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Manufacturing Supervisor - Slate Hill, NY
at balchem
Slate Hill, NY

Manufacturing Supervisor - Slate Hill, NY
at balchem
Slate Hill, NY

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Manufacturing Supervisor

2nd and 3rd shift available

Monday-Friday, 8 hour shifts: 3PM-11:30PM and 11PM- 7:30AM


Affordable Medical Benefits after 30 days (Including Vision and Dental)

6% Match on 401K

Average 10 Company Paid Holidays Per Year

Multiple growth opportunities associated with the position as well as in the overall company

Principal Purpose:

Manages and provides leadership on all activities of a team (shift) of production personnel. Actively ensures that production activities are carried out safely, consistent quality meeting specifications, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective manner. Identifies potential problem areas and offers recommendations to the Plant Manager and Production Manager for increases in efficiency and opportunities for cost reduction.

Essential Functions:

  • Has primary responsibility for ensuring safe, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective production of material in the plant.
  • Ensures the safety of personnel and property by ensuring that appropriate PPE is worn and that all safety procedures are followed. Ensures that unsafe acts or conditions are not permitted, and that all safety equipment is operational. Detects and investigates any potential hazard and recommends and / or takes immediate corrective actions.
  • Assigns and monitors shift personnel to efficiently accomplish production requirements. Responsible for training as well as documentation of training for production personnel.
  • Responsible for controlling and minimizing production costs. Takes ownership in looking for and resolving cost reduction opportunities. Works closely with plant management and production personnel in generating cost reduction opportunities. Takes immediate action when a cost reduction opportunity is found.
  • Responsible for ensuring optimal utilization of production labor and machinery. Ensures that production efficiency is maintained throughout the entire shift and through shift changes. Actively works to maximize operational efficiency and manage overtime costs to stated objectives.
  • Responsible for optimizing quality and yield of products. Monitors quality and yield of material produced and implements changes and / or seeks assistance when issues arise. Ensures that personnel follow standard operating procedures and proper practices in the production of material, and actively participates in making positive changes to the operating procedures when necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining daily plant cleanliness to GMP and AIB standards.
  • Conducts root causes incident investigations and helps determine and implement necessary corrective actions.
  • Performs and / or participates in supervisory duties such as: interviewing and selecting personnel, training and development, motivation, goal setting, evaluation, corrective actions.
  • Works with Process / Project Engineer, QC, and R&D to assist in establishing the process conditions when new or modified processes are brought into production.
  • Works with Maintenance Department to ensure a minimum level of equipment downtime and control of maintenance costs.
  • Documents shift activity and generate reports as directed by the plant manager.
  • Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site.
  • Responsible for food safety.
  • Responsible for notifying supervisor of any incident affecting food safety.
  • Serves as back up to Production Scheduler.


  • Minimum High School level education or equivalency required.
  • Minimum 2-5 years experience w/supervisory responsibilities in a manufacturing environment. Food and or Pharma experience a plus
  • Must be computer proficient: familiar with common operating systems and spreadsheet, word processing, email, network applications, and proficient in the company MRP system
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills


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