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Production Supervisor

Wilmington, Delaware, United States
December 05, 2018


We have partnered with a large Manufacturing Company in the Wilmington, MA area to provide them with a Production Supervisor.

Please review the below description and if you are interested please contact:

Vahidin Topcagic at, 314-853-6670

Job Description

The Production Supervisor directs and coordinates activities of production department(s) in manufacturing products. This position directly supervises a unionized production shop.

This position reports directly to the Director of Operations and Programs.

Directly supervises production employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating employee performance and setting development goals; coaching employees; rewarding and disciplining employees; setting and adjusting employee pay; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Ensures production requirements are met; works with subordinate supervisors to address problems.

Synchronizes labor to complete as much work as possible within timeframes.

Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.

Maintains time and production records; records and tracks employee attendance.

Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.

Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.

Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.

Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or employees.

Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists employees in solving work problems.

Initiates or suggests plans to motivate employees to achieve work goals.

Recommends suggestions to improve the quality of product being produced.

Participates in regular staff meetings.

Communicates with production supervisors and employees on a regular and consistent basis.

Position Requirements

Associate's degree or equivalent work experience; 10+ industry-related progressive manufacturing experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Prior experience managing a unionized hourly workforce strongly preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to read schematics and blueprints and translate requirements to the team.

Maintain a positive and professional manner and to develop and maintain strong working relationships internally and externally;

Strong attention to detail and focus on quality and accuracy.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy of customer, company proprietary, and employee information.

Ability to make good decisions, including exhibiting sound and accurate judgment; supporting and explaining reasoning for decisions; including the appropriate people in decision-making process; making timely decisions; and identifying when issues should be referred to senior management.

Ability to take initiative, including asking for and offering help when needed; performs work independently without being prompted

Delegates work assignments effectively, including matching the responsibility to the person, giving authority to work independently, setting expectations, monitoring delegated activities, and providing recognition for results.

Ability to manage employees; includes staff in planning and decision-making; takes responsibility for employees’ activities; provides regular performance feedback; improves processes.

Ability to provide leadership; motivates employees; inspires respect and trust; effectively influences the actions of others.