Production Supervisor
SunOpta Inc. - San Bernardino, CA

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Job Title: Production Supervisor

Reports To: Director, Operations

Location: San Bernardino

FLSA Status: Exempt

SunOpta Inc. is an operator of high-growth ethical businesses, focusing on integrated business models in the natural and organic food and natural health markets. SunOpta Food Solutions (SFS) is a division within the International Foods Group of SunOpta, Inc. (NASDAQ symbol “STKL”). SunOpta Inc. is an operator of high-growth ethical businesses, focusing on integrated business models in the natural and organic food and natural health markets.

Required Skills Supervises production crew and assists the Plant Manager in production and ensures that personnel are trained and understand all procedures dealing with production and its equipment.
  • Schedules, organizes and distributes work assignments to production employees
  • Ensures all employees are provided with the appropriate training to complete their assigned tasks
  • Monitors employee performance and training, and provides input regarding employee performance and evaluations
  • Counsels employees and administers progressive discipline when necessary
  • Ensures compliance with procedures and processes
  • Ensures proper sanitation standards are followed
  • Provides direction in the production areas during production
  • Demonstrates effective time management and organizational skills to maintain specified line efficiencies
  • Accountable for maintaining production flow, by checking on the various items and equipment used in processes and preparing or ordering them to be sent from the warehouse
  • Implements lean management processes and methodology to ensure continuous improvement
  • Identifies problems and suggests solutions
  • Keeps Plant Manager informed of changes or potential problems that could impact production
  • Assists Plant Manager in enforcing Plant Guidelines, GMP’s, and Safety Standards
  • Assists Plant Manager in implementing new procedures and in maintaining positive employee relations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of company policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Experience Direct supervision of bottling department. Conducts supervisory responsibilities in accordance with SunOpta’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; reward and discipline of employees; addressing staff complaints and resolution of staff problems.

Required Skills & Experience
  • High School Graduate, some college is helpful but not required
  • Minimum 5 years prior work experience in a food production plant
  • At least 10 years experience in a manufacturing/cost environment preferred
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing, is required
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of personal accountability
  • Oracle experience a plus
  • Prior forklift experience and required to pass in-house forklift certification
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Able to communicate with other departments on all levels
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Food Safety and Sanitation

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SunOpta is a leading global company with a focus on natural, organic and specialty foods. We specialize in the sourcing, processing and...