Production Supervisor

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Date Posted: 02-19-2018
We are excited to partner with an industry leading manufacturing company in the Appleton WI area in search of an experienced and qualified Production Supervisor (s). This client has 2 opportunities for 1st and 2nd Shift.   Our client offers a very competitive compensation package, a phenomenal culture and room for advancement.
 The Production Supervisor will be a leader who oversee and coordinate the activities of an assigned number of employees. This includes but is not limited to: carrying out management decisions by directing employees toward goals and objectives, assigning duties, examining the work performed, monitoring work performance and procedures, analyzing and resolving work/team problems as well as suggesting and initiating plans for increased efficiencies in the operation. Promoting an engaged, safe work environment, measuring productivity, understanding, and reducing costs, producing on-time delivery, developing employees/teams, rewarding for performance and work to instill Culture/Values and tool usage into employee’s daily routines.
Responsibilities of Production Supervisor:
  • Maintain and improve the manufacturing environment to harmoniously respond to changing customer needs and demands. Champion employee involvement which generates results and creates results which satisfy the businesses annual and long-range plans.
  • Create an environment which is conducive to high employee morale and is viewed as an excellent place to work.
  • Initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments. Work to identify successful communication methods between shifts where applicable.
  • Act as a change agent to facilitate effective and efficient transitions that affect the workforce. Manage talent in your area of responsibility by attracting, retaining, and developing employees to meet skilled and leadership pipeline needs.
  • Drive customer service within all areas of the department. Communicate quality, cost, delivery, and safety metrics to the production team.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on established safe work practices and behaviors.
  • Develop and implement KPI’s tied to the P&L to drive measurable results.
  • Ensure the production process flows without problem. Balance quality, maximize productivity, minimize cost and safety to achieve positive results in all areas. Drive reduction of WIP, production cycle time, and increase productivity.
  • Maintain and standardize work flow by monitoring steps of the process, setting process variables, observing control points and equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, studying methods, implementing cost reduction, developing reporting procedures and systems, as well as facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points. Develop and maintain work instructions as well as monitor compliance with same.
  • Complete production plans by scheduling and assigning personnel, accomplishing work results, establishing priorities, and reporting results of the process flow on shift production summaries. Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data to include quarterly variance reports. Additional reporting will include downtime/overtime reports and others as requested by management.
  • Maintains quality by establishing and enforcing organization standards. Identifies opportunities and establishes plans to improve quality performance within department.
  • Track and increase overall equipment efficiency (OEE). Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Manage and update Job Safety Analysis and risk assessments. Implements plans to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Materials responsibilities to include keeping inventory up to date, identifying/addressing variances and managing material handlers.
  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control and budgetary and personnel requirements.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies.
 Qualifications needed for Production Supervisor:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous quality management experience
  • Demonstrated strong leadership capacity/capability
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with accuracy
  • Strong sense of urgency and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in effectively handling customer’s needs and complaints
  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to analyze and revise operating practices to improve efficiency
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  • Experience in Wire Harness Manufacturing Operations
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