Production Supervisor

Northwood Advisors - Willows, CA

Production Supervisor – Project Lead (New Product Line)

On-site in Willows, California


Rumiano Cheese Company ( is California's oldest (founded in 1919) family-owned cheese company, dedicated to the manufacture, packaging and distribution of the highest quality cheese, butter and value-added products. Products are sold across the US, Mexico, and Asia. Rumiano’s focus is providing customers with the utmost service and quality achieved by exceeding expectations in all ways. Rumiano Cheese Company’s long-lasting success is due to a highly talented team, which has included four generations of the Rumiano family. A second packaging and research facility is under construction in Willows and scheduled for completion in Summer 2021.

Position Description

Rumiano Cheese is launching a new product line and is looking for a Production Supervisor / Project Lead to have a key role in its success. This is a hands-on position, overseeing the development of a new food production line according to required specifications for a proven product prototype. The Production Supervisor / Project Lead will help acquire and set up the needed equipment, establish manufacturing processes and KPI’s, hire and train the team, and monitor ongoing performance. The ideal candidate will have experience in operationalizing new food products, and excited to take the reins on a new project.

This position reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Activities and Responsibilities:

? Locate and source necessary equipment for new production line based on product specifications

? Oversee and organize the installation and testing of new equipment

? Recruit, train and lead an initial team of 3-5 employees to operate the production line

? Work closely with Rumiano’s maintenance, QA, and manufacturing teams

? Establish and implement effective processes to ensure that the line runs safely and efficiently

? Responsible for day-to-day line management, problem resolution and ongoing performance


? 5+ years in manufacturing operations; 2+ years in a supervisory capacity

? Experience in process manufacturing, specifically in food (vegetable oils, tomatoes, etc.) or brewing

? Associate or bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant training and/or experience

? Excellent project management and organizational skills; Experience taking a project from start to finish

? Proven ability to train, lead and mentor a successful team of 3-5 employees

? Results-driven and resourceful with flexible problem-solving skills

? Team player with clear communications skills and a natural collaborator

? Experience in Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations


Rumiano Cheese seeks diversity among our staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted On: Friday, March 5, 2021

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