Food Production Supervisor

Food Production Supervisor

A food production supervisor is responsible for the production of outputs and operating activities of food products in a manner to obtain maximum efficiency at acceptable cost within specified standards. May be responsible for an entire assembly line or one entity such as quality control.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?: 
  • Establish and execute policies, procedures and programs
  • Manage and coordinate a company-wide regulatory guidance, training and compliance effort
  • Develop and maintain audit schedules to ensure all suppliers are evaluated to timescales according to designated risk status
  • Develop corrective/preventative and continuous quality improvement action plans
  • Ensure the microbiological and analytical disposition of all raw materials and products harvested and packed in the plant
  • Assist in the development of raw material specifications
  • Develop and monitor a program of consistent product presentation to support the brand and corporate image
  • Lead and facilitate customer inspection of product and facilities
  • Troubleshoot quality and safety issues with growers
  • Review and check plant sanitation
  • Act as the primary liaison with all third-party audit bodies
  • Develop and maintain a successful staff through selection, training, leadership and motivation
  • Manage daily and weekly product evaluations and report findings to management
  • Maintain relevant technical expertise
  • Establish an up-to-date awareness of evolving quality control and pack style changes
Recommended High School Courses: 
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, chemistry and mathematics.
Education/Training Required: 
A bachelor’s degree in food science, food engineering, business or industrial engineering is usually needed.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
Typical employers include food production and food ingredient companies.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • Food Processing Suppliers Association    
  • American Council for Food Safety and Quality
  • Food Ingredient Distribution association  
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals  
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$48,692
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