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Operations Supervisor

Job Number 18005551
Company Nestle Nutrition
Location Fremont, Michigan
Gerber Products Company dba Nestl? Infant Nutrition is seeking an Operations Supervisor to join its team at our Fremont, MI, facility.
POSITION SUMMARY:
This position will be responsible for providing supervision to a plant business unit. This includes implementing/supporting TPM ? Nestl? Continuous Excellence initiatives as well as day-to-day operations of the business unit.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leadership
Manage day-to-day operations of the business unit to assure collaboration of shifts to guarantee smooth transitions.
Provides leadership/direction to hourly employees.
Ensure that personnel are properly trained and following approved processes to facilitate the manufacturing of quality goods based on accepted practices, regulatory requirements, and/or company policies.
Balances quality, productivity, cost, safety, and morale to achieve production goals.
Prepare paperwork / reports on a timely basis.
Be a model for team.
Quality Assurance
Develop, maintain and empower a quality conscientious attitude among employees. Ensure all raw material, packaging material, WIP and finished goods are handled within GMP and FEFO guidelines.
Maintain ISO food safety, occupational safety and environmental level facility, with a focus on safe work practices and housekeeping programs, as well as maintenance and upkeep of all equipment.
Continuous Improvement
Identify, recommend, develop and implement improvements in safety, quality, processes, costs and SOP documentation.
Help identify long term opportunities and solutions for continuous improvement. Promote open communications between shifts and departments. Develop teamwork approach to teams
Maintain housekeeping, sanitation and safety through employee involvement and adherence to the Departments 5S standards/initiatives.
Actively support and participate in facility's TPM / continuous improvement efforts.
Set ambitious objectives and motivate the shift to achieve them.
Safety, Health, and Environmental
Responsible to have safe work instructions available for all positions.
Follow all sanitation, GMP, safety, quality and employee relation programs.
Ensure all employees have the required level of safety training, all equipment and installations are well maintained with safety guards & devices and associates are using the appropriate PPE.
Assure activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management systems.
Perform other duties as assigned
All employees will support and participate in Nestl? Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Total Performance Management (TPM) as a part of there job responsibility within their Business Unit or as assigned within the factory.
Responsible to have safe work instructions available for all positions, processes are run in accordance with SOP's, SOPP's and other documentation. All employees have the required level of safety training, all equipment and installations are well maintained with safety guards & devices and associates are using the appropriate PPE.
To assure activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management systems.
Qualifications
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
BS/BA degree preferred with 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
EXPERIENCE:
3-5 years progressive experience in a manufacturing environment.
Food manufacturing experience highly preferred.
Previous supervisory/people leader responsibilities helpful.
Preferred experience in the food processing, aseptic or pharmaceutical industry.
SKILLS:
Mentor and lead teams of diverse memberships to successful results
Comprehend, educate others and enforce relevant policies/procedures pertinent to safety, quality, sanitation, security and operations
Communicate with all levels of personnel and elevate issues when necessary
Schedule finite resources effectively so continuous improvement is not sacrifices for day to day results
Develop systems for standardization of work functions
Represent departmental interests while participating on cross functional teams
Demonstrated ability to utilize a personal computer effectively in a LAN environment.
Proven skill in analytical thinking, understanding, technical concepts, and problem solving
Must be able to work all shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd and alternative work week).
The Nestl? Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.



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