Senior Production Line Supervisor

Posted on June 12, 2023

Department: Production 

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA & Yuma, AZ

Reports to: Production Manager

Pay Range: $75,000 - $80,000

General Purpose of The Job:  Senior Production Line Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership, direction and support to ensure completion of production schedule while adhering to safety, quality and cost.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must maintain good communication, and respect all coworkers physically and through the radio communication.
  • Information that is shared with supervisors regarding other employees and company must be kept confidential.
  • Must make sure that lunch waivers are being completed on time as well as checking HRS on ADP on a timely manner.
  • Must abide by the core values; a) Food / Employee Safety b) Quality/Customer Service c) Efficiencies/Yield.
  • Develop lead associates, facilitate all areas of people management such as corrective action, attendance, PTO, and other plant policies.
  • Develop leads to take ownership of key measures such as yields, labor, safety, and quality.
  • Will oversee operations of multiple departments in an efficient manner.
  • Must ensure that product is properly handled, washed, and dried without contamination.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by assuring the employees are properly trained.


  • Produce quality of product to customer and company specifications.
  • Efficiency of the production line form the dumpers to pack out. Maintain a steady product flow throughout the line to get the maximum efficiency of inspectors, driers, and packaging machines.
  • Maximize product yield without jeopardizing food safety or quality.
  • Need to hit KOIs (Key Operating Indicators) line efficiencies, staffing, yield, and operating cost for your department.
  • Identify and report discrepancies with your line such as; equipment malfunction, spill points, etc.
  • Take ownership of Red Zone for their lines. Document all downtime on the Red Zone system.
  • Should constantly be planning on continuous improvements for (OEE)
  • Should be on the production floor (work area) 80% of their shift.

Education and/or Experience/Trainings:

  • One to two years supervisory experience in a produce processing plant or similar industry.
  • Prefer additional two-year proven track record in a produce processing production environment with respect to supervising labor costs to target.

Work Efficiencies:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to read schedules and estimate completion times
  • Ability to do basic math to calculate portions, line capacity, line efficiency, etc.
  • Must be able to communicate both orally and written in English and Spanish, (bilingual preferred).
  • Ability to motivate, coach and communicate with employees and take disciplinary actions when required.
  • Able to work days, nights, weekends, in a cold and wet environments

Other Skills and Abilities: 

  • Able to travel/relocate as required
  • English speaking, reading and writing are required. Bi-lingual is a plus but not required.

Work Environment: 

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is exposed to a cold (34-36 degrees F) and wet manufacturing environment, the smell of chlorine, outside weather conditions, uneven walking surfaces, heavy machinery, forklift traffic and loud noise.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. This is not intended to be a specific list of all responsibilities.  



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