Production Supervisor


  • This position is eligible for a $2,500 sign-on bonus.

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The Production Supervisor is responsible to oversee and coordinate the work of line employees and to supply the Maintenance and Operations Department with support in the areas of systems development, cost control, operational training, capital project management, business expenses; as well as, safety, environmental and health issues. This position is also responsible for Food Safety and Food quality. This role reports to the Production Manager and is based out of our Ontario, California location.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshoot equipment individually and through coaching of the operators when there is downtime. Assist operators to resolve mechanical and operational issues related to equipment stops and breakdowns.
  • Work with the operations department to facilitate a teamwork approach, combining the expertise and manpower of both production and maintenance departments for the good of the company
  • Define project priorities and provide direction to production staff. Monitors team performance and audit activities to ensure personnel are performing quality work, supporting a quality product and managing equipment to meet goals.
  • Provide leadership to team which includes following Performance Management System, setting expectations that align to area's business objectives and providing routine feedback on performance.
  • Manage the PDCA process from cradle to grave to include problem statement, root cause analysis, and counter measure implementation.
  • Work with improvement teams to identify, evaluate, and implement reliability improvement opportunities through changes to operating procedures, maintenance procedures, and equipment upgrades.
  • Develop, post, and communicate procedures/processes for their area that support the production strategies.
  • Utilize preventive and predictive operator maintenance techniques to minimize equipment breakdowns
  • Manage personnel plan to setup team for success.
  • Develop and implement operator preventative maintenance systems. Maintains the plant CIL program, Changeover Program, Startup/Shutdown procedures, and Machine Centerline process.
  • Assist in the selection process of new hires. Manage the production training program for the production staff.
  • Ability to understand line control, bottle flow, and can flow to balance the line so the flow of work is at an even pace.
  • Ability to understand staffing and productivity calculations to understand measures and set targets.
  • Coordinate with maintenance department to drive optimum performance on production lines and assists with supporting production personnel as needed.
  • Ability to analyze data with use of the computer so measures and set targets can be communicated.
  • Demonstrate a working understanding and ability to operate all plant machinery.
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot machine setup issues and operator competency gaps.
  • Capability to develop training standards and work instructions for production processes.
  • Train new employees that are hired in the work area assigned
  • Advanced knowledge of field
  • Lead by example and assist others who may need guidance
  • Be accessible for employees to ask questions regarding area of expertise
  • Provide positive recognition to employees who exhibit good behavior in their work area
  • Provide feedback to managers on individual and team performance
  • Accountable for food safety, food quality and regulatory requirements for their position
  • Encouraged to notify management about actual or potential food safety issues
  • Adopt and maintain all SQF requirements for their position
  • Empowerment to work with supervision to resolve food safety and food quality issues within their scope of work


  • Manage production / operations team employees
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe, secure, and legal work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Communicates job expectations; planning, monitoring, and assessing job results; coaching, and counseling employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Establishes strategic goals; identifying and evaluating trends; choosing a course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes.
  • Lead and support a food safety and food quality culture within the location
  • Establish, document, and communicate to all relevant staff of food safety and quality objectives and performance measure
  • Empower and encourage employees to act to resolve food safety and quality issues within their scope of work
  • Implement, maintain, and continuously improve the food safety and quality culture within the location
  • Effectively communicate all key performance indicators and objectives to employees
  • Ensure staffing and adequate resources are maintained to meet objectives
  • Educate all staff to understand the importance of food safety and food quality controls and deviation consequences.
  • Accountable for food safety, food quality and regulatory requirements for their position
  • Encouraged to notify management about actual or potential food safety issues
  • Adopt and maintain all SQF requirements for their position
  • Empowerment to work with supervision to resolve food safety and food quality issues within their scope of work


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent education
  • College degree or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in Manufacturing or production environment.
  • Must have experience using a PC and business information system/software.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the food/beverage industry
  • Experience in report writing
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to multi-task
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Ability to direct, coach and train others.
  • Consultative, influential, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers


High School or Equivalent

Job type

Full time

Salary Range
$44,000.00 - 78,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Chino, CA 91710, US
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