• ITT Corporation
  • Seneca Falls , NY
  • Non-Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 8 Seneca St

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Job Description

Position: Production Supervisor - 2nd shift

Salary: Confidential

Manages others: Yes, 20 direct reports

Education: 2 or 4 year degree in Engineering or Business Administration preferred

Experience: 5 years of production management of machining areas is required. Experience managing assembly areas preferred. 3-5 years supervisory experience in a fast paced manufacturing setting. Union experience is preferred Strong knowledge of lean manufacturing and standard work is required

General Responsibilities:

The Production Supervisor's role is to support, direct, and manage the workforce and work area to safely produce customer requirements within budgeted costs. Supervisors should spend 80% of their workday on the shop floor and 20% off the floor to perform their assigned responsibilities. Responsible for the efficient and effective management of their area to meet goals including:

* Safety Management
* Policy/Employee Management
* Time and Attendance
* Productivity Management
* Quality
* On-Time Delivery

Specific Duties:

* Assist the plant manager to accomplish plant wide goals by managing employees, selecting jobs, selection and placement of personnel for daily job assignments
* Inspect as needed completed material utilizing hand inspection equipment, i.e. Vernier calipers, micrometer and drop dial indicators as well as Profilometer and CMM machines
* Enforce Company Rules and Regulations, which apply to this department.
* Responsible for working with hourly employees, human resources and union representatives to staff the department
* Assist department personnel with any technical guidance necessary
* Ensure compliance with PPE and Safety procedures. Correct behavioral or conditional risks immediately. Investigate and write up accident reports.
* Improve workplace 6S through daily observations and improvements
* Assign work daily and move labor to operations necessary to support customer requirements
* Attend and participate in morning markets.
* Track Labor and Optimize use of straight and overtime hours
* Manage department spending within budget
* Develop/follow a daily production plan that supports customer needs
* Ensure employees are properly trained and submit all training records
* Maintain visual displays of work group activity and goals.
* Address underperformance/workmanship issues with coaching, counseling, and/or progressive discipline, utilizing Human Resources.
* Assist in make-up of schedule; Direct and guide the dispatching and schedule execution.
* Support/Assist/Lead Lean initiatives
* Establish and support team atmosphere within assigned area.
* Cross training and creating/maintaining a flexible workforce.
* Conduct team Meetings with all direct reports reviewing safety and productivity goals.

Skills and Experience

Required Skills:


2 or 4 year degree in Engineering or Business management preferred; HSD/GED required


5-10+ years Production Experience (Machine shop) required

Previous experience managing employees, administering policies and reviews as well as performance coaching.

3-5 years of management experience in a fast paced machining setting Required

Experience assigning and tracking labor to meet customers' needs

Previous experience with / understanding of lean manufacturing and standard work practices is required

Experience in automotive component manufacturing preferred

Must have experience working in lean manufacturing environments utilizing six-sigma, TPM, TQM, standard work, process improvements or continuous improvement projects

Must recognize the importance of maintaining a safe working environment and able to enforce rules and regulations regarding all safety aspects

Must have solid understanding ability to work in an ISO regulated environment, and ability to maintain workmanship standards

Ideal manufacturing experience would be in any of the following manufacturing industries: assembly, automotive, electronics, job shop, etc.

Strong leadership, organizational, time management, troubleshooting, problem solving and follow through skills

Assertiveness to propose quality, safety and efficiency improvements

Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Time & Attendance system

Highly attentive to details

Flexible, approachable, effective and diplomatic communication rapport

Knowledge of finance and budgeting

Willingness to learn

Associated topics: assemble, assembler, assembly, installation, reassemble, re assemble

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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