Plant Manager

  • Job Reference: 1352915641-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Schwan's
  • Location: Salina, Kansas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Bar & Barista, Care in the community, Housekeeping & Maintenance, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Who we are!

Schwan's Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron , Tony's , Big Daddy's , Villa Prima and Freschetta pizza; Mrs. Smith's and Edwards desserts; and Pagoda Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan's, visit .

What we are looking for:

Here at Schwan's Company, we put a high priority on having safe, clean, and healthy workspaces. And we want individuals that take that seriously.

We are hiring a Production Supervisor - 1st shift on a Crew. This Crew will be 6 AM - 6:30 PM (every Sun, Mon, Tues and every other Wednesday) for our West manufacturing facility in Salina, KS.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company
  • For the right candidate, the Production Supervisor role is a starting point on the path to a Manufacturing Manager role.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees.
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled.
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits.


  • Directs production, packaging, and bakery on production lines to ensure company and USDA requirements are met.
  • Supervises, trains, and develops subordinates.
  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring qualified employees, following EEO and Affirmative Action guidelines.
  • Manages employee performance and skills development conducts performance appraisals and administers disciplinary action, including employment terminations when necessary.
  • Responsible for safety, housekeeping, policy administration, employee relations, cost control, and problem-solving
  • Adjust daily work schedule as needed to meet production requirements.
  • Works closely with USDA representative on site to ensure all company, state, and federal requirements for food safety are met.
  • Reviews and signs off on all Quality Assurance and HACCP documentation.
  • Checks product quality, usage, waste, product counts, and weights to assure performance and attainment.
  • Demonstrate KPI measures.
  • Reviews and/or prepares and assures accuracy of various operational reports.
  • Assures improvements, if needed, and timely distribution of reports and budget information
  • Maintains constant improvement in making quality products, reducing costs, and following good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Participates in and supports Global Manufacturing Food Safety Initiative programs, implementation, and compliance.
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required, including but not limited to bump cap, safety glasses/goggles, face shield, face mask, ear plugs, hair and beard nets, gloves and safety shoes or rubber boots.

Years of Experience: 4 - 5 years related work experience preferably in food industry manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience, with minimum of 2 years in supervision.

Education: High School diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred.


  • Intermediate personal computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • SAP experience beneficial
  • Intermediate knowledge of robotics used in production.
  • Ability to effectively supervise line employees.
  • Strong communication and reasoning skills to provide a positive work environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Knowledge of USDA, FDA, and BRC regulations preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of bakery/dough processes preferred.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Opportunity Employers including disability and status as protected veteran.