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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016

Dairy Farmers of America Fort Morgan, CO

Fort Morgan, CO
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Plan, control, and execute all matters relating to the production of finished goods for Dairy Farmers of America in a manner that meets or exceeds expectations. Hire, train, and communicate the expectations of Dairy Farmers of America in all areas of safety, quality, productivity, and profitability to the employees performing the duties in which the Production Supervisor is responsible.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Understand and support safety as the first priority

* Ensure compliance with all company policies, local, state, and federal regulations

* Help ensure all policies and procedures for the PMO (Pasteurized Milk Ordinance), Safe Quality Food (SQF), American Institute of Baking (AIB) and Quality Assurance International (QAI -- organic) are followed

* Ensure staff complies with all safety regulations, policies, and procedures

* Coordinate and communicate the hiring of production personnel and lead people for the completion of proposed production schedule

* Coordinate and communicate all information necessary relating to the usage of material and/or bulk product in the production of finished product

* Understand each step of product flow through the entire facility and teach it

* Provide leadership in development and maintenance of team effort. Determine work quality performed and correct performance immediately through re-training and/or counseling

* Provide instructions to assigned staff in all departments throughout shift to assure conformance to quality standards. Maintain position of authority and accountability by communicating work and company information to employees on a regular basis. May seek input and opinions from employees

* Follow weekly schedule required to meet production requirements. Direct standardizing, product transferring, and tank-changing activities. Maintain accurate shift records of receivables and other production activities as required

* Staff the production department with trained employees and communicate the sense of urgency with all employees that is needed in a manufacturing environment while maintaining costs relationships to a budget

* Monitor the usage and waste of DFA's purchased items

* Complete all reports for company management, vendors, and customers as required in a timely manner

* Perform employee evaluations in a timely manner consistent with DFA policy

* Develop performance improvement plans for employees as needed

* Monitor and document progressive discipline procedures

* Communicate and be aggressive in regards to cost reduction in all areas relating to the Production department (e.g., supplies, line efficiency, labor, services purchased, etc.)

* Chair weekly shift meetings covering pressing issues, plant performance, and training

* Maintain a safe, clean, organized work area throughout the facility and office area

* Ensure all annual training is completed in a timely manner

* Take an active role in and support plant committees

* Monitor all equipment performance to ensure normal conditions and standards of cleanliness are met.

* Develop resolutions to production problems and seek appropriate help when needed

* Coordinate product movement to ensure adequate bag and product supplies are available for packaging and bulk truck loading activities. Observe quality of packaged product and appropriate stacking

* Maintain accurate records of inventory, rework, and other product categories. Oversee product transfer and receipt while ensuring compliance to handling standards and product contamination prevention. Coordinate efforts for packaging and warehousing activities

* Maintain inventory control through monitoring and accurate recordkeeping. Advise leadership of required inventory items and other requirements as well as deviations from established procedures

* Provide assistance to accounting functions through accurate recordkeeping, inventory confirmations, and modification notifications

* Record and report any actions which violate safety, dress code, and work standards. Ensure safety program compliance as required

* Review and approve employee hours and related information. Advise employees of correct procedures for requesting time off. Monitor unauthorized employee time away from work station

* Maintain thorough knowledge of all plant systems and equipment

* Provide training to employees in various required OSHA programs. Conduct Safety Tool Box Talks and Safety Observations. Assist in orientation and training of new employees

* Develop staffing schedules to ensure necessary work coverage

* Demonstrate good judgment in safeguarding customer, company, vendor and employee information

* Maintain a cooperative working relationship with customers, vendors, employees, and peers

* Maintain a well-groomed, professional appearance for the position and the situation

* Follow and enforce all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in consistent manner with all corporate, regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

* Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

* Attend required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)

* Ensure availability to respond to emergencies or other unexpected operational requirements (i.e., nights, weekends, or holidays). Participate in on-call rotation

* The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

* Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive

* Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity