Production Supervisor

Stratas Foods - Nashville, TN3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $68,000 a year

Job Purpose

With leadership from immediate manager, this position is responsible for the safe and effective use of all people, time and material in meeting assigned production schedules. Safety, sanitation, housekeeping, GMP standards, problem solving ability as well as good employee relations are considered key elements to success.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assist in control and regulation of packaging operations by maintaining standard operating procedures, making prescribed changes and adjustments when necessary, and maintaining daily productions rates, yield, quality, and line efficiencies according to customer requirements.

2. Assist in maintaining the budget limits as established for the packaging operation.

3. Direct the work force performance through proper administration of the Company policies. Discipline directly where necessary to maintain control of operations.

4. Administer safety/health programs to meet current OSHA and Stratas requirements.

5. Direct the labor force to maintain clean housekeeping areas in meeting GMP and Quality System established standards. This includes employee work practices and the proper cleaning of packaging equipment.

6. Ensure compliance with all safety, food safety, environmental, GMP rules, regulations and policies.

7. Obtain and maintain line efficiencies through the supervision and administration of the Maintenance program with the assistance of production employees, and the Maintenance Department

8. Attend scheduled safety and GMP meetings.

9. Train personnel in proper safety and operation techniques.

10. Communicate shift activities to plant management on a daily basis.

11. Ensure manufacturing/shipping quality, quantity, efficiency and maintenance of area.

12. Act as fill in for other supervisors and lead persons in the area in which they work in the case of an absence.

Education/Experience/Skill/Competence Requirements


High School diploma is required. Bachelor’s Degree in operations, technical, business or engineering is preferred.


3-5 years manufacturing experience preferably in food packaging, process, and /or food safety and security. Previous supervisory experience/leadership experience preferred.

Skills and Competencies:

1. Communications – Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills in dealing with those both internal and external to Stratas are critical to success Leadership - Ability to lead others in the directions necessary to achieve mutually beneficial goals is important.

2. Leadership - Ability to lead others in the directions necessary to achieve mutually beneficial goals is important

3. Analytical Skills – Having both the ability and competency to evaluate a variety of alternatives and pick the best solution in a dynamic work environment

4. Root cause problem-solving techniques: Critical to a line manufacturing process

5. Developing teamwork and productivity: Being proactive in employee relations efforts serves all well

Equipment and Software:

Must be PC literate with working knowledge of MS Office, and Outlook



Job Type: Full-time


  • propduction supervisor: 1 year (Required)
  • Production/manufacturing: 3 years (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Evening (Required)