• Production Supervisor

    Job Location US-CA-Irwindale
    # of Openings
    Direct Hire
  • Overview

    The Production Supervisor is responsible for executing the daily production plans and managing the day- to-day production activities for a team of artisans to deliver high quality products to our  customers on a timely basis. This position will also be responsible for maintaining the team motivated while meeting safety, efficiency, productivity, cost while meeting quality and service standards. 



    Responsibilities include effective communication with direct reports, peers, and management.


    • Shares client’s vision and core values in our day-to-day interactions internally and externally
    • Advocate and cultivate change management initiatives throughout facility
    • Supervise manufacturing processes required in the production of high quality products.
    • Coach, mentor and develop production associates, including Work Flow Leads, by providing feedback and identifying developmental opportunities as well as recognizing accomplishments.
    • Communicates goals, policies and procedures with the team and helps the team understand the impact to the business
    • Oversee and coordinates the daily work activities of the production associates environment
    • Conducts daily morning briefs to discuss prior day’s goals for production, quality, and safety
    • Maximizes production objectives and ensures that efficiency, productivity, cost and quality standards are met
    • Meets daily production goals and devises sustainable action plans
    • Manages downtime, production levels, and communicates deviations and/or quality discrepancies to management
    • Manages performance, absenteeism, and employee relations while partnering with Human Resources
    • Ensure accurate entries for reconciliation of daily production, labor hours, and time and attendance
    • Manages annual performance appraisal process for assigned
    • Motivates and inspires associates to deliver excellence in a teamwork environment
    • Perform weekly quality audits and ensure timely action plans to address quality issues
    • Ensures the quality criteria is met in the production process and identifies quality related problems by performing root cause analysis
    • Engage in new product development initiatives to meet the client’s needs within established timeframes
    • Ensure high quality criteria are met in each step of the production process
    • Champion environmental, health and safety policies for all associates, including ergonomics, equipment, compliance and training
    • Understands team dynamics and builds cross functional teams to capitalize on productivity and efficiency to meet project deadlines
    • Maintain accurate production records as required by client’s policies and requirements
    • Participates in occasional benchmark trips to international facilities, sharing best practices
    • Participates in continuous improvement projects within the company with cross functional teams



    Performs other duties as assigned as deemed necessary and dictated by business needs

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • 3-5 years relevant experience within a manufacturing environment accepted; with 5-7 years being preferred
    • Bilingual English/ Spanish is required, French is a plus
    • Must be self-driven and take initiative
    • Strong leadership skills with the ability to facilitate ideas and influence direction
    • Ability to motivate, develop, and lead change within teams
    • Proven effective oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and time management skills
    • Knowledge of Kaizen and lean concepts is preferred
    • Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, results oriented, and continually changing environment
    • Experience with managing 30-40 direct reports 





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