Plant Production Supervisor Sunday-Thursday - 3rd Shift

 Catania Oils is a family owned and operated business that has been around for over 100 years and through four generations. We are a leading packager and processor of edible oils located in Ayer, MA.  Our Mission is to provide innovative quality products to customers in an efficient, economic, and environmentally responsible manner. We are looking for passionate individuals who continuously seek individual and organizational improvements through respect, collaboration, and teamwork. This is a rapidly growing yet well established organization looking for individuals that want to expand their careers.   We are currently seeking a Production Supervisor for our 3rd Shift Operation that is slated to start in the fall.


 The Shift Supervisor provides leadership to the manufacturing group on  3rd shift.  The Production Supervisor provides first line leadership to a crew of hourly personnel engaged in the manufacturing process. The Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of production scheduling, safety, maintenance and repair, quality, discipline, attendance, enforcement of plant rules and other related areas in the efficient operations of the facility.   

   •   The ability to be a change agent and turn “compliance” into “commitment”   
   •   The ability to work and lead effectively in a team environment   
   •   Strong organization, planning & written communication skills   
   •   Effective, active problem solving skills   
   •   Leadership traits and skills such as listening, providing feedback, ability to work independently   
   •   Ability to train and educate plant personnel   
   •   Working knowledge and ability to use MS Office   

   •   College degree or equivalent experience   
   •   Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience with a least 2 years in a leadership role   
   •   Plastic manufacturing processes such as injection and/or blow molding   
   •   Cost reduction, production efficiency improvements and continuous improvement activities are also very desirable   
   •   Able to read, write and communicate in English. Other language skills appropriate to the local environment would be desirable   

   •   Responsible for interviewing and hiring production personnel   
   •   Directs activities of the production crew. Responsible for maintaining operating efficiencies of production machines   
   •   Coordinates repairs and maintenance activities with production planning and maintenance department to maximize uptime and labor efficiencies   
   •   Trouble shoots down equipment and process problems   
   •   Leads safety activities of production personnel   
   •   Creative leadership in improving operating efficiencies   
   •   Ongoing shift leadership to plant personnel engaged in manufacturing activities to ensure quality and delivery performance for the plant   
   •   Counseling, leadership and direction to the hourly employees on production issues   
   •   Daily guidance on production schedules, unscheduled downtime and the efficient utilization of resources, including manpower   
   •   Enforces plant rules, monitors attendance and provides corrective action as necessary   
   •   Prepares production reports and data for management   
   •   Conducts regular shift meetings and training sessions for hourly personnel   
   •   Coordinates improvements activities with other departments   
   •   Supports and implements Operational Excellence programs as they pertain to their shift