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Production Supervisor

Company: Berry Plastics
Location: Victoria
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of 'Always Advancing to Protect What's Important.' With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com.

Our facility located in Victoria, Texas has an employment opportunity for a Production Supervisor candidate.

Responsibilities

Incumbent will be responsible for the supervision and direction of assigned shift employees and for all processes, production quality, and quantity standards of their shift for both production and reprocessing operations. Operates shift within established safety regulations, quality standards, and production standards.

  • Ensures the safety of all shift employees by checking the production floor for safety/housekeeping hazards throughout the shift and addressing issues immediately.
  • Reports any infractions to Safety Manager or other management as appropriate.
  • Performs duties in a safe manner; acts as a role model for safety on shift.
  • Completes incident reports thoroughly, timely and accurately. Conducts preliminary investigations on safety incidents.
  • Reviews and assigns daily safety topic discussion at Pre-shift meetings to Team Lead; communicates with other shift managers as appropriate on safety issues.
  • Oversees required training on selected safety topics as identified by the Safety Manager.
  • Is a member of Senior Safety Council and attends monthly meetings.
  • Sets production goals for shift based on overall Plant goals; achieves/exceeds production goals and ensures that all shift employees understand and work towards achieving production goals.
  • Assures efficient and economical utilization of materials by reviewing blend sheets and product boards and overseeing adjustments as necessary.
  • Monitors usage of reprocessed materials and personnel on shift.
  • Reviews product quality throughout shift by communicating with Quality Assurance Technicians and Lead Packers.
  • Jointly with Quality Assurance Technician, determines when product needs to be scrapped or placed on hold for higher level review/action.
  • Organizes employee driven teams to address scrap, quality, safety, or other production related issues.
  • Ensures the proper training and development of all assigned shift employees. Works with Human Resources to identify training gaps and develop appropriate training activities for shift employees; completes all required training and ensures that all shift employees also complete the required 20 hours of training; utilizes Berry University resources to accomplish training goals.
  • Assesses employee readiness for promotion, interviews, and selects appropriate candidate for vacancies.
  • Conducts performance appraisals; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems. Maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Prepares staffing plans to ensure adequate coverage on all machines for scheduled production. Reviews production schedule, vacation requests and absences to determine required staffing. Utilizes labor efficiently to achieve optimal operating efficiencies.
  • Motivates and coaches employees through good communication and frequent performance feedback. Identifies and coordinates additional training as needed.
  • Updates automated time keeping system to ensure employees are paid properly.
  • Checks voice messages and records absences in log book.
  • Delegates work activities to the proper shift personnel to efficiently manage the shift.
  • Ensures the machines run according to the instructions/specifications on the production schedule, product boards, and process specifications. (i.e., correct resin, additives, packaging, line speed, temperature)
  • Delegates the data entry of daily production. Reviews reports for accuracy and makes corrections as needed.
  • Reviews raw material usage and inventory, monitoring for maximum efficiency.
  • Notifies Maintenance of any equipment related issues. Submits appropriate work order.
  • Attends daily production meeting and provides information on last 24 hours of production activity.
  • Communicates with other Production Supervisors and Production Manager to anticipate and prepare for any possible production problems.
  • Conducts high level pre-shift meetings with employees to provide information on production, quality, safety, policy issues. Delegates responsibility for daily pre-shift meetings to assigned Team Lead.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Production Manager.
  • Directly supervises all production employees on assigned shift.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Perform other related functions and duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required. Candidates with 2 - 4 year technical degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience with at least 2 years of lead experience. Blown film extrusion or film converting experience preferred.
  • Safety and Security: Embodies plant-wide commitment for a safe workplace; acts as a role model on safety matters.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.
  • Visionary Leadership: Inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Change Management: Communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change.
  • Delegation: Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership: Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others.
  • Managing People: Provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.
  • Business Acumen: Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of company financial measures; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures.
  • Organizational Support: Promotes diversity, quality, and safe work habits.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of computer software (Microsoft products preferred).
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work activities and to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Possess mechanical skills.
  • 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 required to occasionally climb platforms to train/assist employees with job duties, lift up to 30 pounds and be able to work 12 hour shifts.
  • The noise level in the work environment requires incumbents to wear hearing protection. Incumbents must be able to work any shift.
  • Ability to work in a warm, cool, moist, and humid work environment; ability to perform repetitive motions in a fast paced production manufacturing environment.

Responsibilities Incumbent will be responsible for the supervision and direction of assigned shift employees and for all processes, production quality, and quantity standards of their shift for both production and reprocessing operations. Operates shift within established safety regulations, quality standards, and production standards. - Ensures the safety of all shift employees by checking the production floor for safety/housekeeping hazards throughout the shift and addressing issues immediately. - Reports any infractions to Safety Manager or other management as appropriate. - Performs duties in a safe manner; acts as a role model for safety on shift. - Completes incident reports thoroughly, timely and accurately. Conducts preliminary investigations on safety incidents. - Reviews and assigns daily safety topic discussion at Pre-shift meetings to Team Lead; communicates with other shift managers as appropriate on safety issues. - Oversees required training on selected safety topics as identified by the Safety Manager. - Is a member of Senior Safety Council and attends monthly meetings. - Sets production goals for shift based on overall Plant goals; achieves/exceeds production goals and ensures that all shift employees understand and work towards achieving production goals. - Assures efficient and economical utilization of materials by reviewing blend sheets and product boards and overseeing adjustments as necessary. - Monitors usage of reprocessed materials and personnel on shift. - Reviews product quality throughout shift by communicating with Quality Assurance Technicians and Lead Packers. - Jointly with Quality Assurance Technician, determines when product needs to be scrapped or placed on hold for higher level review/action. - Organizes employee driven teams to address scrap, quality, safety, or other production related issues. - Ensures the proper training and development of all assigned shift employees. Works with Human Resources to identify training gaps and develop appropriate training activities for shift employees; completes all required training and ensures that all shift employees also complete the required 20 hours of training; utilizes Berry University resources to accomplish training goals. - Assesses employee readiness for promotion, interviews, and selects appropriate candidate for vacancies. - Conducts performance appraisals; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems. Maintains appropriate documentation. - Prepares staffing plans to ensure adequate coverage on all machines for scheduled production. Reviews production schedule, vacation requests and absences to determine required staffing. Utilizes labor efficiently to achieve optimal operating efficiencies. - Motivates and coaches employees through good communication and frequent performance feedback. Identifies and coordinates additional training as needed. - Updates automated time keeping system to ensure employees are paid properly. - Checks voice messages and records absences in log book. - Delegates work activities to the proper shift personnel to efficiently manage the shift. - Ensures the machines run according to the instructions/specifications on the production schedule, product boards, and process specifications. (i.e., correct resin, additives, packaging, line speed, temperature) - Delegates the data entry of daily production. Reviews reports for accuracy and makes corrections as needed. - Reviews raw material usage and inventory, monitoring for maximum efficiency. - Notifies Maintenance of any equipment related issues. Submits appropriate work order. - Attends daily production meeting and provides information on last 24 hours of production activity. - Communicates with other Production Supervisors and Production Manager to anticipate and prepare for any possible production problems. - Conducts high level pre-shift meetings with employees to provide information on production, quality, safety, policy issues. Delegates responsibility for daily pre-shift meetings to assigned Team Lead. - Performs other related duties as assigned by Production Manager. - Directly supervises all production employees on assigned shift. - Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. - Perform other related functions and duties as assigned or required.

Keywords: Berry Plastics, Victoria , Production Supervisor, Other , Victoria, Texas

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