor, may provide direct supervision to maintenance personnel. In the absence of a warehouse, distribution, or shipping and receiving supervisor, may provide direct supervision to warehouse, distribution, or shipping and receiving personnel.




    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.



    • Undergraduate Degree, desired.
    • Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Production Management, Industrial Technology, Engineering or related field, preferred.



    • Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing supervisory experience, preferred.
    • Professional experience within packaging/food products industry, preferred.
    • Experience with continuous improvement methodologies, preferred.
    • Experience working with a diverse group of people.



    • Ability to maintain high expectations for self and others, demonstrating a dedication to achievement of results.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
    • Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions.
    • Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
    • Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
    • Solid problem solving, project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
    • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.




    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.






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