Manufacturing Supervisor

Franklin Electric   •  

Madison, WI

Industry: Manufacturing / Electronics


8 - 10 years

Posted 298 days ago

This job is no longer available.

 Job Description




Responsible for supervising staff who manufacture assigned Franklin Electric products. Meets budgetary goals for efficiency, finances, safety, and scrap. This is a 1st shift position.




?        Leads the activities of the manufacturing team members.

?        Implements and maintains safety standards as required by law and company policy.

?        Manages the production schedule. Coordinates production startups, shutdowns, and changeovers.

?        Manages employee performance, hiring, discipline, development, and recourse planning.

?        Ensures the appropriate level of accountability for manufacturing goals and objectives.

?        Plans and monitors capacity maximization.

?        Monitors and takes appropriate timely improvement action to meet manufacturing quality and quantity.

?        Leads continuous improvement activities for assigned functions.

?        Follows up on production processes to ensure quality specifications are met and takes immediate corrective action to correct any substandard work.

?        Actively participates in cross-functional teams to help achieve the department goals.

?        Anticipates and determines causes in production delays and takes appropriate actions to meet daily schedules.

?        Reviews reoccurring maintenance and/or repair problems with manufacturing engineering to help determine the appropriate action to correct the root cause.

?        Studies the department operations to assist in the development of new or improved methods of tooling and/or production processes.

?        Performs other related duties as required or assigned.




?        Supervises supervisory and/or non-supervisory employee(s).

?        Interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; assisting in addressing complaints and resolving problems.

?        Working with Human Resources on employee issues.




Skills and Abilities


?        Knows statistical process control.

?        Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.

?        Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business information.

?        Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

?        Writes routine reports and correspondence.

?        Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides numbers (using currency and other forms of measurement).

?        Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.

?        Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.

?        Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.

?        Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.

?        Completes some moderately repetitive tasks.

?        Uses noncomplex machines and equipment (adding machines, calculators, copy/fax machines, etc.).

?        Visually distinguishes and interprets wording and symbols from such work tools as blueprints, work instructions, books, manuals, and computer screens.

?        Multitasks projects involving employee, machine, and material issues.


Education and Experience


?        Equivalent of four years of high school (required).

?        Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, business administration or a related field (preferred).

?        Seven to ten years of relevant experience (required). Relevant education can substitute for years of experience.

?        Extrusion experience, specifically tubing/pipe extrusion, a plus.

?        Three years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment (preferred).

?        Experience with continuous improvement, Six Sigma methodology (Green or Black Belt), and/or lean manufacturing (preferred).


Computer Skills


?        Intermediate: Alphanumeric data entry, spreadsheet.

?        Basic: Word processing/typing, Internet browser.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.