Turners Falls, MA
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Lightlife Foods, Inc. is looking for a full-time, Production Supervisor to work at the Turners Falls facility. This position will guide, and support the daily activities, and processes in the manufacturing area. Provides on the floor ongoing support of the daily operation. The department Supervisor will maintain established quality, and safety standards while meeting the production schedule.


  • Provide and perform first level reporting responsibilities for assigned department regarding departmental processes and procedures, staff schedule issues, work in process, production and quality variances, sanitation, safety and other areas impacting the daily operation of the department.
  • Assign and monitor work within the department following production schedule. Assure coordinated work-flow and elimination of ordinary difficulties.
  • Coordinate and support smooth and prompt start-up at the beginning of the shift, after changeovers, and between shifts.
  • Foster a positive and productive work environment by being a role model for other team members. Perform the duties of on-line personnel as needed.
  • Participate in and facilitate weekly departmental meetings with team, providing information and updates on operational issues.
  • Conduct monthly and on-going safety training. Work with Safety Manager to improve safety culture and programs.
  • Maintain product quality and assure that department processes conform to SOPs and other commonly accepted standards. Notify Manager if SOPs are not being followed. Suggest changes in SOPs and departmental activities to increase safety, quality or efficiency.
  • Adhere to and assist in the enforcement of safe work practices following all safety regulations and guidelines. Report accidents to appropriate Manager and assist with accident investigations.
  • Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded including HACCP, BRC, and GMP’s.
  • Evaluate production equipment’s state of readiness relative to safety, efficiency, and maintenance. Perform minor adjustments to equipment as needed. Report any deficiencies to Maintenance and appropriate Manager in a timely manner using related policies.
  • Assist with the security and protection of company property and assets. (i.e. visitors in department, supplies, building security, etc.)
  • Train and retrain team members in SOPs and departmental operations. Observe progress and provide on-going feedback to team member.
  • Complete performance evaluations and overall performance management of team members – probationary, 6 mos., annual evaluations, and progressive discipline.
  • Provide daily or as needed up-dates of process and personnel to Manager and team members. Ensure accurate charting of critical process parameters.
  • Abide by and be a spokesperson for company polices and goals. Apply policies consistently and fairly to team members.
  • Maintain inventory levels of production-related equipment/tools and supplies. Submit requisition paperwork to the appropriate Manager.
  • Ensure daily production paperwork is completed accurately with all appropriate details and submitted in a timely manner.
  • In the absence of the Manager, may be responsible for departmental reporting and related tasks.
  • Collaborates with Research and Development in product development and implementation of plant trials.


  • 3+ years Manufacturing experience.
  • 1+ years Management or Supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Industrial Management, Engineering, Food Science, Management, Product Operations preferred, and/or equivalent experience in relevant field.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Strong computer application skills, including the utilization of mainframe, network, and PC business application software.
  • SAP experience is preferred.
  • Basic mathematical, and statistical skills.
  • Basic financial skills, and understanding.