Production Supervisor

Woodland, WA

As a production supervisor, you will be responsible for managing a diverse and talented manufacturing team. Your primary goal is to properly organize staff members and achieve a reasonable workflow throughout the day. Your position will also include directing, disciplining, training, and assisting lower-level manufacturing employees in a factory setting.

Production Supervisor Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assists manufacturing staff achieve company goals by communicating expectations, planning, monitoring, and evaluating job results
  • Supervises staff to produce manufactured products and organizes and monitors workflow.
  • Accomplishes manufacturing results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; and initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Recruits, selects, onboards, trains, and mentors employees.
  • Maintains workflow by monitoring and upgrading processes, setting processing variables, observing control points and equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, studying methods, implementing cost reductions, maintain/develop reporting procedures and systems, facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points, and initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel, accomplishing work results, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules, resolving problems, and reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing production standards.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data, and answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements, and implementing change.
  • Assists management with vendors and suppliers to improve efficiency of processes and reduce unnecessary costs.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources, and maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data, investigating issues, identifying solutions, and recommending action.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


Production Supervisor Skills and Qualifications

  • Time keeping and process management.
  • Process improvement
  • Efficiency
  • Quality control
  • Safety-focus
  • Team management and coaching
  • Decision making
  • Tracking expenses
  • Production planning
  • Controls and instrumentation
  • Strategic planning
  • Attention to detail
  • Manufacturing
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Excellent coaching and communication skills
  • Broad knowledge of production planning processes
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of machine controls and instrumentation
  • Able to deal with complex issues in a fast-paced setting


Production Supervisor Requirements:

  • 5+ year’s experience in an operations/manufacturing environment, supervising, evaluating, mentoring, and developing laborers managing workload; Participate in the hiring and promotion of employees for multiple departments/areas
  • Self-starter, organized and detail oriented with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Change management skills
  • Key leadership competencies in addition to high ethical standards, strong values, integrity, drive to deliver results, pride in personal and team performance, decision quality, building effective teams, and action orientation are fundamental imperatives
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations
  • Ability to lift 50-75 lbs without assistance
  • Valid Driver’s License

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