• Production Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CA-Bakersfield
    Job ID 2018-1057
  • Overview


    We're Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), the plant-powered food and beverage company of the future. Our mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishment. We're led by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, crafting, concocting and cold-brewing beautifully bottled goodness from the San Joaquin Valley. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior Queen Califia, the goddess of bounty and abundance who ruled over the mythical island of California. We make our daily decisions using these five core values: Do, Learn Improve; Act Like an Owner; Challenge the Status Quo; The Bottle is Half Full; and Using our Sixth Sense (being conscious of our impact on others and the planet).

    In a snapshot:

    • Founded in 2010
    • 200+ full time staff and contracted employee
    • Headquarters in Downtown L.A. Arts District and Manufacturing in Bakersfield, CA
    • We believe in Shared Leadership where team members are heard and leadership is broadly distributed
    • We are committed to our people and to our communities' sustainability


    We are seeking a leader that will oversee all aspects of production within our facility.  The Production Supervisor will monitor production, employees and ensure that all documentation is filled out correctly.  3+ years of experience in a production environment is required.


    • Follows and monitors GMP, HACCP, IIPP, Food Safety and SOPs guidelines
    • Completes and maintains production logs and other paperwork as needed for proper documentation
    • Sets up, adjusts, and maintains equipment with responsibility for production and quality
    • Manages all shift personnel via a direct reporting structure
    • Visually inspects and test machinery and equipment to detect malfunction
    • Works with management to discuss, diagnose problems and repair machinery
    • Operates equipment startup and shutdown
    • Communicates plant issue’s and operations with management
    • Performs CIP and sanitation operations
    • Responsible for upholding food safety standards in the plant including being HACCP certified
    • Responsible for ensuring all HACCP verifications are reviewed and signed while on shift
    • Assists in providing safe working conditions for all employees
    • Develops and maintains positive and professional relationships with all employees and management
    • Monitors total plant operations and control of automated systems
    • Monitors material flow and instruments to include temperature, pressure gauges indicators and meters
    • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery
    • Works with QA department to test quality of product
    • Monitors and maintains inventory and notifies management if items need to be reordered
    • Performs maintenance duties to prevent, improve and during breakdowns
    • Ensures product is within quality and customer qualifications
    • Optimizes plant efficiency and coordinates plant needs accordingly
    • Other responsibilities as assigned by the plant management


    • Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate equivalent from an accredited university or college
    • Minimum 5 years' experience in food manufacturing
    • Ability to stand, kneel, bend over, climb stairs and ladders and lift/move up to 50 pounds
    • Must possess good mechanical, communication and people skills
    • Must be able to follow and communicate directions
    • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure and compute rate, ratio and percentage
    • Proficient in Microsoft programs


    Califia Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Califia Farms is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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