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Production Supervisor (3rd Shift)

Land O' Lakes

Land O' Lakes

People & HR, Operations
Spokane, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Production Supervisor (3rd Shift)

Location: Spokane, WA

Operational Hours: Plant operates 24 hours/5 days a week; weekends as needed. This role is on 3rd Shift (9:30pm-7am) but may need to fill in on other shifts as necessary to keep up with business needs.

Salary Range: $75,000 to $90,000, depending on experience.

This role is part of our Purina Animal Nutrition business helping our network of local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers serve producers, and animal owners throughout the United States. Through industry -leading R&D and committed partnerships, we innovate the nutrition products and practices that unlock the full potential of every animal for a healthier, more productive life.

If you enjoy leading people in a team-oriented, manufacturing work environment, then the Production Supervisor in our Animal Nutrition plant would be a good fit for you. Your focus would be coordinating production, taking the forefront in safety and quality, and employee engagement and compliance with regulatory needs. SAFETY is our core value. Continuous improvement is always our goal. So, you must be energized by making things better through projects and your daily work.

You will be responsible for coordinating and providing direction for the workflow and scheduling functions of a high volume, fast-paced manufacturing facility. This position is also responsible for managing production personnel and executing production for multiple departments.

This is a collaborative environment. You will work with other team members to resolve production issues and employee relations and concerns.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within their area. Sets a leading example by supporting and adhering to all plant safety policies and procedures at all times.

  • Responsible to ensure all tasks are performed using proper SOPs/GMPs, safety procedures and other regulations.

  • Must be able to direct others in keeping with production schedules and goals.

  • Monitor and update Workday time keeping as needed as well as approving time each week.

  • Daily paperwork review.

  • Lead, coach, train, direct, and discipline employees.

  • Learn and understand the production process in JD Edwards ERP system

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree. and 1+ years leadership background OR High School degree with 4+ years of leadership experience. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Management, Business, or related field.

  • Manufacturing experience preferred.

  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and production flow.

  • Strong demonstrated computer skills.

  • Ability to coordinate, provide direction, influence, and coach staff.

  • Ability to work with management to reach and maintain production schedules and goals.

  • Communicator, decision maker, quality orientation, technical/professional knowledge, customer focus, time management, and oriented toward process improvement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent Teamwork skills/ability to build positive relationships that promote teamwork and a positive working environment.

  • Understanding of Manufacturing processes and production flow.

  • Strong computer skills that includes Microsoft Office and ability to adapt and utilize other programs.

  • Strong time management and multitasking skills.

  • Strong understanding in Food safety and Manufacturing processes.

  • Ability to make sound decisions under pressure without supervision.

  • Willingness to help the production team by filling in on the line when short-handed.

  • Willingness to run production on Saturdays when needed.

  • Ability to walk stairs throughout the shift

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.


We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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