Shift Production Supervisor X5


Shift Production Supervisor X5

Rich Products Corporation Africa

Johannesburg, Gauteng


Closing Date 29 January 2021

Job Details

Minimum experienceMid-Senior
Company primary industryFood Production
Job functional areaManufacturing

Job Description

Manage Production Processes

Ensure products packed on shift meet the necessary quality specifications.
Ensure strict adherence to the Master Cleaning Schedule and that associates are following the prescribed cleaning SOP’s
Execute tactical planning and scheduling to meet packaging timelines according to systemized production schedule as well as working closely with the Planning department.
Track usage variances (on shift) on key packaging components and bulk raw materials.
Ensure GMP, FSSC 22 000 & ISO standards are maintained at all times by reviewing and updating relevant Risk Assessments.
Ensure 6 S methodology is maintained and take corrective action when non-compliances are noted.
Oversee line opening, clearance and closing and final approval of Master Packaging and Processing Documents.
Address all process non-conformances with the necessary corrective and preventative actions.
Completion of Shift Production Reports
Ensure adequate preparation for incoming shift (raw materials, batch preparation and packaging).
Ensure compliance to SAP Production Processes (stock receipt, stock transfer, usage consumptions & closing orders)


Manage/Lead Team

Lead daily / shift team meetings (Level 1)
Set objectives and manage performance of team members.
Ensure optimal utilization of staff across multiple lines (dynamic resourcing).
Apply consistent discipline and fairness to direct reports.
Train and develop staff (multi-skilling and succession planning).
Conduct daily team meetings and ensure effective communication to all.
Liaise and communicate with management from other departments.
Control working hours and overtime for associates on shift.
Resolve conflict within the team.


Manage Line Productivity

Improve line productivity by reviewing daily production data and formulating action plans to improve performance.
Eliminate or reduce unplanned stops through close collaboration with Quality and Engineering Team’s.
Manage variable cost by reducing line scrap/waste.
Conduct RCA’s (Root Cause Analysis) for recurring stoppages and implement the necessary preventative actions to eliminate recurrence.
Lead TPM process for shift and follow prescribed methodologies to drive continuous improvement.


Ensure High Level of Engineering Availability

Work with engineering team to identify opportunities to improve overall performance.
Generate breakdown job cards for engineering team to action accordingly.
Coordinate 1st Line Maintenance activities for Production Operators with Maintenance Planning Team.

Create a Safe Operating Environment

Manage EHS activities in department.
Conduct Risk assessments on all activities in department.
Work with Production Manager to update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) on an annual basis or when the process changes.
Conduct PJO’s (Planned Job Observations) for all team members in department.
Collate near misses that occur during the shift and report back to SHE sub-committee.

Minimum requirements

Production Management Degree / Diploma or Technical equivalent
5 to 10 years’ experience as a Production Supervisor or equivalent in a Food Manufacturing Facility.
3 to 5 Year experience with conducting RCA / Problem Solving.
3 to 5 Year experience leading a Production Team.
3 to 5 Year experience using TPM or WCM Methodologies to drive Continuous Improvement.
Able to work shifts and weekends
Ability to work in a cold or hot environment and or in a working position on the lines.
Outstanding organizational & interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Attention to detail and able to cope under pressure.
Good teaching and people management skills.