Manufacturing Supervisor

8 - 10 years experience  •  Manufacturing

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/18/18
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/18/18

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.

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

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

o   Plans and monitors capacity maximization.

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

o   Leads continuous improvement activities for assigned functions.

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

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

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

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

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

o   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/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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