Indiana Packers Corporation
  • Production
  • Delphi, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Package

At Indiana Packers'makers of Indiana Kitchen premium pork products'we are an Indiana company, headquartered in Carroll County. Our home is in the middle of premium farm country, the heart of the Midwest, and we take advantage of our location by working closely with our surrounding farm partners to make the best bacon, ham and fresh pork on the market.

While our Midwest customers know and love us best, our premium pork products are featured on restaurant menus, in small gourmet markets and at some of the largest grocery retailers and food service providers across the U.S. and in more than 25 countries worldwide.

With 2,200+ team members. Round-the-clock production. Our four State-of-the-art Midwestern locations (Delphi, Indiana, Frankfort, Indiana, Holland Michigan and Owensboro, Kentucky) work together in order to bring you a complete line of the freshest, most flavorful ham, bacon and pork products on the market. And we are not done! We are making BIG investments in technology, human capital and industry research.

Due to expansion Indiana Packers is actively searching to hire a Production Superintendent

Position Summary

The Production Superintendent directs and coordinates, through direct report supervisory personnel, manufacturing activities utilizing knowledge of product function, production methods, procedures, and capabilities at Indiana Packers Corporation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct production activities and establish production priorities for products consistent with effective operations and cost factors
  • Create and foster a high morale workplace with the highest ethical standards by treating all team members with dignity and respect
  • Coordinate production activities with maintenance and quality assurance departments to obtain optimum production, quality, and utilization of resources
  • Review and analyze production reports (yields, downtime, waste, etc.) to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and/or operating or production problems
  • Partner with Safety Manager to maintain and enforce the safety program for the department; assure compliance with OSHA and company regulations and guidelines
  • Collaborate with and assist the Operations Manager and/or Plant Manager in the development and implementation of operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives by monitoring all control procedures
  • Revise production schedules and priorities as needed as a result of equipment failure, operating problems, or last minute customer demands
  • Supervise the department's production supervisors; responsible for employee training and development
  • Oversee department costs and ensure they are within budget
  • Establish individual and group goals and accountabilities and evaluate work performance for direct reports; review and approve performance evaluations for indirect reports
  • Utilize problem solving techniques, teamwork building strategies, and process control tools to efficiently meet or exceed the production schedule
  • Partner with Human Resources to ensure proper handling of employee relations issues in accordance with company policies and procedures; participate in the recruitment and selection of manufacturing personnel
  • Ensure department is in compliance with company policies and procedures, FDA/USDA regulations, and customer specifications
  • Create and report weekly departmental results to explain KPI results
  • Facilitate weekly team member communications and deliver results to the Operations Manager and/or Plant Manager.
  • Perform other duties as needed or required

Required Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  2. 4 years of experience supervising in a manufacturing environment

Preferred Experience

  1. Associates Degree and 4 years experience or
  2. Bachelors Degree 2 years of experience supervising in a food manufacturing environment

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to multi-task in a work a fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in extreme hot, cold, wet, humid, and odorous environments
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of shifts and work extensive overtime including weekends
  • Good computer literacy skills and possess ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Results driven and employee-oriented
  • Commitment to follow safety policies and practices and wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Uphold company policies and ethical standards
  • Good leadership and motivational skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Willingness to attend classes or training as needed

Supervisory Responsibility

This position directly manages all supervisors in the department and is responsible for all employees and performance management within that department.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to extreme temperatures, strong odors, moving mechanical parts, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

Physical Demands

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job included close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work

This is a Full-Time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 40 to 50 hours per week. Overtime and occasional weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Limited travel is expected for this position.

EOE, including Disability/Veteran

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