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Production Supervisor (Night Shift)
Oaktown Spice Shop

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Production Supervisor (Night Shift)

Oaktown Spice Shop
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Job Summary

$20 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
Job Role
Packaging Manager
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality, Retail
Job Schedule

Job Description

 The Production Supervisor works with the Operations Manager to oversee our production team in our Albany shop. The Production Supervisor is a “player-coach” who will spend around 75% of their time working with their team on production. 

The production team is responsible for packaging bulk spices into bags, jars, kits and gift boxes for sale at our stores and online. We believe teamwork and a natural desire to be of service are two of the cornerstones of our success. We want people to feel great working here, so we need a capable and culture-driven leader to help us accomplish this goal. The Production Supervisor is dedicated to our goals of nurturing a diverse, equitable, inclusive workplace for all. You’ll ensure that preparation and packaging of spices goes smoothly and efficiently by monitoring employees and organizing workflows. You’ll partner with the Operations Manager to build effective and efficient production processes.

The Production Supervisor would work during the night shift from 3:30 pm - 12 am (midnight), five days a week.

KEY DUTIES (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Create a culture of trust and hard work where no problem is unsolvable and people feel proud every day of what they’ve accomplished.
  • Delegate assignments to Production Associates on a daily basis, assigning responsibilities and preparing schedules.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the Retail team as needed on ongoing production projects.
  • Celebrate the diversity of the team and customers and actively work to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace
  • Participate in production tasks along with the team.
  • Inspect progress of Production Associates’ assignments daily.
  • Train new Production Associates and seasonal Production Associates.
  • Ensure products are properly packed and shipped in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Production Associates perform inspections for each production run in accordance with quality control standards and order requirements.
  • Ensure complete documentation of production runs on appropriate paperwork as required.
  • Report equipment malfunctions to appropriate individuals, and complete minor repairs as needed.
  • Ensure materials required for production are available, and order materials as needed.
  • Manage personnel related matters of Production Associates as needed.
  • Enforce safety practices, including food safety, health, COVID-19 precautions, and occupational safety.



  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to develop and motivate a team
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Availability to work weekends, evenings and holidays and adhere to a blackout period from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve
  • Seeks out feedback and is excited about self-growth and improvement within the context of the job
  • Resourceful problem-solver and strong ability to resolve issues in the moment
  • Embraces a culture of learning and advocacy
  • Practices anti-racism
  • Ability to use a computer and a digital scale with accuracy
  • Familiarity with units of weight and measurement


  • Food-related work experience
  • Experience as a production supervisor
  • Passion for food and cooking


  • Requires the ability to move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials
  • Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted
  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hours
  • Ability to distinguish different tastes, colors and smells

Business Overview

Our Story

Oaktown Spice Shop is a joyful stop on the errand routine. Customers can step into a beautiful, nostalgic and aromatic world, smell their way through glass jars of spices, have a conversation about their next meal with the staff, and find inspiration for their cooking.

The conversation may be about how to liven up the weekly baked chicken tradition. Other times, it’s about finding the elusive ingredients for a particular dish or cuisine, or learning how an unfamiliar spice can be used. Our shops are located in Oakland, California’s Grand Lake neighborhood and on Solano Avenue in Albany, California.

We focus on sourcing the absolute best-tasting version of each individual spice that we can find, which entails working with hundreds of different importers. We grind spices ourselves, in our shop, every week or two. This means the ground spices customers find at Oaktown are bursting with flavor and are far fresher than those found elsewhere.

Our spice blends are signature recipes, hand-mixed in the shop using our freshly ground spices. Some, like our Santa Fe Chili Powder, are our versions of well-known favorites, while others, such as the Grand Lake Shake or Umami Sea Salt, are our own inventions, born of curiosity and adventures in the kitchen.

Why Work With Us?

It's important to us to be good employers and provide good jobs. We offer medical and dental benefits as well as paid time off to our full-time employees. We have a matching retirement savings plan available to all our permanent hires.

Team Size

1-10 team members


Culture & Perks

Family Owned
Retirement Benefits
Casual Dress
Community Oriented
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