Production Supervisor

Location: Detroit, MI
Date Posted: 12-12-2017
Founded in 2006, our client, Happy Howie’s is a Detroit based all natural dog treat manufacturer that focuses on devotion, integrity, unity, daily improvements, and customer happiness. Over the past 6 years, Happy Howie’s has developed from a small, relatively unknown Detroit-based company to one of the best providers of all natural dog treats. From its original one-of-a-kind deli style sausages for dogs, Happy Howie’s has expanded to include burger patties, jerky and other treats that dogs love. Happy Howie’s is proud to serve dogs nationwide while truly representing the Detroit spirit.
The Position
Due to continued growth, the Company is adding a Production Supervisor to its team! This individual will be responsible for the following:
  • Open and close the plant.
  • Lead daily structured huddles and provide hands on support to the production and packaging team.
  • Exercise good leadership and effective communication skills.
  • Approve employee time cards each week, assign personnel to job positions, and observe the performance of team members.
  • Regularly review and determine staffing needs by working with HR to:
    • Interview and hire candidates.
    • Evaluate, coach, and promote direct reports.
    • Discipline direct reports.
  • Be the first responder to mechanical problems. Assess the situation, adjust production as necessary, and take corrective action.
  • Maintain the company’s Preventative Maintenance Program by issuing work and inspection orders and ensuring completion.
  • Direct and enforce the Safety Program while providing training and development.
  • Ensure the team’s compliance, while providing training and development, with the established policies in regard to safety, sanitation, etc.
  • Create a packaging schedule each day to meet the needs of outstanding orders, inspections, and checklists.
  • Maintain the tools and supplies and order as necessary.
  • Ensure an effective production team and team building.
  • All other duties assigned.
Desired Experience, Skills, and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, High School Diploma is required.
  • Must be able to work safely in a quick-paced, physically demanding environment.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing direct reports.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Must have experience in using Excel, Word, and cloud-based software.
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvements and Lean Manufacturing is a plus.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.
Compensation, Benefits, and Structure
The position is full-time, Monday - Friday, with the day starting at 6:15 am and lasting until at least 5:00 pm (workload varies each day). The position offers a competitive salary and Medical benefits are available after 90 days of employment.  The compensation package also includes benefits such as PTO and Paid Holidays.

The Recruitment Process
The recruitment process will include one phone screen, an in-person interview, candidate assessments, and a pre-employment background check and drug test.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer!
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