Founded in 1965, KanPak(r) LLC began as a family-owned dairy company, based in Arkansas City, KS. From the beginning, KanPak has led the way in the development of aseptic processing and packaging for beverages and desserts. In 1983, KanPak was one of the first companies in North America to qualify, process and aseptically package low acid foods.

KanPak continued to grow and expand, creating some of the most successful new product introductions in the foodservice industry.

In 2011, Golden State Foods became partners in KanPak China, with the combined companies continuing to expand their product offering and bring on new customers in China and throughout Asia. This success culminated in 2013 with Golden State Foods acquiring controlling interest in KanPak LLC, and eventually acquiring the balance of KanPak LLC in 2016 with KanPak LLC becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden State Foods.

The newest addition to the KanPak facility line-up is in Penn Yan, NY. Acquired in December of 2014, the plant has liquid aseptic processing as well as yogurt capabilities, and provides a second North American facility to service the North East region.

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Production Supervisor

Arkansas City, Kansas | Full Time
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Job Description
KanPak® is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of the very best beverage, yogurt and dessert solutions. Aseptic technology is at the heart of many products we create, allowing all KanPak® products to ship and store without refrigeration for up to 12 months, but it’s our state-of-the-art beverage manufacturing capabilities and exceptional customer service that really set us apart from competitors.  
Coffee beverages, creamers, yogurt, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages – no matter what kind of product you’re looking for, we can deliver. Our aseptic processing and packaging makes our solutions more convenient, efficient and environmentally friendly.
We are seeking an energetic, skilled Production Supervisor for our facility in Arkansas City, KS.  
Work Shift may vary.  We operate 24/7.

The Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising employees in the manufacturing environment.   Help plan and organize production, keep track of production activities, ensure up times of equipment are done in a timelines manner, assist in hiring of production employees, and optimize day to day activities while minimizing costs.   

Primary Objectives:

  • Coordinate Golden State Foods Quality activities and operations to meet objective for quality, food safety, integrity, regulatory compliances, cost, safety and customer satisfaction at KanPak
  • Participate in formulating and administering division’s short and long range goals and objectives for business growth
  • Responsible for working in a safe manner, supporting and adhering to all Safety policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Responsible for working in a manner, adhering to all policies and procedures that support Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory requirements
  • Directly supervises up to 35 employees
  • Responsible for all aspects of production
  • Oversee that all GMP’s, company policies and procedures are followed
  • Reviews production records
  • Plans and facilitates team meetings
  • Evaluates employees performance
  • Measures performance throughout work shifts
  • Efficiently manages priorities
  • Training of new employees


Skills & Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or
  • 5-8 years of Experience in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Specialized training in Dairy processing or Aseptic production highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Great communication and analytical skills
  • Leadership
  • Database, Excel and similar software
  • FDA Better Process Control
  • Budgetary and costs planning processes
  • Excellent listener
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Outstanding Follow up on actions and commitments

Skill and ability to:

  • Serve as a team member, facilitator and/or leader as the team role warrants
  • Manage and motivate employees in a team-based environment
  • Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Time Management

KanPak, LLC encourages diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

Applicants only; No Recruiters please.

KanPak, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. KanPak will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.