Manufacturing Supervisor

Franklin Electric   •  

Madison, WI

8 - 10 years

Posted 214 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.


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 / Disability /