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Production Supervisor – Commodities Swing Shift

Ref ID: REF1439C
Department: Live Operations & Milling
Location: Riverdale, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Swing

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Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description


To Supervise the day or swing shift staff to insure safe and cost effective operation of the Pellet Mill, and to insure compliance with all regulatory issues including Safety, Environmental, and Organics.


Supervise the Fertilizer Plant day or swing shift, to insure the following:

Safe, efficient, and economical production of fertilizer.

Compliance with Organic Standards including inventory tracking and reconciliation.

Ensuring the HACCP plan is followed and properly documented.

Training of employees

Coaching and disciplinary actions of employees up to suspensions pending.

Compliance with company and government quality control standards.

Compliance with Company and Departmental policies and procedures.

Compliance with company and government safety regulations.

Conducting weekly safety audits.


Assist in Plant Maintenance to include:

Maintaining supplies & replacement parts for machinery

Assist in coordination and scheduling of maintenance projects

Assist in problem solving for breakdowns, calling in outside vendors when needed

Assist in training for maintenance staff

Manage Environmental compliance, including:

Compliance of Air board requirements in regards to particulate emissions on dust control measures for the Fertilizer Plant, roadways, and storage yard. This includes responsibility for monitoring, maintenance to systems, record keeping, and employee training.

Compliance of Water Board issues including storm water management and SPCC

Assist Corporate Environmental Manager with annual environmental training, audits, and documentation.

Compliance with all hazardous material use, training, storage, and disposal issues.


Requirements :

BS in Agriculture Science/production or related field preferred

3-5 years experience in a production/maintenance environment.

Supervisory experience preferred.

Must be detailed oriented. Have strong mathematical and analytical aptitude

Good interpersonal and communication skills required.

HACCP experience helpful.

Able to prioritize/adjust quickly to changing work environment with minimal supervision to meet changing plant needs

Able to work flexible hours

Proficient use of PC including Excel, Word, SAP

Knowledge of farming, fertilizer/nutrient management helpful.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.