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Production Supervisor



Job Type

Full time

Required Travel


Primary Responsibilities

  • Directs and coordinates work of hourly employees on shift so that production schedules are met.
  • Ensures that machines are operated within established parameters.
  • Ensures that final product conforms to established quality standards.
  • Ensures that production efficiency targets are met.
  • Maintains an in-depth understanding of the processes used and the effect of the controls on those processes.  Understands the end uses and required quality levels of the products produced in his area.
  • Fill out and ensures accuracy of production reports.  Also distributes production reports.
  • Ensures that all warehousing, shipping, and production line reports are complete/correct.
  • Completes and approves employees’ time records.
  • Maintains current, complete personnel records relating to attendance, performance, training, assignments, etc.
  • Maintains proper relationship between management and employee, ensuring that all personnel policies, procedures, and interaction management techniques are followed.
  • Formally reviews employee’s development and performance in annual reviews.
  • Effectively handles personnel matters and corrective action of employees in consistent, tactful, and fair manner, following guidelines established by the employee handbook.
  • Identifies training needs.  Then, coordinates and assists in the training and development of employees.  Cross-trains employees within levels so as to provide needed depth to “level” concept.    
  • Follows progression and accurate reporting of employee status, raises, performance, and qualification.
  • Counsels and instructs subordinates on their assigned responsibilities and assures that their actions are in accordance with existing procedures and policies.  Holds meetings with subordinates regularly to review problems, train, and cover policy, procedure, and process or operation changes.
  • Encourages safe work behavior through example and direction and ensures overall operation performs in safe manner.
  • Maintains a record of no lost time accidents and minimal recordable incidents.
  • Maintain good housekeeping by eliminating daily product loss, trash off floor, and all materials properly stacked and put away.
  • Identifies adjustments to manpower, equipment, or process, which may prove effective.
  • Ensures proper storage and warehousing of product and keep in an organized manner.
  • Through knowledge of process safety management as it pertains to the production area (i.e. operating procedures).


  • Foam manufacturing experience/ and / or supervisor training

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • PC Literate, ability to effectively utilize Excel (spreadsheet), Word, email, Power Point, and E-time.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively to employees of the organization.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistics.  Ability to apply  concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to forecasting and other practical situations.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Education, Licenses & Certification

  • High School Diploma
  • Trained and certified in first aid and CPR.

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