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Production Supervisor (3rd Shift)

Job Category:  Operations and Production
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  941

Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations.



The Production Supervisor is based at the Totowa, NJ plant and reports directly to the Operations Manager. This position will focus on providing leadership to the hourly production staff to achieve daily production goals. The Production Supervisor is part of a team of shift supervisors who work together to accomplish and maintain high levels of performance and quality in the food manufacturing facility. Responsible for safety, quality, productivity, cost control and people development.



  • Follow all GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), Safety, and Environmental regulations as well as company policies.
  • Maintain positive attitude. Focus on the customer. teamwork, and engagement.  
  • Coordinate with Maintenance, Quality and Warehouse Supervisors to ensure production is on schedule.
  • Supervise all aspects of the production and sanitation processes and support master GMP and sanitation list.
  • Provide quality audit support and communicate quality assurance needs.
  • Assign personnel to specific jobs including scheduling OT as needed to meet the schedule adherence KPI.
  • Prepare shift notes and provide for effective shift handover to incoming shift.
  • Troubleshoot quality, mechanical or other problems as they arise on the shop floor.
  • Identify high performance individuals and help with succession planning.
  • Ensure goals are met safely and that workforce is operating within safety guidelines.
  • Ensure correct materials are used in the manufacturing process and that standard operational procedures are being followed.
  • Effectively manage inventory by following proper scanning and
  • Hold team member accountable for their performance including issuing coaching and discipline as needed
  • Initiate and lead investigations and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for Safety and Quality deviations.
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.



  • Two plus (2+) years in a Manufacturing Supervisor role within the food industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Engineering is preferred.
  • Ability to motivate and instruct employees as well as administer discipline as necessary
  • An understanding of union rules and policies
  • Strong food processing, GMP and OSHA knowledge
  • Knowledge of ERP and time clock management systems
  • Willingness to work second or third shift with occasional weekend shifts



  • Manufacturing plant is large, open floor areas with loud machinery, requiring some areas for workers to wear ear protection to guard against noise. Workers are frequently exposed to high temperatures during the summer months. Some work in cold environments during winter months.
  • Workers are required to wear masks, hair nets, or gloves to protect the product from possible contamination. Certain areas require respirators.





About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. Our sustainable ingredient solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. With a worldwide network of production facilities, sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries, Corbion is known for quality, product innovation, and customer orientation, as well as for its collegial, informal and results-oriented company culture.


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Corbion Human Resources department.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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