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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 Title:

Production Supervisor

Position Summary:

 The Production Supervisor is responsible for providing effective leadership by supporting safe workplace initiatives, developing positive employee relations, identifying and implementing plans that result in Continuous Improvement, Quality Assurance and Cost Reduction. The Production Supervisor is also responsible for the direct oversight, supervision, training, development and support of production employees. Oversees and directs the work of Group Leads, Molding, and Packaging employees to meet the requirements of the production schedule, assuring that all quality requirements are met. The Supervisor has direct responsibility for approximately 40-60 employees.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, train, review, recommend for promotion, and discipline employees in the molding and packaging groups.
  • Ensures shift employees are following safe work practices and procedures consistently and completely.
  • Trains shift associates in proper procedures, coaches them to improve results, and evaluates performance.
  • Provide personnel with necessary paperwork affecting an employee’s status.
  • Utilize available personnel to meet the needs of the production schedule.
  • Follow production schedule priorities, revisions, and changes.
  • Production Supervisor must complete daily production reports and tally sheets.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with in-coming and off-going shift leaders about issues occurring on previous, current or following shift.
  • Maintain weekly time reports for temporary workers.
  • Prepare daily attendance reports and time cards for computer entry.
  • Report and investigate all accidents/incidents.
  • Make sure packers, utilities, janitors and group leads have the proper equipment to do their job as easily and efficient as possible.
  • Responsible for the safe evacuation of shift in an emergency.
  • Complete all daily paper work by the end of shift.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to shift start for handoff meetings.
  • Ensure that the correct packaging is being used as per the production schedule.
  • Learn and understand how to use the IFS/WMS scanning system.
  • All other projects and duties, as assigned.
  • Adhere to all BRC and GMP policies and assure that all employees are following the rules.


Candidate Requirements:      

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of successful production supervision experience required in a manufacturing environment.
  • Computer skills, Outlook/Email, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Lean manufacturing/Six Sigma experience.
  • Resourceful problem solver with proven ability to bring quick resolution to challenging situations.
  • Team player with ability to build lasting productive business relationships with hourly associates, management, and peers.
  • Ability to communicate to multiple levels of the company.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work overtime with short notice.

Safety Expectations:

  • Safety is always the number one priority.  All actions taken will be conducted in the safest manner possible and without risking injury to yourself or others. 
  • Follow all Safe Practices and safety policies and procedures.
  • Report all accident, incidents, safety violations, near misses or unsafe conditions to your Supervisory IMMEDIATELY.  If any bodily fluid (bloodborne pathogens) are present, it must be properly cleaned by a trained employee.

Quality Expectations:

  • Our product is our livelihood.  We must ensure that our product is of the highest quality.  Every employee plays a part in quality
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices while in production areas
  • Adhere to all GFSI standards policies and procedures in regards to product Safety, Quality and Legality
  • Adhere to and enforce procedures in regards to Food Defense and HACCP

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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:  Chelmsford
State:  MA

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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