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Gerber Products Company dba Nestlé Infant Nutrition is seeking a Manufacturing Operations Supervisor to join its’ team at our Fremont, MI, facility.
POSITION SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for providing supervision to a plant business unit. This includes implementing/supporting TPM – Nestlé Continuous Excellence initiatives as well as day-to-day operations of the business unit. Must be able to work all shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd and alternative work week).
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Leadership
• Manage day-to-day operations of the business unit to assure collaboration of shifts to guarantee smooth transitions. • Provides leadership/direction to hourly employees and serve as a model of example for the team • Ensure that personnel are properly trained and following approved processes to facilitate the manufacturing of quality goods based on accepted practices, regulatory requirements, and/or company policies. • Balances quality, productivity, cost, safety, and morale to achieve production goals. • Prepare paperwork / reports on a timely basis. Quality Assurance • Develop, maintain and empower a quality conscientious attitude among employees. Ensure all raw material, packaging material, Work in Progress (WIP) and finished goods are handled within Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and First Expired First-Out (FEFO) guidelines. • Maintain ISO food safety, occupational safety and environmental level facility, with a focus on safe work practices and housekeeping programs, as well as maintenance and upkeep of all equipment. Continuous Improvement • Identify, recommend, develop and implement improvements in safety, quality, processes, costs and SOP documentation. • Help identify long term opportunities and solutions for continuous improvement. Promote open communications between shifts and departments. Develop teamwork approach to teams • Maintain housekeeping, sanitation and safety through employee involvement and adherence to the Departments 5S standards/initiatives. • Actively support and participate in facility’s TPM / continuous improvement efforts. • Set ambitious objectives and motivate the shift to achieve them.
Safety, Health, and Environmental
• Responsible to have safe work instructions available for all positions. • Follow all sanitation, GMP, safety, quality and employee relation programs. • Ensure all employees have the required level of safety training, all equipment and installations are well maintained with safety guards & devices and associates are using the appropriate PPE. • Assure activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management systems.
Perform other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
BS/BA degree required.
• 2-3 years progressive experience in a manufacturing environment; preferred experience in food processing, aseptic or pharmaceutical industry. • Food manufacturing experience highly preferred. • Previous supervisory/people leader responsibilities required.
• Mentor and lead teams of diverse memberships to successful results • Comprehend, educate others and enforce relevant policies/procedures pertinent to safety, quality, sanitation, security and operations • Communicate with all levels of personnel and elevate issues when necessary • Demonstrated ability to utilize a personal computer effectively in a LAN environment. • Proven skill in analytical thinking, understanding, technical concepts, and problem solving
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