Production Supervisor

Job Locations US-NJ-Flemington
Job ID
Beverage Operations


Johanna Foods is a state-of-the-art food manufacturer located in Flemington, New Jersey. Privately operated since 1995, Johanna Foods is now one of the country's largest producers and distributors of fruit juices, drinks and yogurt. Our products include the popular La Yogurt and Sabor Latino yogurt, Tree Ripe juices, Earth Wise juice beverages, Ssips and Sabor Latino drinks and nectars, and Ssips aseptic drink boxes, all using cutting-edge technologies and only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Johanna Foods is also a leading private label and co-pack juice and yogurt producer, manufacturing products for numerous leading retailers and brands.


What we offer:

Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, and tuition reimbursement.


Job Summary: 

Directly supervise hourly personnel during the production shift and satisfy all production, quality and safety requirements in the most economical manner possible.


  • Plan, organize and control shift operations in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain total awareness of Company policies, procedures and regulations, and ensure compliance by all assigned employees.
  • Focus efforts toward the completion of production in accordance to the daily production schedule. Conduct operations to maximize production yield while minimizing loss of raw materials, supplies and components.
  • Check equipment speeds at the start and throughout regular tours during the shift.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate recording and submission of all necessary forms, reports and documents required for management reports.
  • Provide continuous on-the-job development, training and motivation of personnel to acquire maximum quality, productivity, cooperation and morale.
  • Maintain close supervision of both personnel and operations through physical presence on the production floor.       Supervise primarily in designated area. Responsible for production reporting and interface with warehouse personnel.
  • Work and coordinate with other Supervisors and departments to be aware of all production issues so that problems can be addressed in time, minimizing negative effect on line productivity and product yield.
  • Ensure that all shift personnel; equipment, materials and areas of operation conform to all pertinent health and safety regulations.
  • Identify and resolve problems on a timely basis and investigate cause of production interruptions.
  • Report and communicate promptly both unresolved and anticipated problems.
  • Ensure that assigned areas are maintained at or above minimum housekeeping standards.
  • Provide organizational and technical expertise to assist in the resolution of operational problems in order to maintain required productivity and quality levels.
  • Participate in all scheduled meetings as directed by the production Manager.
  • Assist Senior Supervision in handling administrative functions such as scheduling vacation, assuring proper attendance, accident reports, time & attendance and addressing the first level of grievance procedures.
  • Provide work assignments and line staffing to properly maintain labor productivity and line output according to standards.
  • Submit recommendations and implement productivity improvement and cost reduction programs.
  • Recommend the hiring and dismissal of non-exempt employees to the Production Manager for approval, in compliance with Company Policies. Authorize overtime, if more senior management is unavailable. Accept responsibility for management decisions during second shift, if more senior management is unavailable.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable quality system standards and the unit’s food safety and security programs in support of essential manufacturing strategies and practices.
  • Serves as Alternate to Maintenance Supervisor to ensure effective coverage of the Safe Quality Food responsibilities pertaining to that position.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred in production management or related field and 3-5 years previous supervisory experience in similar environment. Knowledge and experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Proficient PC skills with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Detail oriented and organized; work on multiple projects concurrently, set priorities and follows through.
  • Able to work varied shifts, including weekends.


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