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Manufacturing Supervisor

Location: Des Moines, IA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 2/13/2018
Job ID: 02562718
Job Description

Our client, a leading Midwest building material manufacturer is seeking to fill a strong supervisor to provide leadership, vision, and direction. They will select, train, develop, motivate and manage the performance of the manufacturing facility team. The position will set reasonable and achievable goals that will allow the manufacturing staff the freedom to collaborate in attaining these goals.  Manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations. Coordinate these activities by means of a team effort with direct reports: Team Leaders, Production Operators, Maintenance Lead, Skilled Tradesmen, and Process Engineer. This position reports directly to the plant manager.

Major Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Drive the optimization of production throughput/outputs and product quality.
  • Lead production activities and establish priorities to ensure safety, quality, customer satisfaction, productivity, cost control/management.
  • Ensure effective plant shutdowns through compliance with safety policies and procedures, and proper operational startup.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and projects through application of various manufacturing process improvement strategies and techniques like Lean manufacturing and 5S.
  • Coordinate root cause investigations of production incidents and operational failures to identify mitigations, resolutions, and responses in a timely manner.
  • Employ and report out on key performance indicators (KPIs) that affect plant results.
  • Manage department cost, spending, and overall budget/financial activities.
  • Identify and implement initiatives to reduce fixed and variable cost.
  • Lead, develop, coach and evaluate process engineers, production supervisors, and other production employees (hourly and salaried).
  • Manage and understand resource (people, equipment, capital, etc.) requirements, identifying gaps and implementing corrective actions and solutions.
  • Work with management peers helps develop and maintain a positive work environment for all employees.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures as well as legal requirements in areas such as workplace environmental, health, and safety/OSHA, and Quality standards.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and safe workplace conditions.

Must possess:
  • 3+ years’ Management experience in a manufacturing industrial environment.
  • Training and/or work experience in the principles and tools of Lean Manufacturing, Quick Response Manufacturing, Toyota Production System and/or Six Sigma
  • Must be proficient in the use of personal computer applications and business information systems such as Microsoft Office
Generous salary and benefits.


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