Supervisor, Floating

Red Star Yeast

Cedar Rapids, IA

Other duties may be assigned depending upon operational needs
The production, packaging, and shipping of products require flexibility on the part of all personnel as operations change depending upon the needs of the customer. This will require a Production Floating Supervisor to train and work in other departments on a periodic basis in order to ensure customer requirements are met in a timely manner.

Primary Job Responsibilities (covering shift supervisors)
• Lead and enforce plant level safety programs (LOTO, Confined Space, Hot Work…..)
• Responsible and accountable for the safety of all assigned personnel.
• Ensure personnel is accounted for during and activation of the emergency phone system.
• Maintain and ensure employees are strict quality guidelines by obeying company’s GMP guidelines within the plant; this is to include production, packing, maintenance, office, or contract personnel. (HACCP, HARPC, Glass Breakage……)
• Notify laboratory when tests are needed; deliver samples for testing.
• Follow, train and maintain SOP’s used in Production. Ensure operators complete control sheets
• Understand and do calculations to develop production schedule, formulate recipes, prioritize inventory and in-process testing
• Review control sheets for variances and approve or make necessary adjustments to production
• Reorganize labor pool to best suit the production needs for the shift
• Maintain supervisor’s logbook, communicate with other shift supervisors and document all problems or concerns.
• Enter data into the computer systems (Oracle, Excel, MAPCON, Productivity and Inventory)
• Identify mechanical issues and work with maintenance to prioritize work. Follow up to ensure the work is completed satisfactory
• Notify maintenance department of equipment problems that cannot be solved independently by written work order requests.
• Assist management to oversee production procedures to ensure efficient and proper plant operations.
• Enforce company handbook and develop performance improvement plans for underperforming individuals
• May fill in for absent or vacationing operators of process or CY/Nut if required by the needs of the company
• Request production chemicals, packaging room equipment and supplies.
• Assist and support new equipment installations, production trials and implementation of new SOPs/SSOPs
Secondary Job Responsibilities (Not Covering Production Supervisor)

• Lead monthly Cycle Counts in the production departments
• Fill in for Supervisor on shift for a limited basis
• Participate in group discussions to improve processes and programs.
• Follow-up on work orders written
• Listen and provide feedback to front line to facilitate communication

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Point of contact for absences; schedule vacations and coordinate all necessary replacement production staff.
• Coordinate temporary workers for production needs
• Lead or assist in employee’s performance reviews for Maintenance and Production Personnel
• Responsible and accountable for the safety of all assigned personnel
• Directly or indirectly supervise 3 to 12 employees.
• Responsibilities can include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Basic math, chemistry, and microbiology knowledge is required to work under minimal supervision and assess situations, weigh alternatives and take decisive, prudent courses of action.
• Ability to prioritize and organize tasks and delegate to others while following through to ensure completion of assignments.
• Superior communication and “customer” service skills are required in relationships with coworkers, management, and other departments within the company.
• Mechanical aptitude and trouble-shooting skills.
• Paperwork demands attention to detail; computer proficiency required
• Additional safety and/or training experience helpful.
• Requires the ability to supervise multiple people and prioritize various duties and to ensure production of consistent, quality product.
• Must monitor production for consistency
• Requires ability to recognize and analyze production problems and identify possible causes and solutions
• Experience reading and interpreting P&IDs preferred

Education and/or Experience
Associate Degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Production Management, Engineering, Industrial Technology required and/or a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role for a food-processing manufacturer.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations
Ability to be forklift certified required.
Ability to be respirator certified.
Ability to be CPR/First Aid certified required.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here 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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employees is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel, and reach. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Facial Hair Policy

Employees working in this position will be required to follow Red Star Yeast’s facial hair policy. This is due to requirement of this position to wear respiratory protection.

Lesaffre Yeast Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status or other protected categories.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)