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Production Supervisor

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Carlsbad, CA, CA, US

Company: Glanbia

Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift 

(M-F 12:00PM - 8:30PM)

Job Description Revised April 2022

Supervisor’s Title:             Production Manager

Department:                        Manufacturing

Location:                             Carlsbad, CA

Exempt Status:                   Exempt

Position Backed Up By:   Production Manager



At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

Job Summary

Responsible for overseeing and supervising the preparation, production, packaging and shipment of blended materials. Collaborates with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Planning and Purchasing to ensure orders are manufactured on time and in a safe and efficient manner.  He or she will support in Sanitation Supervision and must be knowledgeable in HACCP, pest control, cleaning, sanitation, and housekeeping practices.

Essential Functions (not restrictive)

  • Responsibilities include the preparation, blending, inspection and packaging of materials according to customer’s specifications and company standards and policies.
  • Promote a behavior based safety culture with a goal of creating a zero risk workplace
  • Responsible for promoting continuous improvement while utilizing our GPS process and principles to drive a zero loss environment
  • Responsible for proper document, label and packaging controls from reweighs through packaging
  • Minimize product loss and packaging material waste
  • Support with and maintain programs designed towards motivating employees
  • Conduct daily pre-shift communication meetings with all Manufacturing Technicians.
  • Assign correct personnel to process orders in the Blending, Inspection, Re-packaging and Warehouse areas.
  • Conduct quality inspections throughout the day to ensure that the product being processed is free of foreign material and is within specifications expected from our vendors.
  • Ensure that our manufacturing cells and processing equipment are properly cleaned and properly utilized at all times and according to cGMP standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all processing equipment (including labels, ties, plastic bags, scoops and boxes etc) needed for that particular product (cell) is setup and operational before processing begins.
  • Responsible for ensuring employees are following all company safety procedures, especially proper lifting techniques, forklift operation, utilization of safety devises and wearing of all personal protective clothing/equipment (protective masks, gloves, goggles, ear protection and coats) while in manufacturing.
  • Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Food safety responsibilities include following designated, receiving, storing, shipping, and allergen control procedures.
  • Member of the HACCP team and active participate in food safety meetings.
  • Foster the Glanbia culture of Living the Values through outstanding service with a “can do” attitude.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ensure after hours response in the event of plant outage and emergencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide direction and supervision to manufacturing staff as they work. Monitoring labor hours verse production, weekly time card approvals, assigning production duties, annual review and identifying the best people for the job 
  • Maintains, stores and retrieves production records and reports 
  • Responsible for immediately reporting all work related injuries and equipment failures to manager.
  • Cross-train processing personnel to effectively establish flexibility throughout the manufacturing area.
  • Coordinate effective onboarding and training for new manufacturing team members 
  • Monitor employee’s attendance and ensure mandatory breaks are timely.
  • Provide direction and supervision to manufacturing staff.  Includes weekly time card approval, assigning production duties, annual review and identifying the best people for the job.
  • Possess the ability to read and understand the information on our (DQS) computer system.
  • Familiarity with computers to the point of being able to navigate through the computer system.
  • Council, coach and or discipline personnel as needed 
  • Hire, train, evaluate, resolve personnel grievances and discharge staff in coordination with human resources 


Performance Indicators

  • Promote accident free work environment
  • Lower turnover rates
  • Complete assigned work schedule
  • Efficient utilization of human capital
  • Maintain quality standards




  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • College degree highly preferred, especially in a technical discipline
  • Previous manufacturing supervisory experience (not required in lieu of college degree)
  • Previous leading and training employees (not required in lieu of college degree)
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods.
  • Must have the health and well-being of the company and safety of its employees as a top priority.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times
  • Experience as Sanitation Supervisor a plus 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals 
  • Independent, proactive, detail oriented, dependable, organized and able to handle multiple tasks 
  • Ability to stay positive and calm in difficult and/or trying circumstances.
  • Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team goals 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude proven by past experience. 
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem solving skills. 
  • Proven ability choosing appropriate course of action while considering related costs and benefits 
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities 
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends when needed 
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism 
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of production including documentation, weigh up and DQS system.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources 
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals 
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill 
  • Ability to work with amino acids, vitamins and fine chemicals in powder and liquid form
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus 
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint 


Travel Requirements

  • Periodic domestic travel, with some international travel required (Less than 5-10%) 

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

The physical demands described represent that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Regularly involves lifting up to 25 kgs
  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers. 
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs. 
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking. 
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing. 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 kgs. 
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials. 
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.  
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic). 
  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic). 
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals. 
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock. 


Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

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