Job Location: Hazleton, PA
Please note that this is a Night Shift position supervising the 7:00pm – 7:00am shift set work schedule (days on, days off ongoing)
The Hershey Company Hazleton plant is a Union plant producing products such as Cadbury, Milk Bars, Almond Bars, Extra Dark Bars, Caramel Bars, Candy Coated Eggs, and Kit Kat, in a high-speed complex environment.
As a Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for the financial planning, as well as directing and managing the activities of hourly production personnel while safely and effectively meeting the needs of their departments / areas in the plant. Additionally, the supervisor is responsible for adhering to the employee handbook, and complying with regulatory requirements, company and plant policies, procedures, and rules in their area of responsibility. To be considered, you must also be flexible for all shifts, and weekend work.
In addition, the Production Supervisor will:
With minimal direction and input from senior leadership, propose, plan, and execute projects to eliminate the root cause of manufacturing problems
Independently execute projects of high complexity which have a large impact on the on the company's current and/or future business interests. Projects may relate to any aspect of the business – people, procedures, policies, finances, equipment, processes and/or products
Be responsible for the financial planning, as well as directing and managing the activities of hourly production personnel while safely and effectively meeting the needs of their department
Ensure that the area of responsibility supports all plant goals daily and weekly reviewing results with staff
Coordinate and administer daily interaction between the assigned area of responsibility and all other departments in the plant. This would include peers across shifts.
Ensure that personnel have proper qualifications, are properly trained, and motivated to work productively both as part of a team and individually
Ensure compliance with established standards in the areas of food quality & safety and employee safety. Identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
Ensure compliance with administrative and reporting procedures while complying with overtime and provisions of the handbook
Coordinate labor staffing on a daily basis in coherence with budgeted staffing
Document notification requests in SAP PM. Follow-up and prioritize with maintenance and other shifts.
Input data into SAP, check QA documentation, and verify employee timecards
Analyze information and follow-up on exceptions and opportunities
Foster a continuous improvement mindset, elevating new ideas (both your own and those of your employees), and executing plans to positively impact the plant operations and goals
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
Excellent people and leadership skills
Strong change management skills, driving and implementing change to optimize the business focusing on safety, quality, and costs
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Problem solving and decision-making abilities
Ability to work with and relate to all levels of personnel
Ability to read/interpret production performance reports
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Minimum of 3 years of experience in manufacturing or in a high speed, complex environment required
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required
Minimum of 1 year in a supervisory capacity preferred
Food manufacturing experience preferred
SAP experience preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred