Poultry Supervisor – Grain Field Chickens Abattoir, Reitz ( 4)


Grain Field Chickens, a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (PTY)Ltd, is a dynamic role player in the integrated broiler industry with an abattoir in Reitz in the North Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.

Job Description

Responsible for directly supervising and coordinating activities of workers engaged in slaughtering, dressing, and packing poultry.


  • Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 Equivalent
  • At least 3 years supervisory experience in a chicken abattoir/ FMCG
  • IR & People Management Experience
  • PMI or PME Certificate required
  • Food Safety knowledge required
  • Good mathematical/analytical skills
  • A willingness to work overtime, shifts and weekends when required

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Trains new workers in slaughtering, dressing, and packing duties
  • Observes and evaluates performance of workers to ensure conformance to processing
  • Monitor performance of team members to ensure efficiencies are achieved
  • Motivate employees to maximise productivity
  • Take corrective action in the form of counselling and/or coaching when performance and behaviour is not in accordance with the required targets and code of conduct.
  • Monitor timekeeping and absenteeism
  • Handle employee problems and queries
  • Coordinate production start-ups, shutdowns and changeovers in line with company policies
  • Ensure all employees attend the Induction and other training programmes as per the organisational requirements
  • Ensure that all SHEQ requirements are always adhered to and take the necessary corrective action when needed
  • Conduct toolbox talks with employees daily
  • Monitor appearance of employees and their use of PPE and ensure that the required PPE is always worn
  • Monitor employees using equipment to ensure safety standards are always maintained
  • Take necessary precautions to control and safeguard company assets
  • Schedule employees on the relevant Health and Safety training to ensure legislative standards are maintained
  • Ensure housekeeping is completed on an ongoing basis so that the plant is kept clean
  • Supervise employees to prevent damage or cross- contamination of products in line with the relevant quality policies and procedures
  • Complete all documentation Staff overtime sheets accurately and in full
  • Complete and/or update the prescribed reports and/or documentation manually or on a computer system
  • Coordinate and control the quality of work performed by a team you supervise to ensure compliance to company policy and processes.
  • Report on the work activities of the team you supervise
  • Resolve or escalate problems with the work performed by employees you supervise
  • Perform work activities in a way that limits cost
  • Plan, monitor, coordinate and control the quality of a team’s work activities to satisfy internal and external clients
  • Apply or initiate corrective and/or supportive action when required for employees you supervise
  • Monitor and record the time and attendance of employees you supervise
  • Provide ‘On-the-job’ training & guidance to employees you supervise
  • Complete own training successfully as per an agreed personal development plan (PDP)
  • May also substitute for line workers in emergencies
  • Performs other duties as may be required by line manager

Skills Required

  • Organisation and Coordination
  • People Management and Development skills
  • Understand and apply Labour Relations Procedures
  • Good communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good reporting skills
  • Good planning skills
  • Problem solver
  • Team player
  • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic and trustworthy
  • Able to under pressure.

The company can expire jobs at any time at our own discretion. Should you not have received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application as unsuccessful.