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Production Supervisor

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Reports To:  VP Operations
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Department:  Operations

Summary:  Supervises shift operations and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating variety of machines to manufacture parts or products.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises manufacturing employees in a clean room operation and is required to spend time on the manufacturing floor.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support a dynamic working environment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyzes work orders to estimate worker hours and create machining schedules that meet both internal and external needs.
  • Computes amounts of stock and supplies required for operations, based on production schedules, and requisitions materials from storage area.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.
  • Plans flow of materials through department and develops physical layout of machines according to work orders.
  • Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.
  • Directs workers in adjusting machines and equipment to repair products which fail to meet standards.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures and employee schedules to meet production requirements.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials.

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality
  • Written Communication – Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Change Management – Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.
  • Leadership – Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
  • Managing People – Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Fosters quality focus in others; Continually works to improve supervisory skills. Treats people with respect.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to working necessary hours to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
  • Professionalism – Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

5- 10 years experience working in a manufacturing environment with 1-5 years of management experience.  Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent work experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Language Ability:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software and Spreadsheet software.