Production Supervisor
West Chicago, IL US
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description
Production Supervisor
Location:West Chicago, IL (Far Western Suburbs)
Salary:$0 - $0 Per Hour
Company Division:Corporate Manufacturing

The Jel Sert Company has two (2) openings for a Bilingual (Spanish) Production Supervisor.


The employee in this role will be working 1st shift with the requirement to work on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift as assigned and based upon the department needs. As the shift assignment changes, the employee will be notified in advance in order to plan accordingly.

This position will require the employee to work overtime as needed. Overtime is scheduled based upon individual job responsibilities and the needs of the department.


Supervises employees to maximize safety, quality, and productivity.

Key responsibilities include daily production scheduling, lot control, inventory accuracy, reporting, sanitation, housekeeping, and adherence to standard operating procedures. Assures correct preparation of products and finished goods. Shared responsibility for new methods e.g. 5 S, standardize work and methods improvements.


This job description is only a summary of typical functions. Duties, tasks, and responsibilities may differ from the job description.

  • Develop and operate within SOPs and train employees accordingly.
  • Lot control, assist with inventory counts, and daily production reports.
  • Safety Training (line inspections, department safety audits, safety meetings).
  • Quality (high quality production, quality audits, clean environment) HACCP, Verification of CCP*s
  • Cost/Production efficiency.
  • Assisting the supervisors with training employees to boost efficiencies from line to line.
  • Plan and implement procedures and methods to provide an effective and efficient programs.
  • Effectively communicate changes in policies, procedures, regulations, business initiatives and technologies for all employees.
  • Coordinate training schedule as defined in the department training matrix.
  • Conduct training sessions covering specified areas including on-the-job training, annual refresher training, etc.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory or lead experience in the food or beverage manufacturing industry required.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures, such as GMPs, Safety, and SQF, within a food manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish.
  • Lead by example, professionally, morally and ethically.
  • Highly organized, methodical, disciplined, and detail-oriented.
  • Previous leadership/training experience highly desirable.
  • College degree is preferred.


  • Takes the initiative to do the right thing by relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Basic computer skills (i.e. Microsoft office programs and internet) required.
  • Ability to strategically plan to meet production and training schedules.
  • Utilize leadership and team-building skills for employee growth and retention while demonstrating our standards and encourage individuals to achieve the desired goals.
  • Works under general supervision within a team environment as well as individually.
  • Open to Continuous Education or learning & development opportunities.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to-position.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).
  • Required to have visual acuity to operate heavy equipment.
  • Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures and be able to discern differences between red/green/amber.


Manufacturing environment with some allergen products

  • Subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
  • Subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • Subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, exposure to high heat.


Planning/ Coordinating/Supervising/ Controlling

  • Prioritizes and schedules own work and work of direct reports.
  • Develops long-range objectives and plans to meet them i.e. safety, sanitation, etc.
  • Checks the quality and timeliness of own work and work of direct reports.
  • Communicates company programs, policies and procedures.
  • Orients new staff members to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Reviews salaries and recommends changes in pay levels. Recommends promotions, transfers, demotions, and terminations.
  • Maintains discipline and recommends corrective actions.
  • Plans and evaluates performance results of employees.
  • Ensures all ingredients, WIP, supplies, and tools and equipment are used, cleaned, and stored per SOP.


Follow applicable procedures and work instructions.

Verification and monitoring audits of CCP*s

Back-up Redundancy * Department Supervisors


This job directly impacts departmental and company productivity and product quality.

It is the policy of The Jel Sert Company to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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