Shift Superintendent Job Description

Shift Superintendent Job Description

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Shift superintendent provides guidance and training for all plant personnel to ensure that personnel Safety and Food Safety policies/procedures, GMP’s and plant rules are followed and adhered to.

Shift Superintendent Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Implements and manages food safety programs and controls, audits and Food Defense programs
Plans and conducts training activities related to quality and food safety
Facilitate daily plant wide production meeting for 2nd shift operations to communicate key plant information and to align work teams on production plans
Provide support to multiple departments on 2nd Shift
Develop plant wide team mentality across all functions on 2nd Shift to achieve shared objectives
Drives Problem/Counter Measure accountability to improve Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery using the correct tools and with collaboration with other shifts as needed
Respond to plant wide production/quality issues and lead coordination of plans to navigate around to maintain production of high quality parts and finished goods
Work with Departmental Leaders on CIO (Continuously Improving Organization) efforts in their respective areas to help drive increased performance and employee coaching and development
Assist Operating Teams with employee coaching/development of production team members
Determines routing and legal load limits of trucks according to established schedules and weight limits of states

Shift Superintendent Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Shift Superintendent

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BOE, GFSI, FSSC22000, HACCP, CEM, ISO, IATF, TS, CRE, MMP

Education for Shift Superintendent

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the shift superintendent job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Engineering, Education, Manufacturing, Technical, Management, Business, Science, Associates, Chemistry, Business/Management

Skills for Shift Superintendent

Desired skills for shift superintendent include:

Rules and procedures applicable to area of responsibility and ensures all applicable requirements are adhered to
SHE policies
Environmental regulations
Food Safety
Computer operations
Grain Standards
Industrial machinery
Replacement equipment

Desired experience for shift superintendent includes:

Typical shift will be split between 2nd and 3rd shif
Experience in team leadership, project management or similar competency
Effectiveness in coaching, motivating and developing high performing individuals and teams
Experience - Diploma/BSc holder 5 years as Shift engineer
3+ years’ experience in a grain elevator or terminal in a leadership capacity
Experience in leading an effective safety program

Shift Superintendent Examples


Shift Superintendent Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a shift superintendent. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for shift superintendent
  • Walks all areas of the warehouse with Supervisors to ensure building conditions are maintained and comply with Company standards, associates are working safely, potential safety hazards are identified and addressed, potential damage is identified and corrected
  • Ensures that all inbound merchandise is inspected and correct as ordered
  • Supervises and assist in decisions regarding space allocation, slotting and inventory control
  • Enforces safety standards to reduce accidents and related expenses resulting from unsafe work practices
  • Manages and coordinates quality control program to ensure continuous production / service consistent with established standards
  • Manages installation, inspection and testing procedures for finished products
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists employees in resolving work problems
  • Implements and coordinates quality control objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other managers to maximize quality, reliability and minimize costs
  • Manages and updates the HACCP program and works closely with USDA to ensure all regulations are properly followed
  • May investigate customer complaints regarding quality
Qualifications for shift superintendent
  • Ability to work and interact well with others is a must
  • Typically direct subordinate Craft Superintendents within assigned craft, and other line supervision within assigned craft such as General Foremen and Foremen
  • Typically represent the company as the in situ senior representative for assigned craft
  • Minimum of 3 year experience as an individual contributor
  • Previous experience and/or formal training or education in warehouse operations, preferably with the Company or in the grocery industry
  • Must have working knowledge of government regulations pertaining to warehouse operations

Shift Superintendent Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of shift superintendent. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for shift superintendent
  • Supervises warehouse activities for a particular shift/sector to ensure that both incoming and outgoing product are handled properly using proper training, accuracy systems and programs
  • Walks all areas of the warehouse with Supervisors
  • Reviews accident/incident investigation for any occurrences in the department
  • Review of production and quality results on a daily basis
  • Ensures Supervisors review of operators round sheets
  • Works with other salaried employees to ensure equipment downtime is fully utilized and/or scheduled in order to optimize the maintenance work that can be performed while it is down
  • Requires supervisors to perform housekeeping and safety related inspections and then promptly address any deficiencies found
  • Participates in department morning/afternoon meetings
  • Ensures that Log Yard and Sawmill team members are aware of customer expectations
  • Understanding of Sawmill Optimization and quality guidelines
Qualifications for shift superintendent
  • During part of the workday the incumbent will be moving about the Distribution Center warehouse floor and potential hazards exist in regard to machinery such as forklifts, pallet jacks, mechanized systems, movement of tractors and trailers
  • Temperatures in the warehouse may vary between –20 to 70 degrees
  • 3 – 5 years practical experience in Q.A
  • Must have working knowledge of HACCP and SSOP plans and be able to review for accuracy and compliance the documentation created by HACCP and SSOP plans, USDA Regulations and Standards and GMP requirements
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work well with other employees, both hourly and salaried, and USDA Inspectors
  • Must be able to follow tasks to successful completion, delegate responsibility and handle multiple tasks at one time

