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Production Supervisor- 3rd Shift

Company: balchem
Location: Faribault
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $700 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com
This position is responsible for the efficient day to day operation of the production rooms as well as the development and management of the production team. This position is also responsible for motivating the safety and continuous improvement culture while achieving operating goals to meet growth expectations.

Responsible for department incident rate consistent with Balchem company goals; must maintain department safety rules compliance and be a positive safety role model
Responsible for training all department employees on safe work practices
Responsible for ensuring an organized, clean and safe work environment
Ensure procedures and work practices have appropriate safety review and new equipment is reviewed for proper guarding, safe operating procedures, and lockout tagout
Must have regular safety discussions with team and proactively listen to employees' safety concerns/suggestions; must act upon those concerns and provide feedback
Responsible for implementing corrective actions after an incident or near miss
Follow all Food safety practices and processes applicable to the department
Perform/execute job duties keeping the company's commitment to quality in mind
Monitor and maintain all food safety activities as part of daily tasks
Enforce food safety plan while producing product
Build a unified, successful team
Responsible for achieving established performance measures for productivity, quality, and safety levels as set for the production rooms and the whole department; meet or exceed daily production goals related to safety, quality, and quantity produced
Perform troubleshooting of production room issues as capable and perform minor maintenance on the lines; accurately assess when to call in additional support from maintenance and management
Cross trained to operate all production rooms including paperwork and set-up; provide backup to positions as needed to ensure efficient operation
Drive, initiate, and support continuous improvement and elimination of waste and variation in processes using established improvement processes
Responsible for the timely, efficient, thorough, and effective cleaning and sanitation of their area of responsibility, including but not limited to production or packaging equipment and the surrounding areas or rooms, support areas, and other areas as may be required
Provide daily work assignments and production priorities to the operators
Build and maintain a high-performance team environment and coach others in effective team interaction and function; foster an empowerment environment
Lead, motivate, and direct employees to achieve clear performance objectives
Must understand the company vision and set goals that will drive the Team in that direction
Detect quality issues and source the root cause to resolve the issue; perform any necessary adjustments to batches
Coordinate and participate in PM (preventative maintenance) tasks on a daily, weekly, monthly basis
Promote GMP compliance and help correct GMP issues
Promote quality awareness and help correct quality issues
Understand the product specs and operating standards by customer product and implement the necessary equipment for processing
Learn, understand, train to, develop and follow documented policies, procedures, and work procedures and drive others to do so; this includes product codes, coding system, line changeovers, and wet and dry line cleaning processes
Set up of daily productivity board and track production to board targets; maintain detailed and organized data records for the department
Ensure all necessary supplies, materials and WIP are stocked on the line for daily production needs; verify correct incoming materials and ingredients are in the right area, ensure conformance to established standards and complete the material usage form
Assist in managing production supplies; deliver Kanban cards to designated purchasing area for replenishment of supplies
Assist in development of work instructions, training and auditing team members and assisting in special projects
Perform audits within the production areas for paperwork accuracy and compliance with SOPs, GMPs, and Safety procedures
Assist Commercialization group with scale-ups and customer trials
Lead others in maintaining good housekeeping and an orderly work area; support 5S initiatives
Assist in implementation of productivity improvements; this person will also help plan ahead to improve utilization of resources
Support and assist as needed in maintaining and improving operations of the production rooms
Must continuously assess employees for selection, promotion and discipline situations
Provide frequent, specific performance feedback and coaching to all Operations employees, including proactively addressing performance issues
Assure that Production team members are appropriately trained, coached and developed in support of individual career development paths and IFP growth plans; identify potential successors within the team and develop them towards this goal
Conduct timely and thorough employee reviews giving accurate and constructive feedback to reports
Meet or exceed customer expectations for on-time delivery and quality of product delivered; communicate Customer Satisfaction to the team using quantitative measures
Coordinate and conduct meetings with direct reports individually and in regularly scheduled team meetings; include support staff as needed to maximize efficient operations and foster One Team approach
Plan ahead for the shift to ensure and approve full utilization of resources; ensure consistent application of Operational and other Company procedures
Document and monitor procedures and processes to eliminate variation and promote sharing of knowledge
Cross train in related functions and assist others in obtaining cross-functional capabilities
Must develop cooperative relationships with other departments
Plan, control, and measure all aspects of the production operations area
Support, understand, and coach others in understanding and use of lean tools
All other duties as necessary to the success of Balchem Corporation


High School Diploma/GED
Solid background/work experience in manufacturing (2+ years); food or pharmaceutical a plus
2+ years leadership experience
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts and 5S organizational tools; Six Sigma training a plus
Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, ERP)
Mechanical aptitude/trouble-shooting ability
Knowledge of food GMP's a plus
Training and mentoring mindset with constant operator training
Strong safety orientation
Strong organizational skills
Positive attitude and professional image
Self-motivation and ability to work independently; ability and willingness to provide support and training to employees on all shifts
Demonstrated ability to lead, work, and develop others in a team environment
Sensitive to other cultures/backgrounds, able to work in a multi-cultural workplace
Ability and willingness to learn, understand, and follow documented work procedures
Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced environment while moving multiple simultaneous projects forward
Ability to manage time and workload efficiently, and the ability to prioritize and modify priorities accordingly
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to interface with customers and colleagues
Able to work with all personality types and connect with people - quickly earn their respect and dedication

Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.

Keywords: balchem, Minneapolis , Production Supervisor- 3rd Shift, Professions , Faribault, Minnesota

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