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2nd Shift Production Assistant Supervisor

Employment Type: Regular Location: Momence, IL


Silva International, Inc. (headquarters in Momence, IL about 1 hour south of Chicago) has been providing high quality dehydrated vegetable, herb, and select fruit ingredients to the food industry for more than 35 years. We strive to build long term trustful relationships with our customers, vendors, and employees by conducting our business activities with honesty, integrity and high ethical and moral standards.


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Silva is growing, and we are seeking a bilingual (Spanish) Production Assistant Supervisor to lead (coach) production teams on our 2nd shift.? The ideal candidate is experienced in food manufacturing and ready to take the next step into an entry level Supervisor position.


BASIC SCOPE:


Responsibilities include the efficient production of high quality product in a Dehydrated Vegetable processing facility while ensuring Employee Safety, Food Safety and Quality standards are paramount. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for coaching and empowering associates to hit department key performance indicators while promoting (and leading by example) a culture of integrity and respectfulness.


Successful candidate will have experience facilitating pre-shift production meetings and experience in food manufacturing with some familiarity with inventory management.? They will also be a team player, have solid interpersonal skills, and thrive in a continuous improvement environment.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILTY:




  • Supervise, lead, coach and mentor a team of 10-15 employees.


  • Utilize lean principles to implement continuous improvement methodologies to make improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.


  • Ensure quality product is being produced at the standard rate while minimizing scrap and down time.


  • Facilitate pre-shift meetings and short interval control meetings with associates.


  • Manage, evaluate and train staff by coaching, conducting performance appraisals, administering corrective action, training and development by on-the-job programs.


  • Coordination of production scheduling with Production Schedulers and Production Superintendent


  • Ensure Label Control in Production Rooms.


  • Manage Screen, Impeller, Stitch Yarn, Sieve Screens and Packaging materials inventories.


  • Maintain and / or verify all required production documentation.


  • Monitor Production Schedules to ensure raw material is available and staged prior to production room demand.



POSITION REQUIREMENTS:




  • 2-4 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment is required.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.


  • Prefer college degree or coursework.


  • Fluent in Spanish.


  • Strong communication and leadership skills.


  • Prefer experience with Six-Sigma and Lean manufacturing principles.



Silva International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions.


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