Shift Superintendent Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a shift superintendent. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for shift superintendent
  • Assist Sales with review of Root Cause Analysis for customer complaints
  • Manage production activities for the Sawmill and Log Yard Departments
  • Troubleshoot and problem solves issues that occur
  • Lead effort on Root Cause Analysis
  • Manage all Log Yard and Sawmill Operational cost
  • Understand key drivers to cost in department
  • Report any environmental excursions promptly
  • Abides by current union-management labor agreements
  • Establish high level of performance by setting key departmental goals
  • Establish KPI format to include safety, quality, and environmental efficiency
Qualifications for shift superintendent
  • Must be dependable, prompt and willing to work weekends or as needed to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines
  • Basic computer skills required and personal computer experience helpful, with word processing and spreadsheet applications preferred
  • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at a desk or computer terminal
  • Position responsibilities requires little travel (up to 2%) during the work week and occasional weekend travel
  • Incumbent will use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of the workday
  • 5 years of broad manufacturing experience

Shift Superintendent Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a shift superintendent. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for shift superintendent
  • Responsible for field construction operations within assigned discipline and/or area
  • Determine workforce requirements
  • Ensure the most current design documentation is used to complete the work and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation
  • Approve direct report time records using established automated tools
  • Prepare reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecast
  • Monitor the activities of subcontractors to ensure compliance and quality
  • Coordinate activities with other disciplines, areas and clients’ resident representatives, as instructed by construction management
  • Perform employee reviews and identifies training and development opportunities for subordinate personnel
  • Implement Six Sigma tools, analysis and decision making in the execution of duties
  • Implementing the project HSE program and quality control program
Qualifications for shift superintendent
  • Willing to work over-time and on 2nd shift
  • Experience leading salary team members preferred
  • Strong decision making ability preferred specific to team member safety and product quality
  • Incumbent must be comfortable being the point person on an off-shift
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concreate variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist
  • Experience - Degree holder overall 6-9 years

Shift Superintendent Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a shift superintendent. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for shift superintendent
  • Support implementation of a training program to ensure jobsite personnel receive progressive training to enable them to assume additional responsibilities
  • Supervising the team at the jobsite which manages all aspects of the execution of the work
  • Ensuring corporate policies and procedures are fully implemented and establishing project field procedures and objectives within corporate policies and procedures as necessitated by conditions at the jobsite
  • Ensuring all construction operations are in compliance with quality standards and that all jobsite activities are completed on schedule in accordance with the approved plan
  • Controlling jobsite expenditures for labor, equipment, materials, and services and ensuring that field operations remain within the budgets
  • Coordinating and prioritizing the needs of the various areas for craft personnel, subcontractors, construction services, construction equipment, tools, and consumables optimizing their utilization
  • Coordinating and supporting all subcontractor work activities throughout the jobsite
  • Resolving all jobsite craft labor relations issues and coordinating these activities with the functional industrial relations department
  • Plan and coordinate work, train and motivate, monitor and evaluate performance of distribution center supervisors
  • Maintain an equipment structure to accomplish the departments’ mission in a safe and effective manner
Qualifications for shift superintendent
  • Electrical Engineering degree or at least 15 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience managing EPCM contracts
  • Previous experience working in the UAE region is desirable
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of all phases of construction operations at the jobsite
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role such as a Lead Superintendent, Area Manager, Project Superintendent, and/or Deputy Site Manager required
  • Maintain and analyze key metrics for shift, distribution center supervisors, and distribution center employees

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