Associate Production Supervisor

Schwans Company

Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company, CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® and Bibigo Asian-style snacks. Schwan’s is a place for people with an appetite for more. To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute, and thrive, visit

We are hiring an Associate Production Supervisor – 3rd Shift at our manufacturing facility in Brooklyn NY. This position under direct or limited supervision is responsible for supervising the production, packaging, bakery, and processing of food product.

What you will get from us:

Opportunity to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders and showcase your creative, communication and technical skills.

A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


This job may participate in one or more of the following duties as directed by supervision or management.

Directs production, packaging, and bakery on simple to moderately complex production lines to ensure company and USDA requirements are met.

Supervises, trains, and develops subordinates.

Responsible for interviewing and hiring qualified employees following EEO and Affirmative Action guidelines.

Manages employee performance and skills development, conducts performance appraisals, and administers disciplinary action, including employment terminations when necessary.

Responsible for safety, housekeeping, policy administration, employee relations, cost control, and problem solving.

Adjust daily work schedule as needed to meet production requirements.

Works closely with USDA representative on site to ensure all company, state, and federal requirements for food safety are met.

Reviews and signs off on all Quality Assurance and HACCP documentation.

Checks product quality, usage, waste, product counts, and weights to assure performance and attainment. Demonstrate KPI measures.

Reviews and/or prepares and assures accuracy of various operational reports. Assures improvements, if needed, and timely distribution of reports and budget information.

Maintains constant improvement in making quality products, reducing costs, and following good manufacturing practices (GMP).

Participates in and supports Global Manufacturing Food Safety Initiative programs, implementation, and compliance


Education: High School Diploma. Bachelors degree preferred.

Minimum of 0-3 years of experience

Intermediate personal computer skills including Micro Soft Office. Demonstrated leadership skills.

Strong communication and reasoning skills to provide a positive work environment.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Knowledge of USDA, FDA, and BRC regulations preferred.

Advanced knowledge of Bakery/dough processes preferred.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job. An individual must be able to perform all of the duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.