Production Supervisor - 3rd Shift
West Chicago, IL 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description

For nearly a century, The Jel Sert Company has focused on creating high quality, high-value foods, and beverages that help bring people together. We are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a 3rd Shift BILINGUAL SPANISH PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR. If you are looking for a work environment that encourages personal growth, responsibility, and a shared vision for creating incredible products that help create lasting memories, then Jel Sert wants you!

In this position, the 3rd shift Production Supervisor will supervise 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, Red Zone, standardize work, departmental goals, training, discipline, accountability, and methods improvements.

This is a 3rd shift position working 10:00 pm to 7:30 am, Monday - Friday, with overtime and Saturdays as required.

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.



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

  • Safety (line inspections, department safety audits, safety meetings)
  • Quality (high quality production, quality audits, clean environment) HACCP, Verification of CCP's
  • Lot control, inventory accuracy, and reporting
  • Develop and operate within SOPs
  • Cost/Production efficiency, maintenance, strategic planning for the continuation of production
  • Sanitation and housekeeping
  • Employee relations issues



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.
  • Communicate effectively, both in written and spoken English and Spanish required.
  • College degree is preferred.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to train and motivate employees.



  • Lead by example, professionally, morally and ethically.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Ability to keep up in a fast paced work environment that offers a challenge and complexity due to constant changes with production requirements and schedules.
  • Highly organized, methodical, disciplined, and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent multi-tasking abilities are required.
  • Ability to strategically plan to meet production schedules.
  • Utilization of leadership and teambuilding skills for employee growth and retention.
  • Basic computer skills (i.e. Microsoft office programs and internet).
  • Fiscally responsible in department, facility and company, as a whole.
  • Experience with manufacturing machinery and inventory control is preferred.



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.
  • The worker is 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).
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate heavy equipment.
  • The worker is 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

  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
  • The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • The worker is 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
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
3rd Shift
Required Experience
2+ years
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