Production Shift Manager

The DeBeukelear Corporation produces the world famous Pirouline Rolled Wafers and has a job opening for a Production Shift Manager.


Definition and Nature of the Work

The Shift Manager will watch over and organize the daily operations of the production floor.  They will oversee approximately 60-70 employees as well as oversee the quality of the product.  They will collect data to help identify waste and areas for improvement.  They will maintain optimum operation by keeping production schedules, overseeing employee safety, plant safety and monitor production equipment to make sure it is in good working condition.

Primary Responsibilities:

Supervise production line operation in accordance with plant policies and procedures.

  • Devise strategies to make production more efficient.
  • Assigns tasks to employees as necessary.
  • Train employees.
  • Addresses employee concerns and complaints and resolves problems and issues.
  • Refers employees to HR if needed.
  • Monitors employee productivity.
  • Conducts performance reviews.
  • Assist in setting production goals.
  • Enforces plant safety rules.
  • Enforces company policies.
  • Motivates employees.
  • Ensures the quality of the product.
  • Reports to Production Manager with updates or concerns.
  • Work a flexible schedule.
  • Maintains clean work environment.
  • Coordinates startups, shutdowns and changeovers.
  • Completes shift paperwork.
  • Other duties may be assigned by direct Manager
Work Environment: 

  • Work is in a climate controlled factory.
  • 90% of the work day is spent on the production floor.
  • Minimal physical labor.

  • The average salary for Shift Manager is between $48,000 and $55,000 per year.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Possess and demonstrates strong leadership skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to motivate people.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Work well with department managers and general labor work force.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Work safely.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and safety procedures.
  • Maintain friendly but professional demeanor.
  • Can respond quickly and calmly to emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of proper handling of equipment.
  • Communicates clearly and efficiently.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively to devise new production strategies.
  • Is capable of multitasking
  • Excellent Written & Oral Skills
  • Good Computer Skills
  • Flexible schedule.
Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Management or Business Administration with a minimum of 4 years of management experience at a manufacturing facility.
  • Past Leadership Roles.
  • Six Sigma, 5-s, Lean manufacturing, and Safety training
  • Food Company experience is favorable.
  • Military Experience is favorable.