Extruder Supervisor

Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/18/2023 10:38 PM)
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This is a mid-level position responsible for providing directions and support to a production team.  Also, responsible for ensuring the team abides by all safety and quality standards.  Strict compliance with the facility Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedure and Work Instructions is required. 


  • Consistently apply lean manufacturing methodology; provide mentoring and support to the production staff.
  • Partner cross-functionally with multiple departments to maximize efficiencies and output of high-quality product in a safe manner.
  • Actively participate in audit activities and ongoing efforts to ensure compliance to internal and external standards.
  • Ensure planned efficiency and production numbers are attained, or exceeded, to ensure customer demand can be fulfilled on time.
  • Facilitate the use of continuous improvement methodologies and projects to improve and streamline production process.
  • Participate in projects including workforce planning, budgeting, equipment installs or upgrades.
  • Schedule facility and ingredients receiving to ensure efficient use of time.
  • Monitor and track planned downtime hours and partner with multiple departments to minimize downtime and strategically maximize the use of downtime.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related production supervisory/team facilitation experience in a pet food manufacturing facility required.
  • Previous experience in the consumer products industry or food; familiarity in quality and hygiene regulation preferred.


  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Access).
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work both independently and as a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; effective communication skills with the ability to influence change and encourage action.
  • Team player and strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to motivate, influence, and relate to all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent relationship building skills with the ability to partner internally and externally to achieve results.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives on tight deadlines and delegate accordingly.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to influence change and encourage action.
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to coach and mentor others in this capacity.


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