Job Reference Code: WP-114
Location: Virginia - near Washington DC
Salary: $65-72,000 + $7000 OT
Last Updated: 11/06/2018
Our services have been retained to recruit a BAKERY PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR for a plant location in Northeast Virginia (near Washington DC) of an international food company. This 3-shift facility of 150 union employees produces wide range of fresh and frozen bakery products. My client has multiple facilities across the U.S. and their bench strength is weak so good candidates coming into the company have opportunities for advancement. Person will train on days but must then be available to move to off-shifts, most likely 3rd.

This Production Supervisor reports to the Production Manager and manages a team of 25-30 hourly personnel. He or she is accountable for directing the efficient and cost effective operation of the plant. This includes activities such as: scheduling, directing, organizing, and coordinating all operations to produce a quality product. The Production Supervisor ensures that employees work in a safe manner; and follow all company policies and all good manufacturing practices. Additional duties include: • Directing a staff of employees to ensure products are produced on time, within quality specifications. • Coordinating production schedule, recapping packing totals, analyzing results, and calculate shift yield and thru-put, and calculate labor hours. • Reviewing baking processes, checking quality, solving problems, housekeeping, check process controls, and GMP’s. • Training and ongoing coaching of employees on production, baking, and packing positions. • Daily walk-through of all departments monitoring for safety issues; taking appropriate action to correct safety infractions or concerns. • Conducting engaging monthly safety meetings with all employees on assigned shift. • Assisting the production manager on quality concerns, troubleshooting and problem solving. • Communicating with the maintenance manager on issues and repairs to production equipment. • Being pro-active in maintaining equipment. • Coordinating employee development, counseling and progressive discipline within the labor agreement, plant work rules and policies. • Coordinating the Sanitation Department • Remaining vigilant and following company food defense procedures, immediately reporting any suspicious or unusual activity to management • Ensuring all processing paperwork has been documented completely and accurately

Preferred education is minimum high school diploma as well as AIB certification. College degree a plus but not required. Ideally seeking 3+ years baking industry supervisory experience and working knowledge of formulas and/or wholesale bakery equipment. Prior union experience helpful but not required.

Salary in the $65-72,000 base range with special stipend for excessive number of 6 day work weeks…comes out to about $600/month ($7200/year).

This is an immediate need…please send resume ASAP if any interest or questions. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-889-3434 – off 417-860-5607 - cell