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Evisceration Production Supervisor (1st Shift)

Wayne Farms

This is a Contract position in Pendergrass, GA posted May 12, 2022.

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for supervising production line/ department personnel to ensure all procedures are followed in compliance with Company policies (i.e. HACCP, SSOPs, GMPs, etc.) and Federal and State regulations (i.e. USDA, OSHA, etc.) while achieving the highest level of productivity and maintaining customer specifications and satisfaction.


Manage production line/department by establishing procedures and adjusting as necessary to meet production schedules, increase efficiencies and meet or exceed budget objectives
Deploy and rotate personnel in the most effective manner to optimize efficiency and facilitate ergonomics to ensure production schedules are met
Ensure daily reporting is accurately completed and recorded as required (i.e. departmental reports, attendance/staffing, yields, etc.)
Identify and communicate opportunities for process optimization (throughput, waste reduction, product quality, ergonomics, etc.) and/or reduce/eliminate repeat deficiencies (i.e. hold product, accidents, downtime, etc.)
Lead or participate in the planning and implementation of process improvements, monitor improvement metrics and respond to unfavorable trends
Partner with Quality Assurance to ensure a food safe and sanitary environment following all specifications and USDA requirements
Mentor, coach and train/ cross-train employees encouraging career development; provide consistent feedback concerning strengths and areas in need of improvement
Administer performance improvement plans and disciplinary actions on a fair and consistent basis
Follow and promote all safety initiatives, (i.e. wear and ensure others wear appropriate PPE in area where mandatory) helping to maintain a zero accident culture
Work corroboratively with other departments/shifts ensuring departmental or location goals are met or exceeded
Learn, understand and adhere to current Union negotiated contract if applicable
Perform additional duties as assigned


This role supervises up to 100 employees
This role is a Leader of People role with required competencies: Sizing up People, Delegation, Planning, Customer Focus and Conflict Management


High School diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree with relevant college course work preferred


Minimum one (1) years’ experience within a manufacturing setting; three (3) years’ experience in food manufacturing or poultry industry preferred
Demonstrated one (1) years’ leadership experience including knowledge of timekeeping requirements, policy adherence, Top 25 behaviors, conflict resolution and the ability to resolve issues efficiently and effectively; three (3) years’ experience preferred
Working knowledge of poultry processing, food safety regulations, OSHA guidelines, GMP and HACCP.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbal and written, with internal and external customers in a timely and professional manner; ability to communicate in multiple languages preferred
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
Proficient computer and math skills
Self-starter who demonstrates strong initiative and sense of urgency, with the ability to work in a fast paced environment
Strong organizational skills


Follow and ensure others follow departmental and company safety policies and programs
Wear required protective equipment in all areas where mandatory


Ability to work non-standard or extended shifts including nights, weekends, and/or holidays as needed
Ability to be exposed to noise (>85 decibels), CO2, and moving production
Ability to move about throughout shift
May be exposed to heat (99ºF, 37ºC) and cold (45ºF, 4ºC)
Exposure to wet and/or dusty environment
Work around live and/or raw animal odors

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.