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Production Supervisor

Date:  31-Mar-2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Columbus
Contract Type: 
Requisition ID:  9660

Essential responsibilities and duties

The Production Supervisor’s primary responsibilities include:



  • Line manager of 15 to 25 operators who work in the same time frame (shift)


QCDP Performance

  • Make sure QCD indicators reflect customer expectations
  • Define, together with the supervisors of the other shifts and the UAP manager, QCDP targets for the GAPs (improvement versus actual situation): ppm, pph, TRS, absenteeism, number of accidents, improvement ideas…
  • Monitor performance during the shift and report accurate data at the end of the shift
  • Manage resources to reach results: adapt headcount to volume, etc
  • React in case of a problem: take care of immediate containment, call support functions, build corrective - action plans
  • Replace GAP leader when necessary


Drive actions for improvement:

  • Know team problems, seek feedbacks
  • Define area for performance improvements
  • Drive teamwork and problem-solving activities, lead Problem Solving Groups and workshops (5S, Hoshin, TPM, SMED, 7 Quality Basics…)
  • Drive improvement ideas generation and implementation
  • Ensure audits of standardized work are conducted by GAP leaders on a daily basis and ensure corrective actions are taking place.
  • Audits once a week with each GAP Leader the respect of standardized work
  • Aims to devote 70% of his/her time to improvement actions
  • Define threshold and escalation of reaction modes to problems within his/her supervisory zone


Assure daily management

  • Permanent presence on the Shopfloor: daily contact with all team members, close management of the lines
  • Manage headcount: plan the day before people allocation for the next day, plan also on a weekly basis
  • Coach GAP Leaders and team members in how to perform their role
  • Support and help to fix problems
  • Ensure discipline and rigor (work wear, break times, working hours…)
  • Ensure the respect of safety instructions, policies and procedures


People Development

  • Participate in the selection and recruitment of line employees
  • Ensure proper induction of new operators on the line
  • Build training plan to increase team autonomy; ensure training and coaching of team members
  • Manage annual performance interviews for all team members
  • Plan development of the people (validation and support from UAP manager and Human Resources Manager when appropriate): training, job evolution
  • Validation of polyvalence
  • Ensure recognition upon individual performance: take part of the decision process.
  • Implement a minimum of 2 improvement ideas per month


Health, Safety and Environment and working conditions

  • Ensure full respect of HSE rules and regulations
  • Responsible for immediate stopping of a line in case of safety risks
  • Lead HSE core teams and drive implementation to follow
  • Drive improvement of working conditions and ergonomics


Team Work

  • Ensure transparent timely communication with UAP manager and internal customers
  • Arrive before start of shift in order to ensure transfer of all information from the supervisor of previous shift
  • Participate with supervisory colleagues to improvement of UAP performance
  • Participate to UAP Top 5 and report line performance, successes and issues as well as action initiated



The ideal candidate will have/be:

Minimum education level: Preferably a Bachelor’s degree



  • At least 2 years of production and/or supervisory experience


Skills and competencies:

  • Operational knowledge of production methods (Kanban, 5S, Hoshin, TPM…)
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven track record in upholding safety and quality standards


The Employee is aware and ensures the respect of the Internal Rules, Code of Ethics and Management Code applicable in the establishment to which she/he is assigned.

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