Job title: Production Supervisor (Seafood)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Bellingham, WA
Job published: 07/07/2021
Job ID: 32169

Job Description

Lead, develop and transform individuals at the fastest growing value added food processor on the West Coast. Our client is seeking an individual who values the benefits of a 90 year old, family-owned company, that operates with a global footprint in processing and customer demand. We need an individual who will drive continuous improvement on a diverse, LEAN production line.



About Our Client

Our client's ownership of the company has a combined 100+ years of experience in food manufacturing and has always been family-owned and that gives us the freedom to do whatever it takes to deliver the finest quality seafood. It is this independence that allows us to put our customers, employees, and the responsible treatment of our ocean resources first.

When you join our client's team, you will be a driver of growth within the company and have the opportunity to learn from the best. Compensation is highly competitive with medical and dental fully paid for you and your family. 401k matching, HSA, FSA – we offer it all.


About the Job:

A Production Supervisor is expected to perform one or more of the following essential job functions based on the business assignment (detailed): 

  • Effectively train and/or assist in training production personnel to operate the machinery/equipment and understand production methods.
  • Collaborate with QA Director, to establish the proper procedures and parameters to assure food safety, quality and BRC certification.
  • Collaborate in all necessary hiring and proper training including standard work, safety, and quality standards.
  • Manages such things as corrective action, attendance, time off, timekeeping control, and other plant policies.
  • Develops hourly leads to take ownership of key measures such as yields, labor, throughput, people safety and quality.Develops and refines production SOP’s in order to develop training capability as well as implementing best practices. Implementation and adherence to MSP’s (Manufacturer’s Standard Practice)
  • Evaluates and interprets daily production reports to observe trends in production.
  • Leads and supports process improvement activities with both formal and informal teams.
  • Serves as backup for Production shift Manager and Leads as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory expectations such as OSHA, EPA, FDA, etc.
  • Implements manufacturing programs that achieve cost and quality requirements of the Company.
  • Keeps with established standards such as food safety, quality of product, safety of operations, yield, line efficiency and productivity.
  • Ensures efficient communication with all levels of organization to ensure order-fill process.
  • Maintains and improves labor utilization, yield goals, food safety, quality, safety of personnel and throughput.
  • Meet or exceed daily production requirements per product specifications as set by production planning. 
  • Monitor and record the operation of the machinery/equipment and production process to attain daily production requirements.
  • Requires hands-on capability to operate all machinery and equipment within the boundaries of available manuals, instruction, and personal expertise.
  • Ensure the production area is ready for audits and/or scheduled preventative maintenance.
  • Responsible for following all allergen procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate documentation related to employee performance, machinery/equipment operation, and production of finished products.
  • Provide the Production Manager with objective feedback to affect objective evaluations. 


The Ideal Candidate

Motivate, lead, gather, and understand information provided by all levels of workers.
Positive attitude, work ethic and organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management and coworkers.
Must be proficient in English and Spanish.
Strong understanding of food sanitation, food safety, worker safety and cost development.
Ability to take direction from superiors and perform tasks without constant direct supervision.
Demonstrated ability to make improvements to processes and develop them into more efficient and valuable parts of the overall operation.
Able to multi-task in a fast-paced production environment.
Able to work on foot for extended periods of time.
Strong technical understanding of OSHA, mechanical equipment, and the ability to understand mechanical processes and equipment constraints.
Experience with Microsoft Navision.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises 12 - 20 employees in the Production Area. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems, supervise the time clock system and manage and confirm the most accurate information.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior experience as Production Lead or Supervisor (desirable).
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory software; Spreadsheet software, computers and Word Processing software.