Food Manufacturing Production Supervisor - 3rd shift
Company: Meiji America Inc. / D.F Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Food Manufacturing Production Supervisor
The Meiji Group was founded in Japan in 1916. For nearly a century,
it has provided a broad range of products built upon the
accumulated knowledge and skills of its talented workforce. Its
products are extensive and include confectionery, dairy, baby food,
infant formula, sports nutritionals, health and beauty items, as
well as pharmaceuticals.
Meiji America Inc., founded in 2011, as the United States division
distributes Meiji branded confections as well as Stauffer's branded
cookies and crackers in the US market. Meiji manufactures and
distributes a variety of unique confectionery and snack products
including HELLO PANDA, YAN YAN and CHOCOROOMS. Hello Panda and Yan
Yan are fun portable treats that are perfect for on-the-go
snacking. Hello Panda has a cr--me center and a crunchy shell with
drawings of cute Pandas enjoying various sports. Yan Yan is a fun
and delicious activity with sweet cracker sticks and cr--me for
dipping. Chocorooms are an indulgent snack with a unique mushroom
shape and wonderful chocolate flavors. Its melt-in-your mouth
crispy cracker stems are topped with milk and dark caps made from
quality West African cocoa beans.
Stauffer's is best recognized for its original animal crackers but
the company also produces a variety of crackers and cookies in two
bakeries within the United States. Stauffer's roots are in York,
Pennsylvania where the first animal crackers were produced in 1871.
Our second bakery resides in Santa Ana, California near Laguna
Beach. Stauffer's west coast bakery started producing crackers and
cookies in 2001. Enjoy snacking with delicious Stauffer's animal
crackers in a variety of flavors and shapes.
About YOUR Role:
In this role you will work under the general direction of the
Production Manager. You will be responsible for the plant
operations on 3rd shift. You must maintain a positive atmosphere
and uphold to the plant and company goals, objectives, policies and
procedures. You will also be responsible for employee training and
performance. You must possess a genuine passion and understanding
for continuous plant and employee development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
* Establish and maintain a safe working environment
* Meet all food safety requirements and quality aspects of the
* Reinforce and adhere to all company policies and procedures
* Responsible for the job skill level of all employees
* Follow guidelines on work performance issues
* Responsible for plant production goals
* Maintain plant staffing requirements
* Ensure production equipment and systems are run at the highest
level of efficiency possible
* Communicate issues and problems to the appropriate people in the
* Participate in product scoring, production meetings, project
meetings, plant meetings, etc., as needed
* Set appropriate goals that support plant goals for shift,
operations and supervisors
* Responsible for cost reductions and control on shift
* Maintain technical knowledge required for position
Maintains and supports all training activities in plant
* All other duties as assigned
* Flexibility to cover different shifts as needed
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Production Supervisor will
oversee Production employees.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
* Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing experience with a minimum of
4 years of experience in a leadership role in a bakery and/or food
& beverage manufacturing environment.
* Experience with HACCP, AIB, NSF, and SQF standards preferred.
* Experience in working in a team environment.
* Strong planning/organization and time management skills a
* Demonstrated problem solving skills.
* Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Education and/or Experience:
* Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a 2 year college or
technical school; or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or
training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit; use hands to grasp, handle or feel; reach with
hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required
to walk, stand, stoop, kneel and crouch. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision and color vision. The
physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is
Equal Opportunity Employer: Meiji America/ D.F. Stauffer's is an
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets
Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional
Recruiters. Meiji America Inc. / D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc.
has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby
specifically directed NOT to contact Meiji America employees
directly in an attempt to present candidates. Meiji America will
not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly
from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Meiji America,
including unsolicited resumes sent to a Meiji America mailing
address, fax machine or email address, directly to Meiji America
employees, or to Meiji America's resume database will be considered
Meiji America's property. Meiji America will NOT pay a fee for any
placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.
Meiji America will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has
submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the
Recruiter free of any charges or fees.
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $62,400.00 - $72,000.00 per year
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* Weekend availability
Work Location: One location%58047475%
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