Production Supervisor

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$68000.00 –

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Job Owner: Kaitlyn Robertson
Production Supervisor
Summary of Position
Manages production during a given shift—overseeing the staff, ensuring quality control, monitoring equipment, and handling all other day-to-day aspects of production.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure all operations staff are following and executing all operations and equipment safely.
  • Oversee and provide constant training and technical assistance to all operation staff ensuring they are trained in and are following all work instructions and best practices.
  • Report any defective/non-conforming product.
  • Perform quality control as required by the work instructions and as instructed by the production and quality leaders and staff.
  • Ensure traceability of the product and its components through proper use of the Data Collection System and ensuring that the system is always active and functional.
  • Check the minimum stock of raw materials in production necessary to fulfill the production schedule, refilling and ordering as required.
  • Work with the Maintenance Technician to resolve maintenance problems, following all procedures.
  • Meet with the Lead Hands and Production Supervisor of the previous and subsequent shifts, transferring information about problems and solutions implemented during their shift.
  • Inform the Production Manager about issues regarding production, quality, process and/or organization of personnel or resources immediately upon observation.
  • Propose improvements to all procedures and processes to improve yield and uptime of production processes and all relevant equipment.
  • Maintain the ability to perform all tasks associated with the production of the product, and substitute for any operation staff in any area during breaks and/or absences with the shift.
  • Work overtime as required.
  • Minimize the risk of accidents and quality issues.
  • Maximize the technical knowledge and engagement of the operations staff.
  • Maximize the uptime of the equipment and the traceability and quality of the finished product.
  • Achieve the production goals and improvements outlined by the Production Manager
  • Develop the spirit of cooperation on their shift.
  • Communicate company information to their shift as required.
  • Work with other teams to ensure improvements and efficiencies are being maximized across the organization.
  • Complete other tasks as required and/or directed by management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Team- and customer-oriented
  • Attention to detail.
  • The ability to head a team successfully and resolve issues relating to personnel quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to work flexible and/or rotating shifts.
Education and/or Experience 
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of production experience
  • Knowledge of process improvement, budgeting, and production standards
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years of experience as a production supervisor at a manufacturing plant
  • Experience with production planning, controls, and instrumentation
  • Experience with MRP and/or ERP systems

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