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Title:  Leaf Processing Supervisor

Job ID:  86875
Country:  USA
City:  Danville
Professional area:  Leaf Processing
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Danville, VA, US, 24540


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

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Job Title: Leaf Processing Supervisor 

Location: Danville, VA 

Reporting to: Leaf Processing Shift Manager 

Role: Permanent


Leaf Processing Supervisor 


What this position is about:

This individual will be responsible to provide guidance to subordinates assigned to his/her area of responsibility (Blending, Threshing, Drying, Packing), ensure all subordinates working in area of responsibility are treated with respect and fairness,  ensure staff has proper resources required to perform duties, mentor them, provide feedback on their performance and help develop their skills,  monitoring product test results to ensure standards are being achieved, make necessary adjustments or modifications to equipment, ensure the area of responsibility is maintained in a clean and orderly manner, complete (daily, weekly, monthly and annual) check list for equipment maintenance, ensure subordinates adhere to all Federal, State, Local and JTI safe regulation, ensure all safety equipment utilized is properly maintained and meets all compliance standards, perform miner maintenance on processing equipment, assist maintenance team with off season maintenance on processing equipment, other duties as requested manager.

This position is located in Danville, VA


What will you do?

  • Execute instructions designated by Leaf Processing Shift Manager for area of responsibility, provide support to colleagues processing, quality and maintenance 
  • Oversee daily processing of product to insure all quality requirements are being achieved in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • Achieve a good mechanical understanding of processing equipment utilized in area of responsibility.
  • Take accountability to ensure processing equipment is being properly maintained, work orders for required repairs are being completed, submitted and followed up on
  • Ensure adjustments are made in a timely manner during processing to ensure quality standards are being adhered to, document adjustments and shared with colleagues.     
  • Take accountability for subordinates in area of responsibility to ensure they are  being provided resources required to complete assigned task, trained on the appropriate process to complete assigned task in a safe manner, motivate and provide them with feedback on performance.
  • When subordinates are not meeting expectations ensure it is discussed with the individual, documented and forward to the appropriate individuals (Shift Manager, Staffing agency, and P&C)     
  • Work in conjunction with Shift Manager to insure processing facility is meeting or exceeding JT/ JTI technical quality standards budget though put rates.
  • When product is found to be below company standards causing a Non Conformity a detailed investigation is to be conducted in collaboration with Leaf Processing Shift Manager if cause is traced to area of responsibly to identify the root cause, develop a plan to address the NCP  to ensure issue is not repeated.  
  • Collaborate with Local EHS team to ensure practices in area of responsibility are in compliant with EHS standards i.e. labor safety, fire protection, environmental and hygienic company rules, equipment safety, etc.
  • Conduct safety dialogues with subordinates, safety walk throughs, verify adequate equipment safety guarding monitor working being performed area of responsibility to insure individuals are complying to safety policies   
  • Recruit, motivate and guide the professional development of the team reporting directly and indirectly to the incumbent.                                                                                                                                     

Who are we looking for?

  • Associate Degree with a management or mechanical background or 3 years experience in tobacco processing or Agriculture Background (preferably in tobacco production) with mechanical and management skills with 2 years experience in a industrial environment (preferable tobacco)  
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably tobacco related) with an additional 1 years experience in leadership role with above average mechanical skills
  • Good communication and written skills when dealing with individuals at all levels of the organization, vendors, contractors and  JTI Leaf Services customers.                                                                                   

OKAY but… what’s in it for you?!

  • You will have an exceptional opportunity of learning various aspects of JTI business, in a challenging, fast-growing environment
  • You will have the opportunity to grow witiin your career
  • Manage a dynamic and growing team 
  • Work in a fun never boring environment 


Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the experience and responsibility requirements.
Excellent employee environment with a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual Performance based Bonus  
  • Annual Merit Increase  
  • Healthcare  
  • Dental + Vision
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Paid family leave benefit
  • 401k Plan + Company Contributions  
  • Life Insurance  
  • Disability 
  • Tuition Assistance



We want to be innovative, agile & successful achievers!

Do you want to expand your cross functional opportunities and accelerate your career growth?!


Then this role may be for you! Come and join us!



"JTI offers equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors."




Nearest Major Market: Danville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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