3P Partners

  • Superintendent of Operations

    Job Locations US
    Job ID
    Operations/Plant Managers/Engineering
  • Overview

    We are searching for a Superintendent of Operations to act as the second in command of a privately held food ingredients manufacturer in Northern California.  This is a high visibility position and is the succession plan for the Plant Manager. 


    The Superintendent of Operations will oversee a team of 50+ across a 24/7 operation. You will be responsible for all plant operations – processing, refining, material handling/tracking, safety, personnel development and the implementation of continuous improvement programs to improve operational efficiency.

    Job Function

    • Lead supervisors, operators and sanitation personnel in daily work efforts through training, coaching, counseling and generating personnel evaluations
    • Be familiar with, or gain the knowledge of all quality testing related to ingredient processing and refining
    • Monitor operations for potential safety and food safety hazards on a daily basis
    • Ensure all personnel training is completed, including qualifications, safety training and specialized training
    • Oversee the completion of required quality reports, ensuring timeliness and accuracy
    • Track and plan all commodity movements communicating plan for unloading and proper storage
    • Make measured decisions concerning operations, considering safety, quality and efficiencies.
    • Create and maintain operations personnel schedules
    • Participate in daily production planning meetings, offering solutions to any production constraints
    • Communicate with operators, any hour, during emergency situations
    • Review production trends, tracking all orders reflecting yields, consumption of materials and through-put
    • Determine root cause analysis concerning production inefficiencies and line down-time
    • Participate in, and prepare for all audits, ensuring all areas are audit-ready at all times
    • Ensure operations are performed in accordance with approved procedures and company policy
    • Verify lock out/tag out and confined space entry rules and policies are followed
    • Create, read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P.s) and forms, ensuring all are up to date
    • Read and follow Food Safety Manual requirements
    • Oversight of all processing aids ordering, to prevent an out of stock situation
    • Ensure a clean and safe work environment is maintained by all employees
    • Authorize/complete work permits
    • Document all accidents, incidents and near misses to the Plant Manager and Safety Manager
    • Maintain a positive and professional atmosphere for all employees and visitors

    Job Requirements

    • 8-10 years of operations management experience within a food ingredients or food manufacturing environment.
    • Strong leadership skills with a track record of developing high performing teams focused on producing high quality products and fostering a safe work environment.
    • Background in continuous improvement with experience implementing processes to improve efficiency, increase yield and reduce downtime.
    • Familiarity with food safety and quality compliance and reporting.
    • Experience creating SOPs, ensuring accurate and up to date documentation.
    • HACCP or HARPC Certification preferred.
    • ERP system experience.


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