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Production Supervisor

Date:  07-Jun-2022
Country/Region:  US
City:  Saline
Contract Type: 
Requisition ID:  31427

Currently recruiting for all shifts; primary need on afternoons and midnights. 

1. Description:

Within the framework of FES implementation, the Production Supervisor’s primarily responsibilities include:


  • Line manager of ideally 15 to 40 (may be asked to manage more on a case by case basis) operators who work in the same time frame (shift).
  • The Production Supervisor can be asked to work in a different area than assigned. Supervisor should be familiar with multiple areas of the plant, so that voided areas of the plant can be filled as needed.


2. Authority:

  • The Production Supervisor has the authority to stop production when product does not meet customer requirements.
  • The Production Supervisor has the authority to perform any necessary disciplinary actions for operators.
  • The Production Supervisor has the authority to edit and update times and schedules for personnel in their area.
  • The Production Supervisor has the authority to allocate manpower between different GAP’s
  • The Production Supervisor has the authority to call for maintenance for any necessary assistance regarding plant needs.
  • The Production Supervisor has the authority to place any employee within their team at any job within their classification.


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
  • Responsible for creating and implementing personal improvement plans for GAP leaders that are not meeting the expectations of the role.
  • Drive actions for improvement:
  • Know team problems, seek feedbacks
  • Define area for performance improvements
  • Drive QRCI teamwork and problem-solving activities, lead Problem Solving Groups and workshops (5S, Hoshin, TPM, SMED, 8 Quality Basics…), and responsible for engaging the appropriate support function and driving the closure of actions.
  • 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

People Management

  • Leading by example in terms of rigor and discipline:
  • Assure daily management
  • Permanent presence on the Shop floor: 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
  • Manage timekeeping in eTime daily
  • 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 HSE instructions, policies, and procedures
  • Development of the team
  • 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
  • Ensure proper flow of information to and from the team: top 5 with GAP Leaders, regular information meetings, rapid cascade of critical information and of messages from management

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 HSE risks
  • Lead HSE core teams and drive implementation to follow
  • Drive improvement of working conditions and ergonomics
  • Support commitments established in the ISO 14001 Environmental Policy.
  • Conform to requirements established in Saline Plant ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) procedures and work instructions.
  • Ensure members in assigned area(s) of responsibility conform to relevant EMS requirements.
  • Support environmental programs to achieve objectives and targets.


  • Ensure transparent timely communication with UAP manager and internal customers
  • Arrive before start of shift 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
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.

3. Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have/be:     

  • Preferably a bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of production experience
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience
  • 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
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