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Shift Supervisor
Ref No.: 18-38354
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 40,000.00 - 65,000.00 /Hour
Skill Type
Skill Type:Professional
Shift Superintendent will be involved heavily in continuous improvement activities, management and personal. This person needs to like being on the floor talking to folks, trouble solving and making sure that production goals and projects (long and short term) are moving in the right direction. We're looking for someone with a lot of energy and persistence. It would be good if they have previous experience managing in a Union environment.

Shift Superintendent:
  • Responsible for supervising operations to ensure production is operating in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Responsible for productions schedules and posting of daily work assignments based upon production needs and individual strengths.
  • Must be shop floor orientated and provide "hands-on” product/process support for all reports on a daily basis.
  • This individual will be the driver behind product/process safety, quality, delivery and morale.
  • Accountable for continuous improvement of assigned department as well as training and development of direct reports.
  • All work must be performed in a safe, efficient manner in compliance with Company Policy, Local, Provincial and/or Federal rules and regulations and if applicable Collective Agreement.
  • Communicates, Trains, guides and coaches employees to achieve operational initiatives that optimize team efforts in the manufacturing of high quality products.
  • Mentors and develops lower level supervisors. Evaluates interpersonal skills, provides feedback and recommends as well as methods to improve interpersonal communications.
  • Schedules and assigns personnel to work according to the demand of the manufacturing schedules.
  • Continually assesses the limitations of equipment capacity and materials supply to directly make adjustments to personal for optimization of manufacturing output.
  • Assesses each employee's abilities and skills to match with capabilities required for each area of the manufacturing floor.
  • Continuously monitors and tracks output, manufacturing processes, labour efficiencies, direct operating expenses and quality indicators for assigned cost centers.
  • Measures performance and quality.
  • Drives positive results in operational Key Process Indicators.
  • Establishes and builds working relationships with other departmental personnel, such as Maintenance, Engineering, Finance, Planning and Quality to meet production schedules
  • Meets regularly on a formal basis with Management Team to review production results and improvement priorities.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management/Technical Science or Associates and equivalent Experience
  • 5 years' experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, Labour Laws.
Conflict Resolution Management, Time Management.
  • Facilitates the identification of projects to achieve budgeted cost savings and to reduce and eliminate operational variances
  • Reports on the progress status of all open continuous improvement projects. Maintains project timelines, provides progress updates, and ensures projects are completed on time with the anticipated results
  • Facilitates, coordinates, and participates on cross functional teams aimed at generating projects to identify and eliminate waste. Waste elimination should result in process performance improvements, material flow improvements
  • Review and analyze production, quality, maintenance, and tooling to determine causes of nonconformity with product specification and production problems and provide solutions
  • Develop and implement procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve the quality of the products
  • Assists in plan and schedule equipment maintenance & repairs to support production schedule
  • Promotes/recommends continuous improvement suggestions including environment, people, processes and equipment/machinery.
  • Assists in the development of procedures and methods which improve Safety, Quality, Timing, Cost and Motivation.
  • Creates and performs plant training and mentoring on Lean Manufacturing tools including 6s, Visual management, Kaizen, Standard Work, 8 Wates, Error proofing, Quick changeover, TPM, Material flow, and Value Stream Mapping
  • Experience leading and implementing change in a manufacturing/machining environment, rapid improvement teams, Kaizen events and/or other Lean projects
Nesco Resource is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.