The Manufacturing Shift Supervisor performs frontline supervisory functions and is responsible for safety, corrective action, associate relations, housekeeping and performance reviews for a shift or for multiple shifts of hourly associates as well as making recommendations to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product. Supervises, directs, advises, and trains manufacturing team members in accordance with established manufacturing policies and procedures to ensure production demands are met. Ensures all activities are focused on quality, safety, and environmental responsibility. In addition, this position will actively encourage and support concepts of associate involvement, continuous improvement, 5S, and lean manufacturing concepts.
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology, Management, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of three years of progressively responsible supervisory/leadership experience in a manufacturing environment. Relevant experience in sheet extrusion strongly preferred for extrusion facilities, fenestration experience strongly preferred for windows facilities.
Highly developed oral and written communication skills, combined with the ability to educate and train non-degreed operators and technicians in a production environment. Ability to play a true team member role with other key plant leadership members. Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, mentor and train associates on a regular basis. A highly skilled and motivated individual proficient in all areas of extrusion operation.
Possesses a high degree of current quality standards and checks. Proficient in STOP and 5S principles. Upper level mathematical and mechanical skills required. Proficient in use of calipers and other measuring devices. Knowledge of PVC resin/compound blending preferred for some locations. Knowledge of fenestration process experience may also be required. Knowledge of work orders, schedules and priorities and ability to carry out tasks. Excellent attendance record.
Position may require light travel (approx. 10%). Walks and stands up to 12 hours. Frequently lifts and carries 0-10 lbs; occasionally lifts and carries 10-20 lbs. Frequently bends, squats, climbs, kneels, twists, push, pull and reach. May use a forklift or other lifting/transporting devices.