Production Supervisior
Ames, IA 
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Job Description

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Production Supervisior Position

Key Accountabilities


  • Deliver operational performance objectives of the shift contributing to the goal to be the lowest cost manufacturer of quality products in our industry
  • Assists operators in solving problems and provides mentoring on the use of effective problem solving methodologies.
  • Responsible for effective intra-shift communication with other specialists and work stakeholders regarding improved techniques, critical production information, status of production runs, etc...
  • Instructs and/or trains production associates in performance of tasks and ensures appropriate standards are maintained.
  • Recommends or initiates personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures.
  • Maintains proper staffing levels while administrating employee benefits of vacation and personal time.
  • Administers attendance program with direct reports.
  • Performs annual performance evaluations with direct reports.
  • Conducts new hire and annual performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Effectively works and communicates with others and contributes to the working relationships within Barilla America.

Standard Operating Procedures

  • Coordinates daily work flow in conjunction to the production schedule.
  • Coordinate the consistent delivery of quality assurance tests for moisture, length, thickness and shape.
  • Ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and AIB standards.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance in the production and employee relations arena.
  • Perform task analysis to insure a high level of safety awareness and safe working conditions.
  • Maintain operational cleanliness of all production equipment.
  • Comply with the environmental policies and procedures at Barilla Ames facility including energy efficiency, reduce - re-use - recycle goals, reporting requirements and sustainable initiatives. Complete any environmental tasks as assigned and report environmental concerns immediately.
  • Follows ISO22000 policies and procedures, address / communicate quality and food safety issues as they occur.

Production Environment

  • Maintains an environment of continuous improvement in the areas of safety and quality.
  • Actively monitors the work areas for safety and quality hazards, makes recommendations for change, and implements change.
  • Enforces all personnel, safety, or quality policies and procedures through modeling, coaching and discipline when necessary.
  • Maintains an environment of team problem solving through a commitment to involve both the process customer and supplier in the decision making process.


  • AA degree in Management or a related field

  • Minimum of two years' experience in a supervisory level role in a production or manufacturing environment or five years of progressive leadership roles in manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and a mechanical background are helpful for this position.


  • NO LAY OFFS since opening in 1998
  • Stellar safety record
  • 10% - 13% shift differential
  • 6% 401K match - $1 for $1 up to 6%
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Fitness membership/wellness app reimbursement
  • Club membership reimbursement
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Free pasta
  • Annual employee bonus based on plant and employee performance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Flexible scheduling
  • & so much more!

Diverse candidates and veterans encouraged to apply.

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard characteristics including, but not limited to, age, race, color, culture, ethnicity, nationality, faith, religion, gender, pregnancy, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran or protected veteran status, political opinions, health or disability.

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include, but are not limited to, family status, health status, multicultural differences, political ideas, and sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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