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Production Superintendent - Harvest - Operations
American Foods Group, LLC.
American Foods Group, LLC.
How to Apply:
American Foods Group, LLC.

Job Location: Long Prairie, MN
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Operations

Position Name: Production Superintendent
Family: Operations
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Location: Long Prairie, MN

The production superintendent is responsible for coordinating and supervising daily activities of the supervisors throughout the assigned production process to ensure efficient production of wholesome quality products, the safety of our staff and that employees follow established rules and procedures.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Communicate with first shift to know what is needed to successfully complete the scheduled production needs; Advise department employees of work to be completed daily.
  • Assist supervisors with their individual scheduling needs.
  • Be able to communicate with superiors and subordinates to accomplish desired results.
  • Assist in the problem solving process with all supervisors, superiors, and subordinates.
  • Conduct productive staff meetings.
  • Receive and resolve operation problems for shift.
  • Reduce costs and increase yields through direct involvement and delegated responsibilities.
  • Enforces and apply all company policies, safety and food safety procedures.
  • Enforces and apply all SQF policies and procedures.
  • Monitor performance of supervisors and complete annual reviews.
  • Train new supervisors on your shift and assist them in becoming acclimated to the plant environment and production requirements.
  • Encourage teamwork, training and learning.
  • Attend Company safety and production meetings.
  • Comply with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements and procedures.
  • Maintain a helpful and professional attitude and appearance.
  • Apply and enforce all company policies.
  • Assists with discipline and employee evaluations.
  • Other assigned duties as determined by the Assistant Plant Manager.
  • Conduct active Food Security and Defense surveillance inside the facility and during its operation

Marginal Functions:
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Able to communicate well verbally and in writing with all levels of employees from hourly to upper management, as well as government officials. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge of SQF, GMP, SOP, HACCP, and OSHA regulations.
  • Maintain a helpful and professional attitude and appearance.
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Email).
  • Ability to lead by example, encourage teamwork and learning, and motivate the workforce.
  • Must have a high math aptitude; be assertive; and be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to perform consistent, accurate work with minimal direction and work successfully as part of a team.
  • Must be able to withstand long periods in cold, warm, or wet/damp environments.

Education, Training, and Licenses:
  • Diploma/GED strongly desired.
  • AA/AS or BA/BAS degree preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 3 years prior supervisory and leadership experience in a manufacturing or production environment required.
  • Strong knowledge of USDA Grading and cooler operations preferred.
  • Must be fluent in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Certified in First Aid or be able to complete training to become certified.
  • Good computer skills; ability to use designated programs including Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Legal/ADA Considerations: Occasional overnight travel by surface or air. Occasional periods of shop environment. Extended work hours.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.

How to Apply:
American Foods Group, LLC.

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