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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Summary:

The Assistant Production Supervisor assists the Production Supervisor in all manufacturing processes and procedures.  Will take charge of the shift in Production Supervisor’s absence.  Will assist Production Supervisor in maintaining daily production paperwork.  Will monitor daily shift operations and inform Production Supervisor of potential issues.  Works in collaboration with employees, and management team to enforce safety and quality policies and procedures as dictated by company’s handbook.  Responsible for training new employees when Production Supervisor  is not available.  The Assistant Production Supervisor will occasionally perform same labor functions as the workers being supervised.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Provides assistance to shift Production Supervisor in all manufacturing processes and procedures
  2. Oversees production to identify any production or equipment issues
  3. Assists in maintaining production paperwork for designated shift
  4. Will train new personnel on existing production protocol, safety and plant equipment
  5. Enforces company safety policies and procedures
  6. Assists Production Supervisor in observing daily shift operations and reports any new developments or concerns
  7. Complies with Heritage Bag’s policies and procedures and safety requirements
  8. Oversees production quality to ensure exceptional finished products
  9. Oversee lead personnel
  10. Regularly communicates with maintenance staff about repair and maintenance needs of plant equipment
  11. Works with HR Specialist on new hires, terminations, and disciplinary actions
  12. Coordinates plant activities with Production Supervisor to ensure total plant manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner
  13. Works with Production Supervisor and HR Specialist to track and minimize labor overtime
  14. Encourages others to keep injuries and waste to a minimum




Assistant Production Supervisor

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Other Responsibilities and Duties


  1. Will occasionally perform labor functions as needed.
  2. May perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


High School diploma or equivalent.  Previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.  Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures required.  High level of discretion, confidentiality and work ethics.  Able to effectively communicate.  Ability to successfully multi task in a fast pace environment.  .  Must be certified in CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens. 


Physical Requirements and Work Environment


Manufacturing work environment.  Constant physical activities are required for this position.  Such activities include: ability to reach over head, squat, and bend at the waist; the ability to lift boxes of 60 lbs or more; ability to climb up and down stairs throughout a 12 hour shift; tolerance of standing posture continuously for 12 hours; intense walking is involved; able to tolerate working environment with inside excessive hot and cold temperatures.

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  08085
State:  NJ