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Production Supervisor II in Laurens, IA at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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    Laurens, IA
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Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

We are seeking a Production Supervisor to supervise a team of team members and their daily activities to ensure the needs of all functions within the area are met (production, training, safety, security and housekeeping). In this role, you will provide leadership/direction to the team and ensures that all the procedures for food safety and manufacturing high quality products are achieved. Specifically, you will: 

  • Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing and hiring new team members.
  • Implement and monitor training for new hires & ongoing training of current team members.
  • Maintain attendance records, counsel team members with poor attendance, & follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate.
  • Evaluate team member work performance, conduct appropriate reviews for team members, address complaints and resolve conflicts, reward or discipline accordingly. Provide input for termination decisions.
  • Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay-period.
  • Enforce all safety rules and company policies; provide appropriate interpretation of company policies and safety policies for team members.
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to management; complete accident investigations and report within 24 hours of incident.
  • Verify work and storage areas are maintained, safe, clean, and organized.
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
  • Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards; Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and maintain safety equipment.
  • Complete and review all Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP) requirements and paperwork. This includes but not limited to Pre-Operational Inspection, Operational Inspections, Pre-Shipment Review, and Corrective Actions. 
  • Ensure quality protocols are followed and openly communicated with FSQ and the Plant Manager in order to fix defects and ensure quality standards are consistently met.
  • Maintain quality product by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Recommend methods to improve manufacturing processes including equipment performance to ensure product quality and increase efficiencies.
  • Support successful implementation of SQF (Safe Quality Foods) within the facility.
  • Drive and support Continuous Improvement (CI) efforts.
  • Understand the concepts of FIFO (First-In-First-Out) on perishable products and ensure successful implementation of FIFO throughout packaging operations within the facility.
  • Ensure all required sanitation functions are within acceptable standards.
  • Monitor and track inedible, rework and downtime generated by machine.
  • Implement and monitor weekly requisitions for daily supplies and manufacturing supplies.
  • Provides direction to team members to ensure quality products and adherence to productivity goals and cost standards
  • Keep Plant Manager & other leaders informed daily of problems incurred during shift. 
  • Coordinate all functions related to the operations of all processing procedures, and specifications.
  • Monitor product coding related to the lot traceability program and ensure its accuracy.


Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • 1 year of manufacturing experience 
  • 1 year of Lead or prior supervisory experience in the food industry 
  • Able to supervise, instruct, and direct Team Members
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems
  • Able to organize and prioritize in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with people both inside and outside the organization
  • Superior accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess math and mechanical aptitude
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees
  • Must demonstrated effective leadership, problem solving, presentation, and employee motivational skills.
  • Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or more up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 


EEO Statement:

Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law. 

Jack Link’s is participant in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For information about the E-Verify program, please visit:


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