Shift Supervisor

With direction from the Production Manager, the position is accountable for; safety, quality, productivity, material handling, cost performance, and employee relations for assigned shift and department. Job requires efficient use of resources (labor, materials, and equipment) to manufacture quality products at lowest possible cost. Supervise and coordinate the activities of hourly employees on assigned shifts. Position is responsible for implementing and maintaining best manufacturing practices, continuous improvement, and regulatory compliance for assigned shift.
Primary Responsibilities:
Ensure the safety of all employees; lead safety teams and programs on assigned shift to prevent injuries. Comply with all federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations (EPA, OSHA, etc.).
Supervise all production activities for assigned shift. Schedule shift employees. Crew machines to cover vacations, absence, and overtime.
Meet or exceed productivity, cost, or other performance metric expectations for assigned shift. Implement and maintain best manufacturing practices.
Hire, train, direct and mentor shift employees with diverse language, cultural and educational background.
Direct shift in continuous improvement initiatives, such as SPS, 6 Sigma, Kaizen events, and lean manufacturing.
Coordinate production scheduling on shift to meet customer demands, manage overtime, minimize inventory, and reduce costs.
Support quality initiatives to ensure product meets or exceeds customer expectations. Ensure employees complete required quality checks and audits.
Build and maintain productive employee relationships, driving employee satisfaction. Provide direction, training, and development as needed. Provide coaching, counseling, or discipline as needed. Recommend disciplinary action to Production Manager.
Prepare required shift documentation: production reports, time cards, etc.
Identify, propose and implement capital projects to improve operational performance.
4 year degree preferred
Key Decisions
Production crewing and scheduling to maximize output while controlling costs
Safety, productivity and quality issues
Employee hiring, training and development
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

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