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Production Supervisor
Ref No.: 18-11198
Location: Shelbyville, Kentucky
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 22.00 /Hour
Skill Type
Skill Type:Professional

Provides direct supervision over a group of cells or machines to meet daily safety, quality, and production targets
General Responsibilities 
  •  Train and coach production line employees.  
  •  Responsible for employee shift schedule to include: work station assignments/rotations, training, vacations, breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent, and shift rotations. 
  •  Oversee production startups, shutdowns, and changeovers.  
  •  Responsible to meet shift production goals. 
  •  Production Team Lead will serve as a back up to the Production Supervisor, Floaters or any other production opening in their absence.
  •  Maintain knowledge of product quality plans; assembly, check for flaws, blemishes, discoloration, burn marks, warping and stacking and package product.
  •  Emboss product when required; ensure a quality embossing stamp. Must be able to set up embossing machine.
  •  Perform inspection and part dimensional measurements of each part to quality plan requirements.
  •  Notify supervisor of any suspect quality issues.
  •  Will be required to assist with production work during break and lunch periods.
  •  Transport product into inventory in a safe manner; [using Forklift machine]
  •  Lead in routine operator preventive maintenance on mold and machines, mold changeovers and lubing molds.
  •  Lead in clean up of manufacturing areas.
  •  Maintain safe workplace and ensure that safety policies are followed.
  •  Responsible for quality control. Make adjustments as necessary during shift to produce product within specifications. Reject product outside of specifications.  
  •  Start up and troubleshoot machines and maintain, molds, materials, and auxiliary equipment, ensuring machines run within operating parameters.  
  •  Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  •  Ensures that direct report(s) are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that the department responsibilities and goals can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.
  •  Communicates regularly with all direct report(s), both individually and as a team (if applicable), to ensure good two-way communication concerning progress and other issues.
  •  Complies with the Company’s Human Resources policies and procedures, and promotes the awareness of and compliance with these policies.
Key Competencies:
  •  Problem solving and decision making abilities are essential for success.
  •  Ability to function in a fast paced manufacturing environment where frequent interruptions will necessitate a reevaluation of priorities.
  •  Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  •  Conveys information in a clear manner; ensures that others understand instructions or other information that is communicated
Qualifications [Knowledge, Experience Skills]: 
Knowledge/Education Required:
High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred. Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required (Related work experience can be substituted for educational requirement.)
Related Experience Required:
  •  2 to 5 years experience in the plastics industry
  •  Supervisory experience desirable
  •  A broad base of current technical knowledge to ensure that safety standards are met and efficiencies are maintained.
  •  Knowledge of the manufacturing processes, procedures, and machinery.
  •  Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and computers.  
Specific Skills/Knowledge:
  •  Safety and Quality Standards
  •  Basic math skills
  •  Forklift operations
  •  Basic mechanical skills
  •  General computer skills
  •  Advanced computer skills
  •  Crane operation
  •  Supervisory/Leadership Skills
  •  Injection molding
  •  LOTO
 Certifications, licenses and or other special requirements:
  •  Valid Driver's license and good driving record required
Work Conditions:
  •  Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment.
  •  Must be able to lift, push, pull frequently, and maneuver at least 100 pounds
  •  Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, and safety toe shoes.
  •  Loose fitting clothes and jewelry are not permitted.