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Supv Production

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Bluffton
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Production Supervisor

Job Location: Bluffton, IN

Please note this is a Night Shift position:

12-hour Night Shift position (6:00pm - 6:00am with 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off rotation schedule)


The plant in Bluffton, IN is a 200,000 sq foot facility with over 200 employees.

Responsible for the operation in all areas of production assuring a quality, cost efficient product for on-time delivery while implementing and upholding the Company quality policy


  • Ensure proper employee training, planning, assigning and directing of work, including scheduling overtime
  • Train and facilitate employee activities including counseling and meetings as needed
  • Review operational results to assure objectives are attained in key management areas of safety, housekeeping, quality, on-time delivery, and productivity
  • Improve manufacturing methods, reduce costs, and solve problems by utilizing employee involvement
  • Provide daily labor productivity information to Shift Manager and Plant Manager
  • Promote a team-oriented environment and pride in workmanship
  • Ensure that employees are compliant with customer, regulatory, and SQF requirements
  • Develop continuous improvement through lean production practices, including completing required trainings, and attending continuous improvement meetings
  • Ensure that work areas are clean and safe by performing general housekeeping practices
  • Manage rework of non-conformance and WIP product
  • Communicate and prioritize daily maintenance calls, including entering work notifications in a timely manner
  • Ensure all necessary documentation (ex. Production records, safety incidents, training) is completed and submitted in a timely manner
  • Complete sample requests
  • Ensure time and attendance for employees
  • Complete, in conjunction with the Quality Department, investigations and corrective actions for quality deviations, such as foreign material, metal detector failures, and internal audits
  • Complete safety incident investigations and corrective actions
  • Assist with interviewing and training new candidates as needed
  • Attend Safety meetings and work on safety projects
  • Complete required training in a timely manner
  • Perform other functionally related duties as assigned
  • Serve as a mentor to new hires, ensuring proper training, retention, evaluations, and acclimation to plant policies, procedures, and environment
  • Communicate with scheduling to assure on time delivery to customers
  • Set and communicate goals for your employees and help them achieve them
  • Complete customer complaint investigation and corrective actions for items occurring on shift

    Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

    • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point
    • Organized with the ability to multi-task
    • Proven leadership skills
    • Good problem solving/resolution skills
    • Good communication skills

      Preferred Skills

      • Associates or bachelor's degree in related field
      • 2+ years of Food Processing experience
      • Lean or Six Sigma experience
      • SAP

        Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

        • High School Diploma or GED
        • 2+ years of supervisory experience


Keywords: The Hershey Company, Fort Wayne , Supv Production, Professions , Bluffton, Indiana

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