Production Supervisor

O2 Employment Services is working with a local Insectary to find their next Production Supervisor. The ideal candidate should be reliable, self-motivated and posses a keen eye for detail. This position is for a new program that is being developed. Implementation of this program will require a fundamental knowledge of social insects and their biology and life cycles, with the aim of breeding high quality insects to pollinate crops in greenhouses and open fields. This position is full-time.

Requirements of Production Supervisor

  • College degree in Biology, Agronomy, or related field such as biotechnology, plant science, biology, ecology, or entomology, or a combination of education and experience
  • Familiar with workplace safety and sanitation programs and procedures
  • Computer skills:  MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Teams, Outlook
  • Assertive verbal and written communication at all levels of the company
  • Skilled in basic mathematics 
  • Skilled in data analysis
  • Ability to think critically and ask relevant questions
  • Ability to adapt to frequent changes, conflicting schedules, and shifting deadlines 
  • Ability to adjust to new procedures with or without notice


Physical Requirements of Production Supervisor

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be reasonably met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Stand, walk, bend over, kneel, crouch, reach overhead, grasp, push, and pull
  • Temperatures from 41°F to 86°F in climate room, fridges, ambient humidity from 55% to 75%
  • Move, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds to shoulder height
  • Sitting, walking, or standing for up to 3 hours at a time 
  • Manual dexterity to use computer keyboard, telephone, and various office equipment
  • Vision, hearing, and speaking necessary to perform job duties

Physical Requirements of Production Supervisor

The work environment characteristics are representative of those in an apiary, agricultural, and/or laboratory setting.

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor/outdoor environment
  • Work may occasionally be performed in an indoor warehouse or shipping/receiving environment
  • May be required to work outside of normal workdays and hours to meet operational deadlines


Benefits of the Production Supervisor

  •  $20-$27 an hour, depending on experience
  • Vision, dental, medical

Responsibilities of the Production Supervisor

  • Setup and follow up the insect rearing production and facilities that will comply with the production needs
  • Monitors the KPI’s and Reporting of the evolution of the project and production on a weekly basis
    • Fill, prepare, and send weekly production report, environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, photoperiod
    • Fill, prepare, and send weekly report of Inventory of raw materials, insect environments in process and for sales quantities
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Follow production protocols and safety procedures
  • Annual collection of insects, when necessary
  • Feed the insects under the established feeding regimen
  • Manipulate and interact with insects
  • Keep records including traceability of the environments, their growth and evolution during their development 
  • Interact with employees, leads, managers, vendors, and inside and outside of their department
  • Keep work areas clean and organized be able to set up and maintain the 5’S Program. 


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 



O2 Employment Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs to perform the essential functions of the position. This job appears on the O2 Staffing job board and Simpson University job board.