Production Supervisor

Salt Lake City, UT

At Danone, manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams. We have an opening for a Production Shift Supervisor based in our Salt Lake City, Utah beverage manufacturing facility. In this role you will provide first-level support to front line employees in the manufacturing plant. This position is a day shift position but will provide vacation coverage for night shift supervisors.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Managing and mobilizing a team of hourly associates to ensure Safety, Quality, and Productivity goals are met.
  • Driving accountability through strong leadership and setting consistent expectations.
  • Working cross functionally with other departments within operations to ensure production requirements
  • Promoting a positive team atmosphere and champion involvement of all employees.
  • Regular, formal, and informal evaluations and feedback of the performance of hourly associates.
  • Validation of time and attendance through daily and weekly reviews of your employee timecards utilizing the Dayforce payroll system.
  • Addressing employee concerns; elevate to next level leadership as needed
  • Administering discipline as required for job performance, attendance, or any other violations.
  • Ensure adherence to plant standards (including but not limited to GMP, AIB, FDA, DaMaWay, Quality, Safety, Finance, ISO)
  • Conduct pre-shift meetings with in-coming operators in front of daily management board(s) to discuss topics related to previous shift, SQCDMN metrics, and general plant communication
  • Studying manufacturing production and shipping schedules, identify gaps and risks while collaborating with the manager and peers to balance work schedule
  • Ensuring departmental compliance with company's policies and procedures
  • Ensuring departmental SOPs are current and utilized by all hourly associates; will also provide necessary job specific training as warranted.
  • Identifying and driving continuous improvement initiatives within the department
  • Improving and maintaining communicated performance standards for the department; managing with the flexibility to react as needed when breakdowns arise
  • Performing root cause analysis, problem solving, and follow-up related to operational and safety incidents within the department
  • Develop root cause analysis using 5-Why, Fishbone diagram, etc. to re-align operational performance with goals and objectives
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement efforts including but not limited to AM, PM management, 5S, DMS, etc.
  • Ensure sound communication systems are in place so all employees are aware and can participate in continuous improvement of the operation.
  • Manage shift employees to ensure compliance to all SOP’s, QAR’s, Plant Rules, and ISO Standards, including non-conformance management.
  • Responsible for the operational performance of the assigned shift


  • You have a high school or GED, required. A Bachelor's degree in Chemical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, or business related field, is preferred. 
  • You have a minimum of 2-3 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing/packaging environment, required. Previous supervisory experience within a food/beverage environment is preferred. Familiarity with CIP/HAACP/FDA is also preferred.
  • You have demonstrated continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing experience.
  • You have excellent analytical, troubleshooting, conflict management and problem-solving skills, as well as demonstrated planning, communication, and supervisory skills, required.
  • You have availability to work any shift which could include weekends, nights, and holidays, required.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have resourcefulness and decision-making ability.
  • You can work under pressure and potentially stressful conditions.
  • You are self-motivated and a self-starter and able to work independently toward departmental objectives under minimal direction.

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