Harvest Processing Supervisor at Johnsonville Sausage LLC

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin

Job Description:

At Johnsonville, our members are responsible for everything! If you're passionate about making a difference, we want you to help make our products, our processes, our communities and each other better. Wisconsin-based Johnsonville is the No. 1 national sausage brand, featuring bratwurst, Italian, snack and breakfast sausages in fresh and fully cooked varieties. Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company employs 1,800 members and remains privately owned today. Come join our family-owned company! Harvest Processing (Deboning Department) Supervisor 1st Shift Watertown Facility Position Overview The successful candidate will assist the Team Lead as a proactive, "change agent" in the facility and provide support and direction to Members of the team. The Team Leader will be expected to lead, motivate, and facilitate learning for Members to achieve productivity results, improve individual skills, and enhance teamwork; ensure compliance with safety, quality, production and sanitation requirements; function as a technical and business resource in areas of system operations; work towards continuous improvements in performance measures by leading actions for assigned duties; and establish and sustain effective relationships with all Members in order to foster an environment where innovation, cooperation and ownership are used to solve problems. Essential Duties / Responsibilities

  • Coach Members of the team to deliver continuous improvement in the areas of safety, food safety, quality, cost of goods manufactured, customer service and Member development
  • Write and conduct performance reviews
  • Be responsible for the performance, productivity and efficient utilization of resources
  • Complete production-related paperwork and work orders
  • Create an environment that ensures Member involvement and implementation of programs, ideas, and guidelines
  • Interact with the USDA and suppliers
  • Encourage cross training and Member growth through Skill Blocks
  • Lead effective, daily team meetings and be a champion for the Industrial Athlete Stretching program
  • Lead the evaluation of Members of the team and coordinate learning opportunities to enhance team development
  • Lead staffing needs of lines and maintain budgeted resources to maximize line output and lowest cost production results
  • Evaluate, coach and guide Members in need of development and lead a progressive disciplinary process by determining what, if any, discipline is needed
  • Ensure the completion of daily production performance reports and shift paperwork
  • Foster Member engagement through the communication of information to Members
  • Be able to create and promote a team environment, coach through conflict, and resolve current issues
  • Complete all other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree is required for outside candidates. Internal candidates who do not have a high school diploma or advanced degree must be willing to continue their education until an advanced degree has been earned.

Experience / Skills

  • 1-3+ years of experience in a leadership or supervisory role preferred
  • 2 years of Harvest experience preferred

Skills and Competencies

  • Bi-Lingual knowledge of Spanish and English preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in providing positive feedback and coaching on performance improvement
  • Desire to learn, grow and take on increasing responsibility
  • Excellent written, verbal and people skills
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve effectively and efficiently

  • Ability to lead by example and involve others in the decision-making process
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible by adjusting priorities
  • Ability to innovate and implement

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Walking and/or Standing throughout the shift
  • Bending and/or Reaching throughout the shift
  • Willingness to work in cold conditions

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to travel to other facilities to learn their processes and expand knowledge

  • External Candidates Only: Ability to pass a pre-employment, post offer drug screen, physical and background check

Location: Watertown, WI Relocation Bonus: Available for applicants who live more than 50 miles from the facility. Member Status: Full Time, Hourly Hours: 1st shift - 5:00am - 3:00pm (Overtime expected and required) Referral Bonus: Refer a new member and you're BOTH eligible for a $1,000 referral reward (paid out in increments over the new hire's first 6 months of service)! How to Apply: For External Members: Apply at careers.johnsonville.com. We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

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