Manufacturing Supervisor

Franklin Electric (RPO)  •  Madison, WI

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/02/18 by Amin Shaikh
Franklin Electric (RPO)
Madison, WI
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/02/18 Amin Shaikh

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.


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