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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Posted: 03/24/2024

Job Description
The Production Supervisor will Manage the 2nd shift in our main facility in Decatur, Illinois. They will effectively plan and implement work for assigned production ensuring that parts and/or materials and manpower are available.  The Supervisor implements flow manufacturing techniques where appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and lead the activities of production processes and personnel on various shifts during the manufacturing/assembly of products.
  • Partner with the Production Manager, Production Planning, and Materials departments to establish production priorities and plans.
  • Direct production operations in accordance with established priorities and sequences for manufacturing products using knowledge of production processes and methods, machine and equipment capabilities and skilled labor.
  • Analyze production schedules to estimate work requirements for completion of job assignments and adjust to meet scheduled requirements.
  • Assist Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Engineering personnel in testing, troubleshooting, and modifying processes to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of products.
  • Advise managers and supervisors of production issues and offer suggestions for changes in working conditions, design, test, production procedures, and the use of equipment.
  • Meet or exceed goals established for safety, labor efficiencies, schedule attainment, scrap, rework, and any other production related goals.
  • Initiate, suggest, and implement plans to motivate, empower, and develop workers to achieve work goals in a team environment.
  • Supervise and assist in the setup, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of various automated machines, assembly equipment and/or machining centers.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and make recommendations for promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures.
  • Obtain critically needed products from material as directed, performing any necessary operations / processes to expedite requirements toward production plans.
  • Implement lean techniques and principles such as 5S, standardized work, waste identification and elimination, value stream mapping, team based multi-skilled workforce, one piece flow technology, visual factory concepts, and total productive maintenance
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