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Production Supervisor – 2nd shift
Charleston, SC

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$70,000 - $85,000 / yr

Well established and a leading international company has an opportunity in the upstate of SC for a Production Supervisor on the 2nd shift at their manufacturing and distribution facility of around 700 people which is commute distance to the west of the Greenville metropolitan area.  They have many employees who have served more than 25 years, enhancing their family atmosphere and has the ability to offer significant stable, long-term career opportunities.  There is bonus potential as well as major company benefits.  There is also a $1.50 an hour shift differential.  They also offer very attractive work / personal life balance.  The manufacturing environment includes automation, machining and the assembly process.   The supervision will be over 30-40 direct reports.  The shift hours are 3:00pm – 11:30pm. 

Job Summary: The Supervisor supervises, coordinates and assists all assigned direct reports with making all production requirements set forth by the organization.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote a safe workplace by performing all tasks in a safe and thoughtful manner in compliance with all rules, procedures, instructions, devices, equipment and use of appropriate personal protective equipment. Maintain vigilance for any hazardous conditions or practices in the workplace and immediately report any unsafe condition or practice to your supervisor.
  • Provides supervision and technical leadership, training, coaching, and feedback to all direct reports
  • Responsible for daily scheduling, planning, and time and attendance
  • Reviews all work orders to ensure work is performed per specifications
  • Responsible for tracking progress of required work orders
  • Ensures production requirements are met every shift by keeping accurate logs of inventory, machinery, and employees
  • Handles employee issues as they arise and notify chain of command of any required immediate actions or advice
  • Responsible for operating machinery and may perform minor repairs as needed
  • Works with Production Technicians, Maintenance, and Manufacturing Engineering to reduce and/or eliminate machine down time
  • Recommends and participates in continuous improvement ideas
  • Responsible for making sure the area is clean and safe by maintaining and promoting the Company’s 5S program
  • Documents actions by completing production logs and quality check sheets
  • Works closely with the Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Planning, and Human Resources Departments
  • Performs other duties as directed

Competencies and Skills:

  • Directs, manages, trains, collaborates, and delegates appropriately while working as a team
  • Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong hand and eye coordination in a fast pace environment
  • Prioritize and complete a variety of tasks in a timely manner
  • Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high quality communication flows smoothly
  • Well-versed in planning machining by analyzing work orders, blueprints, materials, specifications, and drawings
  • Working knowledge in mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and precision measuring procedures
  • Versed in human resource management in regards to interviewing, training, developing, and career management
  • Solid understanding of mathematics and the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to apply understanding of machine systems to maintain and identify continuous improvement possibilities
  • Ability to troubleshoot machine problems and determine resolutions
  • Working knowledge of Computer Numerical Controls and drives
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manages (20 – 40) subordinates
  • Trains and develops employees
  • Interviews employees
  • Performs performance and merit reviews
  • Administers disciplinary action as necessary and in accordance with company policies and procedures

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work in a climate controlled environment
  • Required to use personal protective equipment while on the job
  • Ability to be punctual and attend work on a regular and consistent basis
  • The person in this position needs to wear appropriate safety clothing and shoes when needed. This includes a need for safety glasses, gloves etc.
  • Ability to perform repetitive rotation and movement of hands and wrists quickly and efficiently
  • Must have good dexterity and hand/eye coordination
  • Must be able to stand for most of the day which equates to 50% of the time
  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally will be expected to lift large materials not to exceed 50 pounds

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Engineering, Business and/or Related Field with a preference for a Bachelor degree
  • 10 + years of manufacturing experience is required and automation, assembly, machining experience is a plus
  • 5 + years of demonstrated leadership skills and needed is experience being over at least 30 direct reports




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