Senior Production Supervisor

    • Tucson, AZ



The Sr. Production Supervisor is responsible for the hiring, training and performance management of a group of production and support workers in a major department of a plant or the entire plant on a given shift, depending upon the size of the operation.  Schedules and supervises production, usually through a group of lead operators.  Implements process improvements and is responsible for the safety and productivity of the workforce and the quality of the product.  Ensures that the production schedule is met.  May also be responsible for maintenance, depending on the size of the operation and the needs of the business. 



  • Supervise manufacturing activities in a high Speed automated assembly environment
  • Assists management of night shifts
  • Hire, develop, train and monitor production, technical, and support personnel
  • Ensure that safety regulations, regulatory controls, policies, and procedures are followed
  • Initiate and document Safety Corrective Actions and ensure on-time completion
  • Assist with Safety Corrective action on night shifts
  • Initiate and oversee quality and process improvements
  • Implement & support Automation and Lean Manufacturing methodology to achieve operational goals
  • Monitor productivity, reduce scrap and down time
  • Drive 5S efforts, stress good housekeeping and maintain a “like new” attractiveness for the entire plant
  • Manage timecard and payroll related issues for hourly personnel
  • Manage attendance, formal problem solving, and disciplinary process for employees in accordance with the Rain Bird personnel Policies manual
  • Promote team building and ensure that all production teams are functional
  • Ensure accurate and efficient communication between all departments and production personnel





  • BS or BA degree in business or technical discipline
  • 5+ years manufacturing supervision experience
  • Highly flexible and creative with the ability to succeed in a very dynamic environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experienced with 5S and Lean tools
  • Enthusiastic and self-starter
  • Excellent team player




  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish
  • Working knowledge of TQM tools and techniques
  • Experience in a seasonal business
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Manufacturing Modules


Rain Bird Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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