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NOW Foods NOW Foods Processing Supervisor - 2nd Shift in Sparks, Nevada

NOW Foods Processing Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Location:Plant (Sparks,NV)

Department:Processing

Description

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968,NOW Foodshas grown from a small, family operation to a highly-respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW Foods manufactures and distributes over 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facilities are GMP-certified, and our quality testing labs are among the best in the industry. The company has over 1,500 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. The company remains family-owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW offers a competitive compensation structure and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans from tier one companies, Paid Time Off, 401k match up to $6,500 per year, educational assistance and company-paid disability and life insurance. NOW employees also enjoy a wide array of unique benefits such as company-paid profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, employee discount, wellness program, company-paid Teladoc and Rx’nGo, and much more! Many of our benefits are 100% paid by NOW – this is why NOW Foods has been awarded as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for” in Chicago TWELVEyears in a row, and on the National Level SIXyears in a row!

To learn more about NOW Foods, visitnowfoods.com, like us on Facebook atfacebook.com/nowfoodsofficial, or follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/NOWFoodsor on Instagram atinstagram.com/nowfoodsofficial.

POSITION SUMMARY

Working the2nd Shift (2:45 PM-11:15 PM), theProcessing Supervisorsupervises and coordinates activities of Processing employees (Processing areas include Blending [powders and liquids], Capsule Filling, Tablet Making and Tablet Coating) by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Learns the operation of and is familiar with routine maintenance of all processing machinery and equipment, including encapsulator, tablet press, blending equipment, roller compactor, fitzmill, and coating pan. Maintains all processing equipment.

  • Interprets company policies, specifications and job orders to employees. Directs setup and adjustments of machines. Measures productivity on a daily basis, with goal of meeting standards.

  • Communicates with other departments to requisition supplies, products and equipment necessary to meet production schedules.

  • Develops/updates standard operating procedures (SOP's) for all department activities.

  • Works with other supervisors to solve common issues. Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product. Ensures that proper sanitation and health rules are followed by all department employees. Assigns duties; enforces safety regulations.

  • Analyzes and resolves work problems and grievances, or assists employees in solving work problems. Maintains processing records daily; fills out weekly reports as required.

  • Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications. Monitors quality control as needed to determine that all products and packaging are neat, clean, and correctly packed and labeled.

  • Complies with safety and GMP requirements.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

  • Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety procedures.

  • Responsible for safety performance in respective area.

  • Responsible for incident investigations, job hazard analyses, risk assessments, inspections, training, employee involvement, and enforcement of workplace health and safety policies and requirements.

  • Acts as the primary communicator of safety information in the department.

  • Encourages employees’ participation in the safety effort.

  • Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly supervises employees in Processing.

  • Supervises Processing employees in compliance with all production rules, policies, government regulations, company health and safety rules and quality standards.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college and three to five years' related experience.

  • Must have recent supervisory experience in a GMP environment.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees or visitors.

  • Bilingual skills (oral and written) in Spanish preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and metric or volume to weight conversions.

REASONING ABILITY

Excellent problem solving skills required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, coaching and team-building skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to herbal aromas, dust, and/or airborne particles.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.

It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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