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Bilingual Packaging Production Supervisor
Title:Bilingual Packaging Production Supervisor
Location:Lexington, NC
With over 130 years in the candy industry, Piedmont Candy has created and perfected the Red Bird soft peppermint puff. We are currently offering an opportunity for a career that includes competitive wages and full benefits package.

Salary: DOE

Hours: First Shift

General Summary

This is a physically-demanding, hands-on food processing position which oversees technology and processes utilized in our fast-paced manufacturing facility to ensure timely, accurate, and consistent production and delivery of our product(s). A large percentage of time spent on the production floor setting up, operating, and troubleshooting complex machinery; interacting with shop floor employees; and moving materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Plant Manager to provide support and guidance where needed related to production, staffing, scheduling, etc.
  • Collaborate with the team on strategic future manufacturing issues and needs.
  • Co-Manage kitchen and assigned Food Safety and HACCP responsibilities
  • Lead hourly employees – Assisting employees in team development and reaching established goals
  • Responsible to help ensure Piedmont Candy Company maintains the high standards set forth by our food safety certification body as they pertain to Food Safety, Legality, and Quality.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with department heads to accomplish goals
  • Keeps the department clean and organized to maximize efficiency
  • General troubleshooting of equipment (no major maintenance repair)
  • Complete and provide daily reports as required to Operations Manager
  • Handle daily department opening and/or closing procedures
  • Oversee weekly department cleaning and preventive maintenance activities
  • Responsible for inventory accuracy and control
  • Execute hourly QC procedures to ensure equipment is weighing accurately, critical control points are responding appropriately, and product is fit for sale
  • Create SOPs as needed and make sure processes are accurate and followed
  • Accountable for keeping all production lines running at optimal speeds and efficiency
  • Minimize supply and labor cost where possible
  • Recommend, purchase, and keep needed supplies on-hand


  • Bi-lingual English & Spanish required
  • Prior Supervisory experience, preferably within a food/culinary environment.
  • Process improvement experience
  • Experience operating (i.e., setting up, fine-tuning, and trouble-shooting) large, complex equipment with computer interfaces
  • Analytical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to flexible first shift hours as needed
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work an average of 45-50 hours per week as needed
  • Ability to lift up 30 pounds
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to become forklift certified
Preferred Skills
  • Leadership experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Experience with confection manufacturing a plus
  • Forklift driving experience
  • Prior experience with batch processing, packaging, and wrapping equipment
  • Prior experience with Food Safety and HACCP experience

Must be able to pass a satisfactory background and drug test.

Competitive pay and benefits.

Piedmont Candy Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Piedmont Candy Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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