Manufacturing Supervisor

Manufacturing Supervisor



Position Summary

The incumbent is responsible for driving current and future manufacturing performance in the areas of Safety, Productivity, Cost, Quality, Delivery and Morale using Continuous Improvement operating framework. This includes managing the shift crew and manufacturing activities as well as working individually and on teams to identify areas of opportunity to cause beneficial change


Position Responsibilities (Expected Work)

Plan and manage the day to day allocation of resources (equipment, people, materials and systems) to efficiently, safely and cost effectively achieve performance targets for the designated shift.

Coach, mentor and develop team members to meet current and future business requirements

Driving UL SHE/Quality culture by protecting employee's health and safety, ensuring compliance of all regulatory and plant safety rules, meeting legislative requirements, providing instruction in regard to safety procedures and supporting plant SHE/Q initiatives as required (GMP, Hygiene, 5S,etc..)

Accountable for the productivity of the site during off-shifts. This requires contacting appropriate resources for issue resolution, providing alternative duties in the event of breakdown or material shortage, monitoring general performance and behavior of employees, and adjusting crewing or call in replacements as necessary. This also requires interfacing with Maintenance, Material Planning, Quality Support, Warehouse and other department supervisors to ensure efficient operation to meet plant goals.

Utilize Kronos Timekeeping System to maintain weekly record of hours worked, along with explanation of overtime hours worked and ensures hours worked, vacation, personal hours, absences, etc. are correctly documented so employees are paid accurately.

Regularly cascading/communicating site targets and goals from the Leadership Team to shift crews, consistently and accurately.

Fostering positive employee relations, including properly interpreting and administering the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Investigate and identify root cause of Safety, Quality and environmental incidents utilizing TPM Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodology.

Other duties may be assigned.



Balancing multi-projects with core job function in a fast-paced environment.

Provide direct supervision up to 40 hourly union employees. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills & Competencies

Education - 4 year Technical/Engineering or Supply Chain Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of education & experience

Experience - Minimum 3 years of experience in a leadership capacity within manufacturing with shift or area ownership required .

Skills Specific Training

TPM, SHE/Q, GMPs and other plant specific trainings

Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications

Problem Solving - Be able to identify symptoms to problems and describe them clearly. Use systematic approach to find the root causes of problems

Communications - Excellent oral, written communication and effective interpersonal skills; and be able to communicate business results. Be able to lead organizational initiatives and change

Leadership: Be pro-active and strive to develop the best practices and action plans to deal with work demands.

Team Commitment: Build relationships and networks to ensure an effective interdependent way of working. Promotes and capitalizes the contribution of people with diverse ideas, perspectives and backgrounds.

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