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Production Supervisor

Company: Blommer
Location: East Greenville
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Join Blommer! We offer HEALTH & DENTAL BENEFITS DAY 1 OF HIRE! Blommer understands that our employees are our biggest assets. With this in mind we offer a generous benefits package and 10 pounds of free chocolate for your birthday!
Blommer has been providing delicious, high quality chocolate and cocoa products to customers since 1939. Built as a family business, we are continuing to grow and are looking for motivated and reliable associates to help in our mission of Bringing Chocolate to Life!
Manage the operational execution of the value streams with overall responsibility for production execution and shipping/receiving to safely deliver quality products, on-time, while minimizing costs. Lead staff to achieve all safety, quality, productivity, customer service and cost targets. Responsible for all value stream metrics, adherence to plant policies/procedures, and the continuous improvement to achieve measurable results.
Daily Production Guidance (70%)

  • Comply with and lead all requirements of Blommer health & safety policies and procedures as well as all federal and government regulations including OSHA, Ontario Health & Safety Act & Regulations.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate value stream activities ensuring work assignments are accomplished meet production goals and scheduling demand. Partner with customer service and production planning/scheduling to meet customer demand.
  • Provide guidance and training to ensure company policies and procedures, including safety, HAACP, GMP, allergens, are complied with and that plant work rules are enforced.
  • Address violations, document as required, communicate with and seek support from Production Manager, Human Resources, or management.
  • Create seamless communication across all value streams ensuring daily production is accomplished and weekly planning is achieved.
  • Conduct regular team meetings to review production needs, goals and to seek resolution for issues. Engage staff to solve problems and identify ideas for improvement; utilize CI and lean manufacturing tools to evaluate and implement improvements.
  • Conduct initial incident investigations, complete paperwork and issue notification to management team for all safety issues, near misses, spills or food safety incidents; support the investigation and corrective action process.
  • Maintain operations data and prepare reports, evaluate production metric results; attend production update meeting and discuss issues that impacted the data.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve downtime issues; work with engineering, maintenance and sanitation departments in required maintenance and sanitation of equipment and facilities; issue work orders for equipment malfunctions or repairs.
  • Analyze production data to determine opportunities for improvement, root cause, and capabilities to meet new opportunities.

    Employee Relations (30%)

    • Demonstrate positive leadership practices including setting clear goals with employees and providing regular feedback; complete annual performance reviews.
    • Maintain a positive employee environment; resolve operator conflicts, problems, complaints as they occur seeking assistance from Plant Manager and Human Resources as appropriate.
    • Ensure implementation and effectiveness of new hire training, and cross training; train on revised SOP procedures for your assigned area.
    • Ensure implementation of training is successful and timely; provide feedback to both trainer and trainee; follow up with training documentation and submit to HR or appropriate department for record retention.


      • Education/Knowledge: Bachelor's degree or Associates degree and equivalent experience
      • Experience/Skills: Two years manufacturing supervision experience with production floor experience; food manufacturing experience preferred. Knowledge and application of lean tools, statistical tools, root cause analysis, failure mode & effect analysis. Good computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, Excel

        Our hiring process is adapted to the challenges of the times. We work with applicants who need accommodations throughout the hiring process and will assist those who need help interviewing virtually. The health and safety of all current and prospective employees is our top priority. Precautionary measures at our facilities include health and temperature checks, increased cleaning of common areas, limiting visitors, and limiting travel.
        Blommer Chocolate Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Blommer, Allentown , Production Supervisor, Professions , East Greenville, Pennsylvania

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