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Production Supervisor -Waco PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Location: Waco, TX - 76705 Positions available: 1
Job #: 14138565
Updated: 8/12/2020 Expires: 8/12/2020
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GENERAL SUMMARY: Coordinates and directs the activities of the production department to maximize productivity and minimize cost while maintaining quality. Inspects product to verify production specifications are met. Trains and supervises production personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as production demands may require.

• Ensures that all applicable state and federal requirements are met regarding OSHA, food safety, and fair employment practices in assigned area of responsibility.
• Supervises the day-to-day activities of production operations and personnel to meet established production and quality control standards.

• Ensures activities meet short-term goals established for production continuity and balance such as creating shift schedules, ordering materials, machine loading, grievance resolution, and equipment maintenance.
• Works with other plant function areas as needed to ensure support in attaining output, productivity, and quality.

• Schedules, trains, and motivates production labor force to ensure consistent attainment of production schedules at optimum productivity and cost levels. Interviews and recommends individuals for open positions.

• Recommends improvements in production flow or methods.

• Uses operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and to improve product quality.

• Notifies management personnel of machines and/or equipment that could be modified to improve production and quality of products.

Performs other related duties as assigned to support production demands as may be specified by customer or client.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to physically 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 Qualifications:

- 3 or more years of previous Supervisory experience.

- Poultry or food industry experiences a plus.

- Previous leadership skills with 20 or more employees.

- Effective communication both orally and in writing.

- Capable of independent decision making.

- Must have basic computer knowledge.

- Ability to manage multiple priorities.

- Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.

- Must be able to work other days/shifts as needed.


All employees are required to attend employee and safety orientation prior to performing the above duties.  Once the employee completes this training they will be assigned to a Supervisor who will further orient the employee to the workplace, introduce him/her to employees and other supervision, demonstrate work assignment and explain ingress and egress procedures to and from work station.  A training buddy may be assigned to new employees for a period to assist in further training and indoctrination.


Those responsible for training and indoctrination may include:  personnel representatives, safety director, supervisors, and lead workers.


The area manager is accountable for tracking employee progress and performance.


A specific probationary period is assigned to all employees hired to evaluate employee effectiveness and performance.  At the end of this period the supervisor will evaluate the job performance of each new employee utilizing current forms and procedures in effect at that time.  The employee will be rated and evaluated on essential work duties listed above as well as attendance, tardiness, interaction with co-workers and management, attitudes and work actions.  Unacceptable performance of duties and disciplinary actions will be documented on corrective action reports and appropriate personnel records.  Absent any negative actions, the employee may be eligible for a wage increase according to the wage and salary policies in effect at that time.


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 employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


List any and all personal safety or health protection equipment and gear required by either regulatory, sanitary, or safety procedures.

The employee is required to wear a hair net, beard net (if necessary,) gloves, a smock, slip proof boots, fryer gloves, waterproof aprons, and ear protection.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the daily work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or customer specifications and processes required of personnel so assigned.


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Is a Private Sector employer with 22 locations
5,000-9,999 employees
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