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Production Shift Supervisor - Houlton ME

Date Posted: 1/3/2022

Job #1591549
Houlton, Maine

Lucas Group has partnered with our client in on their search for a Production Shift Supervisor.

**Seeking Candidates with a Military Background**

Scope of Responsibilities:

The Shift Supervisor (SS) will be responsible for all the associated duties described below to support plant business needs. This role will serve as the key link between the plant operating shift the SS is assigned, the maintenance/electrical group, and plant management to ensure the most appropriate resources are engaged in problem resolution and the operating shift is meeting safety, quality, and production goals. It is the responsibility of the SS to take general direction from the Operations manager game plans and coordinate, delegate, and follow up on the efforts of the shift technicians to meet those objectives. In the absence of specific direction, the SS has the responsibility for developing a game plan to avoid or overcome issues. This is an Exempt level position reporting to the Operations Manager.


  • Ensure the team operates and communicates in a safe manner
  • Daily safety topics are held, safety incidents are reported, near misses are addressed
  • Ensure team functions at high level
  • Tracks and monitors quality and other operational parameters ensuring corrective actions are in place when the process is out of defined parameter or specification.
  • Team member development- track technician skill block progression, conduct scheduled, periodic reviews. Facilitate teaching and training.
  • Tracks and monitors area GMP ensuring corrective actions are in place when standards are not being met.
  • Strong technical skill set
  • SS must be a technical resource, advanced level troubleshooter, strong communicator
  • Understand in detail the interaction of their area with the rest of the plant and potential outcomes of process decisions.
  • Coordinate the shift mechanical/ electrical resources through job evaluation and prioritization
  • Utilization of the plant plans and schedules to determine area priorities with respect to plant priorities
  • Evaluate need for mechanical or electrical support after all others means have been exhausted (can the techs fix)
  • Strong communicator, both verbal and written forms
  • Required to talk through game plan with Shift technicians at the beginning of each shift and follow up throughout the shift to ensure progress or problem resolution
  • Complete both a written and verbal turnover with the incoming SS
  • Understands who, when, and how to contact appropriate management personnel when a problem or conflict escalates beyond their or the teams’ level.  This includes Safety, Environmental, Operations and engineering.
  • Maintain and support a working relationship with the leadership team, to ensure consistent and timely communication between areas and plant management as area issues and problems are encountered.
  • Required to be trained on and member of the Plant HAZMAT team.

FES Duty of Care:

Food Safety

  • Carry out responsibilities/duties according to food safety, legal and quality requirements so as to ensure that our products are fit for human consumption.


  • Comply with all environmental standards, procedures and work instructions at all times.
  • Report any environmental violations or near misses in order to prevent any impact upon the local environment, its inhabitants and company.

Health & Safety

  • Adhere to the safety policies, procedures and site rules.
  • Fully participate in the safety program, including reporting any incidents or near misses and auditing.

Performance measures

  • The incumbent will be measured against site EHSQS, Quality, Production, Reliability and Leadership goals.

Skills and experience required

  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment in a supervisory role
  • HS Diploma
  • University degree preferred but not required.


Title: Production Shift Supervisor

Location: Houlton, ME

Client Industry: Manufacturing

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