Multi-Pack Packaging Machine Supervisor

Location: Birmingham Plant

General Summary

Position is responsible to supervise the execution of daily packaging for the Multi-Pack Lines and Tortilla Lines in Birmingham during second shift. Position is also responsible to be the backup to the first and third shift Operations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Responsible for achieving daily production requirements as directed by the production scheduler.

• Supervises packaging line people, machine operators, seasoning operators, and plant utility workers.

• Maintains a constant line of communication with the Day Shift Manager and Plant Manager, communicating downtime, production difficulties and product overflow.

• Adjusts schedule to minimize downtime and increase efficiency.

• Schedules personnel in an efficient manner by setting starting and quitting time.

• Monitors case counts, code dates, price, weight, seal integrity, seasoning level, bag waste and machine efficiency.

• Evaluates individual performance and trains personnel to ensure standards are met.

• Constantly checks finished product quality as it moves from processing department to packaging accumulators.

• Informs Day Shift Manager of quality problems.

• Separates and removes questionable finished product for further review.

• Monitors equipment operations and communicates breakdowns to maintenance departments.

• Updates, proofreads and maintains production information that is entered in the AS400.

• Directs others in completing varied department projects.

• Works with the maintenance person or packaging machine operators to make packaging machine adjustments in order to maintain production.

• Completes time cards weekly by calculating daily hours worked and approves for payroll.

• Maintains daily production sheets for poundage and down time.

• Works closely with production, packaging, warehouse and plant managers to ensure proper communication between shifts.

• Supervises packing operations.

• Maintains the Master Sanitation Schedule for the area that they oversee.

• Is available to cover 1st and 3rd shift in a backup role when required.

• Responsible for quality and food safety tasks for their position.

Non-Essential Functions

• Makes labels as needed.

• Calculates seasoning usage, film waste, production scanning on a daily basis.

• Leads safety discussions with your team

• Works with management and fellow associates to ensure Food Safety programs are followed.

• Reports food, office or operational safety problems to shift manager for initiating action.

• Performs other duties as assigned that will impact and support the overall outcome of the company and department objectives.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the 2nd shift Manager. Works in close relationship with fellow packaging and processing supervisors.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Requires analytical, math and reading skills

• Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (Email)

• Requires leadership and management skills to direct the packaging departments and interface with other departments.

• Interpersonal and supervisory skills necessary to lead others.

• Knowledge of designated packaging and processing operations preferred.

• Moderate lifting and occasional skid pulling.

• Knowledge of packaging machinery preferred.

• Additional post high school education preferred, not required.

Health and Safety

• Responsible to follow all safety rules and work safely at all times.

• Responsible to report unsafe equipment and practices to shift manager.

• Must adhere to all Good Manufacturing Practices.

Working Conditions

• Moderate noise from packaging machines.

• Occasional slippery floors due to a combination of product oil and humidity.

• Work on elevated seasoning decks, and in moderate heat.

• Standing and waking required 90% of the time.

• Required to wear non-slip shoes and appropriate personal protective equipment


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.