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ABOUT DAKOTA GROWERS

Our heritage stems back to the early 1990s when over 1,100 entrepreneurial farm families built our state-of-the-art durum mill and pasta manufacturing plant. We quickly grew to become the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Today, we are proud to be an 8th Avenue Food & Provisions company. We make over 150 pasta shapes from Acini de Pepe to Ziti Rigati in traditional, whole wheat, organic recipes and more! People across America and beyond enjoy our pasta daily in restaurants, at home and through convenience prepared meals.

We have manufacturing in Carrington, ND and New Hope, MN, offering rural and metropolitan lifestyles. Both locations offer a wide range of employment in engineering, business, food manufacturing and so much more.

Production Supervisor-ND

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Position Summary:

Our Production Supervisor is a key part of the Packaging department and team. This role leads front line packaging employees (Machine Operators, Set-Up Operators, Silo Operators, Ticket Writers and Palletizers) to accomplish production/packaging throughput and quality goals in a safe and cost-efficient manner. Our Production Supervisor also manages employee performance, develops employees, and drives daily continuous improvement.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for scheduling daily and weekly production assignments for front line packaging team; maximizing output while minimizing labor costs
  • Proactively monitors and measures packaging department throughput and quality metrics daily; responsible for coaching, counseling, and managing employees via timely feedback and development
  • Partners with Health & Safety function to advance packaging department safety programs and improve employee safety in the workplace
  • Serve as the ‘face’ for employees on assigned shift; lead daily team huddles and monthly team meetings to drive team alignment, productivity, and safety
  • Serve as the on-site safety representative during emergency situations and when manager is offsite. Responsible for investigating and reporting safety incidents, and identifying corrective actions to address safety findings
  • Partner with sanitation function to drive compliance packaging department sanitation
  • Assists Production Manager in developing department operating budget
  • Uses lean manufacturing processes to drive continuous process improvements in quality, productivity, sanitation, and safety
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education And Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 1+ years leadership or supervisory experience
  • 3+ years manufacturing experience
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and extra hours, as needed
  • Preferred Education, Experience, And Skills:

  • 3+ years supervisory experience
  • Associates degree in maintenance, manufacturing, or related technical field
  • Previous experience administering a collective bargaining agreement
  • Previous experience with implementing behavior based safety programs
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work in dusty, hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in crowded spaces for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, crouch, stoop, and reach above shoulders for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to climb and work off ladders for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to push and pull for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach, grasp, feel, and fine motor skills for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to operate foot pedals for 3+ hours per shift
  • Qualifications

    Education

    Required

    High School or better.

    Experience

    Required

    •1+ years leadership or supervisory experience •3+ years manufacturing experience •Previous experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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