Our Production Supervisor oversees the chocolate truffle production process and all manufacturing staff. This position requires a hands on approach for training and coaching team members. Must be capable of troubleshooting issues and making decisions as relates to safety, quality, production, continuous improvements, overall plant production goals, and efficiencies.

Job Type: 
Full-time
Job Description: 

Birnn Chocolates of Vermont, Inc. is seeking a full time Production Supervisor in our South Burlington factory.

We are a fourth-generation family owned business who manufactures delicious chocolate truffles for retailers nationwide.

We strive for the best in everything that we do. We have a remarkable group of individuals that work at Birnn and we treat all of our employees as members of our extended family.

Birnn offers competitive wages, health benefits, matching IRA contributions, paid time off, paid holidays, paid professional development, profit sharing and opportunity for advancement.

You will love this job if: 
You lead by example, offering informal coaching and direct support to your Team
You’re goal oriented and strive for excellence across the board
You are structured and organized, with the ability to react to changes while maintaining operational efficiency
You collaborate at all levels to ensure initiatives and objectives are clearly communicated
You excel in an environment that is fast paced
You want to work with company that will treat you in every way as a stakeholder, valuing your contributions and welcoming your observations
Job Requirements: 
The successful candidate must be able to actively supervise up to 25 people in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. This includes informal coaching, balancing conflicting priorities and driving production efficiencies and goals.
Able to lift 30 lb. repetitively along with bending & crouching often
Works well with a diverse group of hard-working employees
Dependable and punctual
Repetitive movement: including lifting, picking, shaking and rotating
Capable of maintaining a stationary position 65% of the day
Job Responsibilities: 
Must be able to adapt to changing plans and clearly communicate changes out to the organization, following up accordingly, while continuously meeting production goals.
Contribute to all implementation that positively effects operations, whether to increase outputs and productivity, reduce wasted time and costs, etc.
Maintain a positive work climate by motivating, stimulating, and encouraging the employees under their responsibility to develop their skills and to take initiatives within their role. High attention to detail, find ways to be efficient, interest in machines and understanding their functions
Oversee and participate in the creation of batches of chocolate in our commercial kitchen, measuring, adding flavoring, with meticulous attention to details, sanitation, and consistency
Ensure the operation of chocolate processing equipment in a safe, clean and efficient manner
Comply with all Good Manufacturing Practices; coach employees accordingly
Highly focused on increasing production line efficiency - including feeding truffles onto the conveyor, decorating truffles, and properly packing product
Actively supervise production from start to finish
Maintain product quality and uniformity standards
Able to do tasks quickly without compromising quality
Daily housekeeping of the facility
Job Benefits: 
401(k) matching
Health insurance
Health savings account
Paid time off
Job Schedule: 
8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations: 

We are all wearing masks at work.
Proof of Covid-19 Immunization Required

How to apply

To apply for any position: Please send a cover letter and resume to: matt@birnn.com

We offer a generous compensation package and; Yes, chocolate is included!