Processing Supervisor – 2nd Shift – Beverage Manufacturing

Lassonde Pappas & Co.

Seabrook, NJ

Lassonde Pappas & Co. is a US Leader in beverage manufacturing dedicated to our team members, customers and consumers satisfaction. We remain committed to our small-town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make our teams special. Since 1942, we’ve been producing delicious products for our customers across the country!


To provide the best for our customers, we focus on building the best team by creating and advancing an inclusive environment amongst our diverse workforce. If you’re passionate about customer satisfaction, reliable, and committed to being and doing better, join us! 


We value each of our employee’s total wellbeing. To support employees in all stages of their wellness journey, we have a robust benefits program including: medical, dental, and vision coverage options, growth and development potential, along with 401-K, Life & Disability Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Health Fairs, Gym Membership Discounts, and so much more!


The Processing Supervisor will be responsible for supervising processing hourly employees (Batchers, Assistant Batchers, Relief Batchers, and Press Operators). In addition, this individual will schedule and assign workloads; and maintain close rapport with production to identify, solve, and prevent problems affecting product quality and safety.  Provide coaching, training, and guidance to develop a food safety culture within the processing department. Review and Revise Processing SOPs. Conduct HACCP monitoring, conducts processing facility inspections. This role reports to the Processing Manager and is based out of our Seabrook, New Jersey location. 


Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Provide shift-focused supervision to the Processing Associates
  • Have the ability to understand the blending processes as they relate to ingredients, weights, mixing, process flow, and the analytical checks to go along with it.
  • Communicate with Processing associates to ensure understanding of the day's production schedule, key issues, and challenges
  • Complete ingredient and raw material inventory
  • Provide supervision to the production of products during their shift assuring the implementation and monitoring of good manufacturing practices, quality, and safety standards
  • Identifies problems or bottlenecks in processing processes and resolves issues
  • Assure daily documentation, analysis, and trending of data regarding batching, ingredient waste, processing maintenance issues, processing safety issues, employee issues, and any other incidents.
  • Assure the implementation of all identified food quality and food safety standards, laws, good manufacturing practices, training and continuous improvement
  • Ensures processing resources including materials, equipment, and people resources are available as needed to maintain production schedules
  • Identify and document the skills, performance opportunities, learning needs, time, and attendance of each processing associate and teach routinely
  • Assure all associates are consistently trained in all required standards and expectations, including temporary employees
  • Keep the work environment clean, safe, and positive
  • Manage processing performance against plant goals in safety, quality, cost, and waste 
  • Work with the management team to develop safe work practices and implement them for effective safety that results in zero recordable and lost time accidents and encourage safe work performance
  • Exudes a high degree of interpersonal skills and has the ability to work well with everyone
  • Assure fair and consistent application of policies, procedures, and discipline
  • Follows and enforces standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in SQF as well as the regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA, and EPA and assures associates are consistently trained in these standards and comply with all requirements
  • Adhere to and promote a culture of food safety and quality
  • This role will be required to taste test products as needed, up to a couple of ounces per test.
  • All other duties as assigned 


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manage 4-10 employees
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe, secure, and legal work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Communicates job expectations; planning, monitoring, and assessing job results; coaching, and counseling employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Establishes strategic goals; identifies and evaluates trends; chooses a course of action; defines objectives; evaluates outcomes.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and can multi-task
  • Must have excellent time management skills



  • Associate's Degree in Production or Engineering or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Five years of production manufacturing experience required; food manufacturing preferred
  • Three years supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Supervisory experience in a union environment is a plus  
  • Working knowledge of batching and CIP equipment and systems
  • Working knowledge of food safety and food quality standards and regulations such as SQF and environmental and safety regulations
  • Competency in English language (read, write, speak); excellent written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as FDA, OSHA, and EPA     
  • Requires basic mathematical skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide combined with analytical skills used to track and trend data and be able to use that data to guide decisions and communications with associates
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to facilitate cross-functional teams
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions




This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a production setting.


FREQUENT:  Ability to talk and hear; ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend and/or crouch; push/pull; lift up to 50 pounds; use of hands and fingers to operate machinery/equipment and all manual and electronic equipment in area of responsibility.  Exposure to wet and humid conditions and fluctuations in ambient temperature (seasonal). Squatting, kneeling, ability to reach above and at shoulder height. Ability to wear a dust mask.  Exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals.


VISION:  Ability to use close and distance vision, as well as color and peripheral vision with or without correction.  Must be able to visually detect obstacles and potential dangers in a fast-paced production environment involving high speed equipment and powered industrial lift equipment.


HEARING:  Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.   Exposure to noise levels from pumps, machinery, forklift traffic, bottle lines and exhaust fans.



This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of the responsibilities that are required to successfully perform in this position.  Other duties as assigned are part of every job description.  The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.


Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.