Production Supervisor at Koch Foods

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Fairfield, Ohio

Job Description:

In 1985, Koch Foods started as a one-room chicken de-boning and cutting operation with 13 employees. We’ve grown to be one of the top poultry processors in the U.S., but the core of who we are remains unchanged: a team that is adept, reliable and service oriented.

A Production Supervisor is primarily responsible for ensuring procedures are followed in achieving highest level of productivity in the most cost-efficient manner possible while still maintaining customer specifications. In addition, supervisors direct a team of employees, ensuring compliance with all food safety programs, and enforcing company policies. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage employee performance, providing positive and corrective feedback

  • Promote safety throughout assigned work area

  • Ensure proper staffing before start-up of production line

  • Supervise, coach and train employees, providing professional development through ongoing feedback of strengths and needed improvement

  • Mentor and motivate employees, providing training and development to optimize performance and personal growth

  • Facilitate employee meetings, including employee training

  • Ensure document completion and maintenance

  • Develop and maintain employee relationships while promoting company values (i.e. good attendance, strong work ethic, etc.) 

  • Communicate and ensure compliance with company policy, standards and procedures

  • Direct employees, ensuring production goals are met

  • Ensure compliance with established food safety programs, including HACCP, SSOPs and GMPs

  • Optimize employee engagement through positive leadership

  • Maximize yields, minimizing downtime, accidents and turnover

  • Plan and implement process improvements

  • All other relevant duties as assigned

Physical/Environmental Factors:

  • Cold, damp, wet environment with temperatures ranging from 40 to 90 degrees

  • Exposure to noise levels greater than 85 decibels

  • Climb stairs, frequently stoop, kneel, crawl, bend, and and lift various weights as needed

  • Exposure to strong, raw odors


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to perform other related duties as assigned, to ensure workload coverage. This job description does NOT constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.

Koch Foods participates in the E-Verify system and uses all tools made available by the federal government to confirm the employment eligibility of all employees. All applicants are required to provide documentation proving their employment eligibility, and all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the E-Verify process. U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization.

Koch Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor degree in Poultry Science, Animal Science, Business Management, or related field preferred

  • 1+ years supervisory experience, preferably in poultry or meat processing

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with English language skills (reading and writing) required

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills helpful

  • Proficient computer and analytical skills

  • Knowledge of floor production operations

  • Working knowledge of poultry processing, food safety regulations, OSHA guidelines, GMPs and HACCP

  • Proficient knowledge of production processes, general line maintenance and staffing

  • Proficient leadership skills and abilities

  • Proven team-building abilities

  • Sound work ethic, honesty and moral character

  • Cobra Insurance Cost Reimbursement

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Voluntary Life & Disability Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Purchase Program

  • Bonus Eligibility 

  • 401k Savings Plan available after 1 year of employment