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Supervisor Production (Ontario) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Manufacturing/Operations  
Location Ontario, CA Plant  
Req Number MAN-13-00078  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Third  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


Responsible for activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality and cost objectives. Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance. This position requires direction of separate production rooms accounting for approximately 40 hourly employees. Plan, organize, and delegate work assignments to accommodate departmental schedules and to best utilize manpower and equipment and thereby meeting SIS efficiencies and striving for continual improvement within department. Provide direction to production personnel and monitor job performance. Communicate with personnel on any schedule changes and assist them in resolving production issues to ensure customer orders are completed on time. Communicate, in a timely manner, with production manager, scheduler, and other management staff status of production progress keeping them appraised of any issues that may impact order completion. Ensure product specifications are met and alert production manager and quality assurance if product quality is in question immediately. Resolve quality issues through training of personnel and enforcement of standards. Knowledgeable in all processes and equipment functions, tracks and resolves labor timekeeping issues. Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of area. Develop and implement job specific training to all employees, ensure overall conformance with all Company policies, Good Manufacturing Practices, and housekeeping, Is an advocate of safety within the facility and follows, and enforces all safety procedures. Enforce Company policy on Attendance, Company Rules, Safety Rules and Job Descriptions. Approve payroll time punches. Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience. 2+ years of experience as a front line supervisor in a manufacturing environment is preferred. Experience in the food industry and knowledge of GMPs, HACCP and sanitation practices are helpful. Must be able to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing using electronic media, telephone and direct contact with internal and external personnel. Skill set must include strong analytical, observation, and coaching skills coupled with initiative to create and embrace change. Knowledge of facility's packaging, equipment, and capacity is important. Operate standard office equipment and demonstrate competency in the use of standard software applications.

Physical Activity/Work Environment

Travel - 0%                              Driving - 0%

Prolonged Sitting - 2%         Prolonged Standing/Walking - 90%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting ( 50 lbs.) - 2%

Finger-Hand Manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing) - 4%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) - 4%


Temperature - 5%     Noise - 90%

Dust - 0%                    Fumes - 5%

Other Safety Hazards:

Forklift Traffic - 10%


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