Requisition ID:  30226

Production Supervisor

About Our Opportunity

The Production Supervisor will provide functional shift supervision of hourly and student staff in a large, multi-faceted, fast paced, collegiate food operation. Works in a variety of areas in the operation. Monitor, ensure, and demonstrate Serve Safe food sanitation techniques. Continuously orient, train, and mentor all staff members in safety, culinary techniques, safe food handling, and equipment operation. Train and monitor employees in service, production, safe food handling, and food storage standards. Work independently using expert culinary, organization, and quantity food handling knowledge to support departmental goals.  Tasks may include grilling, frying, and assembling recipes, as well as, vegetable and fruit preparation. Demonstrate effective communication in daily interactions with guests, employees, and supervisors.

What Sets Us Apart

This is a year-round position. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, Purdue matched retirement plans, paid vacation, paid sick time, free meal with every shift, free uniform including shoes, PPE equipment, tuition assistance for you or your family at Purdue University, free tuition for Purdue University Global, and much more.  Please visit for more information.

What We Are Looking For


Education and Experience:

  • Associate's degree 
  • A minimum of two years of food service supervision experience
  • Equivalent combinations of education and work experience may be considered
    • For example, a High School Diploma/GED and four years of proven food service supervision/lead experience



  • ServSafe Certification preferred or the ability to pass within three months



  • Ability to perform basic math functions, lift and move up to 30 pounds, climb ladders, and stand, walk, reach and stoop extensively
  • Ability to understand and communicate production quantities and conversions 
  • Ability to meet daily deadlines by use of planning and organizing self and others
  • Ability to assist in employee evaluations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others, particularly individuals from differing backgrounds and views.
  • Must have high work standards and productivity, strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and customers
  • Knowledge of sanitation requirements
  • Ability to pass the Food Handler’s examination
  • Ability to pass AllerTrainU within 3 months of hire 
  • Expert knowledge of production record keeping and communication
  • Experience with basic Point of Sale/cash register functions
  • A passion for food and culinary work 
  • Stable work history and good attendance record 
  • Knowledge of and training experience in areas of food sanitation, cross-contact, and allergy protocols

Additional Information

  • Due to this being a full-time, benefits eligible position, full-time undergraduate students are not eligible for this role.
  • This was formerly classified as an operational/technical position; an internal lateral transfer will retain same benefit standing 
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette