Senior Production Supervisor

  • Impossible Foods
  • Oakland, CA
  • Oct 28, 2020

Job Description

Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on atmospheric CO2 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse meltdown in wildlife biomass.
The easiest -- if not only -- way to make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won’t give up meat. So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more nutritious, without animals as the underlying production technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.
Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers everything they currently value about animal products -- and making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues.
To do this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact.
Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution—from discovery to commercial production. The only thing that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our ability to recruit more world-class experts.
Want to join? Check out the job opening and requirements below:
The Senior Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising all processing activity during his/her shift. This position supervises the production, quality, and warehousing of product in a manner consistent with company service and cost objectives. Supervision of the operations team is to achieve team and company objectives. This position is responsible for making sure employees are safely and properly performing their duties to ensure food safety and quality of products manufactured at the facility. Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

You Will

  • Make sure employees are following GMPs, keeping their area clean at all times, and tools picked up.
  • Perform all work in accordance with company standards and established safety procedures.
  • Ability to look at the production floor with a 24 hour mindset, ensuring the next shift is set up to be successful.
  • Know and understand all equipment in the plant from staging, consuming and processing materials and final assembly.
  • Complete understanding of product and process specifications: Able to identify, execute and communicate all aspects.
  • Train and direct laborers in their various jobs, in a way which will promote safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Isolate any product which will not meet the established quality standards or may cause a food safety hazard.
  • Notify the quality assurance department of any such occurrence and document appropriately.
  • Assist in the safe receipt, storage, retrieval, warehouse control, and timely processing of production and orders.
  • Manage to attain quality in every aspect of the product.
  • Enforces GMPs, champions HAACP, and supports compliance with SQF and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate processing production and complete production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on production documentation and shift production summaries.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Act in partnership with cross-functional teams, with the ability to identify personnel and teams to effectively address issuesCreates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing changes and identifying solutions; recommending action.
  • Leads team meetings and cross functional workshops, provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Be involved in the hiring and training of new employees, refer employees for promotions.
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; coaching, counseling and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures.
  • Identify training opportunities and needs within the Production operations team. Develop training programs and curriculum with relevant cross-functional teams.
  • Navigate the ERP to effectively identify issues within work orders, initiate corrective action(s), and close work orders within a shift.
  • Understanding of basic maintenance and downtime causes.
  • Assist in production or other duties as assigned when needed.

You Have

  • 5+ years experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years managing teams of people in a production environment
  • Preferred -Associates degree or higher degree
  • Experience in process development
  • Experience in equipment maintenance
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, SQF, GMP, Allergen Control Program
  • Knowledge of HAACP, Organic Handling Procedures, Food Plant Security, Glass and Hard plastic, Quality related policies, receiving, Shipping and Storage programs
Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to  race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Organization Type

Company  

Sectors

Food & Agriculture

Climate Solutions

Plant-rich Diet

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