Schuman Cheese

Production Supervisor

General Information
Location  2589 Technology Drive
Elgin, IL 60124
United States

Primary Purpose:

Serve as supervisor over the cheese processing and employees on your shift, reporting to the Production Manager(s)


  • Lead the people and processes for your assigned functional area(s)
  • Effectively utilize labor and other resources to maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Perform managerial functions including but not limited to: employee scheduling, performance management, disciplinary action, performance reviews, responding to employee questions and concerns, work direction, ensuring safe work practices, accident/incident reporting, etc.
  • Responsible for documentation and record keeping of employee attendance occurrences, policy violations, performance related conversations, etc.
  • Complete department paperwork and data entry
  • Foster a safe working environment, ensuring that safety is a top priority for you and your team and that safety rules and procedures are followed
  • Ensure all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP's) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) are being followed and adhered to
  • Ensure sanitation duties are being completed to satisfaction and paperwork is being completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Orientate and train new employees into the work environment and job duties
  • Partner with Quality to implement new regulation and compliance measures
  • Perform work tasks on the floor as needed

Education, Qualities and Skills Required:

  • 2 years in a leadership role in a manufacturing or factory setting; dairy experience is a plus
  • High School Diploma minimum. College degree is a plus
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Good conflict management and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on accuracy
  • Ability to lead by example (demonstrate strong work ethic, positive attitude, etc.)
  • Effectively able to plan and prioritize work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Work in temperatures varying from 45-100 degrees. Frequent standing and walking required. Will sit when completing office work. Physically need to be able to perform the majority of work functions in your area, including lifting up to 50 lbs. and performing repetitive work.

Job Type: Full-time