Production Supervisor (2nd Shift) in Marengo, IL at Thomson Industries, Inc

Date Posted: 6/18/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


This highly responsible position provides daily leadership and support to the 2nd shift production team in order to assure quality products are shipped to our valued customers on time and within budget.  Manufacturing must operate in a safe work environment at all times. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Train associates in proper manufacturing techniques
  • Ensure Lean tools are being used (Standard Work, Kamishibai Audits, Daily Management, Cross Training, Kanban, etc)
  • Implementation of lean tools
  • Ensure associates comply with Company policies and procedures
  • Work with Leads for proper cell staffing
  • Daily Management of QDIP objectives & goals
  • Responsible for implementation of countermeasures for misses to KPI’s
  • Disciplinary action when necessary
  • Production work schedules
  • Responsible for the proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste
  • Work with EHS leader to ensure a safe work environment
  • Conduct annual performance appraisal process
  • Work with facilities maintenance personnel to maintain equipment and address outages
  • Work with Operations Manager to recruit and onboard operations team members
  • Support production startup efforts for new product introductions

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Must have excellent communication skills, ability to train others, a strong focus on quality, and a strong sense of urgency
  • Effective planning, organization, and leadership skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Pro-active with good energy for fast paced environment

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience of 7-10 years in manufacturing environment
  • 3 years of job-related experience in a Lean manufacturing environment required; 5 years preferred
  • 3 years of machine shop supervisory experience is required.
  • Ability to train others, a strong focus on safety and quality, and a strong sense of urgency
  • Computer skills, MS office, Outlook, ERP, Oracle preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good mathematical and print reading skills

Physical Demand and Work Environment:          

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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