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Production Leader


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Position Summary:  

The Production Supervisor is responsible for implementing and driving change in a high volume, fast-paced, lean manufacturing environment.  Reports directly to unit manager.  Interacts daily with department supervisors/leaders in Operations, Quality, Human Resources, Finance, Materials, Engineering, and Continuous Improvement office.

Essential Functions

  1. Responsible for overall performance of assigned work group, including safety, quality, cost and output schedule performance.
  2. Identify opportunities for improvement; implement improvement plans.
  3. Proactive support of plantwide safety program, including ongoing maintenance of a safe working environment for employees.
  4. Actively support plant programs and goals – In particular with Units per man hours, Recordable incidents, Overtime budgets, customer availability, etc.
  5. Lead daily problem-solving activities within teams for process improvements.
  6. Develop department budgets and ensure they are to plan.
  7. Coordinate with other functional areas to ensure accomplishment of overall plant objectives.
  8. Provide for effective associate relations within manufacturing by ensuring that employment practices are fair and consistent.  Ensure adherence to standard work, including plant work rules.
  9. Implement plantwide communication plans and initiatives with employees in area of responsibility.  Serve as primary communication vehicle between leadership team and production employees.
  10. During non-peak season, will perform additional industrial projects (i.e. standard work, process improvements, etc.)

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of manufacturing experience. Internship/Co-Op experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills are a must.
  • Must be self-motivated, results and action oriented.
  • Ability to make independent and sound decisions.
  • Must possess sound interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience as a change agent in an organization
  • In-depth knowledge of lean manufacturing principles (Toyota Production Systems) preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Must be able to work all shifts
  • Demonstrated proficiency using MS Office suite
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Ability to implement change to support plant vision
  • Principle-centered leadership; high level of integrity and ethics
  • Experience in a union environment preferred
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